The crossing of ways

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As Winter takes hold of this spot just to the north of Pendle hill one can see and sometimes understand the real beauty of black and white. Compared to this the coloured version is just a normal snapshot. Enjoy! Herb

ps A later sister summer picture to this: Gateway of dreams may be of interest too.

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Comments (129)

Eslam Khaled on August 27, 2013

Excellent shot, the image is very beautiful.

I like it greetings from Egypt.

Best wishes from *(Eslam Khaled)*Asyut

Herb Riddle on August 31, 2013

Sunrise and Eslam, nice to see you both again. A pleasant memory of our cold Winter of 2010. Happy you like this enough for your YSL.

Regards, Herb

Paolo Savigni on December 6, 2013

Great B&W Herb,
I agree with you that monochrome photos are often more expressive than those colorful.
Warm greetings from Ravenna, Paolo

Herb Riddle on December 6, 2013

Nice to see you enjoying these mono landscapes Paolo. I must do some more! This is a couple of years old now but as you will no doubt know; we need inspiration!

Warm Greetings from Oldham, Herb

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on April 13, 2014

Excellent B+W winter scene Herb, top shot!


All the best.


Vladimir Vasiljević on May 19, 2014

L85 Yes, you're quite right. Black & white brings the essence of the scene, and you can add some contrast to get more drama.

Best wishes, Vladimir

Herb Riddle on May 19, 2014

Hi Jim and Vladimir, one of my favourite pictures too. Brings back the best of our Winters -unlike this year! Special thanks for the YSL Jim.

Regards, Herb

Jim van Ommen on October 23, 2014

Herb, I love your fences, all of them!

There are fences and fences and too many are the same. They basically tell us where your land starts and mine finishes, or is it where my land starts and your land finishes. Yes, It can have possessive, territorial connotations, but it can also be to keep your sheep in and the wolves out. All those practicalities aside, they can make a rural scene complete, they can add character, depth and perspective to a landscape; a framework and a touch of humanity to a masterwork by our Creator God.

Herb Riddle on October 30, 2014

Hi again Jim/ Your full comments are always a pleasure to read. A very pleasant day out for us here and this fence did indeed beckon me. In this case the fence and gate keeps the cattle and sheep from straying. Not too many wolves in this part of the world, but a few foxes. Very happy you like it.

Best wishes from Lancashire, UK, Herb

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 22, 2010
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Herb Riddle
    • Camera: E-410
    • Taken on 2010/12/21 14:01:19
    • Exposure: 0.003s
    • Focal Length: 14.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100