Getliffe’s Yard, Leek

This is Getliffe’s Yard at Leek town centre in the Peak District. The image was taken at 3:15pm on the 1st of June 2021 and developed from a single RAW file with Luminar AI.

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This is another scene I shoot regularly when on holiday at nearby Blackshaw Moor.

Previously, I’ve gone for a low and ultra-wide angle (my default with most shots) from the right side in order to capitalise on the offset diagonals as lead-in lines and a perspective feature.

Getliffe’s Yard 2018

Things change over the years, and I just couldn’t find my usual angle with the current arrangement of traders’ units and their street furniture. So, I decided to go for a straight-on symmetrical composition (well, as symmetrical as it can be). But still low and ultra-wide, of course.

By comparison, this latest shot is less of an intimate, interior composition and shows more context of the exterior, frontage and location.

I’m quite pleased with the results.

Comments welcome 🙂

Published by Peter Finch

I have been an electrical draughtsman, a retailer and, for 12 years, a photography tutor. In 2019, I took a job as an electrical technician and closed my tuition business. Am I now photography tutor emeritus ...?

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