I have just put a new gallery up called water in Motion. This project first started earlier in the year after we had some very heavy rainfall in our local area. I live in a fairly hilly area called the Colne valley and when it rains hard the rivers often swell with the vast amounts of water that collect from the surrounding hills. The Colne valley is an old industrial area and was said to be at the heart of the industrial revolution in Yorkshire. Along with the mills came some very nice waterfalls which were built to power the mills machinery.
This is one example from a village called Milnsbridge. There are several of these waterfalls dotted down the Colne valley and offer some great photographic opportunities. This is where this gallery comes in. I have been photographing the waterfalls while the rivers have been flowing very fast and experimenting with some abstract shots. I wanted to pick out details in the movement of the water and try and create something a bit different. Choosing the right shutter speed was the most important thing. As the water was moving so fast a tenth of a second made a big difference to how the overall image looked. I spent a few hours at a spot called titanic mills in Linthwaite and came away with some images I was pleased with. Over the following months I visit more spots along the Colne valley to capture more abstract images of the moving water. I hope you enjoy the gallery and I will continue to add more as I go.