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May 15, 2016

The view from Haworth

This comes from one of the back roads of Haworth, traveling west. At the edge of town, West Lane heads down the hillside toward these farms on the opposite side of the valley, while Cemetery Road continues to curve along the top of the hillside. I photographed this area near the suggested lookout, which I don’t normally like to do, but it’s nice to get a standard shot of a view every now and again. I’d have to imagine the Bronte sisters came across this place from time to time, as they lived about a mile down the road.
The view from Haworth
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April 26, 2016

Nothing is settled

Nothing is settled
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April 16, 2016

Along the way back from Haworth

Good surveillance. We’re all neighbors now.
Along the way back from HaworthAlong the way back from Haworth
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April 12, 2016

The other dwellings, Leeds

A view off the top of the park up.
The other dwellings, Leeds
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April 11, 2016

Hawkswood Ave

Hawkswood ave
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April 10, 2016

Prominent tree

Cawthorne, Barnsley
Prominent tree
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April 22, 2013

Chapel ceiling through the window

This ruined abbey had a chapel tucked back into a section most people were ignoring, but it was very cool to look at. I went around the corner to shoot through this window, and because I didn’t have a tripod to steady my camera I had to balance my little point-and-shoot on the the stone window ledge. That leaves the base of the window in frame, but it also gives you a sense of the scale. If I remember correctly, the window is about four or five feet high, and the ceiling stretches about 20 feet up overhead. I’m probably wrong, but I’m pretty sure I won’t be going back to measure any time soon. I was more interested in the subtle coloring in the stone – the green and the orange – so, I embellished them.
Chapel ceiling through the window
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January 4, 2013

Jumbled Leeds

I’m not sure why I like this photo. It is a mess. There is really no focal point. I cut the car in half in the lower right corner. There’s still something about it that I like returning to, and I can’t figure out what it is. Maybe it’s that I can’t put my finger on it, and the photo somehow deserves my attention. I find a two-dimensional quality to the image that makes it difficult to tell the buildings apart – where they end, where they begin. In some places it looks like they join together in a surreal sort of way.

Leeds rises up in this jumbled mess, and it’s quite an interesting mix of old and new. I don’t think I’ve ever been to another city like it – how it bundles up in the center and rises fairly abruptly. As you travel out of town in any direction it disappears relatively quickly. There are lots of reds and teal greens in the windows. Gray shows up a bit, too.
Jumbled Leeds
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December 14, 2012

Pink ice cream shop – Keswick

This is just one of those happy little finds in between some buildings in a crowded photogenic town. On the way back to the car in Keswick I had to stop and shoot down this little way. I’m not sure if it’s an alley or a walk or if that car is even parked legally. I didn’t sample the ice cream. The man in the doorway isn’t waving at me, although it appears in the picture he is. It was just standing out – the only pink item in an otherwise uniformly gorgeous English town.
Pink ice cream shop - Keswick

November 17, 2012

Big Ben over Westminster

I’ve continued to go backward in recent weeks with photo selections, and here is another. It has equal parts to do with my exhaustion from a super-busy weekend and some current nostalgic thoughts of my trips overseas. This has been a hectic year, and I didn’t leave the country for the first time in a few years.

The London Eye might be the best way to see the central part of the city, but as a photographer you only get one loop around to set yourself up for a shot. On a rainy afternoon I wedged my tiny lens between water droplets and quickly snapped whatever I could. That included this tighter framing of the two English icons.
Big Ben over Westminster
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