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Bridge over the River Severn

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 14 June 2008 in Transportation and Portfolio.

This is a photo at sunset of the 3 mile long bridge over the River Severn that links England with South Wales

NIKON D40 1/4000 second F/8.0 ISO 200 82 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

What a place to be at!
This is a really beautiful image. Great golden colors.

14 Jun 2008 6:30am

@Ana Lúcia: Thanks very much was a beautiful sunset!

MahGol from Tehran, Iran


14 Jun 2008 7:09am

@MahGol: Hi MahGol...thanks!

missparis from Paris, France

very very beautiful

14 Jun 2008 9:57am

@missparis: Thanks very much Veronique!

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Very good. Just in the right moment.

14 Jun 2008 10:30am

@António Pires: Thanks for that António!

Margie from Auckland, New Zealand

Simple, stunning, beautiful!

14 Jun 2008 10:34am

@Margie: Thanks Margie!

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Exquisite :)

14 Jun 2008 11:01am

@Lorraine: Cheers Lorraine!

paulski from Muncie, IN, United States


14 Jun 2008 12:26pm

@paulski: Thanks Paulski!

Cheryl from Texas, United States

you've captured the sun setting at just the perfect time for this image!! wonderful!!

14 Jun 2008 1:05pm

@Cheryl: Thanks!... I was lucky that there was a convenient spot from which to take the photo so that I got the sun behind the bridge.

Andrew Gould from Sydney, Australia

Superb image. Wonderful light, composition and processing. No words can do the aesthetic excellence of this justice, so I'll stop...

14 Jun 2008 1:16pm

@Andrew Gould: Thanks very much Andrew...that's very kind of you!

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

A piece of art, Ian.

14 Jun 2008 2:03pm

@Michael Skorulski: Thanks was a piece of luck to be in the right spot to get this shot with suitable weather so that the setting sun wasn't obscured by cloud (a compartively rare event here in the UK :-)

Marie Le Corre from Dauphiné, France

very beautiful work. Colours are fabulous !

14 Jun 2008 2:35pm

@Marie Le Corre: Thanks very much Marie!....I usually post process all my images to get the most out of them but this is exactly as it came from my camera apart from a small crop (it was taken with the kit lens as well)

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Top marks sir...but you could've warned me earlier I might've taken mine down!
I am really looking forward to seeing the Clifton ones...having spent a number of months working in Bristol and passing under the Suspension bridge daily I often wondered how best to shoot it...I'm hoping you'll answer that. In fact I know you will! Regards.

14 Jun 2008 4:17pm

@Ted: Hi Ted...well as I mentioned in my reply to your comment on my photo from yesterday, it was this shot of yours that made me want to see the bridge for myself in the first place. I switched to my kit lens to get this photo as the bridge looked a bit small viewed through my 10-20 lens. It's a very awkward thing to photograph isn't it!

The Clifton photo is up at DPR if you want to get a sneak preview.....there's a cave halfway down the cliff face and that would be the ideal spot if I ever return there and if I can find a way to get access. In the meantime all the shots I've got are from the top of the cliff like everyone else. I used the 10-20 on that one and it was ideal.

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece


14 Jun 2008 4:42pm

@Dimitrios: Thanks Dimitrios!

NJ & SB Photography from Spain

Preciosa puesta de sol, el reflejo en el agua bellísimo!!

14 Jun 2008 5:47pm

@NJ & SB Photography: Thanks very much Nuria!

Anthony Lambert from Germany

AH !!! The road home,I´ll be traveling over the Severn bridge in 4 weeks time on the way to Pembrokeshire.I hope it looks as good as this when I drive over.Great shot.

14 Jun 2008 7:08pm

@Anthony Lambert: Hi Anthony!...there's a photo of the other Severn bridge tomorrow. I hope you like it!

Paolo from Italy

you say you've been lucky, but it takes a lot of skill to be lucky like you...

14 Jun 2008 9:11pm

@Paolo: Thanks Paolo...the photo itself couldn't have been more simple but I was very lucky to have got the opportunity to be there to be able to capture this image.

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

Lovely image or the way back home:)

14 Jun 2008 10:19pm

@Alun Lambert: Thanks Alun!

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful light and picture.

15 Jun 2008 12:51am

@akarui: Thanks Akarui!

amy from Rocky Mountain House, Canada

Another perfect moment, Ian. Bravo!!

15 Jun 2008 3:05am

@amy: Thanks very much Amy!

Klaus from Augsburg, Germany

Ian, great one .. you have great b&w .. but i like also your colored captures .. very nice!

16 Jun 2008 1:07pm

Michael Rawluk from Prince George, Canada

That is another wonderful shot, Ian. The positioning of the sun is ideal.

16 Jun 2008 6:27pm

dan from Paris, France

This image is also beautiful as a postcard!

17 Jun 2008 7:23pm

Claus from Herfølge, Denmark

It looks amazing how you have captured the sun just when it hits the bridge!

19 Jun 2008 9:02pm

Emily Ng from Studying in: Adelaide, Australia | Home:, Singapore

nice highlight intersecting the bridge n sun! somehow i'm drawn to the overlaping triangles on the left

14 Oct 2008 9:13pm

1/4000 second
ISO 200
82 mm (35mm equiv.)