Reed beds along the River Bradford
printed on Giclée Epson Semi-Gloss
This scenic view, alas, no longer exists in the 'real' world. The reed beds have long since been cleared from this stretch of water. What a shame; it was so beautiful in its natural state. The river flows in the Bradford Dale in the Peak National Park, UK, and the image was captured , more than thirty years ago, on monochrome film stock. The negative was later digitised and inverted to a positive in Photoshop. Contrast (so important in monochrome) and sharpness were increased to bring out the rich textures and detail that might have been lost in traditional printing. This image speaks of calm, tranquility and the timelessness of the natural world when left well clear of human interference.