Next year is not going to be an easy year as part of Europe and Americas try to settle their massive debt issues. Strict financial controls and tough decisions will need to be made so that we can start turning corners.. It will also be a time of building genuine friendships where trust and honesty play a key role in redevelopment. Its time we built bridges and strengthend the ones we have.. Time for caring about a fellow man and help him to build his own bridges.. I wish you all strength, fellowship and friendship going into 2012..
PS for purposes of not having this image removed.
This is Smardale viaduct near Cosby Garrett.. Built over 100 years ago and still standing, but sadly not in use..
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Bluejeans (64247) 2011-12-31 3:20
Ola Richard ,
Linda esta tua foto de inverno com esta paisagem coberta de neve , fantástica esta ponte com estes arcos , bom contraste de cores, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Bom Ano de 2012
siolaw (38274) 2011-12-31 3:33
You have good balance between light and shade, strong depth too, thanks to the long arched bridge.
Nice blue sky too giving contrast with the snowy surroundings.
All the best for 2012!
Hansaphotos (6627) 2011-12-31 3:50
A great picture with strong symbolism of the old bridge or viaduct. The snow covering the landscape highlights the bridge in a great way. Let us hope for a new year in cooperation spirit!
I wish you and your family a happy new year!
Best regards, Erling
snunney (82487) 2011-12-31 3:55
A thought provoking note to accompany this well presented composition. 2012 will no doubt be hard for many but life goes on so they say. Happy New Year 2012 to you and yours.
besnard (53163) 2011-12-31 4:10
Une belle image hivernale. Tu as su jouer avec l'ombre et la lumière.
Bonne année 2012 à toi et à tes proches.
holmertz (40049) 2011-12-31 4:51
This is a stylish composition of elegant lines and pure colours. It is accompanied by a well written and well thought note. I wish you and your family a fine 2012, regardless of the state of the world economy.
dale54 (6605) 2011-12-31 5:23
richard nice work,cold work!great contrast in this,nice light too,great view! have a great 2012! dr
Royaldevon (28633) 2011-12-31 7:06
We used to have a group at school called 'Building Bridges'; the symbolism was there for all to appreciate.
Your bridge is still a spectacular achievement, both for its construction and your capture. Nice triangular f/g achieved by your pov, using the shadowy slope for the purpose. The bridge is sharp and makes a fine pattern with its highlights and shadows.
My warm regards,
Longroute (19394) 2011-12-31 7:15
The bridge is a deserving subject ant the light makes the whole scenery really appealing and vibrant.
And yes well all need strength, fellowship and friendship!
My best wishes for the New Year,
RhodieIke (11740) 2011-12-31 7:23
Hi Rich, Building bridges indeed I would say quite a lot of country's in the world need to do this, super photo of this bridge in the snow, well managed light, super colours, looks cold, love the shadows from the arches of the bridge. Hope you have a great 2012, with health, happiness, and enjoyment. Cheers Iain and Dawn.
jacquest (18559) 2011-12-31 7:43
Quite a symbolic view to go with your note. Good play of light and shadow here and good contrast.
All the best for 2012 !
JFS (32459) 2011-12-31 7:48
Impressive shot of this stone bridge cuting both white sides. The blue sky completes the delightful scene.
patdeph (35748) 2011-12-31 9:08
a bridge to come from 2011 to go to 2012,a bridge to connect people between them,what a nice idea!
I wish you and your family an happy new year 2012.
Sonata11 (33225) 2011-12-31 10:52
Happy New Year 2012 you too and this beautiful picture you post today. Awesome !!!! Excellent presentation of this picturesque place. I love it.
I cordially greet,
adramad (37285) 2011-12-31 11:19
Very nice composition with this aqueduct, surrounded by the snowy landscape, the magnificent day gives you a beautiful color, great sharpness and good management of the shadows and lights.
Very HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012, together with all your family.
jjcordier (75590) 2011-12-31 23:10
Une belle image hivernale, ce viaduc étant, en plus, le symbole du passage d'une année à l'autre. Très jolie lumière et belles couleurs.
Bonne année 2012 à toi et tes proches.
bukitgolfb301 (35428) 2012-01-01 1:11
Hi my dear Richard
A HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Great fantastic and fresh shot, so suitable to present at the beginning of the new year. Clearness and sharpness as your style as usual. I hope we all are happy and we can get great shots this year too.
Thanks for your sharinig and have the first day of 2012!
Takero from cold and cloudy Tokyo
Nicou (120328) 2012-01-01 1:28
tous mes voeux pour 2012 et bonne année, et merci pour cette mervielle quel décor hivernal sur ce pont quel contraste la pureté dans les tons, un grand merci.
Très belles fêtes
tusharkmandal (3171) 2012-01-01 4:35
Happy New Year.
A nice picture and the nice concept behind it. The colors and exposure is perfect with lovely blue sky.
Have nice times
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-01-01 7:10
I appreciate your note with which I hope for it, everybody agrees. I hope as well, more simply, as the arrogance of people will stop on TE, who consider good to make, by removing photos in the name of the rule, without proper judgment, as state employees. Your photo is excellent, and interesting, with a light, colors and a neatness of excellent quality. Bravo.
Have a nice day. Meilleurs Voeux 2012!
claudeD (32045) 2012-01-01 7:12
very fine picture very well composed.Excellent clarity and fine colors. Perfect fotojob.TFS.
All my best wishes for 2012!
siudzi (33047) 2012-01-01 7:15
Thank you for all your warm wishes! Let me wish you also a healthy, happy and challenging 2012! This winter post is a wonderful New Year's gift for us. Many thanks for sharing.
All the best!
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-01-01 9:24
Wish you and your family a very happy new year. Nice presentation of the bridge with many arches. I like the snow covered hill and blue sky. Good light management.
mauro61 (52623) 2012-01-01 9:25
interessante immagine ,ben composta con la struttura del ponte che attraversa i due lati innevati della collina.
ottima la luce,
felice anno 2012
Cricri (105215) 2012-01-01 9:36
Une image d'ombre et de lumière en bon contraste des couleurs, bon POV de ce vieux pont abandonné
Bonne note !!!!
Meilleurs voeux 2012
alin-m (3716) 2012-01-02 0:14
This bridge look amazing and have indeed a strong architecture.I like also the colors combination,blue and white,in yours photo.
SWEETFREEDOM (22476) 2012-01-02 0:21
i like this bridge kissed by the sun and surrounded by hills full of snow. great sunny day and colors
Graal (96756) 2012-01-02 0:24
an interesting view of bridge. Nice construction. Good photo from Your archive. Fine light and colours.
Have a wonderful New Year!
Budapestman (82620) 2012-01-02 1:54
a splendid winter view with spectacular composition, the colours and lights are beautiful, Tfs!
Happy New Year!
Boldog Új Évet Kívánok!
I wish you and your family happiness and health!
Boldogságot és Jó egészséget kívánok Neked és a Családodnak!
DarkoG (8) 2012-01-02 2:17
fine well composed photo of this interesting bridge
danos (85757) 2012-01-02 2:31
Good morning Richard,
nice the view of the Smardale viaduct with its brown colour to contrast perfect with the white of the area.I like the clarity of the image with the well chosen POV that gives perspective in the scene.
All the best and a Happy and Healthy New Year 2012,Danos
ikeharel (55972) 2012-01-02 2:40
An impressive sight when the snow cover those hills, and the bridge stand in brown to contrast.
The image divided between shaded area and lightened partialy made a nice effect on.
Have a nice start of the New-Year,
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4798) 2012-01-02 3:06
A nice and symbolical photo to end 2011 it is! Love the hues of blue and white! Great colors and nice brilliant lighting! Wonderful scenery!
All the best this 2012!
Have a blessed new year!
Fis2 (84528) 2012-01-02 8:08
Wonderful old bridge.
I love the bridges :)
Good frame and perspective.
I like light and shadow.
I wish you and your family a happy 2012!
Porteplume (3405) 2012-01-02 8:20
There is a pleasant game between the sunny and shadow sides of this lovely landscape. And of course it was a great idea to use this view of a viaduct to highlight your Wishes for this New Year. Even the composition seems to strength the symbolic... :o)
Building Bridges, couldn't think of a better title, my honest thanks to your little message earlier and please receive mine:
Warmest wishes of PEACE, JOY & HEALTH for 2012!
Amicalement - Viviane
bayno (18342) 2012-01-02 8:51
Hi Richard, excellent light and its management, beautiful graphics that creates the viaduct , excellent depth and clarity, I hope that your good intentions come true, Valter
BluSimo (9392) 2012-01-02 9:41
your note written says true e deep words, the metaphor that you have used for giving form to the words is moving and have a great impact.
I wish you all the best for 2012!
wolf38 (31270) 2012-01-02 23:43
Hello Richard. An impressive bridge in a winter landscape. Best composition and light. This architectural structure is an eye-catching first class. Rgds wolfgang.
.. I wish you a happy new year.
pajaran (51214) 2012-01-03 1:19
Vrlo interesantan i poucan tekst ....
Mostovi povezuju ljude i prostranstva ...
Lepo mesto sa mostom i snegom, dobra ostrina snimka i perspektiva, lepa fotografija.
Prijatan dan i sve najbolje sa lepim vremenom, kod nas lep dan sa suncem.
Good afternoon ..
Very interesting and informative article ....
Bridges connect people and spaces ...
Nice place with the bridge and snow, good length and severity perspective, beautiful images.
Have a nice day and all the best with beautiful weather, nice day for us with the sun.
ChrisJ (96568) 2012-01-03 2:21
Very good sharpness & graphism with nice repetition of the arches in the viaduct. Good contrasts with negligible oe in the snow highlights. Excellent shadow detail at right. Tfs!
BennyV (13768) 2012-01-03 2:48
A great picture & a great note. The afterthought about not having this image removed, even added a unwanted bit of humour. Then again, given the recent commotion...
Anyway, as the image demonstrates, it's not only about building bridges, it's about USING them! Now there's a a lesson in our so-called globalized world, isn't there?
Best wishes to you and yours.
PS: I love your profile picture.
williewhistler (13729) 2012-01-03 6:39
the legacy of the work that went into building these super structures in the golden age of steam remains and is well portrayed in this wintry scene.
Best wishes for 2012,
dkmurphys (48446) 2012-01-03 8:21
Spectacular winter scene. I like the contrasts and the visual effects of the big bridge arcades. Well seen, have a nice evening.
mesutilgim (82990) 2012-01-03 12:02
Very nice wintery scene captured with good pov and good layout.
Nice deep shadows.
TFS and best regards
annjackman (19189) 2012-01-04 0:28
I am always drawn to these old viaducts in beautiful landscapes as they seem to have a particular beauty. This is a super composition with the river and viaduct on nice diagonals. White snow and blue sky - brilliant!
Best wishes, Ann
Silvio1953 (120522) 2012-01-04 12:02
Ciao Richard, lovely winter view with fantastic bridge, great perspective, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful DOF, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
skippy007 (12510) 2012-01-04 20:28
Lovely note Rich and very sincere, enhanced by this beautiful winter image. I thought you were going to say this was built in the Roman days, but it's "only" 100 years old.
My best wishes for the New Year.
Angshu (55375) 2012-01-04 21:04
A point well touched upon in your note...that's why I mentioned 'Resilient' in my New Year post. The debt crisis is not going away soon & the world economy is badly affected. I don't see a resolution in the near horizon
Nice picture with a lot of snow bounding the viaduct. Did you have similar snows in December this year?
Wanda1 (14982) 2012-01-04 22:27
It's been so hot here in SA that just looking at this nice snowscape cools things down. I love that old bridge that is lit up by the sun and everything seems so crisp and clear.
All the best for 2012!
jmdias (54499) 2012-01-05 6:19
wow ! very beautiful how the colors and shapes of this viaduct created a nice dialogue with the snowy landscape around. very beautiful job.
emka (77306) 2012-01-05 23:15
Why I haven't written anything here? Wonderful view of this old bridge. Sad it is not used anymore. we have in Poland high viaduct like this and it is used for bungee. Excellent view, in the sunny winter day it looks great. The snow looks so fresh, with no traces. Interesting and thoughtful note. No will to build bridges here with the mods.
And look, you got more than 100 points, congratulations!!
We have holiday today and the weather is so bad..
Waylim (25186) 2012-01-05 23:33
I guess it has not been easy for many years now. I know a few friends who are out of work and it took 3 times longer to find a new job and not as good wages as it was, even than it is still not easy.
Excellent shot here, you managed the strong constrast well between the shadow and light. Good quality and composition.
Very good note and good use of the bridge as an symbolic meaning.
Why should you think this image may be removed?
ruisc_pt (10527) 2012-01-06 8:33
Sometimes we wonder how to "force the show" of these marvelous structures to those (all) politicians who want to exhibit their "concrete works".?
archimatica (20317) 2012-01-06 14:00
Nice composition of simply elements, with great light.
danyy (0) 2012-01-07 23:57
une fabuleuse carte postale bien cadrée qui ne vole pas son succès. Le bleu délicat et ces blancs très prorpres, marquent bien l'hiver dernier, qui fut bien plus spectaculaire que celui-ci.
My best regards.
serp2000 (39526) 2012-01-08 8:37
This your post reminds me an article from magazine. Very useful note and excellent photo. Splendid winter colours, outstanding composition!
Happy new Year, all the best wishes in 2012!
JudyR (1671) 2012-01-09 15:38
Good eye for shapres there. Very nice! Judy
josepmarin (57711) 2012-01-11 3:53
I like the contrast created by this elegant bridge in the middle of the whiteness of the landscape covered by the snow, and the nice effect of the light and of the shades on the elements.
There is a good graphical effect because of the geometry of the arches of the bridge, and its perspective in a slight diagonal.
It is a beautiful work.