A big thank you Gary Wright for suggesting I go photographing at Boston Spa, the bridge had building work next to it on both banks and netting in the river to catch litter from the site, but that wasn’t a problem because I will certainly be back with the camera when all is finished.
Instead, I walked 100 yards down the river bank to the rather picturesque weir where I spent a couple of hours this morning photographing reflections on the river Wharfe and riverside dwellings in a variety of exposures and lighting conditions, as-ya-do.
A few words about Boston Spa ~ Boston Spa is a village near Leeds in West Yorkshire, England. Situated 3 miles south of Wetherby, Boston Spa is on the south bank of the River Wharfe which separates it from Thorp Arch. Boston Spa was founded as a spa resort in the mid 18th century, the Victorian spa is now long gone along with the healing qualities and sulfurous smell of the spring water but what remains in 2021 does not disappoint.
Boston Spa Weir
Let’s get this one out of the way first, the sky has been replaced on this long exposure shot but I think it adds to the image, the original LE sky was ‘beaaah’ which means nothing special in ancient Yorkshire!
River Wharfe Sunrise
An 8 image panorama taken in portrait mode on a levelled tripod, a beautiful morning alone ‘in’ the river Wharfe looking towards the weir and rather nice residential dwellings.
Boston Spa River
Grungy but works, all is genuine with a light sprinkling of old style HDR, no bad thing. I do modern HDR for many of my images, you would never know, but nice to go old style with the help of a polarizing filter and 0.9 ND soft grad.
Does the branch distract?
I’m sure some would say yes, no, don’t care, but I like this one, all is genuine and the light was lovely. Polished water and a beautiful sunrise over the River Wharfe under the weir at Boston Spa, West Yorkshire.
River Wharfe Reflections
This image and the next are one are the same but differences in light, composition, and conditions separate one from the other, through my eyes anyway 🙂
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Have a lovely weekend all, and if it isn’t the weekend any more, there will soon be another to enjoy…