52/2013 Week 7


Week 7 already and as I’ve got a busy schedule I thought I’d get this one in early.

The Marine Lake in Rhyl is a man-made reservoir next to the mouth of the River Clwyd, and was officially opened in 1895. Situated in the west of the town, the lake is approximately 12 hectares in size, and is managed by Denbighshire County Council. In pas times the lake was a busy tourist destination, with fairground rides and a zoo, nearby. Rhyl Miniature Railway is the only original attraction remaining on the site, a narrow gauge railway that travels around the lake and is now based at the new museum and railway centre. The railway has been running round the lakes since 1911.

Nowadays the lake is mainly used for a range of water sports and recreational activities.

52/2013 Week 7

Marine Lake is connected to the sea via a sluice gate and can take water from the harbour at certain high tides. In the centre of the lake there is an island which has been noted as a significant roosting site for wild birds.

Right, that’s it for me this week. I’m off to continue reading “The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest”, the third and final book in the excellent Millennium series by Stieg Larsson. One of the great things for me is that I recognise many of the places and districts that are mentioned in the book because our company headquarters were in Stockholm.

 

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8 thoughts on “52/2013 Week 7

  1. stephenransome February 12, 2013 / 23:15

    Looks very good on here Mike, on Flickr too. A smashin shot, nothing overdone. I love that “boat tie” in the foreground, great texture.

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    • Mike Hardisty February 13, 2013 / 08:25

      Took a couple of goes to get the DOF right…

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  2. petspeopleandlife February 13, 2013 / 01:53

    What a pretty scene. Muted sunset colors reflected on the stillness of the water And,that long wooden dock makes a rustic scene. Enjoyed the history of the lake and the fact that it can acquire sea water. Very interesting.

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    • Mike Hardisty February 13, 2013 / 20:44

      I had to read up on the lake. I always thought it was freshwater. Must admit I do like the colours myself.

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  3. Jane Lurie February 13, 2013 / 13:30

    Beautiful image, Mike. Love the composition with the cleat in the foreground. The leading line invites me to jump right in!

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    • Mike Hardisty February 13, 2013 / 14:18

      It would be a bit cold at this time of the year, Jane. Thank you for your comment, though

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  4. Cheryl Andrews February 14, 2013 / 15:37

    Stunning image, all the more so by your tale of the lake and the post-processing! I’ve read the Larsson trilogy too.

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    • Mike Hardisty February 15, 2013 / 08:41

      Great books, halfway through the final one, Shame he died….

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