Light and shade at Lees Brook

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Lees brook, is a little sunken area near my home. It used to be a hive of industry with two large cotton mills just at the edges of this picture. Now only one survives, and no longer hums, spins nor weaves, it just sits silent with its modern technology. Just to the left of this scene flows the young River Medlock and at this time of year (Autumn and Winter) is sometimes shrouded by cold wet mist. Enjoy!

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Heidiho not going to… on December 17, 2012

Enchanted tree ?

Enchanted trees !

Herb Riddle on December 19, 2012

arturo,veranik, Ivan, Glenn, HungChu Chen,Heidiho, Jordi and Olsmar, welcome back to my gallery. Wonderful that you all enjoy this local scene to me. Yes, lighting often dictates the quality of our photographs. Happy to share my view of life. Special thanks for the great awards.

Seasonal Greetings to you all, Herb

Herb Riddle on December 19, 2012

Heidiho -thank you for the invite to the Enchanted Tree group that I heartily accept. Cheers, Herb

Erik van den Ham on December 19, 2012

A true 'Herb' again... sometimes I think you must be able to arrange your natural light conditions somehow.(magic?) The light alone here makes the scene and uses the darkness to complete herself.


Cheers, Erik

Herb Riddle on December 20, 2012

Ah Erik. It is my ambition always, to make the everyday subject, especially countryside a little bit special. I always wait and look for such opportunities then its a matter of luck :)

Special thanks for you YSL. Once again You Honour Me*.

Best Wishes of the Season, Herb

Erik van den Ham on December 20, 2012

I guess you succeeded perfectly in doing so. Perhaps a lot of luck and but also a good eye for beauty.

AndyUrbina on December 24, 2012

Maravillosa luz capturada en esta imagen, bello registro.Like, Saludos cordiales, Andy

Herb Riddle on December 31, 2012

Cheers Erik

Andy - once again your presence graces my gallery. I always enjoy your visits and comments from your heart. I look forward to seeing even more of you in the coming new year,

Happy New Year to you both, Herb

Marilyn Whiteley on February 7, 2013

Superb, Herb! Well observed and masterfully photographed. It's a remarkable capture of a very special place moment.

Cheers, Marilyn

luky99ful on February 22, 2013

Excellent light and a beautiful scenery,YSL,Luky.

Herb Riddle on February 23, 2013

Marilyn, great to see you here again. Long time-n-see. Hope you are well. Great that you enjoy this take of my local area.

Luky, nice to see you back here too. Special thanks for your comment and YSL.

Best wishes to you both, Herb

Slim M on February 23, 2013

Lovely misty shot with a nice atmosphere to it. L


Herb Riddle on February 24, 2013

Thanks a lot Jim. Nice to see you again. Herb

Excellent picture, very nice view! YS & Like! Greetings Nikos

Herb Riddle on March 31, 2013

Nikos, nice to see you dwelling on my moody lit landscapes. Great to share this lighting with you. Another thanks for your YSL here.

Easter Greetings, Herb

Christos Theodorou on March 31, 2013

Beautiful manipulation of light & very nice shot. Hello from Athens.

Herb Riddle on March 31, 2013

Thank you again my friend Christos. Hope all is going well now in Athens. Glad you like the lighting in this too.

Regards, Herb

Eva Barchewitz on October 12, 2013

Wunderschönes Bild L&F Liebe Grüße Eva

Herb Riddle on October 12, 2013

Thank you Eva. Great to see that you like this so much. Special thanks for the YSL.

Liebe Grüße Herbert

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 4, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Herb Riddle
    • Camera: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. E-410
    • Taken on 2012/12/02 14:29:24
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 42.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: -1.00 EV
    • No flash