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IRON & BLOSSOM

By DeSilver
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

Tags: Architecture Landscape and travel Ironbridgeandshropshireandspringandsummer

Voters: LynneJoyce, stanleyj, pluckyfilly and 111 more

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Comments


LynneJoyce Plus
7 20 99 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2008 3:39PM
Lovely place, nice juxtaposition of the natural with the manufactured.

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pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2008 5:01PM
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
Gaz_H 9 150 1 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2008 9:17PM
Beautiful photo David. The Cherry Blossom sets the whole scene and leads you nicely towards the bridge and intricate iron work.

Gaz
Ray42 7 3 England
20 Nov 2008 7:48AM
A well framed shot - nice one
MRSbiscuit60 7 224 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2008 10:05PM
I like this one, soft blossom and hard iron. Trish
ugly Plus
7 5 57 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2008 8:58AM
Very nice shot,,
Well done...

Dave
GlenD 9 United States
22 Nov 2008 10:44AM
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
cassiecat 7 39 46 England
22 Nov 2008 10:56AM
an unusual and well thought out composition of the bridge.nice one.lesley
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
22 Nov 2008 3:39PM
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 *
danbrann Plus
11 567 16
23 Nov 2008 8:20AM
A cood combination andsuper contrast.
DeSilver Plus
8 13 11 England
23 Nov 2008 9:22AM
To everyone who has had a look and to all who have voted
I Thank You. Smile


David
piccy 9 8 Wales
24 Nov 2008 7:31PM
i quite like the bridge colour, very nice with the blossom in front and roll on spring.
Freda
gary_d Plus
8 576 13 Wales
24 Nov 2008 9:40PM
This is a lovely shot the blossom contrasts with the bridge nicely. - gary
dianah 9 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2008 9:10AM
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
26 Nov 2008 9:15AM
Nice composition in this shot. Glad to give a 30th click!

Ali Smile
DeSilver Plus
8 13 11 England
26 Nov 2008 11:11AM
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
Codiac 9 333 3 Northern Ireland
26 Nov 2008 3:38PM
A lovely shot of the bridge and cherry blossoms to brighten up the day. Hopefully a better summer next time Smile

Gary
cjl47 8 4 3 England
27 Nov 2008 4:23PM
Superb capture, we need lots more from you,
chris
28 Nov 2008 11:30AM
excellent shot nice with the cherry blossom and welcome back
Dawn
helenlinda Plus
8 342 22 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2008 4:29PM
What a wonderful combination!!
Lovely structural detail and soft blossom
Helen
29 Nov 2008 9:32AM
Superb , colourful, shot. well captured.
Don
29 Nov 2008 11:16AM
Love the cherry blossom in the foreground. Excellent shot.
HDave
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
29 Nov 2008 1:24PM
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.
29 Nov 2008 2:00PM
What a brilliant capture, well done.
peter
imagio 9 12 1 England
29 Nov 2008 9:24PM
I like the combination of the natural with the artificial, works for me..

Bernie
2 Dec 2008 11:58AM
Really well thought out with nature against human innovation. Lovely shot.

David
3 Dec 2008 8:15AM
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
Mynett 7 142 6 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2008 9:40AM
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
3 Dec 2008 11:00AM
Brilliant shot of a really interesting place
9 Dec 2008 4:07PM
This is really beautiful...great colors..
redstag Plus
10 100 15 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2008 4:41PM
I really like how the light is coming through the blossom. A very cheery image.
Jon
ChrisOs 10 2 1 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2008 5:40PM
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
videotec 7 8 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2009 11:39AM
This is Lovely David--Great shot
Pete
GarrathE 7 4 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2011 1:33PM
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.
hasu 7 8 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2011 12:47PM
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.
Zilba 6 4 South Africa
10 Oct 2011 10:44PM
Superb image, magic light well captured.
Irishkate Plus
5 33 92 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2012 10:53AM
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
marlin50 4 3 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2012 5:09PM
Thats the correct colour you have,great photo...
Tibetan 3 3 England
21 Nov 2012 1:54PM
Very nicely done and a good angle covering both, very good colours, like it a lot regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
11 Jan 2013 11:08AM
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 Plus
5 1 4 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 1:19PM
This image is very well seen and taken. Good composition and colors
pks Plus
11 2 England
15 Jan 2013 8:54PM
lovely image well taken just checked my last shot of the bridge taken in 2005 it was the same colour then

peter
DixClix 6 2 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 6:02PM
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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