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Saturday, 11 December 2010

Monochrome Moment: Mossley Hall

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Photographing in the snow at night is experimental photography for me! This shot of Mossley Hall was taken with very little light apart from one street light and the light reflected from the snow.

One problem with photographing snow at night is that everything has an orange cast from the street lights, but this disappears when the image is monochrome!

The combination of low light and an inexpensive pocket camera means that the image is not sharp but nevertheless I think it looks dramatic. The snow on the ledges provides pleasing highlights and the drama is enhanced by the perspective.

See Bird's Eye View of this location.

Mossley Hall was built in 1864 as the home of a wealthy mill owner but later became Mossley's Town Hall. Although now back in private ownership the grounds remain public, which was why I was allowed the plod up the snowy drive in the dark!

"Mossley Hall" is a contribution to Monochrome Weekend. Please follow the link to visit other sites taking part.


  1. It certainly looks dramatic. Lack of the orange glow gives it a timeless quality.

  2. kind of horror movie creepy...mysterious, and ominous to say the very least...GREAT SHOT!

  3. It might be a bit blurry but that just adds to the mood. I like it a lot.

  4. It looks very very spooky. The slightly blur effect adds in the mood for the photo.


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