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  • The Beautiful North of England 31st October 2012

After a setting out on a 2 hour trip to Teesdale County Durham in the rain it seemed unlikely that our trip would provide much to photograph. So here is a shot taken on the river Tees at a spot called low force. There couldn’t be a less apt name for the set of water falls we encountered. Engorged with rain for the last couple of days and nights the falls were very fast and powerful, and the river was filled with rapids. However, the only issue was the spray which required much lens cleaning to enable sharp focused images to be captured. Foolishly I tried to produce a couple of of Panos, but common sense was not in abundance that day and the moving water, being as described "moving, was to prove that a Pano was the wrong choice of technique and a wide angle lens was the best option. Still, here are a couple of frames from the day.

Canon 450D
Canon 18-55mm lens
1/6second f/5.6 ISO-400

Tags

water, motion blur, blurred water, water fall, low force, teesdale, river tees, fine art, harry purves

Inspired by my dad in visual arts and music from a very early age. He mentored me in photography, film processing and printing when I was 7 or 8 years old. He wouldn’t teach me to play guitar though so I had to teach myself, and played bass in a group while I was at University for pocket money. I took early retirement in 2009 and rekindled my passion for photography. My art is eclectic. I’ll photograph anything and everything. The world is full of images just waiting to be captured.

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Comments

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonalmost 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work,
    .

  • Thank you Ann.

    – Harry Purves

  • biddumy
    biddumyalmost 2 years ago

    I can almost hear the power of the water in your fabulous image!!!

  • Thank Evelyn, it was difficult to hear very much else at it’s location. We all got soaked in taking this photograph too.

    – Harry Purves

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonalmost 2 years ago

    Congratulations, this image is Featured in The Beautiful North of England Group

  • Thanks so much Barry.

    – Harry Purves

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