Parts of the following can be seen in the background (from left to right):
- the Inner Bailey South Angle Tower and the Inner Bailey Wall of York Castle;
- the clock tower of the Debtor's Prison;
- the upper storey of the Female Prison Building; and
- Castle Mills Bridge.
The top of the image is filled with a clear blue sky.
Reflections of many of the above can be seen in the slightly rippled surface of the water (bottom).
At the extreme left hand side of the image, a small patch of white water can be seen. This is the outflow from the bypass sluice.