Stills V3

September 20, 2013

Walking the Dog

Filed under: Chris — cgcooke @ 23:17




  1. There is a very dark and industrial feel about this image, with not a welcome from the man made environment nor the weather. However there is the intrepid dog walker striding through the landscape just to show it is not really that bad! :-)

    Comment by Rex — September 21, 2013 @ 06:39

  2. Yes, it’s as if they darkness top and bottom has all spewed out of those bits on the skyline. I like how the buildings and their reflections are echoed by the dogwalkers and their reflections

    Comment by judithgreenish — September 21, 2013 @ 08:16

  3. By gum, you can tell ‘es a northerner! What a great picture. Heavy brooding sky. Dark oppressive atmosphere. Heavy industry belching pollution into the grim evening… and yet we spy a couple walking their dog on the beach as though everything is normal.

    Oh, it is of course!

    Great picture. Now I want to know where it is?


    Comment by sojournerphoto — September 24, 2013 @ 21:12

    • Thanks Mike, it’s actually a place called Redcar and that’s Teeside Steelworks in the background. I’m guessing most locals are pleased to see it belching out pollution again having been shut down once by Tata Steel in 2009 (?) and rescued by Tai steel giant SSI in 2011 (officially repopened in April 2012)

      Comment by cgcooke — September 24, 2013 @ 21:58

      • Ah, I had assumed it was on that part of the coast. I live in Harrogate, but make regular trips up to clients in Middlesbrough and other parts of the North East. It was a great day for the area when the furnaces fired up again and I understand that some of the delays were because they properly upgraded them so they will have a long life.

        I always enjoy the view from the A19 flyover where you see the transporter bridge and chemical works laid out below you. You can also see it from the top of the road between Buckden and Hawes in the Dales, where you get a view of both coasts on a good day.

        Comment by sojournerphoto — September 25, 2013 @ 08:52

  4. The preponderance of dark tones are very appropriate for this scene – do not a lot of people have a more ambivalent view about large industrial sites now? The same thoughts play out over the steelworks at Port Talbot just over an hour away from us, while Carmarthenshire council spend a lot of our council tax on the resurrection of Llanelli, where all the industrial apparatus is being cleared up. The solitary walkers somehow feed into that idea of something from the recent industrial past living alongside the modern way of life. In visual terms, the downward curve of the lower cloud balances out the upward slope of the beach. My only regret is that it is not slightly larger.

    Comment by zavaell — September 29, 2013 @ 06:59

  5. Thank you folks.

    Mike, I thought I was going to point you towards other images of this coastline that I’d posted here. But I’ve just discovered that I haven’t, so I can’t! Perhaps I should in the future.

    Comment by cgcooke — October 10, 2013 @ 22:41

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