The River Lew can refer to either of two short rivers that lie close to each other in Devon.
The more southerly of the two rises on the northwest corner of Dartmoor, near Sourton, and flows west through the Lew Valley past Lewtrenchard and south of Lewdown before joining the River Lyd near Marystow. It has in earlier times also been known as Lew Water. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle records a battle in 825 in which Devon forces loyal to Egbert of Wessex defeated the Cornish at Gafulford; and this is thought to be Galford on the banks of this river.
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Royaldevon (32543) 2012-11-09 1:19
Good Morning Les,
I love to find out about the history of a place as well as look at its beauty.
You have a lovely leaf-strewn pathway to guide towards the bridge which takes us into the depths of the wood, but before that, the tree on the right commands our attention; with its strength, it is holding up the sky!
Delightful, soft light and tangible textures.
Have a lovely day,
snunney (88246) 2012-11-09 4:02
The backlit foliage is very agreeable, bringing peace and calm to the scene. I like the point of view that enables our eyes to move naturally along the track from the twisted trunk in the foreground toward the majestic trees and then onto the bridge. Beautiful natural tones and excellent sharpness.
timecapturer (49288) 2012-11-09 4:47
a wonderfully composed shot that entices us to see what lies beyond the splendid bridge. Beautifully controlled light and fascinating shapes in the fg elements. Glorious autumn colour and lights.
Have a peaceful weekend - Brian.
mesutilgim (88122) 2012-11-09 12:02
Very nice capture of this woods. Good pov and layout.
The golden Ligth on the bridge is just top !
TFS and have a nice weekend
emilbo (22616) 2012-11-11 12:59
Magnifique tableau bien composés et bonne gestion de l'éclairage entre ombre et lumière. Le gros arbre a surement eu un peu de misère mais il est très intéressant. Le pont de bois au loin ajoute de l'intérêt et participe à la beauté de la photo. Jolie couleurs automnale.
Félicitations... et bon début de semaine,
Miguel82 (26196) 2012-11-14 13:31
Nice forest scene, good presentation
sharp photo, colors and contrast