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The Second Severn Crossing.

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The English Stones can be seen in this picture under the far left of the bridge. Not sure why the picture is so small?

During the English Civil War, Prince Rupert was chased across the river, and the pursuing Roundheads drowned on the English Stones rocks after being assured by the ferryman of the safety of the crossing, a testament to the treachery prevailing at the time and the danger of the River Severn.

With a tidal rise and fall of around 48 feet (14.5 metres) it has the curious phenomenon associated with the lower reaches of the Severn, the tidal bore, which forms somewhat upstream of the port of Sharpness. However a tidal range greater than that of the Severn is recorded from the lesser known Ungava Bay in Canada. During the highest tides, the rising water is funnelled up the Severn estuary into a wave that travels rapidly upstream against the river current. The largest bores occur in spring, but smaller ones can be seen throughout the year. The bore is accompanied by a rapid rise in water level which continues for about one and a half hours after the bore has passed.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:13 Mar 2013 - 3:45 PM
Focal Length:18mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:On, Fired
White Balance:Auto
Title:The Second Severn Crossing.
Username:callaby callaby
Uploaded:16 Mar 2013 - 10:32 AM
Tags:Bore, Bridge, English stones, Estuary, Severn, Tidal, Transport
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Jefflor
Jefflor  1 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 - 10:34 AM

Super shot.

Jeff

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2195 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 11:49 AM

A good image, its an impressive looking bridge. A 14.5 metre rise and fall in the tide is a huge difference, would love to see the same image with the tide in.

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callaby
callaby  1 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 - 12:01 PM

When I'm that way next I will get a shot with the tide in Colleen.
Cal

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johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 1:05 PM

Fantastic work and the Narrative is superb, very well done...John

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 7:07 PM

That Cal, is a great panoramic shot
Just wondering what lens you used?
Did a mod, but not too different to yours,
I too look forward to one with the tide in
You have a good lead into this one
Lillian

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tommyld
tommyld e2 Member 4tommyld vcard United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 - 8:36 PM

Great shot of this impressive bridge Cal, well done.
Tom.

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callaby
callaby  1 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 - 9:34 PM

Many thanks to you all for your comments, thanks to Lillian for the mods, it IS better Lillian, the colours have been bought out, the blue of the bridge is more pronounced without being overdone. I'm sure you all find that the size of pictures on EPZ is a little detrimental to some types of picture, particularly landscapes when some finer details are lost, can't be helped. The lens used was a Sigma 18-200mm 1:3.5 - 6.3.
Regards to all.
Cal

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Paintman e2 Member 8860 forum postsPaintman vcard United Kingdom173 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 8:02 AM

I tried to add more drama to the sky by darkening it in the mod and adding a vignette to the entire photo. I altered the colour balance very slightly towards the blue side which helps separate the warm and cool colours, then worked on them using the selective colour and hue and saturation adjustment tools. Dodging and burning was used to bring out or push back certain areas so there is a more obvious f/g center of interest. I gave it a touch of sharpening to boost the appearance of the detail.

Alan.

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callaby
callaby  1 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 - 8:47 AM

Very nice adjustments Alan, many thanks for your efforts and explanation of the tools used, a definite improvement. I shall now claim this version as my own,Grin lol.

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