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My picture of the world famous Iron Bridge in Shropshire. Taken through the cherry blossom at the beginning of the year when hopes were high of it being a beautiful summer. Alas it was not to be.
Hope that it reminds other EPZ members that it will not be long to next spring. Smile

Hi, one or two people have sent me a PM saying that surely the bridge is completely the wrong colour it should be black. People who have never seen the bridge would assume that it should be black in fact I think that it used to be black, but then they discovered what the real colour should be and was painted its original colour. That being this blue/gray colour. Myself think that it looks as if it has been undercoated/primed and is waiting its final coat of paint.
I hope that this has sorted out one or two miscomprehension's and that I'm not colour blind. Well not much anyway. Lol. Smile

David

Camera:Konica/Minolta Dynax 7D
Lens:Sigma 10 -20
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:IRON & BLOSSOM
Username:DeSilver DeSilver
Uploaded:19 Nov 2008 - 3:28 PM
Tags:Architecture, Ironbridge/shropshire/spring/summer, Landscape / travel
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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2008 - 3:39 PM

Lovely place, nice juxtaposition of the natural with the manufactured.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2008 - 5:01 PM

I cant wait for next spring/summer, thanks for the reminder this is a superb image love the cherry tree blossoming there in the foreground - not been to Ironbridge in ages

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Gaz_H
Gaz_H  8150 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2008 - 9:17 PM

Beautiful photo David. The Cherry Blossom sets the whole scene and leads you nicely towards the bridge and intricate iron work.

Gaz

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2008 - 7:48 AM

A well framed shot - nice one

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MRSbiscuit60
21 Nov 2008 - 10:05 PM

I like this one, soft blossom and hard iron. Trish

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ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2008 - 8:58 AM

Very nice shot,,
Well done...

Dave

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GlenD
GlenD  7 United States
22 Nov 2008 - 10:44 AM

Very nice Image David love the placement of the tree against the bridge.
posted a reply to you comment on the pigeons, not offended mate
Glen

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2008 - 10:56 AM

an unusual and well thought out composition of the bridge.nice one.lesley

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2008 - 3:39 PM

I like the view David and whatever colour the bridge should be, I quite like the colour contrasts here between the ironwork and pink blossom - roll on springtime Smile

Sarah *

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10474 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2008 - 8:20 AM

A cood combination andsuper contrast.

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DeSilver
DeSilver e2 Member 7DeSilver vcard England11 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2008 - 9:22 AM

To everyone who has had a look and to all who have voted
I Thank You. Smile


David

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piccy
piccy  8 Wales
24 Nov 2008 - 7:31 PM

i quite like the bridge colour, very nice with the blossom in front and roll on spring.
Freda

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6538 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2008 - 9:40 PM

This is a lovely shot the blossom contrasts with the bridge nicely. - gary

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dianah
dianah  824474 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2008 - 9:10 AM

This is a lovely composition..I like the way the blossom covers the top of the frame from end to end and than narrows out to afford a view of the bridge..excellent.
Di

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AliMurray
AliMurray e2 Member 7AliMurray vcard Scotland
26 Nov 2008 - 9:15 AM

Nice composition in this shot. Glad to give a 30th click!

Ali Smile

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DeSilver
DeSilver e2 Member 7DeSilver vcard England11 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2008 - 11:11 AM

To everyone who has taken the time to look and all who have taken the time to vote and comment on the image. Thank You. Smile


David

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Codiac
Codiac  7310 forum posts Northern Ireland3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2008 - 3:38 PM

A lovely shot of the bridge and cherry blossoms to brighten up the day. Hopefully a better summer next time Smile

Gary

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cjl47
cjl47  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2008 - 4:23 PM

Superb capture, we need lots more from you,
chris

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whiteswan01
28 Nov 2008 - 11:30 AM

excellent shot nice with the cherry blossom and welcome back
Dawn

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2008 - 4:29 PM

What a wonderful combination!!
Lovely structural detail and soft blossom
Helen

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Frase
Frase e2 Member 6Frase vcard Scotland
29 Nov 2008 - 9:32 AM

Superb , colourful, shot. well captured.
Don

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HobbitDave
29 Nov 2008 - 11:16 AM

Love the cherry blossom in the foreground. Excellent shot.
HDave

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 632 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2008 - 1:24 PM

A beautiful composition David, thanks for your lovely comment on my Asiatic Lion, it's my new lens that did the trick, I'm knocked out with it.
Regards,
Geoff.

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PeterLaw
PeterLaw  6 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2008 - 2:00 PM

What a brilliant capture, well done.
peter

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imagio
imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2008 - 9:24 PM

I like the combination of the natural with the artificial, works for me..

Bernie

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jamesda
jamesda  5 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2008 - 11:58 AM

Really well thought out with nature against human innovation. Lovely shot.

David

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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
3 Dec 2008 - 8:15 AM

Wonderful composition, I just can't wait until spring not that we have had much Winter yet, hope the Summer arrives next year.
Great shot

Nicky

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2008 - 9:40 AM

What a lovely shot of one of my fav. places. Can not wait for spring
brrr it is soooo cold today. I love the softness of the blossom against the cold hard man made metalwork - a nice contrast.
Linda Smile

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BruceBMP
BruceBMP  5 England
3 Dec 2008 - 11:00 AM

Brilliant shot of a really interesting place

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Dimitre_P
Dimitre_P  5 Bulgaria
9 Dec 2008 - 4:07 PM

This is really beautiful...great colors..

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redstag
redstag e2 Member 8100 forum postsredstag vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2008 - 4:41 PM

I really like how the light is coming through the blossom. A very cheery image.
Jon

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ChrisOs
ChrisOs e2 Member 9ChrisOs vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2008 - 5:40 PM

I love the contrast between the delicacy of the cherry blossom and the iron bridge, especially with the symbolism of the bridge being the first major iron construction.
Chris

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videotec
videotec  6 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2009 - 11:39 AM

This is Lovely David--Great shot
Pete

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GarrathE
GarrathE e2 Member 6GarrathE vcard United Kingdom
6 Mar 2011 - 1:33 PM

A great shot of a wonderful subject that makes a virtue of what might have been a distraction. Last time I was there it was black. I for one think it looks better now.

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hasu
hasu  6 United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2011 - 12:47 PM

Brilliant shot and composition and thanks for the explanation!!Wink I have tried to give bit of punch to this lovely image, up loaded in Mod.
Harry.

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Zilba
Zilba  5 South Africa4 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2011 - 10:44 PM

Superb image, magic light well captured.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2012 - 10:53 AM

Lovely way to combine the bridge with the blossom.When I see cherry blossom I want to keep in my head
but sometimes there are houses in the way. this was a good combination.KateGrin

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marlin50
marlin50  3 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2012 - 5:09 PM

Thats the correct colour you have,great photo...

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
21 Nov 2012 - 1:54 PM

Very nicely done and a good angle covering both, very good colours, like it a lot regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 11:08 AM

A lovely photo of this world famous bridge and taken on a good day, too!
The blossom framing is very effective.
Your description is very interesting - I've been there a few times over the last year and agree that the painting has not quite reached its final stage!
Great image!

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Balwant
Balwant  3 United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 1:19 PM

This image is very well seen and taken. Good composition and colors

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pks
pks  10 England
15 Jan 2013 - 8:54 PM

lovely image well taken just checked my last shot of the bridge taken in 2005 it was the same colour then

peter

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DixClix
DixClix e2 Member 5DixClix vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 6:02 PM

This is one of the best photographs I have seen of this historic bridge! It looks quite idyllic through the blossom and I think the colour of the bridge looks OK like this. It is difficult to even think it was taken in Britain!
An excellent composition and a super image!
Richard.

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