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  • The Beautiful North of England 7th November 2012

My favourite Location, Jesmond Dene near Newcastle, it just keeps changing. In October there was an unusually heavy rain over night and the Ouseburn was swollen for a few days afterwards. More seriously there were buildings flooded and a block of apartments had the foundation piles exposed by the water eroding the ground around it. Sadly it was not possible to save the building and a lot of families now need to be rehoused. But back to the photograph, this small water fall usually has a single spout whose head is surrounded by rocks. Here the volume of water in motion have found two additional paths, and if anyone doubted the explanation of sedimentary rocks, the water is carrying with it lots of silt and sediment, hence its brown-ish colour.

Canon 450D
Tamron 17-50mm
f/8 1/125th second ISO-100

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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  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroabout 2 years ago

    Lovely point of view and image!

  • Hi Glen, how are you? I haven’t heard from you in a while. I hope all is Ok at your end. Thanks so much for your comment too.

    – Harry Purves

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 2 years ago

    WONDERFUL capture Harry

  • Thanks so much Larry.

    – Harry Purves

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonabout 2 years ago

    Congratulations this image has been featured in The Beautiful North of England Group

  • Thank you Barry, I’m very pleased about this image being featured!

    – Harry Purves

    BLYTHARTabout 2 years ago

    The Geordie equivalent of a Jacuzzi … well, they do say Geordies are tough and I’m sure you had a little swim :-)

    I too like Jesmond Dene and I wish I’d seen this. Rushing water can be really dramatic and you have captured this sense of drama admirably.

  • Hi Dave, I’ve been so busy not doing any photography since this one, doing house repairs for mine, my mum’s and my brother-in-law’s, hence the delay in my reply.

    Thank you for leaving me a comment. My camera nearly went for swim because I didn’t lock one of the legs properly due to cold hands. A narrow escape, phew! Thanks so much for your critique, I’m flattered. The more recent rain has caused a landslide causing 4 of the footpaths to be closed near this scene. I am told it is still possible to walk there, thankfully. Finally, thanks also for the fave Dave :)

    – Harry Purves

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