THIS STRIKING photograph of the M62 near Huddersfield was taken in the early evening high up from Scammonden Bridge.

It was captured by amateur photographer Paul Sykes from Bradley whose parents live at Scammonden.

And he gave us an insight into the tricks of the trade.

“It was taken early evening in the rush hour on the B6114 right in the middle of Scammonden Bridge, just as the motorway lights were coming on,’’ said Paul. “I took a series of 15 second shots to blur the lights and then layer them together.

“I think it is composed of six or seven pictures. I am new to photography, but I was pleased with the result.’’

He added: “The camera used was my Olympus E-410 DSLR on a tripod. The wind was gusting so strongly – if I had let go of the tripod it would have blown over the edge so I am surprised at the detail.’’

We have had some fantastic photographs sent in – and please keep them coming.

If your eye has been caught by a landscape, sunny faces, a community event or a great building then send those images in too.

We are always keen to celebrate the town’s achievements, its spirit and its people. So get out the camera and share your view of what makes Huddersfield so special.

Send entries to or you can drop them in the post to: Picture of the Week, Features department, Huddersfield Examiner, Queen Street South, Huddersfield, HD1 3DU.