Steven Wharram, LRPS  

"The old ferry" by Steven Wharram, LRPS

October 2019 - "The old ferry"

About the Image(s)

I live on the River Severn which has the third highest tidal range, in the world. Until the mid 1960s the only way across the river was on the old ferry. However, in 1966 the Severn Bridge was completed and the ferry was stopped and dismantled. Here you can see the pier which took cars onto the ferry and, in the background, the bridge which marked its demise. The old ferry terminal is still here although it is about to pulled down by the local council because they claim it to be an eyesore and a danger.

How I did it:
As usual, I've tried to keep manipulation to a minimum:
I have tweaked the light and contrast a bit as it was a very bright day
Finally, I reduced to 750px

This round’s discussion is now closed!
4 comments posted

Timothy Morton   Timothy Morton
A shame they stop service, but then again with the clear day one can see all around and allow us to enjoy a day out for walkabout and tracks allow one to walk right up to the body of the water which is key for understanding the depth of illustration and well found and shown.   Posted: 10/08/2019 17:49:20

Barbara Dunn   Barbara Dunn
The wooden ties lead us right out to the water and the bridge beyond. Your commentary lets us know that we are looking at a piece of local history, past and present.   Posted: 10/13/2019 15:26:34

Paul Swepston   Paul Swepston
I feel the juxtaposition of the ferry-ramp ruins with the bridge that replaced it is quite nice. I like the wonderful clouds and the backdrop they provide. My only suggestion would be to include the sky in the top third of the image. This might have been achieved by taking a lower stance when shooting, although that might have foreshortened the river too much. It doesn't look like it would take much for that river to flood!   Posted: 10/14/2019 10:45:32

Wendy Stanford   Wendy Stanford
Hi Steven, lovely image, the leading lines of the image lead the eye to the white bridge span, wonderful clouds and the image is sharp all the way through.   Posted: 10/18/2019 06:01:45