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Broken Scar Weir, River Tees New Years Day, 2012. ( 3 FT's) by Ian Alex Blease

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Running in full winter spate, the River Tees surges over Broken Scar Weir on a cloudy windy New Year’s Day.

Location: Darlington,County Durham, England.

Canon 550D 18-55 EF-S Lens @ F11.


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My vision is provided by mother nature in all her modes.

Whatever precautions you take so the photograph will look like this or that, there comes a moment when the photograph surprises you. It is the other’s gaze that wins out and decides.
Jacques Derrida

Book Recommendation: Photographic Composition, A Visual Guide: Richard D Zakia and David A. Page…..very useful as it has much to do with the mental processes, with which we use to see and visualise before the shutter is pressed.

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  • Jane Neill-Hancock
    Jane Neill-Han...over 2 years ago

    wow – the color of the water is amazing…. beautiful outstanding shot. blessings – jane

  • Cheers Jane, the River rises on Cross Fell, and flows through peat moors, which gives it this wonderful amber colour, especially aftter heavy rainfall.

    – Ian Alex Blease

  • Harry Purves
    Harry Purvesover 2 years ago

    Great capture of the moving water Ian, it looks like it could be toffee! I also love the colour in the water.

  • Cheers Harry. The amber colour comes from peat staining on the moors where the river rises. You get a nice glow where the light catches the water close to the surface.

    – Ian Alex Blease

  • Thanks Jane, the water is heavily peat stained from the Moorlands from which it rises. It’s more apparent when the river is in spate !

    – Ian Alex Blease

  • hilarydougill
    hilarydougillover 2 years ago

    Congratulations on being featured in the beautiful North. hugsxxx

  • Thank you so much Hilary :) Hugs xxx

    – Ian Alex Blease

  • jamesmhe
    jamesmheover 2 years ago

    superb work…full of fury and colour…superb

  • Thanks James :~) River is back to normal levels at the moment !

    – Ian Alex Blease

  • Evelina Kremsdorf
    Evelina Kremsdorfover 2 years ago

  • Thank you Evelina :) That’s very kind of you !

    – Ian Alex Blease

  • Graeme Mockler
    Graeme Mocklerover 2 years ago

    Amazing capture !

  • Cheers Graeme, much appreciated :)

    – Ian Alex Blease

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonover 2 years ago

    Congratulations this picture has been featured in the Beautiful North of England Group

  • Thanks Barry, I’m honoured :)

    – Ian Alex Blease

  • Ian Ker
    Ian Kerover 2 years ago

    Congratulations Ian. This wonderful image has been featured in the County Durham Group. When I was at Durham University in the 1960s, the bathwater used to be this colour, but on my recent visit I noticed it is now just a bit grey!

  • Thank you very much Ian. Very kind. Yes, the moors give River a nice peat stain, which is very obvious under the right light and water levels. Best, Ian

    – Ian Alex Blease

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignover 2 years ago

    Thank you for adding your work to The Best of RedBubble!

  • Thank you :), Best, Ian

    – Ian Alex Blease

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