Stunning photos capture unlikely beauty of Saltend Chemicals Park near Hull

Keith Britton, 53, is a semi-professional photographer whose love for local landscape scenery started five years ago when he wandered along Spurn Point’s coastline.

“I would go down to Spurn Point and take long exposure photographs, which make the clouds appear softer,” he said. “Long exposure doesn’t make much of a difference at Saltend, but I take varying close-ups and distance pictures to show off its uniqueness.

“In fact, some of my newer photographs have an exposure time of 200 seconds, which creates a great atmosphere in the picture.”

A committee member of the Photographic Club held at the Haven Arms, Mr Britton’s art work has been exhibited at Artlink in Princes Avenue and his due to be shown at Ripon later in the year.

“One of my photographs of Saltend is called Moonrise, which was voted number one in a Facebook art competition,” Mr Britton said. “I have had a lot of comments from people telling me Saltend is one of their favourite Hull landmarks.

“I think that is because it is so impressive at different times of the day. Someone once commented that it reminds them of a Christmas Tree. Personally, I associate it with coming home.”

But it’s not just Saltend that makes the Holderness a perfect place for picture taking. Mr Britton said: “Unlike many other places, Holderness is almost completely flat. That means you can always see the sunrise and the sunset, especially over the water. I think that’s why I enjoy photographing large landscapes so much.”

Source: Hull Daily Mail

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