I can`t see any right category for this picture. It's a place where architecture and nature dissolve in one :-) Anyway this viaduct is really huge. A very interesting and famous place, especially for Harry Potter`s fans. I decided to wait for the retro train, though it passes the viaduct only twice a day. Unfortunatelly, this brilliant sunlight appeared just for a few seconds and when the train came the light had been gone.
Another version of this picture includes the steam train, which fits to this place very well. Unhappily it`s not so sharp as this shot and it dosn't have this wonderful light...
More views from Scotland in my theme: ""Flower of Scotland".
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poulinp (4530) 2006-04-05 12:56
Beautiful light and colors. I also like the curve of the train track. Good shot.
sandrasilva (644) 2006-04-05 13:03
Excelent contrast,excelent perspective and enquadrement.Perfect colours.
I wish you BEST.Sandra
secretgarden (56) 2006-04-05 13:10
I've really appreciated the beautiful autumnal colours and also the perspective. Bravo!
Keitht (1304) 2006-04-05 13:16
A different view of the Glenfinnan Viaduct, and one with fabulous lighting on it as well. I like the way you have captured the curve of the viaduct and the colours of the hillsides. Yes the steam train would have completed it, but it's a pretty good shot even without that.
Well done, nice work.
partha (14023) 2006-04-05 13:31
I like the curve.
Very good composition and well colour balance.
sebinho342 (19317) 2006-04-05 14:08
La lumičre et le motif principal (le tunnel) sont trčs bien rendus et mis en valeur.
Les arbres ainsi que les herbes réhaussent l'ensemble et prodiguent un caractčre feutré ŕ cette photo que j'aime beaucoup
Erwinf (584) 2006-04-05 14:10
Nice warm colours.
Did you made the picture in the morning or in the evening (due to shadow and colours)?
IvarsU (2505) 2006-04-05 14:22
Most impressible curve perspective what I ever saw... Nice play sun - shadows. You can add mult category for picture, just press Ctrl. My best regards,
gibbsy (1376) 2006-04-05 15:42
Beautiful image. I like the way you have composed it allowing the viaduct to cut right into the image in it's lovely flowing arc. A landscape that does not need the sky and the better for it. Quality image.
amoriconi2 (1082) 2006-04-05 15:47
nice picture, I am not an Harry's fan but I spotted the bridge immediately as the one from the movie. Really nice capture. TFS
lu_muratori (618) 2006-04-05 18:19
Hi Patryk, great view! i wouldn't mind to wait for the train in such a beautiful place! Just the railway with the light looks great. Of course if the train would be coming it would have added to the photo, but it is better like this, with the sun!
kebek (5438) 2006-04-06 13:04
Serwus Patryk !
Coś pięknego.. Rzeczywiście, wiadukt wydaje się tu być częścią natury. Niesamowite barwy jesieni, kapitalne niskie światło, czytelny, wciągający, wyrazisty kadr.
Gratuluję serdecznie i pozdrawiam,
BigCrompy (270) 2006-04-11 7:18
It's a fabulous train journey, and one I highly recommend! I can't work out where you're standing to take this pic, but a better position than I managed, that's for sure. It's a shame some of the arches are so reflective, but guess that's really unavoidable.
It seems that loch we spoke about earlier probably WAS the same one...as I was heading north to Fort William to get on the train there! FW was wonderland, the journey was incredible, and Mallaig at the other end was just superb. I hope to post some more of my photos from that day on here soon!
erdo (569) 2006-04-28 16:30
wonderfull sun light, objects very well placed, would have been wonderfull if the train could be caught on it with the same light. But could made it a different photo. This is so nice by colors,light and balance.
SampraS (619) 2006-05-03 4:38
fajna fotka :)
kolorystyka typowa dla szkocji
- musze sie tam wybrac :P
capthaddock (28790) 2006-05-13 19:02
Hi Patryk - another fine example of right perspective, good light and colourful season, the arc really makes it an outsatnding composition. Some parts of the viaduct look too bright, but's very minor and can easily be retouched in photoshop.
martou (1660) 2006-05-14 22:02
amazing perspective of this train rail, good POV and great colors tones, I like the light condiiton, good work,
besir1 (2470) 2006-05-16 8:21
piekne miejsce...zawsze chcialem sie przejechac tym pociagiem...najlepiej zima. Moze w tym roku bedzie mi to dane :)
euryan (8440) 2006-05-16 9:17
This picture is simple gorgeous. I love the composition, with the viaduct curving off into the distance. The colors are warm and beautiful. It looks almost like a painting. Nicely done!
P.S. I did recognize this from Harry Potter, but I didn't think it really existed. It seems too beautiful to be a real place.
DLM (6479) 2006-05-16 13:39
Hi patryk,wonderful image great POV,nice colour too,TFS
starbug (6924) 2006-05-18 10:46
tego na pewno nie moglam pominac:-)i to nie tylko dlatego ze lubie magię w bajkach jaką jest Harry Potter (gdybys nie wspomnial nie skojarzylabym nawet), ale przede wszyskim dlatego ze te zdjecie ma wszystko co lubię- bajeczny kjarobraz z niesamowitym elementem wrchitektonicznym, magiczne swiatlo, piekne kolory, swietny kadr swiatlo, piekne!
branley (3681) 2006-05-18 12:19
I've passed this viaduct many times but I've never seen it in such glorious light. Fantastic photograph. A real shame the light wasn't right for the passing of the train but a great shot all the same.
Ber (8242) 2006-05-18 14:37
Na zakrecie wszystko moze sie zdarzyc.. Piekne miejsce, bardzo malowniczy krajobraz. Podoba mi sie.
Andrzej_HHH (2480) 2006-05-24 12:48
Piękny wiadukt, wspaniale pokazałeś jego łukowaty ksztatłt. Do tego zdjęcie zwraca uwagę świetną jesienną kolorsytyką. Bardzo mi się podoba! Andrzej
Donald (136) 2006-05-24 18:04
Well I agree with all the good coments that have been posted, and I went to School on the train to Lochaber every day from age 12 to 16 and I can say hand on heart that you got this photo perfect. well done I love it!.
gren4 (603) 2006-05-27 12:35
I really like the composition,lighting and colours in this one.An exceptionaly good photo
jbweasle (9393) 2006-05-28 5:14
Hello Patryk, this is a wonderful sweeping curve and as you say the viaduct and the colours of the nature around it blend into one very well. Less so many of the structures we build today. The lighting is fabulous giving the image a rich tone as if it was an oil painting. OK, so you didn't capture the train but it would have to be a steam train to really make the picture.
PS If you want the architecture AND nature categories just hold down Ctrl and click both!
devimeuxbe (58557) 2006-05-28 5:17
Excellent composition. I like the frame with curving bridge. The colors are beautifull.
MLINES (12516) 2006-05-29 23:21
Hi Patryk, Excellent POV to show this curve to its best extent. Good colours all around. Interesting to see this place on TE. TFS. Murray.
aznegrao (10316) 2006-05-31 9:34
Lindo efeito fotografico com a bela curva dos arcos. Parabens Patryk.
moshe_mosk (37) 2006-06-27 17:38
Great composition and light
I like the mono colors look
Hanso2 (633) 2006-07-03 15:38
This is truly spectacular, brilliant use of light and the curve of the bridge, great shadow and the colors are exceptional. If only I had these surroundings here....
banyanman (7789) 2006-07-22 3:10
Just been browsing your gallery, Patryk. I like this photograph the best - excellent composition, exposure, DOF, sharpness and saturation. You must have been very disappointed not to get the steam train on the viaduct - that would have made an absolutely classic image. Cheers . . . David
cdmonson (5230) 2006-11-10 13:28
Wonderful picture! The composition is excellent, but so are the colors, and the whole thing has a magical feel to it. I can almost see a flying Ford car descending on the tracks! Well done!
Philippe (11836) 2006-11-20 15:47
Hi, Patryk. The bridge makes a very nice curve here and it crosses the whole picture. the light is very nice indeede with light and shades. Maybe the photo would have gained in dynamism if the curve ahd started in tbe very corner of the picture.
giritli (419) 2006-11-28 18:50
very beautiful picture with warm colours.
vedra (0) 2007-01-21 11:49
It's a pity that you didn't upload here a photo with an old steam train, but this one is not bad either, with this curvy bridge that is carefully laid in your composition on the warm orange background. The vegetation is not so rich here, but it is 'strategically' placed just to make us wonder where did the bridge disappear :)
skerdreux (3184) 2007-06-14 15:26
wonderfull picture ! colors are really incredible ! and composition too ! thanks for sharing !
Silverkey (1435) 2008-09-15 7:36
Another wonderful composition
As you say, nature and archictecture are one, and both are beautiful
vrabieionut (2189) 2011-03-18 0:02
Good shot....superb viaduct
Very well framed and beautiful colors
A pleasant day
drweizy (540) 2014-07-29 22:06
beautiful railway bridge, good time for light, so silent, i like it.
- Copyright: Patryk Moriak (patriik) (1935)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-10-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 33V, Canon 50mm/f1.8 II, Fuji Provia 400, 81B Warming
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Flower of Scotland [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-04-05 12:42
- Favorites: 4 [view]