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Bideford longbridge

Bideford longbridge
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Copyright: Leslie Bennett (williewhistler) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1247 W: 41 N: 2372] (16606)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-11-24
Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
Camera: NikonD300s, 17-55mm f/2.8 G DX
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/20 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-11-30 6:47
Viewed: 1696
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is another view of Bideford longbridge taken at just after 4.30 pm on a dismal November day.

Long Bridge is a Grade I listed ancient monument spanning the River Torridge, connecting the east and west parts of Bideford. It was constructed originally from timber around 1286, and required regular reconstruction. Between 1460 and 1500 a masonry bridge was built around the wooden one, which allowed the old structure to act as scaffolding for the new work while remaining open to traffic.
Long Bridge has 24 pointed arches, varying in span from 3.7m to 7.6m. The differing spans reflect the different lengths of timber used for arch lintels in the underlying original structure. The bridge piers vary from 2.7m to 3.7m in thickness.


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  • snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9908 W: 63 N: 27881] (122568)
  • [2015-11-30 7:02]

Hello Les,
I like the atmosphere created by the mix of warm and cool lighting and the reflections from the car lights on the wet roadway. Perfectly exposed with superb colours and clarity. The lady on the bridge seems very interested in what you are doing.

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13702 W: 295 N: 27475] (110381)
  • [2015-11-30 8:44]

Hello Leslie,
nice the night view of Bideford longbridge with the lights on especially of the backdrop constructions to make the shot even more effective.The history of the bridge as i wrote from your informative note is coming from 1286!!


Hlelo Les,
This is another fine photo from that remarkable bridge. There are lots of nice reflections of the light from lamps and cars. I like the inclusion of the person with the cane and several of the buildings, especially to the left, look very interesting. The "otel" makes me wonder if the owner is Turkish ;-).
Kind regards,

Hello Les

I have to admit that I personally prefer this style to your more "worked" images! The atmosphere here is equisitely dismal as you say, but made visually appealing by the lights. I can feel the chill in the air.



Hello Leslie,
A wet day, "dismal" as you say - but that's created a marvelous texture with the late afternoon illuminations.
The lit part on mid-picture is in fine contrast to the beautiful architecture's design of the old building across the bridge. Beautiful two towers, one with a clock shining perfect round shape.
Good evening,

Hello Les, very good picture of this beautiful and interesting composition in the evening, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, depth, light, color and quality. Great and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.

Good evening and happy start to the week.
Best wishes from the south of Spain.

Hello Leslie,
very interesting daily life in UK.
Very nice and bright colours.

Hello dear Leslie Bennett
and have a nice time
your notes are really useful
everyhting is magnificent
the details the lights
and the reflections too

Hello Leslie,

It doesn't surprise me that you use the adjective dismal, in relation to November! We seem to have had a very grey, wet time even if it hasn't been particularly cold!
However, since the sun has set, the dark sky is quite normal and the reflected lights make the whole scene very welcoming!
You have chosen a good aspect which uses the road over the bridge as a very effective lead which ends at a strong disappearing point. For a scene with limited light, you have collected the details sharply.

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

Hi Leslie,
Well managed your photo, good composition with architecture, bridge and cars and interesting effect with these coloured lights.

Hello Leslie,
Beautiful view of Bideford longbridge with nice light and splendid reflections on the road. Well done!
Best regards.

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10378 W: 146 N: 25979] (125659)
  • [2015-12-01 0:15]

Hello Les, Rainy weather is here OK, we see the reflections of light in the pavement, nice atmosphere. Not so bad for walk with the camera. beautiful composition, splendid lights, colours, good sharpness. I like it very much. And thisn nice lady wonders probably what are you doing.

Warm regards Malgo

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24614 W: 523 N: 41315] (177552)
  • [2015-12-01 5:26]

Hello Leslie,

The dismal days are coming, certainly the last days with a lot of rain also in Belgium.
But we see very clear a part of the city and the road with care for depth and perspective.
An excellent architecture picture too.
Wonderful panorama view about the area.
An excellent presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.

Best regards,

Ciao Leslie, fascinating nocturne shoot, excellent perspective, grreat exposure and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Les,
From this bridge you have a beautiful view of Bideford. Entering the city along this way will give a visitor high expectations.
On the wet pavement the lights and colours are incredibly strong reflected.
A beautiful tower in the left upper corner.
Very good clarity and sharpness.
Best regards, Paul

Hi Leslie
A striking night shot and the explosion of colours - gorgeous pinkish tone, great that you have managed to bring out the best in that lens and fantastic to see the vivid impression of the street scene. Well done, Congrats
Warm regards

Hi Leslie!
Very interesting and attractive urban picture!
So many details to be seen and enjoyed!
Exposure, colors, level of sharpness, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,

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  • adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5877 W: 64 N: 11341] (46937)
  • [2015-12-05 14:39]

Hi Leslie!
The wet ground gave you very nice reflections. It's a nice composition with the city in background - there are many interestings buildings there and the woman is also very well placed.

Hi Les,
beautiful full of atmosphere evening photo!
I like very much the reflexes in the wet pavement! I like that effect although it is usually hard to capture as usually it rains at the same time...
Lovely architecture here, the person watching you adds some life as well.
Excellent work!!

Hello Leslie
Fantastic street life scene in the evening.
I like play of colors and light.
Excellent balanced image.
Nice dynamics gives car in the foreground.
Wonderful architecture in the background.
Great photo job.
Kind regards

Hello Les,
you are offering us a very vivid and interesting impression of the cityscape and its atmosphere in this photo. You've structured your composition in a neat, dynamic and effective way, fixed and moving elements are well placed, interest and colours are distributed in a pleasing way. I like that there are warm lights both inside the buildings and in the street, they create an agreeable, warm mood. Depth and details are superb, the whole view is inviting. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,

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