A few photos of Autumn around Robert’s Park

The colour of the tress this Autumn has been spectacular but to get a decent photo the light has to be right too. I think I timed it OK in a couple of these.

As usual you can click on an image to see it on flickr.

Walker Wood/Midgeley Wood, Baildon

This is Walker/Midgely Wood

Walker Wood, Baildon

Walker Wood taken from by the recreation ground at the end of Thompson Lane.

Robert's Park and River Aire

The River can also look lovely at this time of year in the morning light.

Trout on the Weir, Saltaire

This is also the time of year that Trout return to their spawning grounds. I’m sure there is an optimum depth of water for them to get over the weir but it looks like hard work.

I’m afraid the photos of the Trout are not as good as those I took back in 2012 which is the only other time I have seen fish leaping the weir. See below.

Trout trying to leap the weir

Parts of Salt’s Mill can also look rather nice in the evening.

Salts Mill, Early Evening

This is looking East from near the gate at the security lodge.

Salts Mill, Early Evening

And this is looking South from near the rear entrance to ARRIS Reception

Kingfisher at Lunchtime

I went to the weir at Saltaire at lunchtime today looking for fish leaping the weir and saw a Cormorant swallowing a massive fish but no photo I’m afraid.

However I did see a Kingfisher fly up the river from Shipley and perch in a tree on the river’s edge next to the New Mill car park.

I got a few photos of it before it flew off up river. As usual you can click on the image to see larger versions on flickr.

Kingfisher

Kingfisher

Kingfisher

Juvenile Cormorant plus some other Saltaire/Robert’s Park photos

You don’t have to travel far to see wildlife. I often walk through Robert’s Park to get to and from work and there is usually something to stop and watch ot listen to. Here’s a few photos from around Robert’s Park and Saltaire from the last couple of weeks.

As usual you can click on the image and perhaps view other related images on flickr. There are a few other photos on flickr taken around the same time.

Juvenile Cormorant and Grey Heron at the weir Saltaire

Herons are frequently at the weir in Saltaire. But I have seldom seen a Cormorant there. I have seen one on the roof of New Mill in the past and watched a few fly along the river but I think this is the first year I have seen one on the weir. It has been there a few times over the last week or two.

Juvenile Cormorant at the weir Saltaire

Juvenile Cormorant at the weir Saltaire

Juvenile Cormorant at the weir Saltaire

River Aire, Saltaire in the mist

We have had a few Autumn mornings recently and I took a couple of photos in the mist/fog. This was the view of the River Aire and Robert’s Park from the footbridge.

Saltaire United Reformed Church in the mist

And Saltaire United Reformed church in the mist.

An Adventure to Blackburn

These are some photos from yesterday’s Ingress ViaLux Adventure to Blackburn.

I took the scenic route again. I.e not the motorway, so I could stop off at portals on the way. The blurb with them is a bit thin but I like the photos. As usual you can view them on Flickr.

Spar

One stop off was on Two Laws Road on the way to Laneshaw Bridge. This 180 deg panorama was taken a little way before The Atom – Panopticon. Just after passing Watersheddles Reservoir.

Panopticon Atom

This is The Atom – Panopticon itself. Just off the road above Pendle’s Panopticon Atom above the Wycoller Country Park.

View from the Panopticon

View from the Panopticon

Pendle Water, Barrowford

Pendle Water, Barrowford

Barrowford Park

Barrowford Park, that had several Ingress Portals

The Woven Globe Sculpture

The Woven Globe Sculpture, Blackburn

Transitions, Blackburn

Transitions, a set of sculptures on Church St, Blackburn

Transitions, Blackburn

Transitions, a set of sculptures on Church St, Blackburn

Grandmother and Child, Blackburn

Grandmother and Child, Blackburn, Near the railway station

Queen Victoria, Blackburn

Queen Victoria, Blackburn. Near the catherdral

Healing of the Nations

A steel and copper circular structure attached to the fa├žade of Blackburn Cathedral

Cathedral entrance, Blackburn

Cathedral entrance, Blackburn

King Georges Hall, Blackburn

Outside King Georges Hall, Blackburn. King Georges Hall, Blackburn

The Braid, Blackburn

The Braid, Blackburn

Richmond Terrace, Blackburn

Richmond Terrace, Blackburn. It was the line of posts that I was trying to capture.

Blackburn shopping centre

Blackburn shopping centre

Gladstone, Blackburn

Gladstone, Blackburn. Shading his eyes from the bright evening sun.

Can you spot it?

Can you spot it? The next photo shows it a bit closer.

A trapped pigeon

A pigeon inside the stairway

The Mall, Blackburn

Above The Mall, Blackburn

James Street, Blackburn

James Street, Blackburn. Just a street sign.

Memorial Stone behind St John's Church, Blackburn

Memorial Stone behind St John’s Church, Blackburn

Blackburn Bus Station

Blackburn Bus Station. I thought the reflections and length of it warranted a photo.

A mosaic tucked out of the way on Railway Road. Blackburn

A mosaic tucked out of the way on Railway Road. Blackburn

The Youth Zone, Jubilee St, Blackburn

The Youth Zone, Jubilee St, Blackburn

Quite a sky, Blackburn.

Quite a sky, Blackburn. Taken from Mill Lane.

Street Art, Mill Lane

Street Art, Mill Lane

They have these bell like things in Blackburn too.

They have these bell like things in Blackburn too. There are several in Bradford. I have often wondered what would happen if you hit one in a car.

A devil of a road

A devil of a road. I might not go that way to Darwen

Another way to see the images is by looking at the Album on Flickr here

A trip to Settle

Today’s trip was to Settle with a detour via Fewston Chapel, Blubberhouses. (Not that I take a trip somewhere everyday.)

From Fewston Chapel I created a few Ingress fields down to Baildon and across to The Bar House at the top of Old Pool Bank, between Otley and Pool in Wharfedale. The put my Mind Unit score over 17,000,000; it had taken several weeks to get the last few thousand to get me over that number. I have obviously been concentrating on other aspects of the game.

I then headed off to Settle, there were a few long green links coming out of there that I didn’t like the look of. I was also thinking I might go past Settle looking for uniques but that didn’t happen.

I took the slightly scenic route to Settle with the road being single track for several miles.

SettlePanorama

This is a panorama of 5 images stitched together on High Hill Lane just before dropping down into Settle. Well, it is supposed to be. The thumbnail is the right size but it is not displaying correctly. Please click in the image to see it on Flickr.

SettlePanorama

Perhaps that displays better without the Flickr script.

Junction Lodge, Victoria St., Settle

This narrow building is Junction Lodge on Victoria St just as you get into Settle.

Museum of North Craven Life, Settle

And this rather impressive 17th century building, called The Folly, is The Museum of North Craven Life, Settle. It is closed on Monday.

On the way back home I was able to clear some more green links out of the way and as a result create a field Settle – Fewston Chapel – Baildon covering Baildon, Ilkley, Addingham etc.