Good Morning Everyone,
During our TE meeting at Peebles, a group of us set off to discover the location of a Scottish geocache. (A geocache or ‘cache’ is a small waterproof treasure box hidden outdoors. Geocachers seek out these hidden goodies guided by a GPS enabled device which uses coordinates, or ‘waypoints’.)
The footsteps over the bridge were, co-incidentally, heading in the right direction. So apart from treasure hunting, we also experienced this wonderful bridge over the River Tweed.
The route took us a little longer than expected but, with true dedication, we found the treasure and signed the log book.
Have a lovely day,
P.S. In response to Arthur's (Kugart) request for more visual information about the bridge at Melrose, I thought a w/s photograph might be useful. I have uploaded one, with a friendly horse for added interest!
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lousat (91424) 2013-11-08 1:50
Hi Bev,a nice game to do looking for the treasure and a nice opportunity too to take a beautiful and original perspective of this bridge,looks like a small London Tower Bridge...ehehe....great capture whit the usual excellent quality and under the usual cloudy scottish sky.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
Graal (102894) 2013-11-08 2:37
interesting presentation here. Fine construction of footbridge. Image is well composed. Nice perspective and details. Well done photo.
Have a nice day.
snunney (99116) 2013-11-08 2:37
A new angle on orienteering? First class symmetrical composition. The dark bridge supports sit well against the menacing sky. Excellent rendering of the detail.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-11-08 2:49
a shot that you have composed superbly. The symmetry and balance here are just perfect as are the irresistible lines. The overcast skies add to the atmosphere and intrigue of this treasure hunt superbly, so glad you found it. Sounds like fun!
Have a great weekend - Brian.
Kugart (1778) 2013-11-08 3:31
A fine shot of the bridge taken from a good angle which gives deep perspective .love the low angle looking up the tension rods towards the concrete tower with the magnificent arch similar in shape to the ones on Brooklyn bridge . Has me wondering what this bridge looks like from the side.
All the best
tyro (24828) 2013-11-08 4:13
Ah, the way to the treasure trove! I do hope that no mugglers are seeing this one but I suppose they would still have half a mile or more to walk to the buried treasure!
A very nicely composed symmetrical image in which you have managed to preserve some character in the sky even though, if I remember correctly, that sky did seem overly bright and featureless at the time. Good natural colours, perfect exposure and excellent details and clarity.
P.S. I'll send you a picture of the found treasure.
Nicou (142176) 2013-11-08 4:30
fantastique cpatage et cadrage de ce pont quel effet avec ce graphsime de barrières et d'attaches grises blanche quelle compo et vue.
Bravo et amitié
Sergiom (79721) 2013-11-08 4:47
Un très beau point de vue sur la passerelle qui donne une belle impression de profondeur. Le cadrage est très symétrique et du plus bel effet. Le paysage anglais est très beau même sous des nuages menaçants.
cornejo (42353) 2013-11-08 4:48
Hi Bev, very good picture of this interesting bridge interesting perspective, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, light, color and quality. Very good and nice job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Silvio1953 (143240) 2013-11-08 5:28
Ciao Bev, great perspective on fantastic bridge, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
ikeharel (71459) 2013-11-08 7:06
Good evening Beverly,
Both pictures are marvelous, I like the one with the horse and the view on the length of the bridge - but understand you had to tell about the footsteps of the crossing's, so post this as a main photo.
Nice place and charming view in the rural country, I enjoy looking at the contrast between old stone towers and the modern railings and cables mounted on.
Taken well under cloudy sky aloft.
Have a nice weekend,
macjake (67806) 2013-11-08 10:42
now this is a strange looking bridge, and i love bridges!
So are those john's footsteps there? haha
interesting note to accompany the photo too.
sounds like you guys had quite the varied array of experiences on this TE meeting!
excellent subject to post, and I always like these grey skylines too. nice post!
see you around
carlo62 (48325) 2013-11-08 15:38
un ponte originale, le righiere e i tiranti bianchi spiccano su tutti gli altri colori e creano un bel gioco visivo.
Ottima inquadratura e bella realizzazione.
siudzi (34141) 2013-11-09 4:35
Like this one! Symmetrical composition was a brilliant idea to achieve a superb depth and perspective. Quite cold and gray tonality made the scene superb interesting and unique. Well done!
Noel_Byrne (31132) 2013-11-09 7:58
Just like Robinson Crusoe! Follow the steps and find the treasure, even that is a great idea for a photo, but what a stroke of luck to have that subject perfectly in this frame with this very cool bridge.
Quite an imposing and somewhat ominous bridge too, I think the cloudy sky helps that along.
And in keeping with my strange habit, I do see a large angry robot shooting lasers out of his eyes at your camera here!
All the best
Cricri (119511) 2013-11-09 8:59
Intéressante architecture de ce pont , bel effet symétrique en cadrage, la présentation en WS aide a bien comprendre la forme de ce pont original, superbe les deux présentations sous le ciel gris
ChrisJ (114055) 2013-11-09 12:51
Good lead in lines and well managed symmetrical perspective of the twin sides of the suspension bridge leading the eye deep into the image and nicely framing the bg vanishing point. Good sharpness and a pleasant diffused light. Tfs!
mkamionka (36747) 2013-11-11 12:53
I completely forgot about this lovely bridge! It is really unique! Nice frontal symmetry here. Again I am so surprised by the quality of your photos taking into account that you had just simple camera with you. It did not stop you from taking a fantastic shot here. I really like the details of the clouds in the sky. I was not able to balance the exposition of it with the rest.
Very funny that you captured the wet footsteps there it adds a nice touch.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-11-13 9:52
la simmetria è pressocchè perfetta e la posizione dalla quale hai riprso questo ponte pedonale ti ha permesso di inserire nella fotografia dei motivi grafici molto belli e che arricchiscono in misura notevole la composizione.
Lo stesso contrasto tra il bianco e il verde circostante è già motivo di grande interesse.
Bello anche il cielo grigio che nella circostanza appare appropriato per diffondere una luce soffusa.
Ciao e buona serata
serp2000 (44203) 2014-02-02 5:46
This bridge reminds me a small copy of the Brooklyn bridge. I like this symmetric composition, fine details of the construction. Good contribution to the TE-meetings theme. This is main part of life of our community.
Best wishes from Russia!
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (38862)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-10-26
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot G12
- Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): TE Meeting Peebles 2013 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-11-08 0:54