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The Second Severn Crossing.

By callaby
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.

Tags: Bridge Transport Severn Tidal Estuary Bore English stones

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16 Mar 2013 10:34AM
Super shot.

Jeff

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ColleenA Plus
4 322 4 Australia
16 Mar 2013 11:49AM
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.
16 Mar 2013 12:01PM
When I'm that way next I will get a shot with the tide in Colleen.
Cal
johnke 3 223 15
16 Mar 2013 1:05PM
Fantastic work and the Narrative is superb, very well done...John
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 7:07PM
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
16 Mar 2013 8:36PM
Great shot of this impressive bridge Cal, well done.
Tom.
16 Mar 2013 9:34PM
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
Paintman Plus
10 1.2k 177 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 8:02AM
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.
17 Mar 2013 8:47AM
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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