This morning it was foggy (misty?) by the River Mersey
View from the bridge over The Mersey. No ferry here...
The fog was heavier in some places rather than others.
Likewise the pylon
Anyway, enough of this Victorian painterly aesthetic. I prefer harsh. Like this truncated bridge... Something about the eyes! It is the opposite end of the truncated structure in the previous photo but one.
Under the M60 bridge, things were less dreamlike. Or maybe not... Bad Bees
Bad Bees M60 bridge
Spiders' webs were showing clearly. This is f/2.8 with bonus not-so-creamy bokeh
Likewise (f/2.8). Weeds. Dead Ragged Robin? Strands of spiders' webs too
The river is relatively quiet at the moment, but debris from flooding can be seen several metres above the current waterline (probably from last year). The debris seems to be mainly supermarket plastic bags, or maybe they just catch on the branches easiest. After a storm a couple of months ago, the river rose frighteningly quickly and the weir further down was flowing backwards, upstream! If The Dog had fallen in, nothing would have saved him from the torrent. Noisy too.
Debris, high water mark
Some things don't really change... Gorsey Bank Park, a former (seemingly unlamented) housing estate is being turned into an industrial estate... plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose. It is still an estate, just with a different adjective (although technically it is becoming a "business park", obviously a step-up (lol) ie "The Aurora Business Park"). In between estates it was a park/open space.
At the entrance to Gorsey Bank Park. Framed
Behind the wall, the next phase is underway. With some colourful graffiti not very colourful in this B+W shot...
Nikon D750, Nikkor AF-S 17-35 f/2.8
I particularly like the Nikkor AF-S 17-35 f/2.8. It is good for people and places. It is getting rare to find one now - I don't think they are made any more. The 'fast' f/2.8 is being negated by higher ISO speeds in newer cameras, and some would argue the necessity of f/2.8 on such a wide-angle. Let's just say depth of field for when it is needed. It is also quite heavy, being built like a tank. These lenses have survived war-zones.
On a full frame camera though, I think it is almost perfect. But what do I know? (ooh, passive aggresive).
PP'd in a combination of Lightroom/Silver Efex 2 and Photoshop*. For some reason I didn't enable lens corrections, even though I have the profiles.
*Adobe software is the sole reason I have Windows (Win7) on a computer (even that is running in a virtual machine despite graphics card issues) . I know there are Linux alternatives but I have an archive going back to 2003 with non destructive edits. I'll not touch Win10 (aka "Slurp" with a bargepole. However, I am slowly learning "Darktable" , a very capable FOSS alternative to Lightroom