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In Suspense

By Briwooly
Back to the mono theme today been having a look through my hard drive looking for conversions.
Let me know your thoughts.Smile

This little suspension bridge is only a couple of miles from its big brother the Humber bridge.
Horkstow Bridge is one of the earliest surviving suspension bridges in the country. It is unusual small suspension dating back to 1835-6. The bridge has two elegant classical style arched towers made of rusticated stone. The wooden plank decking is suspended by double wrought iron chains. The decking is of a convex shape and moves about when crossing in a car. Horkstow Bridge was built originally to cross the New River Ancholme to give access to the Brick Kilns that run along the River Banks. This is one of 7 bridges that was built as part of the New River Ancholme Drainage Scheme. Today, it is used by farmers, ramblers, anglers & cyclists. The bridge is still open to vehicles however there is only a dirt track running along the west bank of the river. The bridge was designed by Sir John Rennie and is one of a handful in Britain to have remained as originally designed. As a result it is regarded to be of historical importance and was restored in the late 90's. Structural repairs were carried out and the accommodation bridge was re-decked and re-cabled by Spencers who received the Historic Bridge Award in 1999.

Thanks for your C&C on my previous always appreciated Wink


Tags: General Bridge Transport Architecture Black and white Digitally manipulated Landscape and travel Horkstow

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23 May 2013 10:45AM
great mono Brian
super sky really adds mood and atmosphere to the scene

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debu 7 India
23 May 2013 10:49AM
Very nice mono.
franken Plus
15 4.5k 4 United Kingdom
23 May 2013 10:58AM
Really atmospheric in mono Brian.

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
23 May 2013 11:23AM
A very fine mono of this wonderful old bridge, Brian, and a cracking dramatic sky Wink
Trev Smile
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
23 May 2013 11:34AM
Dramatic sky and superb composition
Joline Plus
11 28 53 United States
23 May 2013 12:33PM
Wonderful perspective. I think I would have lightened up on the sky a bit. Although it is dramatic, it draws the eye upward and away from that great bridge which is the main subject.
Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
23 May 2013 12:55PM
Ooh I love this one Brian - the mono tones are superb bringing out all the fine detail in the textures of the wood and sky. Super pov.
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 146 16 United Kingdom
23 May 2013 1:52PM
Great mono image, well capturedSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

lovely shot great in mono. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
23 May 2013 4:19PM
Holy all the time in the UK l never even knew great info and image
Alda 5 70 30 United Kingdom
23 May 2013 4:46PM
Love this, it's an excellent shot GrinGrin
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
23 May 2013 6:21PM
Fantastic shot, superb textures and tones, great pov and composition

nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
23 May 2013 11:50PM

Quote:Fantastic shot, superb textures and tones, great pov and composition


I agree with Hugh.
marktc Plus
7 96 15 United Kingdom
24 May 2013 8:15PM
A fantastic piece of work, both in the capture and the conversion. Brilliant
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
25 May 2013 5:17PM
Very well composed to achieve symmetry and I do like your B and W conversion and rather 'gritty' and atmospheric presentation: and an interesting narrative that adds to one's appreciation of the image.
superb image love your processing,well done indeed.ray
27 May 2013 4:08PM
super sky, mood and atmosphere to the scene

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