The Richmond Bridge is a heritage listed arch bridge located on the B31 in Richmond, 25 kilometres (15.5 mi) north of Hobart in Tasmania, Australia. It is the oldest bridge still in use in Australia,it was built over Tasmania's Coal River from 1823 to 1825 and was used for the movement of military police and convicts between Hobart and Port Arthur.
It is said to have been the site where a desperate convict committed suicide and where, in another story, a cruel overseer was set upon by the convict workers and thrown off the bridge.
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fds (7498) 2011-02-25 11:59
very beautiful bridge with fantastic colors and wonderful sky
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2011-02-25 12:13
Lovely bridge with nice clarity and color.
bergese (6699) 2011-02-25 12:14
Very beautiful shot with splendid colors.Sharpness and light are very well also the bridge and the sky.
Best regards Isabelle
yquem46 (38382) 2011-02-25 12:46
Excellent color contrast between the bridge and the deep blue sky, with a good POV affording a nice perspective of the arches
have a nice WE
Fis2 (83138) 2011-02-25 13:12
I love the bridges :)
Beautiful old bridge.
Good frame and composition.
I like colors and light.
dta (64142) 2011-02-25 13:17
Hello leslie ,
A warm light creates a superb contrast with the blue sky . This old bridge is splendid .
Well done .
SteveH (6191) 2011-02-25 18:43
Hi Leslie, You made the most of the nice weather here. When we visited it was overcast and raining. The nicely saturated colours work well, providing a good contrast between the red bricks and blue sky. Cheers, Steve
macondo (18551) 2011-02-25 21:08
Amazing colour and light, strongly polarised and dramatic. And an interesting wide angle composition - it's not the 'usual' shot of this historic bridge. I like those very whispy 'fanned-out' clouds, very summery.
SnapRJW (30002) 2011-02-25 22:34
Hello Leslie - This is a great composition, your POV is very good and I like your use of rich saturated colour; it suits the light very well. Have good weekend Rosemary
sabermonajati (9019) 2011-02-26 1:45
amazing architecture has this bridge .
snunney (80577) 2011-02-26 4:04
Sounds the sort of place that might be haunted if you are into that sort of thing. The point of view is well chosen to show its lovely lines to best advantage. The saturated tones are quite agreeable and provide some excellent tonal contrasts. The detail in the stonework is very well rendered.
timecapturer (46443) 2011-02-26 4:47
a wonderfully chosen POV and clever composition. Flawless light control with perfect DOF, sharpness and colours. An impressive shot, well taken. I love the shapes and shadows created by the arches.
ibahadir (298) 2011-02-26 18:28
This is a wonderful shot. I like the vivid colours and contrast. The blue sky is breathtaking. Well composed too. Best regards.
hispic (9619) 2011-02-27 0:45
Nice gorgeous colour! the bridge shows brilliantly its charm thanks to superb weather conditions allowing rich contrast and colours. A bit darker trees emphasizes the luminous impression further. Marvelous work.
Have a nice Sunday, Hisashi
holmertz (38579) 2011-02-28 3:18
The strong saturation gives the colours a marvellous effect, not unnatural but a bit like something created by a painter's imagination. The diagonal lines formed by the bridge lead my eyes straight through the composition towards the trees.
sandpiper (6788) 2011-02-28 23:03
Its a great bridge and you've captured it from a unique angle. Great composition and exposure.
ktanska (24398) 2011-03-05 12:05
Close and wide angle is excellent adding strong sense of perspective here. Good contrasty shot on beatiful weather. I guess Australia with relatively short history doesn't have so many of such historic bridges.
delpeoples (52771) 2011-03-07 13:17
I remember this bridge well, it is lovely although I found difficult to shoot. You have done a superb job, with a photo which gives us an interesting perspective and shows the architecture at its best. The story of the convicts is fascinating too. Beautiful rich colours and contrasts and the image is as sharp as a razor.
TFS and I wish you a lovely evening
quillo (11850) 2011-03-07 14:50
Hola Leslie ...
Color, light and framing ... excellent,
the pov is original and I like especially
the intensity of the blue one of the sky.
daddo (23104) 2012-05-12 4:08
Hi leslie. A strong image that has bold shapes and dramatic light. Beautiful colours. The "aged" look of the bridge belies the young age of the nation. Regards. Klaudio.