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Old fashioned winter

By DLLP    
Firstly, thanks to all who voted, commented, (or did neither), on yesterday's image.

This very old shot was taken at Wetherby, when shortly after the river burst it's banks, it then froze (then snowed), producing a huge area of ice which lots of people congregated on and were ice skating, etc, giving almost a Dickensian feel.

The image was originally shot as a colour transparency.
I then produced a 7x5 inch negative of it on lith film, which only records black or clear film to give a very high contrast negative, then printed onto normal mono paper. (Of course, these days I could do all this with a few clicks of the mouse).

This is a scan of the print.

Thanks for looking,


Tags: Landscape Snow Ice Black and white

Voters: jeanie, AlanBW, motorsportpictures and 18 more



jeanie Plus
19 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2008 10:38AM
it looks great.. very effective. Prefer V1 to V2.

AlanBW 17 20 England
6 Dec 2008 10:40AM
Hints of Lowry here, love the shadows
DLLP 14 27 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2008 10:42AM

Quote:Hints of Lowry here....

Yes, I thought that too...

motorsportpictures 14 289 23 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2008 10:44AM
this really does look good, and i like v2...
Rogerex 16 32 12 Australia
6 Dec 2008 10:51AM
Great silhouettes. I prefer V1.
casson 16 3 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2008 2:16PM
Nice shots, v1 for me, are the ings still there?
woolybill1 Plus
16 39 79 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2008 2:36PM
Superb, the shadows are wonderful.
jdenman 14 19 5 Spain
7 Dec 2008 8:54AM
Excellent, really does look like something from the past.
DLLP 14 27 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2008 10:38AM

Quote:Nice shots, v1 for me, are the ings still there?

Hi John,
Well, it's a few years since I was in Wetherby, but I doubt that anything has changed.
The Ings is basically an area of flood plain enclosed by a loop in the River Wharfe on the edge of Wetherby. There are flood banks to reduce flooding, but it probably still floods once or twice a year. Without the banks it would probably turn into wetland.

DLLP 14 27 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2008 10:39AM
Thanks, all for your votes and for taking the time to comment. It's good to give some ancient images an airing!

Mavis 21 143 2 England
7 Dec 2008 12:09PM
Love this Lowry like image . It has turned out fine . I remember all the fiddle with those Lith Prints . Much easier today Smile

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