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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.

I see these Dash Cam and scenic vi…

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.
There are 2 albums featuring 15 different pictures in each. The first album can be seen full size on Flic…

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.
The videos are the same and feature 8 different views fr…

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.
The pictures available to view on Flickr and Clickasnap were taken on the 3rd October 2017 with Nikon d3300 SLR Camera.
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The following information was taken from Wikipedia on there page about King Cross. Click here to view the p…

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…

Timanfaya National Park, Lanzarote.

Timanfaya National Park established in 1974 in the south western part of the island of Lanzarote and covers approx. 20 square miles. It is cover entirely by volcanic soil and roads have been dug out of the rock formations for the touring coachers to travel along. There is no other public access to the site to protect the flora and fauna and the park has been designated a Biosphere reserve by UNESCO. The park still features 1 active volcano and there is a demonstration near to the restaurant where water is poured in to the ground, resulting in a geyser of steam (video below).

I visited on July 30th 2013 and although it wasn't what I expected I think it was perhaps one of the highlights of my visit to Lanzarote. I naively expected there to be volcanic flows viewable by the public, this is obviously not the case but I would recommend anyone to go there but I would suggest using an official coach tour as they get priority when entering the park. Cars were queuing for quite a while to…

Wakefield to Brigg in less than 7 Minutes.

Recently I had to drive from Wakefield to Brigg due to work and I thought it might be a bit of fun to film it and speed up the results to reduce a 1 hour 10 minute journey in a truck down to just 6 minutes 40 seconds. I then over laid the film with waltz of the flowers by Tchaikovsky.
There wasn't much notable in the way of scenery as the camera was forward facing, so here's a few notable points in time along the film,
Trinity Walk Shopping Centre, Wakefield   0.03 M62 Motorway   0.59 Ferrybridge Power Station   1.35 M18 Motorway   3.15 M180 Motorway   4.05 A18 Junction  6.08
The start of the film shows the currently being redeveloped Kirkgate A61 roundabout in Wakefield and then follows a route up past Pinderfields and through Stanley to the M62 at junction 30. Once on the motorway there were road works until after junction 32 but after that it was a straight forward drive through Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire to Brigg.
The video is available to view here or full size on …

Winter at Copley Valley.

These are a selection of 7 pictures taken on the 16th January 2016. This was the day I purchased my Nikon d3300 SLR and despite the wintery weather I wanted to get out and try it.
This area of the Copley Valley has undergone major changes since these were taken and now features and industrial estate of 5 units and a major new housing estate split by the River Calder. There is also a new nature reserve and when I took these pictures the new road and bridge had recently opened. Before the development this area was the former sight of Sowerby Bridge Sewage Works, Sterne Mills and the former home of Triangle FC a local amateur football club.
There are 5 pictures featured on Flickr and here and 2 pictures that are exclusive to Clickasnap which can be viewed by using the links below.
Copley Valley just after the completion of the new link road and before the commencement of the new industrial estate. The flat ground at the side of the road is now covered by 5 warehouses and before develop…

Clickasnap The Current Top 5 Most Popular Colin Green Photography Pictures.

Having earlier posted the top 5 most popular pictures of mine on Flickr I thought I might as well share my top 5 Clickasnap images as well. Whilst there is no doubt that Flickr gets my photographs more recognition Clickasnap at least gives me a small contributors fee to help support my photography hobby.
The current fifth most popular picture of mine on Clickasnap is, Click here to view "Piece Hall and the Spire" on Clickasnap. The picture was taken on December 1st 2013 using a Samsung Galaxy Tablet, this was just before the hall closed for a extensive refurbishment. The picture has currently been viewed 62 times and favorited 5 times, giving it 8.06% favourite rate.
Forth on the list of most viewed on Clickasnap is, Click here to view "Steps" on Clickasnap. The picture was taken using a Nikon d3300 SLR Camera in April 2017 on the abandoned Rishworth Branch Line Railway through the Ryburn Valley. It Has currently been viewed 63 times and favorited 10 times giving a …

The Flickr Top Five Most Viewed Photographs By Me.

I just thought it might be interesting to share what are currently my top 5 pictures an some of the stats about them on Flickr as of 3 September 2017.
The fifth most popular picture of mine on there is, Currently this picture has 604 views and has been favorited twice with 1 comment. The picture was taken on a walk along the Rochdale Canal from Littleborough to Summit in May 2014 using a Polaroid iS2132 Bridge Camera.
At number 4 on the list of most viewed is, This picture has been viewed 625 times commented on once and has been favorited 4 times. It was taken on the abandoned Halifax High Level Railway in February 2014 using a Polaroid iS2132 Brige Camera
The third most viewed picture of mine is, It was taken just inside the entrance to Wheatley Tunnel on the abandoned Halifax High Level Railway in February 2014 using a Polaroid iS2132 Bridge Camera. I did not venture any further in as I had not received any permission and had no safety gear with me. This picture has been viewed 755…

Lumbutts & Mankinholes, Nr Todmorden.

These are a set of pictures I took on New Years Eve 2016 in Lumbutts and Mankinholes, Nr Todmorden, West Yorkshire. Lumbutts and Mankinholes are 2 small hamlet's under the shadow of Stoodley Pike where things of notable interest include the former Lumbutts mill water tower, Lumbutts Methodist Chapel and the 4 small dams that stand near the chapel.
The pictures I took are available to view on Flickr and Clickasnap in 2 separate albums featuring pictures that are exclusive to each. The album below features the pictures available on Flickr which is currently 9 available to view. Use the arrows to navigate the album.
There are an additional 8 available to view on Clickasnap via the link below, Lumbutts and Mankinholes, The Area Around.
This is just 1 of the pictures available to view on Clickasnap. The Picture shows Lee Dam and the full album of 8 pictures can be seen at, Lumbutts and Mankinholes, The Area Around.
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The Rushbearing Parade Passes By.

The Rushbearing is an annual parade held in Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire traditionally on the first weekend in September. The following was taken from Wikipedia describing it's historic origins, Rushbearing is an old English ecclesiastical festival in which rushes are collected and carried to be strewn on the floor of the parish church. The tradition dates back to the time when most buildings had earthen floors and rushes were used as a form of renewable floor covering for cleanliness and insulation. The festival was widespread in Britain from the Middle Ages and well established by the time of Shakespeare but had fallen into decline by the beginning of the 19th century, as church floors were flagged with stone.
The current Sowerby Bridge Rushbearing was revived in 1977 and this year celebrates a continuous 40 years of celebration with the parade, shops, crafts, bands and dancing. Traditionally the revelries start on a Friday evening with a get-together at a local pub, before g…

The M62 from Ainley Top to Milnrow.

This is a short film I took whilst driving along the M62 motorway from West Yorkshire to Greater Manchester on the 1 September 2017. This stretch of motorway is the highest in the United Kingdom reaching a peak height of 372 metres (1221 feet) just after junction 22 at Rishworth Moor. It was opened 1970 after a period of construction that started with planning in 1961 and spades in the ground from 1963.  The speed has been increased so that a near 20 minute journey only takes just under 9 minutes. The background music is Cylinder Seven by Chris Zabriskie.
The journey starts at the bottom of junction 24 motorway slip road at Ainley Top, between Huddersfield and Halifax and passes Outland, Scammonden, Rishworth Moor, and Windy Hill before finishing just after junction 21 at Milnrow, Rochdale. The start of the film shows a quite lovely English summers day but by the time I am passing the slip road at junction 22 Saddleworth the motorway visibility is greatly reduced due to fog. When bui…