Swimming Against The Stream 26 Oct 2015

I bet you think this is going to be me being all introspective & moody talking about how I’m such a rebel, and my photographic style & attitude in general is at odds with the majority….Nope I just wanted a catchy title that had something to do with the photos I was taking last night.

I stopped off at Anchor Mill in Paisley on the way back from a busy day’s shopping in Glasgow just around dusk.  It was a cloudy day with not much interest in the sky, and with all of the yellow glow from the streetlights I was planning to process the photos in black & white.  

A nice guy stopped for a chat while I was set up taking some shots from the bridge.  He was reminiscing about the days when he used to process his own films in the darkroom.  This is one of the photos I took while we were chatting.

Unfortunately I had to excuse myself from our chat as I wanted to move down next to the river where the White Cart rushes over the rocks.  The next image was taken with my wide angle lens as as a series of 5 shots combined into a panorama in Photoshop.  

It was while I was taking photos in this location that I first noticed a Salmon trying to leap up the waterfall making its way upstream to spawn.  Only the second time I’ve ever seen this and I found it quite interesting watching and waiting for them to jump while the camera was busy with its 30 second exposures, and that folks is the reason for the title of this blog post!

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