The River Stour is a river in East Anglia, England. It is 76 km (47 mi) long and forms most of the county boundary between Suffolk to the north, and Essex to the south. It rises in eastern Cambridgeshire, passes to the east of Haverhill, through Cavendish, Sudbury, Stratford St Mary, Dedham and flows through the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. it becomes tidal just after Manningtree in Essex and joins the North Sea at Harwich.
The name Stour derives from the Celtic sturr meaning "strong".
The eastern part of the River Stour is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty known as Dedham Vale, named after the village of Dedham in Essex. It is an area of rural beauty on both sides of the River Stour. The Dedham Vale AONB is approximately 18km (11.5 ml) east-west and 4km up to 8km (2.4 to 4.8 ml) north-south. We view it here at Flatford mill over the bridge with the sun setting.
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mohammad_H (10126) 2012-04-08 0:43
Eye-catching and very beautiful landscape and very interesting and a sunset reflected in water. Combined attractive colors and brightness of colors in the sky. Clearly good.
Wish a good day
siudzi (34141) 2012-04-08 0:49
What a charming and exceptional sunset post! Like it a lot! Very well executed and composed with superb saturation and light management. Happy Easter!
brianmcc (6221) 2012-04-08 0:54
the colours created in the sky by the setting sun are wonderful.very rich and full of atmosphere. the eflections in the river are equally appealing. i love the silhoueteed landscape which gived the scene a romantic feel to it. a lovely spring evening captured perfectly.
lousat (98279) 2012-04-08 1:18
Hi Iain,a magnificent choice of the moment to take a pic there! What a beautiful view and great sensation of peace and quiet,the perfect poscard for Easter.Great light balance for the best colors and super details too.Happy Easter to you too and thanks for share,Luciano
dip (23892) 2012-04-08 1:22
wonderful composition,amazing colors and very good management of light!
Thanks for sharing,and Happy Easter
Royaldevon (43899) 2012-04-08 2:37
Good Morning Iain,
This is the sort of shot that you exhale when you see; it is so relaxing. There is enough light in the f/g to give an impression of the fence and the bridge but the attention is quickly drawn to that warm setting sun and its exquisite reflections on the water. A fine composition.
Have a lovely Easter Sunday,
rbassin (24343) 2012-04-08 3:08
Une magnifique composition, le coulcher du soleil crée de superbes teintes jusque dans le reflet.
chrisvek (7001) 2012-04-08 3:14
Another wonderful shoot.Very nice capture of this romantic sunset.Awesome colors with great graduations and very nice POV.Very well done!TFS
Have a nice Easter,
tyro (26142) 2012-04-08 9:20
This is a fine sunset shot, perfectly composed and with lovely colours. The railings of the bridge make an excellent "lead in" line to the photograph and I really love the way the low sun is catching the railings at far left. Wonderful detail and sharpness too.
Ninello52 (7576) 2012-04-08 12:01
Wonderful light in this hour of the day! Beautiful shades of colors in the sky! Very beautiful is the landscape without any human presence! Bravissimo!
Best regards, Nino.
bukitgolfb301 (45367) 2012-04-08 17:38
Hello my dear Lain
Another great sunset shot as your trademark now!
Very well considered and perfect framework.
Clear and sharp presentation is as usual as you.
Gorgeous color gradation is also good match with this season.
Thanks for your sharing with your good work and have a good new start of week,
Takero in Tokyo
jjcordier (79297) 2012-04-08 23:03
Une très belle composition et une lumière de fin de journée qui donne de jolies couleurs à l'ensemble du beau paysage et de très beaux reflets sur la rivière.
aliabazari (16300) 2012-04-08 23:30
Beautiful. Very beautiful view. The combination of depth and is well performed.
jusninasirun (17527) 2012-04-09 5:19
Beautiful Easter greetings capturing the golden sky from the small bridge. The handrail and the reflection make this a wonderful composition.
Thanks and have a nice day.
jemaflor (103617) 2012-04-09 8:23
Lovely light management, I like this fire in the sky, nice with reflections and well balanced composition with the fence in the fg, tfs.
vasilpro (41661) 2012-04-09 9:58
Wonderful composition, beautiful atmosphere, lovely warm light and color tones, very good clarity and sharpness, very nice framework, TfS!
Robert1969 (7160) 2012-04-09 22:08
A picture with nice warm colors.
A picture with a great point of
view: the fence creates a nice
depth in the picture. Composition
and light management are also
Cricri (126690) 2012-04-10 9:20
Belle présentation, j'aime es couleurs pastel du ciel, le soleil derrière l'arbre, les reflets, un instant de douceur bien mis en image
Silvio1953 (154043) 2012-04-11 6:42
Ciao Iain, fascinating sunset composition, romantic atmosphere, splendid sharpness and wonderful warm colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
SnapRJW (31629) 2012-04-15 3:20
Hello Iain - Just back from a trip around Namibia and time to catch up with your gallery. This one stands out for me. The subject matter simple and execution excellent. Looks like the end to a perfect Spring day. Magical colours. Warm regards rosemary
Kielia (24077) 2012-04-15 5:17
here you have captured a fantastic mood! An superb and very well composed impression that is very much to my liking! The sunset colors are really very very beautiful and fascinating; my compliments!