River Spodden
Here is another image from a walk in Healey Dell. It’s a great place for easy walks, although it does get very slippery in the kind of weather we have been ‘enjoying’ lately.

A bit further down was Broadley Wood Cotton Mill. It was built in 1818 and powered by this river. Because the river was fairly small and the water supply not always reliable, this factory was the first mill in the area to adopt a 45 horse power steam engine as its new power source in the 1870ies. With cotton production in India taking off the economics of producing cotton here, and in the UK generally, changed and the mill went into liquidation in 1927 and was demolished around 1960.

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Sun Jan 06, '13 08:41AM
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Media ID 20130112181251629  
Date Sun Jan 06, '13 08:41AM
Comments 2
Views 1187
Uploaded By Ruud van Ruitenbeek
Aperture Value f//7.1
Date/Time Sun Jan 06, '13 08:41AM
Exposure Bias 0 EV
Flash Unknown: 8
Focal Length 24 mm
Image Description This bridge is where the river Spodden goes through Healey Dell. This day had an autumny feel to it. A bit further on is an impressive railway viaduct.
ISO 1250
Make Canon
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Model Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed Value 1/40 sec
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Excellent story with a very nice mono composition.  I love the aquaduct positioned where it is with those winter trees as accent.  So..how does it feel to be back in the COLD!!  

I love the tonal expanse you've accomplished in the B&W here, Ruud. It very effectively underscores the broad textural range you are presenting, between the silky waterfall, the blocky granite boulders, and the ragged treeline disappearing into the vaporous mist. It's a lovely effect, very well done.