Share this photo on Twitter Share this photo on Facebook

Packhorse Bridge, Watendlath, Cumbria

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 12 March 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Another photo from my recent visit to The Lake District of North West England.

By the way, for all you those of you out there of Scandinavian ancestry, the word Watendlath apparantly derives from the Old Norse 'vatn-endi-hlaoa', meaning water-end barn.

NIKON D40 1/80 second F/8.0 ISO 200 15 mm (35mm equiv.)

Like what you see here and are interested in photographic composition?.....the blog section of my website now has a complete set of 5 articles covering my personal approach to the subject: Ian Bramham Photography - Blog

For purchasing high quality archival prints of any of these photos you can send me an email by clicking here or by going to my website Ian Bramham - Fine Art Photography where prices are listed in the gallery sections under each individual photo.

See The Light from Newcastle, United States

Beautiful color and composition.

12 Mar 2008 6:21am

@See The Light: Thanks very much Mary!

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

I love the look of the bridge's ancient stones.

12 Mar 2008 10:40am

@Viewfinder: Thanks very much Viewfinder!

paulski from Muncie, United States

nice; love the perspective. beautiful countryside...

12 Mar 2008 11:36am

@paulski: Thanks Paulski!

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Hi Ian, such a beautiful location, and a wonderful perspective . I really must visit this place sometime soon!

12 Mar 2008 1:51pm

@Ian Smith: Thanks Ian,

Yes, I love the colours in the lake District, even on a windy and cold Winter's day like this's the kind of place that makes you glad to be alive!

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

It's such a marvelous view, and the colors are those of earth and sky. Very well composed so that the image hangs together as a unit rather than as discrete sections welded together. Beautiful.

12 Mar 2008 1:57pm


It's the natural colours that are part of the attraction for me in this part of the world......the structures and buildings are all built of local stone and so have a really natural connection to the landscape.

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

The location is so wonder that your shot attracts immediately the viewer inside it! The texture of the brigde is remarkable and the whole atmosphere so inviting.

12 Mar 2008 2:42pm

@Japanalia: Hi Gabriela!.....indeed it is a very inspiring place. The bridge seems to spring naturally from the landscape doesn't it!

KimberleyC from United States

Beautiful Ian!!

12 Mar 2008 3:44pm

@KimberleyC: Thanks Kimberly!

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

Your photo has all the right elements. Magical!

12 Mar 2008 7:11pm

@Michael Skorulski: Thanks Michael!

Alfredo J. Martiz J. from Tokyo, Japan

Beautiful composition Ian, that's a wonderful bridge!

12 Mar 2008 11:31pm

@Alfredo J. Martiz J.: Thanks very much Alfredo!

Michael Rawluk from Prince George, Canada

That is a sweet shot of a stunning bridge.

12 Mar 2008 11:56pm

drphoto from Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Great image. I likr the way you've framed it so the river and the sky conspire to make the bridge the focal point.


13 Mar 2008 12:40am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

beautiful composition and also very well exposed - looks like a great place to visit!

13 Mar 2008 12:53am

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

Such a rare find, the stones and bridge make a great shot.

13 Mar 2008 1:11am

amy from Rocky Mountain House, Canada

I echo all those before me!! And you are going to absolutely love that CS3. I just upgraded to it and am gobsmacked with it. ;-)

13 Mar 2008 1:43am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

How did I miss this Epic photo, it's brilliant, absolutely can't do better than this Ian, this is beyond ....beyond any compliments I have!
I'm not going to give it a 5 star 'cause it would not do it justice!

13 Mar 2008 9:46am

tom from Frankfurt, Germany

I like the composition and the weathered look of the bridge.

17 Mar 2008 10:13pm

bhk from Poland

Excellent composition, I like the way the bridge carries on eyesight onto background.

8 Jun 2008 11:58am



13 Nov 2008 5:43pm

1/80 second
ISO 200
15 mm (35mm equiv.)