PHOTOGRAPHY ALONG THE SID
Over the years, a lot of pictures have been taken of and along the River Sid.
There are photos of the River going back to the nineteenth century:
The local photography club has some stunning images of the River on its website:
Just to pick a couple of contemporary personal pages and professional websites:
Here’s a sample of what’s available online at Geograph:
With lots more here:
And there’s always a google search:
Here are some galleries taken since the inception of this project:
Here are some beautiful photos from local photographer Paul Claydon:
And these are from his Facebook pages – see especially of the town centre’s pair of otters:
Taken 25th August 2021 by Richard Eley at Fortescue.
A really beautiful photo taken by Simon Horn and posted on Sidmouth Community Facebook – of a section of the same Fortescue part of the river.
More from the Sid Nature Reserve at Fortescue:
Says Richard Eley: “The middle photo shows a tree that has been engulfed by a change in the path of the river, but it grows on regardless.”
Taken 28th December 2021 by Richard Eley at Fortescue.
“Photos of the river towards Sidford. In quite full flood this morning. The trees are mainly alder, and the medium sized vegetation is mainly Japanese Knotweed. The bottom photo shows the route of the river about five years ago. After really heavy rain, the river returns temporarily to its old route.”
Taken on the morning of 23rd January by Richard Eley at Fortescue.
“We have giant snowdrops on the land – I have no idea why.”
Photos taken over the last few years – just uploaded onto the ‘River Sid Nature Reserve’ instagram pages:
From the “Tales from the Sid” – a regular, weekly posting of something on the River. This is celebrating the River in photography in May:
A wonderfully sylvan view along the River at Fortescue by local photographer Richard Powell:
With more from this month here:
With another batch here:
A piece on invasive species – photos by Jan Metcalf of the SVBG Water Monitoring Project:
More on invasives – and a photo from Charles Sinclair of the SVBG:
Here are some photos of a walk up the Byes in September. Lots of lovely dappled light: