Haslingden. Someone once told me that there are only two types of weather in the East Lancashire town of Darwen – rain, or about to rain. In fairness, this is true of most of the East Lancashire mill towns, stuck in their little valleys or clung to hillsides.
From a monochrome photographers perspective this is a boon as it makes for interesting skies. Ok, so maybe I’m perpetuating some visual cliches here, but if such an indulgence is necessary to tell the story, then I’m happy to use them.
(And before the perfectionists tut, yes I know there is some fringing around the chimneys, these shouldn’t be on my finished prints hopefully).