#River Calder.....,so this is the result of civil engineering carried out for river flood prevention in our village.Where once stood a row of houses,a post office and a travel agents,has been replaced by what i can only describe as concrete Lego blocks.Whether this construction is going to be sufficient enough to hold back the river when in flood remains to be seen.Only a few weeks ago this river very nearly over topped after a storm called Brian dropped a considerable amount of rain within the valley.The flood sirens were activated,and again everyone prepared for the worse.The river level rose up to the first coarse of the white concrete barrier,and spand the full width of the river.Fortunately at that time it stopped raining.Panic over!..,but further back up stream,some people were not as lucky:


stefpics2: One can only hope it'll work, or at least minimize the damage. Great edit of this lovely image :)

Posted: 2017 Nov 12 10:02:06 AM

defimage2222: Thanks stef..,yeah probably just minimise the damage..,at the end of the day if it rains hard enough and long enough,it's gonna flood 😐

Posted: 2017 Nov 12 11:06:45 AM

_marisol: Concrete lego blocks! What a great saying for modern architecture and for some of its buildings hehe...very very beautiful edit, itΒ΄s like a painting but itΒ΄s also interesting to see how they have made progress in rebuilding....uuhm, has the reconstruction been slow or fast? I know the local politicians and their promises but great to see something new is under construction. Fabulous photo and esp the edit, really like your unique editing style. Have a lazy Sunday:):)

Posted: 2017 Nov 12 10:10:31 AM

defimage2222: Yep..,you'd think after hundreds of years of British engineering,ship,building,plus the industrial revolution..,it all comes down to this" concrete Le

Posted: 2017 Nov 12 11:20:31 AM
defimage2222: Lego blocks".To me it looks like it's unfinished..,but i wouldn't be surprised if they just abandoned the job

Posted: 2017 Nov 12 11:22:16 AM
defimage2222: IT'S been a slow job ,well behind schedule.Next job in this village is some bridging engineering,so they might drop back onto this job at a later date

Posted: 2017 Nov 12 11:26:16 AM
defimage2222: Thanks for your comments and feedback..,had to give this an edit,the original looked so flat..,

Posted: 2017 Nov 12 11:28:10 AM
defimage2222: The only trouble with this kind of edit is it puts to much noise in the sky...,but that's probably me being to picky..

Posted: 2017 Nov 12 11:30:01 AM
defimage2222: Anyway..,time to put the kettle on..,haha..and prepare the Sunday roast..Thanks Mari 😊

Posted: 2017 Nov 12 11:31:55 AM

_alessandro_: Wow!!! What a wonderful picture! It looks like a lithography of the great English masters of the eighteenth century! Great work my friend! Have a great Sunday!

Posted: 2017 Nov 12 10:15:33 AM

defimage2222: Thankyou Alessandro...,well I'm certainly pleased it comes across like that...,it's made my day..,cheers Alex 😊

Posted: 2017 Nov 12 11:34:34 AM

hogman72664: Doesn't look much to deal with floods like you had before. I sincerely hope it is though, it is a disgrace how spending equality favours the wealthy and business areas. All the best 😊

Posted: 2017 Nov 12 12:07:13 PM

defimage2222: Yeah your right David,it doesn't look like much,and it's only a relatively short stretch of defense...,

Posted: 2017 Nov 12 2:49:13 PM
defimage2222: Further back up river about a quarter of a mile is where its really vulnerable...,and they haven't even touched that..

Posted: 2017 Nov 12 2:51:05 PM
defimage2222: In fact when the river breached the walls further back it was straight into the main road and traveled through the village like a freight train..,

Posted: 2017 Nov 12 2:55:14 PM
defimage2222: Next time the river is in flood mode...I'll try to get down there with the camera :)

Posted: 2017 Nov 12 2:59:18 PM

bigfarmer: Like a beautiful painting really!

Posted: 2017 Nov 12 12:17:39 PM

defimage2222: Thankyou Daniel :)

Posted: 2017 Nov 12 3:00:05 PM

mariacarmen: So beautiful image😍 great edit!! πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Ohh, not floods again, I can understand your fear for this situation, in Mexico we have gone through so many floods, block of concrete are good, but sometimes it is not enough, I know that the rivers and their natural conservation is important for you, but sometimes you have to take other measures and not very pleasing to the eye

Posted: 2017 Nov 12 12:50:36 PM

mariacarmen: One of the solutions to avoid flooding would be to build it or build a small dam, it takes a lot of money, and space, but sometimes it is ideal, in my area we had that problem and a dam was built, it has been of great help For us, I hope things go better, friend πŸ™.. Stay safe❀

Posted: 2017 Nov 12 12:58:58 PM

defimage2222: Glad you like the picture Maria.IT'S an ongoing story relating to this subject as it affects the whole valley with homes and businesses that stretch f

Posted: 2017 Nov 12 3:03:35 PM
defimage2222: For about 20 miles.There are some natural flood plains along the way,but the shear force of nature doesn't take any prisoners..,hehe..,

Posted: 2017 Nov 12 3:06:04 PM
defimage2222: I suppose we just have to learn how to adapt.

Posted: 2017 Nov 12 3:07:48 PM
defimage2222: One suggestion was to plant more trees higher up on the hillsides so to slow down the rate of speed in which water flows..,

Posted: 2017 Nov 12 3:09:54 PM
defimage2222: Into the valley.But its a relatively small problem we have to contend with compared to Mexico..,

Posted: 2017 Nov 12 3:11:44 PM
defimage2222: The thought of devastating earthquakes,volcanoes,and pacific storms you have to contend with...,you have my full respect..,

Posted: 2017 Nov 12 3:13:32 PM
defimage2222: Thanks again my friend..and keep safe 😊

Posted: 2017 Nov 12 3:15:28 PM

syareha: Hi dee ! Wahhh so beautiful ^_^

Posted: 2017 Nov 12 1:39:46 PM

defimage2222: Hey there syareha...,glad you like the picture of my small village over here in the u.k..West Yorkshire 😊

Posted: 2017 Nov 12 3:17:32 PM

ttomzz: ...have to agree on the edit, but like you said if the waters come that far up all you can do is watch, and wait!!! I'm wondering how much damage did the church receive? 😎

Posted: 2017 Nov 12 2:01:57 PM

defimage2222: Cheers ttomzz..,yeah once a river makes it mind up there is absolutely nothing anyone can do,other than watch and wait...,

Posted: 2017 Nov 12 3:20:18 PM
defimage2222: and yeah..,that church is extremely vulnerable...,it got flooded out last time,and as you can see their is only that embankment between river and church

Posted: 2017 Nov 12 3:23:01 PM
defimage2222: They have had structural engineers check it out,and the integrity of the ground and foundation's...,

Posted: 2017 Nov 12 3:25:43 PM
defimage2222: So you'd think they would have built a wall up to protect it from further flooding...,

Posted: 2017 Nov 12 3:27:37 PM
defimage2222: But that would take brains to figure that one out...haha..,maybe they'll get round to it...😌

Posted: 2017 Nov 12 3:30:04 PM

charmychelle: It’s a pain that whenever these storms arrive, they almost always drift up north and severely affect the most vulnerable and flood-prone areas...πŸ˜• I think I remember you saying before that whatever could be done with flood defenses would likely just minimize the damage than stop it altogether, and now we have an example here...I can only hope that this work will be successfully completed and that we never have to see a flood similar to that again...πŸ™ It’s a beautiful edit, well done! πŸ‘Œ Have a great Sunday, Dee! xxx

Posted: 2017 Nov 12 2:19:29 PM

defimage2222: Thankyou charmy...,This Saga has dragged on a bit..hehe..,3 years nearly...,it's probably just a quick fix for now...,

Posted: 2017 Nov 12 3:34:24 PM
defimage2222: Until it happens again...,I'm becoming a bit of an expert in river flooding..,

Posted: 2017 Nov 12 3:35:45 PM
defimage2222: .It only takes about two to three inches of rain for 24 hours for that river to get dangerously high..,it's all the run off from the surrounding hillsi

Posted: 2017 Nov 12 3:38:00 PM
defimage2222: Hillsides that causes it do what it does...,anyway its an opportunity to take a picture and have a rant..hehe..,

Posted: 2017 Nov 12 3:43:47 PM
defimage2222: All the best charmy m8..enjoy the rest of your Sunday 😊

Posted: 2017 Nov 12 3:44:37 PM

_marisol: Dee, if the noise causes troubles, try the app called Fotor, itΒ΄s available for Lumia and itΒ΄s free. It has a decent DeNoise feature, absolutely worth trying even if you donΒ΄t need the other features of the app...well, it has a lot of filters and basic editing function plus some other stuff. Think you should check it out, I still have a desktop version. Used to I edited all my pics with it, same pics you can see here on 'Time Machine' :)

Posted: 2017 Nov 12 7:56:26 PM

defimage2222: Cheers Mari...,yeah I've got that app on my phone but hardly ever use it..,I've just had a quick look...,

Posted: 2017 Nov 12 10:14:58 PM
defimage2222: and can't seem to find that de-noise function for some reason...,I'm probably just missing something...,either that or sit down at my computer and sor

Posted: 2017 Nov 12 10:17:39 PM
defimage2222: Sort it out that way,with some proper software.Trouble is I'm constantly distracted with everything going on at home..

Posted: 2017 Nov 12 10:20:46 PM
defimage2222: Honestly i hardly get 5 minutes to myself...,I'll find a way round it though.Congrats on the F1 🏁 result πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘

Posted: 2017 Nov 12 10:25:54 PM

syareha: Ouhh .. Look very beautiful .. >_<

Posted: 2017 Nov 13 11:12:57 AM

jerry0522: I love your work on this Dee!!! I sure hope it can stand up to whatever Mother Nature can through at it but I'm not super confident! Brilliant image of this place with so much detail :):)

Posted: 2017 Nov 13 5:35:17 PM

defimage2222: Appreciate that Jerry..,shot this with the canon and edited by phone..,

Posted: 2017 Nov 13 10:59:06 PM
defimage2222: And here we are nearly three years down the line and ended up with a row of concrete...,

Posted: 2017 Nov 13 11:00:52 PM
defimage2222: .The river looks tame in this shot..,virtually down to a trickle...,but when in flood mode it'll span the full width,side to side,and level with the to

Posted: 2017 Nov 13 11:04:16 PM
defimage2222: Top..,quite a beast in full flow..,probably won't have to wait long for that to happen again..nxt time I'll try to get a shot at it 😊

Posted: 2017 Nov 13 11:06:43 PM

puma.luca: This picture is fantastic, reminds me of a picture or photo you find on history books in particular in the chapter on the first industrialization. I love this picture, congratulations !!

Posted: 2017 Nov 17 10:06:30 AM

defimage2222: Thankyou puma...,it's an industrial part of history is this valley :)

Posted: 2017 Nov 17 10:01:23 PM

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