Industrial Landscape

by davidstorm

On Saturday, myself, my wife Nicky, Drew (AndrewA) and George (Carmagw) and our dog Daisy, went for a walk through Sheffield's Industrial landscape. The 'Five Weirs Walk' follows the River Don from close to Sheffield Canal Basin (near the centre of town), out towards Rotherham and Meadowhall. This route goes straight through Sheffield's industrial heartland, where once the air was thick with fumes from the Steelworks that lined the river. You can still see and smell the industry, but the river is recovering from the battering it took from pollution and is now teeming with fish. If you live in or around Sheffield, this is a fascinating walk, mixing nature and urban / industrial landscape. It's also fairly flat and not too strenuous. In this image, George and Drew are on the right, getting a different angle on this scene.

This is one that benefits from the large view.

K-5IIs, Sigma 17-70
Uploaded31/03/2014 - 22:11
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed1/100
Aperturef/9
LensN/A
ISO100
Focal Length35mm

GIULIO57
Posted 01/04/2014 - 07:33 Link
No "soap"...almost a clean river
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alfpics
Posted 01/04/2014 - 08:58 Link
Would love to go and have a wander around this area. As a child lived in Sheffield and in ~1961 my dad took me on a trip around the steel works when still in full sway. Some of the mental images of molten steel, heat, dirt and noise are still with me - a great trip!
Andy
autumnlight
Posted 01/04/2014 - 15:23 Link
Looks really Northern, great reflections.
AndrewA
Posted 01/04/2014 - 17:34 Link
alfpics wrote:
Would love to go and have a wander around this area. As a child lived in Sheffield and in ~1961 my dad took me on a trip around the steel works when still in full sway. Some of the mental images of molten steel, heat, dirt and noise are still with me - a great trip!

You should come up Andy, I am sure you would find company
Andrew

"I'm here because the whiskey is free" - Tyla

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alfpics
Posted 01/04/2014 - 17:49 Link
AndrewA wrote:
alfpics wrote:
Would love to go and have a wander around this area. As a child lived in Sheffield and in ~1961 my dad took me on a trip around the steel works when still in full sway. Some of the mental images of molten steel, heat, dirt and noise are still with me - a great trip!

You should come up Andy, I am sure you would find company

Maybe one day...
Andy
drobbia
Posted 01/04/2014 - 20:00 Link
Brought back memories of my then frequent visits to Sheffield to Johnson Matthey refinery in my former career. ( had to retire, got in the way of my imagery production) But, enough about me, your image is fine and tells a interesting story with rare spontaneity thanks for sharing. I'm ordering a Sigma 17-70 ASAP.
"It's not what you look at that's important, it's what you see" - Thoreau
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Teaka53
Posted 01/04/2014 - 20:15 Link
Like the derelict look of this, the weeds growing on the bridge shows the neglect, the river looks reasonably clean though
Malc
PeterKR
Posted 02/04/2014 - 17:57 Link
Lovely capture, David.

Shades of 'The Full Monty' !

Best wishes
Peter

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