I must admit I struggled with the composition of this shot.
I ended up posting this image (and an alternate view as a Workshop) not so much for it's 'photographic merits' but simply as a record of such an ancient bridge.
BTW does anyone know of an older bridge - I did a search on the web and could not find one (hence the title).
'Clam bridge is a single gritstone slab laid across the beck with small holes on one side showing the former position of handrail supports.
The bridge is believed to date back either to the Iron age, or at least 1000 years - depending on which source you believe.
On may 19th 1989 there was a cloud burst on Haworth Moor and Boulsworth Hill above Wycoller and in the resulting flash flood the stone slab was swept from its foundations and cracked in two.
The bridge was repaired and put back into position, only to be swept away and broken again in a further flood in August 1990. It was restored and replaced in June 1991'.
Please see my other recent posts for further information about Wycoller.
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robiuk (10807) 2005-04-17 12:34
this one is hard to compose but I think you did a good job. I like both this POV and of the one in WS.
You're doing a great thing posting these bridge images, Stephen!
Keep shooting these gems of Yorkshire/Lancashire,
dsidwell (9783) 2005-04-17 20:47
Hi Stephen. I like this point of view. I suppose that, brainstorming, might try looking at the bridge head-on and let its edges give us some leading lines? Anyway, the tones and colors here are very lovely, and I find it to be an interesting, engaging image!
Galmeida (12559) 2005-04-18 7:12
This one is difficult but show us many details and a different approach. I like more the alternate view as composition. But likes are likes!
I consider a good work both.
oochappan (22043) 2005-04-18 8:26
I do prefer this one , so much more happening here and the bridge itself good placed . Excellent POV and clear coloring, a fine piece of nature. Like it very much Stephen.
- Copyright: Stephen Wilkinson (wilkinsonsg) (8662)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-04-10
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Olympus E-1, 14-54mm Olympus Zuiko
- Exposure: f/4, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Old bridges [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-04-17 5:35