The Stubbing Wharf by inkedsandra

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Small 8.0" x 11.5"
Medium 12.0" x 17.3"
Large 16.0" x 23.0"
X large 20.0" x 28.8"


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The Stubbing Wharf pub nestles between the Rochdale Canal and the River Calder in Hebden Bridge, Calderdale West Yorkshire.
Ted Hughes wrote a poem about it when he and Sylvia Plath were deciding where to live. They were not happy days for them and Hebden Bridge was in a state of decay.
An extract from the poem

“Between the canal and the river
We sat in the gummy dark bar.
Winter night rain. The black humped bridge and its cobbles
Sweating black, under lamps of drizzling yellow.
And the hillsides going straight up, the high woods,
Massed with tangled wintry wet, and the moorland
almost closing above us…….”

He would certainly find it a changed place. It is very busy and serves great beer, cider and good food. Canal narrow boat cruises also run from here and in July there is a cider festival.

This image shows how the wooded hillsides do indeed go straight up. The moors still close in on this narrow valley.

Canon 7d and canon 70-200 mm l lens. Two ND soft grads used. processed in cs4 and Viveza.

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Almost retired,and a photography addict! I own a canon 7D and 5 canon lenses. I love playing in photoshop! I’m a fan of HDR if it isn’t too overdone.I also dabble in fractal art occasionally.

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  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenover 3 years ago

    Superb shot Sandra! The water looks like glass! very inviting!

  • Thanks karen, it was a lovely day.

    – inkedsandra

  • Denise Abé
    Denise Abéover 3 years ago

    love this :) xxx

  • Thanks Denise xxx

    – inkedsandra

  • supernan
    supernanover 3 years ago

    What lovely colours the canal boats are and such a lovely looking place x

  • Thanks, I love canal boats. They run cruises from here.

    – inkedsandra

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyover 3 years ago

    Lovely shot and great info too

  • Thank you, there is plenty of history attached to this place.

    – inkedsandra

  • Betty Mackey
    Betty Mackeyover 3 years ago

    Excellent, and great text with it.

  • Thanks Betty, it’s an interesting place.

    – inkedsandra

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 3 years ago

    Superb,a brilliant image:)

  • thanks Martina

    – inkedsandra

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 3 years ago

    I can see how his poem would have fit the area at the time that he wrote it. The colorful boats docked around the wharf give it charm. Love the infor and the poem!

  • Thanks Angie, I think this place would have been very different then.

    – inkedsandra

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 3 years ago

  • Thanks

    – inkedsandra

  • Tarrby
    Tarrbyover 3 years ago

    Great image Sandra, never heard of this place, but it looks worth finding.

  • Thanks, it is! you just follow the canal in the direction away from the town and station…westwards.

    – inkedsandra

  • andy551
    andy551over 3 years ago

    Beautiful work and capture!! Congratulations!

  • Thanks very much

    – inkedsandra

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