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Bridge over the River Severn

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 15 June 2008 in Architecture and Portfolio.

This is the other main bridge over the River Severn linking South Wales with England. It was built 30 years before the one on yesterday's photo.

NIKON D40 1/640 second F/8.0 ISO 200 15 mm (35mm equiv.)

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bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Beautiful work!

15 Jun 2008 5:21am

@bluechameleon: Thanks very much!

El Jefe from Almeria, Spain

Impresionante imagen. Un buen trabajo en blanco y negro.

15 Jun 2008 5:38am

@El Jefe: Thanks for that!

MahGol from Tehran, Iran

awesome and .

15 Jun 2008 5:56am

@MahGol: Awesome always sounds nice! There's rarely a need for 'and' or anything else :-)

Helen from Melbourne, Australia

The briliance goes on. Amazing work Ian.

15 Jun 2008 6:03am

@Helen: Thanks Helen...I'm very flattered that you like my photos :-)

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Outstanding I love the moody sky reflected in the water, such a fantastic depth of field, bravo always Ian

15 Jun 2008 6:44am

@Lorraine: Thanks very much Lorraine....I'm really pleased that you liked it!

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Ian - This is masterful. You mentioned that you love coastal imagery and this certainly reflects that passion. Beautifully produced in every respect.

15 Jun 2008 7:14am

@Stephen Phillips: Thanks Stephen....well, I was born and was brought up on the North West coast of England - it's only 8 years ago that I moved to the hills in the middle of the country. There's a simplicity and directness about the coast that I really love photographing.

Shun from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

These colors are truly stunning.

15 Jun 2008 7:43am

@Shun: Hi Shun!...Thanks very much (I assume you mean the B&W tones.)

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Nice one Ian...great angle.

15 Jun 2008 8:40am

@Ted: Thanks Ted!

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Amazing capture, wonderful B+W!

15 Jun 2008 9:09am

@Stefan: Thanks very much Stefan!

Alfredo J. Martiz J. from Tokyo, Japan

Fantastic photo Ian!

15 Jun 2008 9:40am

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

Fiona from Nürnberg, Germany

Feels like driving to future. Great picture.

15 Jun 2008 10:04am

@Fiona: Thanks Fiona!

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

Another beauty. You keep cranking these out like it is effortless. ...perhaps in your case it is effortless. Beautiful work either way.

15 Jun 2008 10:13am

@Jeff: Hi Jeff....It's a bit like the swan I know what I mean I'm sure - very nice to look at on the surface but a lot of paddling and effort under the water where it can't be seen :-)

Putting a photo up every day that I'm proud of isn't at all easy. I've been doing this for a year now with just one break last Easter. I find it frustrating that I am not able to answer everyone's kind comments as frequently as I used to be able to do, but it's either that or posting photos less frequently.

At some point I'm going to have to switch to posting new photos less often - maybe two or three times a week. What's your thoughts on the issue?

Véronique from PARIS, France

Fantastic photo

15 Jun 2008 10:46am

@Véronique: Thanks Véronique!

Marie from FRESNES, France

c'est magnifique !

15 Jun 2008 11:16am

@Marie: Thanks Marie...that's very good of you!

Baz from Teglia, United Kingdom


15 Jun 2008 12:07pm

@Baz: Thanks Baz!


very nice

15 Jun 2008 12:38pm

@MOHAMMAD: Thanks Mohammad!

Cheryl from Texas, United States

another beautiful shot, I think the white frame is a little distracting though

15 Jun 2008 12:43pm

@Cheryl: Thanks Cheryl....perhaps the white frame suits some photos better than others.

Jan from Bruges, Belgium

Great capture and b&w post-processing !!! My 2 cents? Maybe the white border is too big.

15 Jun 2008 1:36pm

@Jan: Thanks Jan!...I see that you're with Cheryl on the white border.

drum from carcavelos, Portugal

good perspective and compo
cool one

15 Jun 2008 2:11pm

@drum: Thanks very much Drum!

hugo poon from Hong Kong

Superb capture and beautiful PP!! Great work Ian!

Happy Father's Day to you and all Dads out there!:-)


15 Jun 2008 2:15pm

@hugo poon: Thanks Hugo....I spent Father's Day with my family and lots of other Dads playing cricket in some lovely sunshine and beautiful countryside. I enjoyed it very much!

TILALA from bordeaux, France

A really great shot !

15 Jun 2008 2:31pm

@TILALA: Thanks very much Tilala!

Nataly from Santa Monica, United States

Very nice image, Ian! How much I miss clouds in the sky.

15 Jun 2008 2:36pm

@Nataly: Thanks Nataly....yes, this kind of sky is perfect for photography. England is a great place for photography with lots of variety in the climate and scenery. Just occasionally though in the Winter when daily we only have about 7 hours of weak sunlight I'd swop places with you in Santa Monica :-)

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

rather striking.

15 Jun 2008 2:43pm

@Daniel: Thanks very much Daniel!

[suvni:R] from Brussels, Belgium

extraordinary. very beautiful framing of the subject.

15 Jun 2008 4:53pm

@[suvni:R]: Thanks very much!

Eric Fry from Houston, TX, United States

A masterful photo, Ian. Such a sense of foreboding from the clouds...

15 Jun 2008 5:05pm

@Eric Fry: Thanks Eric...that's really good of you!

Denis P from LANESTER, France


15 Jun 2008 5:47pm

@Denis P: Thanks Denis!

Stu from Kyoto, Japan

Magnificent shot, Ian. Such drama.

15 Jun 2008 10:17pm

@Stu: Thanks very much Stu!

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

The bridge has no end in sight giving the impression that it could be endless, beautiful work. If you can post daily, its thrilling but requires a lot of preparation and time.

16 Jun 2008 12:30am

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, United States

your shots are always so 'spot on'. wonderful composition and clarity. bravo!

16 Jun 2008 1:24am

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

This has all your signatures and I'd recognize it as yours anywhere (which I mean in a good way). You have a very strong sense of the sea and of the human interactions with the sea, whether bridges or boats. You also are very good at composing for distance and understanding how to bring elements into a coherent composition. I am always impressed.

16 Jun 2008 1:33am

Margie from Auckland, New Zealand

I'm a bit late and I think everybody has already said it all! I love it, the sky in particular is spectacular. Well done.

16 Jun 2008 9:39am

m a r t a from Spain

Very nice Ian, wonderful capture.

16 Jun 2008 10:05am

Anthony Lambert from Germany

I´ve travelled back and forth over this bridge so often,it has never looked so good,well done.

16 Jun 2008 3:21pm

horoabe from Romania

really great!

17 Jun 2008 6:53am

Jean-Benoît Maréchal from Dinant, Belgium

Very nice composition !

17 Jun 2008 6:26pm

Klaus from Augsburg, Germany

Ian, this is a incredible shot, the contrast so good, dramatic sky, all things a image need!

19 Jun 2008 5:23pm

Claus from Herfølge, Denmark

Very nice, the composition is perfect, and to do it in black and white was a great choise!

19 Jun 2008 8:57pm

1/640 second
ISO 200
15 mm (35mm equiv.)