Sunday, 26 August 2018

Mayflower 1970 Postcard, feturing 1968 4d Artists collection stamp.

Not one of my usual post's featuring my photography, but a post featuring 1 of the postcards I own and now have listed for sale on Ebay. I am in the process of sorting through and will e listing many for sale but I thought I would start with this one.

The card is at least 48 years old and in good condition with no major damage, the pictures are of the actual card that is for sale now on Ebay, only to UK based bidders though. It features on the back a short note home from a Walter to his Mother who was living in Nottingham at the time. Also featured are a 1968 stamp from the artist's collection, the stamp shows a painting of Queen Elizabeth the first and the postmark was from the actual ship in the picture where the card was posted from on the 16th July 1970.


These pictures are of the actual postcard front and back. 

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The listing is an auction style one for 10 days and starts at just £1.99 including postage. You are bidding for the actual card pictured not a replica.

Grab yourself a piece of history.

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Sunday, 19 August 2018

Hebden Old Bridge (2018)

I recently found myself in Hebden Bridge armed with camera but at a loose end for a few minutes so passed the time take a few pictures around the town including the old packhorse bridge which crossers Hebden Water Nr the centre of town. I previously posted here about the bridge, with pictures I had taken on previous visits using a Polaroid is2132 Bridge Camera or a Samsung Galaxy Tablet. Click here to see the post and original pictures taken at the bridge. This set of pictures was taken on July 21st 2018 using a Nikon d3300. There are 7 in total with 1 exclusive to Clickasnap via the link below and 6 viewable here and on Flickr.

The bridge is thought to date from the early 16th century and but for a campaign by the people of Heptonstall would have been demolished when the new turnpike was built in the 1770's. t has been renovated a number of times and has parapets the jut out to provide passing places sue to it's narrow width. The bridge is where the town get's it name from.

Hebden Old Bridge (2018)
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Hebden Old Bridge.
Old Packhorse Bridge, Hebden.

St George's Bridge and Hebden Water.

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Industrial Past at Siddal

This set of pictures was taken in April 2017 at a what I was told was the former Savile's Brickwork's that stand above the village of Siddal, Nr Halifax, West Yorkshire. I am not sure if the factory is abandoned as I have been informed that a recycling centre works out of there now, and alternatively told that no one works there now. As a HGV driver myself I wouldn't want to drag a 44 ton lorry up the cobbled slope to the yard at the top or even down for that matter.

There are a total of 12 pictures available to view, with 7 on Flickr and a alternative 5 that can be seen and purchased from £0.50 on Clickasnap. The pictures viewable on Clickasnap have no watermarks or tags on them. They were taken using a Nikon d3300 SLR camera on the 9th April 2017.

Industrial Siddal
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Siddal Chimneys and Halifax.

Siddal Chimneys 4

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Saturday, 18 August 2018

An Allan Park Winter

A small set of just 3 pictures taken during what was yet another snowfall during last winter to hit England. These were taken at Allan Park Bowling Green on 18th March 2018 using a Nikon d330 SLR camera. They can only be seen full size, resolution and un-watermarked on Clickasnap.

Allan Park is a small public park near Sowerby Bridge Railway station that is built in to levels up the Norland hillside. The park was once the grounds of Allan House which was purchased by the council in 1922 with the intention of building a swimming pool. This however never happened and the house was turned in to a clinic with the grounds being turned in to a bowling green, playground and woodland walking area. Underneath the park grounds runs Scar Head Tunnel which used to carry the Rishworth Branch Railway Line.

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Rishworth Branch Line (Jan 2016)

I have previously posted a set of pictures taken in December 2013 along the Rishworth Branch Line here. The set follows the line along it's full length from the remains of Rishworth Station to Sowerby Bridge Station. The small set pictures taken here were taken along a short length of the former trackbed (Approx. half a mile) between Watson's Mill Lane and Triangle.

They were taken on the 30th January 2016 using a Nikon d3300 SLR camera. There are 7 pictures which can be seen here watermarked and in a reduced resolution. You can see best quality, full size, and unwatermarked images on Clickasnap via the link underneath each. Copies can also be purchased there from £0.50.








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Sunday, 12 August 2018

Classic Car Auction Part 1

These pictures are taken from a set I took at a classic car auction in Kings Lynn. I didn't attend with the intention of taking any pictures so these were pictured using my then mobile phone. I took over 50 pictures which I will upload to Clickasnap only over the next few weeks but this first set totals 9 which I have already uploaded there.

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They were taken on the 22 August 2015 using a Nokia Lumia 520 mobile phone camera.










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Wainhouse Terrace, King Cross, Halifax

Wainhouse Terrace is a Grade II listed former housing development that sits between the A646 Burnley Road and the A58 Rochdale Road at King Cross, Nr Halifax, West Yorkshire. The terraces back to back Victorian housing was removed during the areas major redevelopment during the early 1970's. The area had loads of housing, buildings ETC demolished and road widening was undertaken. The terrace was built by John Wainhouse who also built the nearby Wainhouse Tower. It features a square tower with a spiral staircase to allow access to each level and a balcony / terrace area along the top.

After the removal of housing the terrace was cleaned up in to a viewing area overlooking the Ryburn Valley in 1973 and was reasonably looked after whilst owned by the council until they sold it in March 2008 for just £76,000. The terrace has since been left to fall in to a sad state of disrepair and has been recently relisted for sale. A local volunteer group cleaned up the area in 2016 and personally I think it would make an outstanding market area, or garden area if only somebody took an interest in it.

This set of pictures was taken in October 2017 using a Nikon d3300 SLR camera. There is a total of 16 pictures with 11 available on here and Flickr and an additional 5 exclusive to Clickasnap via the links below.

Wainhouse Terrace, King Cross. October 2017
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Footbridge at Wainhouse Terrace, Halifax

Cobbles, Columns and the Crossing.

Wainhouse Terrace Stairwell.

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Saturday, 11 August 2018

My Top Performing YouTube Clips.

I use YouTube to generate awareness of my photography, usually uploading driving videos set to music, of photographic slideshows of an album of my images. Occasionally I'll try something else, as I have recently posted about my top 5 pictures available to view on Flickr and Clickasnap, I thought I might as well add my top 4 most viewed YouTube videos and my top 2 YouTube slideshows. 

1.
I uploaded this on 31st October 2013 and filmed it using a Samsung Galaxy Tablet.

Views - 14354.
Likes - 43.

2.
Filmed using a Samsung Galaxy Table and uploaded to YouTube on the 2nd November 2013.

Views - 3654.
Likes - 16.

3.
I filmed this using a Samsung Galaxy Tablet in Lanzarote. It was uploaded to YouTube on the 10th August 2013.

Views - 2304.
Likes - 0.

4.
Uploaded to YouTube on October 29th 2013 it shows a trip through the Dartford Tunnel which has been much changed since with the removal of the toll booths still visible in this clip.

Views - 1749.
Likes - 1.

The most liked photographic slideshow
This features a set of images taken at various dates along the abandoned and closed Rishworth Branch Line Railway. It was uploaded to YouTube on the 19th August 2017.

Views - 558.
Likes - 3.

2.
Slideshow featuring various images taken around the Borough of Calderdale, West Yorkshire. Uploaded to YouTube on the 10th February 2018.

Views - 172.
Likes - 1.

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My Top 5 Clickasnap Pictures.

I use Clickasnap because unlike most online photo display sites it pays you a small contributor's fee for displaying you pictures there ( currently $0.0015 per 5 second view). The downside to it is the limited exposure as within a few days the amount of views you picture receives reduces significantly. I do consider whether to upload all my pictures to Clickasnap at the same time as Flickr but I currently only upload an exclusive few from each set.

This is my current top 5 pictures by views alone and all my pictures can be bought as a download on Clickasnap for either free, 50p or £1.00. A4 sized prints are also available.

5.
I took this at Wainhouse Terrace, a listed former housing development at King Cross near Halifax. It was taken using a Nikon d3300 SLR on the 3rd October 2017.

Views - 82.
Faves - 3.

4.

I took this in September 2016 using a Nikon d3300 SLR. The picture shows Blake Dean at the top of Hardcastle Crags, the stone pillar remains at the bottom of the picture are the remains of a railway bridge that formed part of the construction works for the nearby dams being built.

Views - 96.
Faves - 5.

3.
Brockholes Railway Station. The buildings in shot are now a private residence with only the platform I am stood on still in use. I took this on May 21st 2016 using a Nikon d3300 SLR.

Views - 96.
Faves - 20.

2.
This phone box, now no longer in use stands near the centre of the village of Norland, West Yorkshire. This picture was taken on April 8th 2017 using a Nikon d3300 SLR.

Views - 100.
Faves - 12.

1.
This wood carving used to stand alongside the Rochdale Canal between Sowerby Bridge and Luddenden Foot. It showed Branwell Bronte, brother of the famous sisters who had links to both town via the railways. The carving has sadly been vandalised and now is nothing more than a stump sticking out of the ground. I took this in 2013 using a Galaxy Tablet.

Views  - 119.
Faves - 1.

That completes my current top 5 viewed pictures on Clickasnap, as you can see the numbers are no where near what can be achieved on Flickr, but I see it as another avenue to get my pictures seen and recognised.

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Thursday, 9 August 2018

My Top 5 Pictures on Flickr.

I am just taking a moment to share my top 5 pictures and stats on Flickr. Clickasnap will be posted separately. Included will be stats, camera used and date taken underneath each. I will try and update these every month or so.

5.
The Abandoned Canal Wharf Mill, Hebden Bridge
The former Walkley's Clog Mill, Nr Hebden Bridge. I took this using a Samsung Galaxy Tablet on the 24th November 2013. I recently revisited and took some more pictures of the mill which despite nearly 5 years having passed has seen no significant development, I will upload these in the coming weeks.
 Stats as of 9th August 2018 are

Views - 1093.
Faves - 2.

4.
Walkley's Mill, Hebden Bridge
Taken using a Samsung Galaxy Tablet on the same day as the set above.

Views - 1116.
Faves - 3

3.
The Path Downhill.
I took this whilst out exploring the area around the Summit Tunnel that runs underneath the Pennines between Walsden, West Yorkshire and Littleborough, Greater Manchester. It was taken on the hill above using a Samsung Galaxy Tablet on November 14th 2013.

Views - 3124.
Faves - 82.

2.
Railway Platforms at Brockholes Railway Station.
One of my personal favourite pictures, I took this at Brockholes Railway Station near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire on the 21at May 2016. The station buildings shown are now a private house with only the platform I was stood on providing train services now. I took this using a Nikon d3300 SLR.

Views - 4078.
Faves - 129.

1.
Lumbutts Water Tower.
By far and away my most popular picture, I only wish I knew why people enjoyed it so much. I took this on New Years Eve December 31st 2016 using a Nikon d3300. The picture shows a disused former water tower at Lumbutts near Todmorden, West Yorkshire.

Views - 8966.
Faves - 125.

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Sunday, 5 August 2018

Halifax Railway Station.

The railway first reached Halifax via a single track branch line in 1844 which ended at Shaw Syke near the present day Shay football and rugby league ground. In 1855 a new station was opened on the now line that connected Halifax with Bradford at it's current location and Shay Syke became the goods yard. The 1855 building still stands although now it is part of the Eureka Children's Museum which stands alongside the station. 

Over the next few years the station saw a number of changes which included a higher entrance via a new road bridge, up to 7 platforms constructed and in use, a restaurant and even a pub. The station also changed it's name a number of times from Halifax to Halifax Old Station in 1890, Halifax Town in 1951, and finally back to Halifax in 1961. After this final name changed services were reduced at the station and the platforms removed until only the island platform still remained. There are plans afoot to bring the platform that joins the 1855 building back into use and remove the bridge access, it remains to be seen whether the near £40million plan will ever happen.

This collection of 11 pictures was taken on October 3rd 2017 using a Nikon d3300 SLR camera, 3 are exclusive to Clickasnap via the links below and the remaining 8 can be seen here and on Flickr.

Halifax Railway Station
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1855 Building at Halifax Railway Station

Platform 2 at Halifax Train Station.

Towards the Signal Box at Halifax Rail Station.

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Scammonden Sunset.

Scammonden Sunset is a short video I filmed near Scammonden Reservoir on Saturday 4th August 2018. I tracked the sun as it was setting for a 20 min period behind the distant hills at the other side of the Ryburn Valley. I then speeded up the video so that a 20 minute sunset is done with in 37 seconds. The conditions were quite windy and a couple of times the tripod was knocked about more that I would like but for a first attempt at filming a sunset I thought I would share the result anyway. The short film has been set to music.

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1 Aspinall Street, Mytholmroyd.. Birthplace of Poet Laureate Ted Hughes.

1 Aspinall Street is a small terraced house in Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire that is known for being the birthplace of Poet Laureate Ted Hughes. Born on August 17th 1930 Hughes lived in the house until he was 8 years old before moving to Mexborough, South Yorkshire. The period spent living in the house and the area around Mytholmroyd is said to have influenced many of Hughes poems. The house is now owned by Calderdale Council and leased to the Elmet Trust.

The Elmet Trust was established in 2006 to promote the works and life of Ted Hughes, they leased the house and in June 2008 restored it to a 1930's look. It is now available as a retreat and holiday home for writers.


These pictures were taken on July 21st 2018 using a Nikon d3300 SLR camera. There are only 2 pictures with the colour versions available best quality on Clickasnap.

The poem featured over the picture is The Harvest Moon by Ted Hughes. The copyright of the poem belongs to the relevant rights holder.

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1 Aspinall Street, Mytholmroyd. Birthplace of poet Ted Hughes.

1 Aspinall Street, Mytholmroyd. Birthplace of poet Ted Hughes.

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