Good Morning Everyone,
This is the suspension bridge over the River Derwent at Portinscale. It is part of a scenic pathway linking Portinscale with the popular Lakeland town of Keswick.
It really is a strange experience to cross this bridge, for footsteps cause the bridge to vibrate and give the impression that a whole army of people are walking across. The first time I took my friend's dog across, he refused to move!! However, he was persuaded, eventually, to cross!
The view across the bridge, in this direction towards Keswick, is beautiful, with the hills of Skiddaw and Latrigg forming part of the background.
As you can see, on a sunny day, the shadows become another feature!
Have a great day, Bev :-)
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papagolf21 (86056) 2014-04-16 0:16
Bonjour, chère Bev,
Très bel effet de perspective réalisé à travers cette composition.
Le cadrage est parfait pour valoriser ce pont et l'environnement.
Très bonne journée.
danos (86621) 2014-04-16 0:18
very nice the view as the presentation of the suspension bridge that adds depth and perspective in the scene.The shadows on the surface of the bridge create a beautiful effect in it.Well done.
besnard (53515) 2014-04-16 0:25
Bien cadré ce pont, l'image est profonde et bien réalisée.
Amitiés et bonne journée.
serp2000 (39982) 2014-04-16 1:14
Hi, Bev! Good morning!
I like to walk through the suspension bridges, it is like an adventure and amazing effect. I also like this photo, clever vertical composition. Good example of so interesting graphic and splendid colors.
Greetings from LA!
amaryllis (34765) 2014-04-16 1:33
J'imagine vraiment quand beaucoup de personnes traversent ce pont, les vibrations doivent être intenses et on doit penser que le pont va lâcher....
Une belle perspective et la luminosité superbe et donc les ombres sont bien réalisées
williewhistler (14087) 2014-04-16 1:40
the upright format works ever so well,as does the wide angle lens which you have used to good effect to capture a lovely view across the bridge.
The receding lines help to create a nice depth as well as giving the shot a good dynamic touch.
Kind regards Les.
Giustiniani (3342) 2014-04-16 2:02
une belle profondeur d'image avec un beau au bout du pont.
timecapturer (48620) 2014-04-16 2:23
looks like your trigger finger has moved Lakeland south. No worries I put a Greek shot in the UK recently. I have to admit I did think why have I never seen this bridge on my sojourns through Cornwall. I love your POV and perspective here it is most effective and the shadows add that really enticing element to the view. Execution is perfect as is the presentation.
Regards - B.
Noel_Byrne (24199) 2014-04-16 4:39
Lovely scene this bridge looks like it is linking us right into the natural beauty of the mountains. The natural colors and tones are very nice too, especially in contrast to the bright bridge.
Isn't it funny how steps effect bridges like this ! I have heard of some in the uk where troops marching across must march out of formation as the strong steps of sonny in unison can cause bridges to collapse. I had to laugh when I thought of your dogs expression as he refused to budge :)
Sergiom (59914) 2014-04-16 5:09
Quand j'étais jeune il y avait un pont semblable près de chez nous et c'était toute une aventure de le traverser à pleine vitesse en bicyclette. Le point de vue donne de la profondeur à l'ensemble.
SnapRJW (31087) 2014-04-16 5:29
Hello Bev - Beautifully presented shot with excellent use of perspective to draw the viewer into the scene. The graphic lines of the pedestrian bridge combined with the strong shadows act as a good structure around which the softer landscape is contrasted. The small group of figures add to the narrative of the bridge.
Nicely managed with good colours and contrasts. I like what I see.
Nicou (121846) 2014-04-16 7:10
quelle perspective et vue superbe et ce jeu d'ombres et lumières sur la pont avec les personnages la structure blanche quelle vue et compo sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
jurek1951 (42156) 2014-04-16 7:24
great view, this is a superb photo of this famous bridge, the composition is spectacular, beautiful lights and details,
ikeharel (57080) 2014-04-16 7:50
Good evening Beverly,
Hope those swings did not cause truble when taken this photo, the view acros show beautiful landscape, agreed upon what mentioned in the note.
There is always some problem taking photo from a bridge, any slight "wobble" can deteriorate the pic. sharpness - but managed super.
saxo042 (37544) 2014-04-16 8:35
A good POV, the bridge adds an attractive form in the picture. The shadows contribute to the fine pattern. Also a very beautiful and impressive landscape further north. I looked at the Google street view and it is obvious that this bridge is a very popular goal for hikers. The road north of the river was filled with parked cars and recreational vehicles.
Romano46 (18432) 2014-04-16 10:18
Ciao cara Beverley
una foto che denota un grande dinamismo con il particolare POV e le corde del ponte che disegnano archi nel cielo.
Bello anche il contrasto di colori tra il bianco del ponte e la quiete della campagna.
Ottima composizione e ripresa eccellente.
Ciao e buona serata
rbassin (18155) 2014-04-16 10:23
une très belle composition verticale, ce pont est superbe et crée une bonne perspective.
Energysavingelk (1207) 2014-04-16 11:27
a good document of torsional movement of a suspension bridge. The most famous incident of that kind accurred on Nov 7th, 1940, starring Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington, U.S., also know as "Galloping Gertie". Hope your bridge won't collapse the same way!
Generations of students have been shown that movie, which in several versions is available at Youtube.
Hang tough, don't throw up!
chawax (19384) 2014-04-16 11:31
Good point of view that uses the perspective lines of the bridge to drive our look to the mountains. When I saw the moutnains in the background, I couldn't imagine this picture was token in Cornwall but rather in Wales or Scotland.
Have a nice evening,
Graal (97425) 2014-04-16 13:42
nice composition and perspective here. Bridge I like. Interesting construction. Well done photo.
Have a nice evening.
jcpix (13658) 2014-04-16 16:17
A wonderful composition which plays right into the hands of a highlight feature, the shadows. How's that for an oxymoron? :)
Super use of the graphic element which nature has provided by shining brightly over your scene. Drawn towards the distance with ease, the perspective is outstanding.
I've driven over a bridge that basically floats on the water, so I fully understand the feeling and trepidation of crossing something seemingly unstable. It sure makes one keep their wits about them however, right? lol
Bright, focused, detailed and carrying a idea of Spring time fresh air. Now, time to make the walk across...let's go! Enjoy the new day. All the best.
fabianoleite (9545) 2014-04-17 7:32
Good centered perspective of the bridge. Great depth, with a wonderful background. Amazing picture, congratulations!
mjw364 (7408) 2014-04-17 10:07
Great use of line, and pattern here. they create a nice linear perspective thus creating depth and your eye is led right through to that great blue sky.
Well done - enjoy your weekend.
nikkitta (14852) 2014-04-17 13:54
Like walk along this kind of bridge, this seems quite sure besides and add deep and perspective at the composition, good play with the shadows
I like also the landscape at the far left, green field and cattle
Didi (56843) 2014-04-18 9:34
Vey nice perspective on the bridge with interesting pattern os shades
Very good lights ambiance
jemaflor (84629) 2014-04-22 23:19
Interesting depth effect with the perspective, good light and result with shades, good detail with people,tfs.
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (29475)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-04-14
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D-300, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX, 62 mm HOYA Circular Polarize
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-16 0:12