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Neodigital Art | Changing seasons

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This photo was taken in Morecroft Wood and it’s a pool that the locals call the ‘Sanna’. Many years ago there was a sanatorium nearby that was viewed as quite a scary place because it was an isolation hospital mainly used to isolate people with contagious diseases like smallpox. You had to be quite brave to go swimming or fishing in the ‘Sanna’. I stayed well away until I was a teenager when we did go near there, but even then we were cautious! There was a chemical factory not far away and that was probably more dangerous than smallpox!


The first picture was taken in Spring and the second one in Autumn, the colour are very similar but they are very different pictures. The water had drained away through the summer; we didn’t have very much rain despite the dull days.


This is Forge Mill lake in Autumn and there are ducks and geese. The water birds vary from pool to pool but there are usually some birds but I didn’t see any on the Sanna. Even the canal gets ducks! There are no shortage of birds here. The one thing the pools and lakes have in common where the geese are, is that they are fed. They aren’t fed at the Milky pool as far as I know and there are no geese but plenty of swans, ducks and pigeons!

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This is the ‘Sanna’ in summer and the colours are very different from Spring and Autumn. Even though there was quite bright sunlight, this turned out dark and I had to edit and lighten it.

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This one is the ‘Milky Pool’ in summer and the colours changed dramatically in Autumn.


This is a lake I often photograph near my home and this was at the beginning of Autumn but we had nice weather and the sunshine made the view really good. The sun shining off the trees as they changed colour for Autumn gave me a nice picture. I remember that day and the light was great!


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9 responses

  1. Nandini

    Great photos. I really liked the third one. Those birds know where to walk, don’t they? 😀

    Nice post. 🙂

    6, December 2011 at 3:07 pm

    • Hi,

      There is a sign saying not to feed them but they do get fed by a warden from the local council and he had just arrived to feed them; so they were hurrying to the top of the ramp where they launch boats. It’s a nice place, there is a farm open to the public, a lake and the river runs around the lake. The valley is quite large with lots to see.

      6, December 2011 at 4:11 pm

  2. My favorite is the last one, I think because of the difference between light and dark in the photo. I also like the way the picture is framed by the trees. You make it very difficult to choose my favorite, Mike! They’re all quite lovely. 🙂

    6, December 2011 at 8:33 pm

  3. Oops, I forgot to mention how much I enjoyed the Sanna story. It’s sobering to realize that the biggest threat to our health now is a threat that humans created.

    6, December 2011 at 8:36 pm

  4. Hi Carolyn

    That last one is about a mile from here and really relaxing to walk around. It very open too which I like. That day was was great, very good light and Autumn colours in bright sunshine. The chemical works is long gone, we could pick up chemicals by he handful at one time. I have took photographs of some remaining industry being demolished; I shall have to use those. The photo contest presentation tomorrow and Christmas lights switch on. 🙂

    7, December 2011 at 12:03 am

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