The M6 Through Cumbria in to Scotland.

A new time lapse video filmed on my dash cam on probably one of the most scenic stretchers of motorway in the United Kingdom. The film starts as I was passing Burton in Kendall services which is just inside the Cumbria border with Lancashire and carries on for approx. the next 75 miles up to junction 20 of the A74(m) Nr Eaglesfield, Scotland. Sadly on the day the weather was pretty poor but there are stills sights to view including crossing over Shap and some of the hills and mountains as we pass through the edges of the Lake District. A couple of points of interest along the route is the climb up to Shap summit and the run back down again and crossing the Scottish border.

The footage was filmed for approx. 1hour 20 minutes but I have sped it up by 10 so the 75 miles were in effect covered in just 8 minutes by my truck. It was filmed on a Vivitar DVR 783HD waterproof action cam on Monday 16th October 2017. It can be viewed either here or on YouTube.

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Walsden Railway Station, West Yorkshire.

Walsden Railway serves the community of Walsden, Nr Todmorden, West Yorkshire. It's the 2nd station to serve the village opening in September 1990 replacing the one closed on the 6th August 1961. The original station opened in 1845 and the iron footbridge built in 1890 is the only remaining part of the original station left. The station is situated alongside the A6033 Rochdale Road and the Winterbutlee Tunnel is within a few hundred metres of the station. There is a stream that runs under the bridge and station which has led to the station flooding on numerous occasions. The following information I found on Malcolm Bull's Calderdale Companion about a couple of tragedies at or near the station. A boy was killed crossing the line in 1864. A girl was killed on the level-crossing on 20th October 1864, One man was killed and two injured by an express train on 3rd October 1896.
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Scammonden, Scenic Videos.

I was recently passing near to Scammonden and stopped off to film a few different views from the bridge and nearby. The bridge is known by 3 different names those being Scammonden after the nearby village flooded during the motorway and dam construction, Rainbow Bridge, and locally as Brown Cow Bridge after the now closed nearby inn.
The bridge carries the B6114 road over the motorway crossing the M62 at over 310 metres above sea level and gets very windy at times. When it opened the nearby school (now closed) had to provide taxi for children to cross the bridge as it was deemed unsafe for them to do so when windy. The M62 that runs beneath the bridge connects Liverpool with Hull in the north of England and just to the west of here is the highest stretch of motorway in England.
Points of interest in the videos are Stott Hall Farm, an overflowing Booth Wood Reservoir, Scammonden Dam and the outstanding natural views of the area.
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Grey Skies Above Yorkshire.

Just trying a few different things at the moment and one of my current ideas is just to video things that may not appear of interest to anyone but me, but I figure that if it interests me then maybe I'm wrong and people may want to see it.
My Latest short video well 1 of a few I have done this week as I have a few days at home is the other morning I just set my camera up to record the sky for 20 minutes, nothing else just that. Once the recording had finished I sped up the film to show the cloud movement by 10 making a 2 minute long film of the grey stormy cloud movement. I then added ambient music to it called Deep Haze by Kevin MacLeod. I hope you find this interesting.

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St Paul's Spire, King Cross, Halifax.

St Paul's Spire is all that remains of the former million pound church opened in 1847, which closed in 1912 and was demolished in 1931. The spire is Grade II listed and sits inside the former burial grounds which are now a rest garden. Burials continued to happen within the grounds until 1969. I understand that the bodies are still buried within the grounds, with just the headstones being removed and repositioned.
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New Blog featuring Pictures of Calderdale.

I've started a companion blog to run alongside this one which will only feature pictures taken in Calderdale, as well as link's, information on the camera and the date and that's it. A bite size Colin Green Photography blog.
The new blog can be found by clicking here, and is known as Pictures of Calderdale.
It will feature a constant link to my Calderdale only pictures on Flickr and Clickasnap which are ever changing. The majority of new pictures will still continue to be shown on here but this blog will only feature pictures taken using my better equipment over the last 2 years. ( Mainly my Nikon d3300 SLR). I started taking an interest in Photography a few years ago using only my phone and tablet and the pictures are not up to the same standard as the ones I feature here now and by splitting the blog it allows me to still show off the ones taken with my tablet. My tablet pictures will be more often than not loaded directly to my blog post rather than a third party link a…

Neath and Tennant Canal, South Wales.

The Neath and Tennant Canal are 2 independent but linked canals in South Wales. The section I was close to what the Tennant stretch of the canal running past Neath Abbey Business Park. The following info has been taken from Wikipedia as I know nothing about the canal but happened to be close by with time to kill.
George Tennant, born in 1765 and the son of a solicitor in Lancashire, moved to the area in 1816, after he had bought the Rhydings estate. The Glan-y-wern Canal was unused at the time, following Lord Vernon's distraint, but Tennant, who had no previous experience with canals, decided to lease it, enlarge it and extend it. He planned to make it suitable for barges of 30 to 35 long tons (30 to 36 t), which would gain access to the river Neath through a lock at Red Jacket. Where the canal turned northwards across Crymlyn Bog, he would extend it to the west, to terminate at a lock into the River Tawe, near Swansea harbour. He believed that Swansea docks would provide a better…