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Bridge 152

Bridge 152
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Copyright: Rich Beghin (Ricx) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 994 W: 51 N: 2900] (13495)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-16
Categories: Daily Life, Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 50D
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-05-16 13:03
Viewed: 5764
Points: 134
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Bridge 152 - Oxford Canal - Cropredy .. This little village continues to amaze me at its beauty and photographic opportunities. This evening was an early spring sunset picking up the poplar trees.

The Village
The settlement of Cropredy is mentioned in the Domesday Book and was the site of the Civil War 'Battle of Cropredy Bridge' in 1644. The building of the canal system, between 1769 and 1790 brought trade to the village. It was originally constructed to transport goods from the Midlands to Oxford, and thence via the River Thames to London. In modern times leisure has become the number one industry and Cropredy has proved to be a most popular stopping point along the waterway network.

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Hi Richard
A pleasant light on this scene but also too much visible PP as there are halos around the edges, better take and PP a RAW file than mess up with shadows/highlights from a JPG
Have a nice day JY

Hello Richard,
the evaluation of JY is right but the scenery that you present is really superb, the light on the red house is something unique, and what composition!
Congratulations, TFS.

Hello Richard,
Excellent light management, beautiful atmosphere, lovely colors, I agree for the halo with JY but i like the picture a lot.
Have a nice week, Vasilis.

Hi Richard,
a beautiful impression with superb composition, I like the picturesque details and the atmosphere of the photo, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
George (György)

hello dear.........
thanks for sharing...........
Nice comp and very sharp. Good colors. To bad the hat is in the frame but other than that well done. The arch really makes the shot........
nice dreamy effect.........

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  • divail Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 603 W: 24 N: 933] (8334)
  • [2010-05-16 18:54]

Bonsoir Richard,
C'est un ciel à couper le souffle. La lumière est splendide malgré le ciel très chargé. La scène campagnarde est charmante. Beau travail.

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  • edge Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 757 W: 34 N: 2205] (7409)
  • [2010-05-16 20:48]

Hello Richard, Been gone for a time, and have missed some of your shots, but I like the way you have used the light here and presented the bridge with the path or road beneath, nicely done. Yes, there are some halos here, but I get them frequently and sometimes I do not find them a negative. I think maybe I might have cloned out a bit of the lightness by the tree limb, but I still like your shot. Regards, Roger

Bonjour Richard,
la photo est très dramatique et comme d'une autre époque à cause des nuages peut-être et la lumière...Une peinture romantique.
En tout, très réussie.
Elisabeth Kofman

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  • oncel Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 102 W: 26 N: 27] (1407)
  • [2010-05-17 1:08]

Hello rick,

Very fabulous picture.Colors are brilliant and pure.TFS


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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6090 W: 277 N: 11813] (91044)
  • [2010-05-17 1:32]

Hello Richard ,
As others said , the halos are curious . But I like a lot the composition , with a superbly chosen POV , and most of all , the splendid light on the little house .

tu est comme une peintre impressionniste.
j'adore tes photo bien faits!

Ciao richard,
a landscape from fiaba, a pastel picture. It compliments

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  • bema Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2766 W: 28 N: 3978] (26567)
  • [2010-05-17 11:20]

Hello Richard,

really a very pleasant light and you managed it to an really fine picture, my complimenst for this great work!

have a nice evening, regards Bernd

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9852 W: 157 N: 16028] (126375)
  • [2010-05-17 11:49]

Witaj Richard!
A very curious bridge.
Interesting construction.
Good frame and nicely colors.
Photo has climate.
Have a nice evening.

Hello my favourite Englishman,

beautiful light decorates the house and the bricked bridge is just beautiful, the path underneath is an invitation for a walk and adds a great depth.
Your village is really lovely.

Best regards

and HAFD


Hi Richard

Beautiful composition and light. The bridge is very attractive and I like teh way the canal meanders around the corner.


Olá, Richard!
Uma luz fantástica e uma imagem muito bonita e graciosa. As cores são bem interessantes e próprias para o cenário. Belo trabalho. Parabéns!

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  • Urs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1444 W: 83 N: 3294] (14082)
  • [2010-05-17 18:26]

Hi Richard

Fantastic light, especially the cloud is outstanding. Your light management is superb. Are that the signs of an upcoming downpour or just a sunset? In this part of the world I would look for umbrellas. The sunbeam is just right on the red building. I like it. Thanks for your critique of my Penang street shot. Basically you are right, that are the ingredients of daily life everywhere. The difference is, that in Asia people are not bordered when you photograph them in contrast to Europe.

Warm regards

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  • yeln Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1077 W: 55 N: 2227] (11516)
  • [2010-05-17 21:29]

hello Richard
very nice. beautiful color scale! great pov, colors and sharpness.
congratulations! TFS!

Hi Richard

a fine display of interacting curves as well as a sophisticated capture of light which adds a touch of romantism.

Have a nice day


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  • zanzi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 396 W: 103 N: 737] (13690)
  • [2010-05-18 12:44]

Bonsoir Richard
Fully agree with the comments on the pp work, but the light is so great...

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15702 W: 159 N: 27465] (144074)
  • [2010-05-18 22:54]

Bonjour Ric
Un ciel spécial qui donne une ambiance pas du tout désagréable, la lumière est belle mais surtout j'aime comme vous avez cadrer l'ensemble, vue sous le pont et le feuillages sur le haut de l'image, belle image

Howdy Richard!
Amazing bridge. Amazing countryside. Superb vertical composition.

Hello Rich, Splendid composition, the arch & winding path, the light on the cottage & the overhanging branch all combine to make this a very picturesque scene. A lovely image even with the PP work.

Hi Richard

Great TE posting
Lovely shapes with the bridge and the canal
Perfect composition
Lovely softness and lighting shown


Hello Richard
Impresive composition.
Excellent light management, beautiful atmosphere, lovely colors.
Thanks for sharing.

hello Richard,

great light and wonderful colors, nice contrast and beautiful view along the river,

best regards,

Namaste Richard,
it is so romantic, almost like a poem... or dream... Superb perspective with a nice play with light and colours using a nice POV. Excellent work. A masterpiece. Congrats...
Best wishes.

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  • belido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5207 W: 315 N: 5056] (19934)
  • [2010-05-19 14:40]

Hi Rich,

this is very moody. The cloud sky combined with the golden light created an interesting effect in the seen. This brings some kind of quiet and tranquil atmosphere. Lovely work!

ciao Richard,
mi piace molto l'atmosfera di questa foto anche se la parte alta soffre un po'.
Buono il dosaggio della luce in una scena classica che hai reso benissimo.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24614 W: 523 N: 41315] (177552)
  • [2010-05-20 3:27]

Hello Richard,

I see here a very lovely place for a good stroll, or a bike trip along the water under the bridge.
Splendid the curving of the narrow path along the canal.
Nice composition and good presentation. TFS.

Have a nice weekend,

hello Richard,
nice shot, well seen and well done. I really like it.

Bonsoir Richard
Un ciel qui crée une très belle ambiance sous cette très bonne lumière chaude.
Bravo et bonne soirée

Hi Richard,
very curious this small bridge here, and the atmosphere of your capture are wonderful with soft colors and low clouds. Great job, my friend.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2010-05-20 23:39]

Hi Richard,
it's beautiful. Amazing sky and construction of bridge. Good vertical composition and format. Nice place, well captured. I like it.
Have a nice day.

merci de ton passage, mais toi aussi ta galerie renferme des petits "bijoux"
comme cette lumière mystérieuse sur cette photo, un format vertical qui convient parfaitement, un cadrage excellent aussi avec ce pont, une lumière sur cet arbre, excellente composition

Hi Rich,
very beautiful, painterly view.
Vagueness and great clouds in the background, reinforces this impression.
Good vertical kompozycja.Amazing mood.
Have a great weekend Tomas

Hi Richard
Amazing atmosphere, lovely light and colors
Despite the PP work is a fine picture
Have a nice weekend

Hi Richard,
The luminosity, the colors and the atmosphere full of peace, they create an impressive image, with a grand beauty.
I like the bridge on the canal, the small house and the trees that give life to this so nice landscape.
Elegant and attractive composition.
Friendly regards,

Bonjour Richard,
C'est à une peinture anglaise du XVIIIème siècle que cette photo fait penser.
Belle gestion de la lumière et des couleurs !

Hello Ricx,

In old calendars they would frequently try to present paintings of such surrealistic images. You've produced one of the most beautiful of all. However, I thought I knew the area well, but I wish I knew where Cropredy was located on the Oxford Canal. Your note is informative as always.

Warm regards,


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  • yso Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 25 N: 164] (4146)
  • [2010-05-23 12:56]

Hi Richard,
Beautiful light and nice composition with the little path to give a big perspective, well seen !

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  • Fante Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 615 W: 62 N: 1030] (5429)
  • [2010-05-23 13:43]

Hi Richard,

impressive photo of an impressive bridge. Excelent composition and POV. Very good balanced. Good sharpness and excelent DOF. Lovely natural colors and good light management. TFS. Have a nice weekend.
Regards, Sasko

Hello Richard ,
The halos are curious . But I like a lot the composition , with a superbly chosen POV , and most of all , the splendid light on the little house .

Hello Richard,
A very charming place. Successful color.

Salam Richard,

An eye catching composition n pleasant light specially on the facade of the house.. I also like its peaceful atmosphere.. beautifully captured.
Best regards, Atousa

Hello Richard!
That's a lovely and beautiful picture!
I specially enjoyed the colors and the management of light!
Pov, vertical format and composition are very good too!
TFS - congratulations!
My warmest regards,

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  • Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 0 N: 95] (515)
  • [2010-05-29 2:21]

Hi Richard,

my little come back to congatulate this star in your gallery. The photo for all admiration. Compliments for your reaction, friend.


Buongiorno Richard,
the post production is a little strong, but don't care because the effect is indeed being involved, romantic and of ancient taste. the facade color orange of the house is the strong point, the path under the bridge is the more mysterious point. optimal work, I love it a lot.
ciao, have a nice week end

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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2010-05-30 0:01]

Bonjour Richard,
il y a de la magie dans cette photo bien retraivaillée en post processing, cd traitement se voit toutefois n peu fort à certaines endroits. Une jolie scène pour les peintres.

Ciao dear Richard,
for me it's really a pleasure to give the 100th point to this beautiful image which looks like a painting of the Renaissance. Amazing light management, with soft colors and good clarity. You did really a masterpiece, compliments!
Ciao, have a nice week!

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  • sevy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2022 W: 320 N: 9] (58)
  • [2010-06-03 6:08]

Hello Richard,

Very nice ambiance with this end of day light added to a good management of the exposure to balance light and shadow areas.
I feel this photo could be a bit more sharp. I let you judge.


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  • Charo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5142 W: 58 N: 12086] (51212)
  • [2010-06-10 13:11]

Hello Richard,
The colors in this picture are very beautiful and the overcast sky gives a good atmosphere. Superb composition and perspective.
Best wishes,

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  • remii (20)
  • [2010-06-16 3:04]

Hello Richard,
I like yor photo becouse of the fine colours and the pleasant light!
Well done!

Hi Richard. The photo is really extraordinary. It is a LIGHT-IMAGE par excellence. Well seen and well presented. Really masterly. Regards, Wolfgang.

Ciao Richard!
Compliments for your gallery! Riesci a mettere della bella luce nei tuoi scatti, come in questo caso! Qui sei riuscito a creare un quadro bellissimo, armonioso e con dei colori fantastici! Ottima composizione!
Saluti, Nino.

Hi Richard,

Beautiful shot. I liove the path undreneath the bridge. Nice bridge to the house. Lovely atmosphere. Beautiful colors.


Ciao Rich,
ottimo taglio verticale per questa immagine dalla magica atmosfera.


Hi Richard
How come I did not comment this one, I wonder !?
Not much to comment by the way, everything has been said and I just want to take the long line of praises
have a nice week

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  • paura Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7887 W: 56 N: 4002] (27524)
  • [2011-03-22 4:58]

Excellent sharpness on this fine composition. Belíssimo!



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  • daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3581 W: 114 N: 6346] (28696)
  • [2011-08-27 19:24]

Hi Richard. You are a conjurer of dreams with your lovely soft light and gentle hues and elegant compositions. A pleasure to behold. best wishes. Klaudio.

Hi Rich,

This photo is so you! You have done very well to have ballanced this difficult scene. Strange but interesting light throght those clouds.

Very pleasant



Hello Richard,

Like what some people wrote: you can see some
little visible PP.
I also must be honest in that I can't photoshop picture,
so I have no right to judge.
But because of the minor errors this photo looks
a like on an old painting.
And old paintings have an attraction that many
photo's don't have.
Also great are the composition and point of view.

In short: I like this picture, good work.

Friendly regards and have a happy 2012,

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  • Derya Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 90 W: 0 N: 38] (919)
  • [2012-02-13 9:09]

Merhaba sevgili Richard,
a very magical atmosphere, very nice details,
I loved the tiny white lines on the roof of the house
a place to live ....
have a good week:)

Great! Just a masterpiece! Outstanding transfering of the weather. Impressive colours of the stormy sky. My congratulations!
Best regards,

Beautiful and majestic bridges and houses and trees with attractive appearance and clarity of light and colored clouds did an excellent record
all the best

Bonsoir, Ric,
Je suis totalement sous le charme à travers cette composition.
Vous avez une âme de poète et de peintre.
Les couleurs sont superbes. Le sujet est excellent.
La lumière est parfaitement maîtrisée et utilisée.
Bravo !

Hello Richard
Beautiful image straight out of a fairy tale for the magical light and color. Excellent choice of POV perfect highlights around the edge. Great job, congratulations
A greeting and good wishes for the weekend ... Marino

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