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Ribblehead Viaduct

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 23 November 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Photographed during a joint photo shoot in the Yorkshire Dales on Saturday with John Leech:

It's a victorian railway viaduct dating from the 1870s.....with 24 huge stone 30 metre high arches and 400m long it's an astonishing and dramatic part of the landscape.

NIKON D40 1/30 second F/4.2 ISO 360 37 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful view , I like this composition the sky and the BW processing

23 Nov 2009 5:51am

@Didier DE ZAN: Thanks Didier.....I might yet add more black to this one.

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

very nice image, very well composed

23 Nov 2009 6:40am

@Alun: Thanks Alun!

Babzy from Besançon, France

great composition !

23 Nov 2009 7:30am

@Babzy: Thanks Babzy!

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Beautiful view and b/w.

23 Nov 2009 7:48am

@Paco Díaz: Thanks Paco!

k@ from Paris, France

Love the rail-like and the big white cloud smoked above*

23 Nov 2009 8:32am

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Beautiful image!

23 Nov 2009 9:40am

Foto-aksent from Binkom, Belgium

I like the tranquility of this image.

23 Nov 2009 11:43am

Fred from Manila, Philippines

Wonderful place this is Ian. The composition and the post-processing is very effective in this image. The b&w toning is perfect. Great job!

23 Nov 2009 12:47pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

A timeless scene captured so well!
Do the trains still run on it?

23 Nov 2009 1:36pm

@Ian Smith: Thanks Ian....John said that they still run a few trains across each week. I'd love to see one of those old steam trains go across at full speed!

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

I like the clouds, I think that they add a dramatic touch to the scene.

23 Nov 2009 3:06pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


23 Nov 2009 3:48pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

This hss excellent tone! I love the juxtaposition of the man made arches surrounded by nature.

23 Nov 2009 6:33pm

missparis from PARIS, France

Simple et beau

23 Nov 2009 6:54pm

Bishop from Houston, United States

More black? (re your response to Didier) I think I like it as it is... but it would be definitely interesting to see the result if you do decide to add more black! :)

23 Nov 2009 8:35pm

John Leech from Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom

I thought I'd better look up the timetable rather than go on rash assumption. They run 9 trains daily in each direction, 8 on a Sunday. It looks like we must only just have missed one! As mentioned on Flickr, I think you've caught the mood of the location very well with this shot.

23 Nov 2009 9:46pm

@John Leech: Never mind!....I'm sure the local diesel electric commuter train wouldn't have had quite the same impact visually as the 'Flying Scotsman' with a full head of steam. I quite like the quietness of this version without a train :-)

Stu from Home: Scotland | Residing in Kyoto, Japan

This is magnificent! As John said, the mood is wonderful. I'm hoping you return as I'd love to see another shot WITH the Flying Scotsman!

23 Nov 2009 11:48pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

superb composition - i like the low placement of the bridge in this frame - the clouds above give this scene its mood and feel - they add that extra element of drama to the landscape...

24 Nov 2009 1:16am

pedro alexandre from loures, Portugal

the composition and light was perfect on this one, very symple with no complications.

25 Nov 2009 1:48pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

magnifique graphisme dans cette image.

29 Nov 2009 8:32pm

1/30 second
ISO 360
37 mm (35mm equiv.)