Postbridge is a hamlet in the heart of Dartmoor in the English county of Devon. It is situated on the B3212, roughly midway between Princetown and Moretonhampstead.
The 'legendary' Postbridge Clapper seen in the foreground has got to be one of the top three 'hotspots' on Dartmoor.
A traffic survey carried out in the Easter 1998 showed that around 800 vehicles an hour were crossing over the present single track road bridge pictured behind.
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carlo62 (26884) 2014-01-11 2:17
non ho ben capito, ma credo che abbia a che fare con il ponte fotografato da Trevor.
In ogni caso si tratta di non antico ponte, ben conservato e immerso in una splendida campagna.
SnapRJW (28909) 2014-01-11 2:28
Hello Les - I have seen a few different shots of this wonderful old bridge and this one really is beautifully done. The pair of bridges are very distinct and contrast with one another and I very much like the way you have included a fair amount of the surrounding foliage in your shot as it paints the scene location-wise. The sunlight is subtle but adds some very lovely tones across the more distant bridge and stand of trees. A perfect day for this shot and without the 800 cars that your note speaks of. You are so lucky to be able to hop in the car and see this whenever you choose! Beautiful shot. Have a lovely weekend Rosemary
snunney (78789) 2014-01-11 2:28
A most attractive composition benefiting from an excellent perspective. The grassy stepping stones draw the eyes naturally into the scene pausing at the clapper bridge before moving onto the next. The light and natural tones are both very pleasant to view. Superb clarity as ever. I wish you and Gladys a pleasant rain free weekend.
annjackman (17541) 2014-01-11 3:56
I do hope that the flooding has not affected you too much. This is a super picture with all the texture of the old stonework clearly visible. The light has given some very natural tones. I would love to be walking along that path.
Best wishes, Ann
timecapturer (44469) 2014-01-11 4:17
looks like this wonderful bridge fared a bit better than the one I posted of Stopham yesterday. Amazed to see some of the wonderful West Country coastline landmarks have disappeared in the storms too. This is a beautifully enticing shot, full of wonderful, light, colours and textures. Sublime!
Have a great weekend - B.
holmertz (36451) 2014-01-11 4:18
This picture is really packed with cultural heritage. The regular 18th century bridge looks modern in comparison with the marvellous clapper bridge. I guess the "paved" road goes a long way back in history too. A very interesting photo, beautifully composed and highly enjoyable, even more so in the larger version.
Kamilutka (8085) 2014-01-11 6:27
so we both decided to go for the bridge theme today :-) I like your shot because it shows not only very beautiful stone bridge but also its surroundings. The weather this year has been mild and you benefit from delicate light and springtime colors.
Good composition and ideal focus.
Have a lovely weekend
Kielia (22913) 2014-01-11 8:54
a very fascinating view and an excellently composed impression of this famous bridge due to your outstanding skills. The gentle light and the moody colors make the image look like a painting. And I read your note with great interest. My compliments!
nikkitta (12788) 2014-01-11 14:11
Charming landscape with great perspective given by the big stones that went till the very back (Hansel & Gretel were thare? )
Like the soft winter colors and the bridge to close the capture
So much traffic in that , what seems a quiet place?
Well done and seeen
saxo042 (36712) 2014-01-13 8:39
Two very interesting bridges here and a very good picture. I have seen several pictures here on TE from this particular place. This is indeed a very good one.
wolf38 (30142) 2014-01-13 8:49
Hello Leslie. Landscape with old stone bridge, rocks, bushes, etc. Informative text. The composition is very balanced. Additionally wonderful light. Overall, well done. These old bridges are really a sight.
cornejo (27465) 2014-01-18 2:51
Hi Les, I like this pretty picture of these interesting bridges, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy Sunday.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
- Copyright: Leslie Bennett (williewhistler) (12112)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-01-04
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: NikonD300s, 17-55mm f/2.8 G DX
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): West Devon Part 2 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-11 2:00