Bridge Number 10, Mytholmroyd

This image was was taken at 3:30pm on the 1st May 2022 and developed from a single RAW file using On1 Photo RAW.

This is bridge number 10 on the Rochdale Canal at Mytholmroyd near Hebden Bridge in Calderdale, West Yorkshire. The bridge was built in 1798 and carries the A646 Burnley Road across the canal. The buildings you see were originally warehouses and have since been converted into dwellings – although the building directly on top of the bridge appears to still be used for storage.

I had taken a HDR bracket set, but in this case, the HDR blend didn’t align successfully and didn’t look sharp as a consequence. This happens sometimes, because I don’t use a tripod and hand-hold an exposure-bracketed shot sequence in ISO auto at my Sony Alpha’s 11 frames per second.

It was an overcast day, however, and the optimised middle exposure yielded sufficient dynamic range for the image, as you would expect, so thankfully the bracketing was unnecessary.

After spending lots of time developing this image, and struggling to process the colours satisfactorily, I eventually opted for a lightly split-toned, 90% monochrome presentation.

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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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