Julie Walker, EPSA  

Devil s Bridge by Julie Walker, EPSA

March 2020 - Devil s Bridge

March 2020 - Julie Walker, EPSA


About the Image(s)

This image of the beautiful Devil's Bridge over the river Lune at Kirkby Lonsdale was taken a few weeks ago on a rather overcast day. This medieval bridge was believed to have been constructed in the 12th or 13th century. The image was taken at ISO 400, f8 and 1/80th sec. using my 17 to 40 mm lens set at 30mm. I took it from the road bridge that runs parallel to it. Ideally I would have liked to take it from below but the river banks were quite muddy and slippery and I didn't have appropriate footwear with me.
As usual I processed this first in Lightroom and then converted it using Silver Effex Pro. I chose the toning as I felt this was in keeping with the age of the bridge.

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5 comments posted

Sharon Prislipsky   Sharon Prislipsky
I understand why you would have liked to get down to the water level, but for me it is still a lovely image. In my opinon the toning is perfect for the scene. I might suggest taking a look at the pile of large rocks near the center to see if decreaing teh sposure and adding structure there would be an improvement (it is so hard to tell when the images are so small). If this was mine I would print it and frame it.   Posted: 03/14/2020 11:01:00
Julie Walker   Julie Walker
Thanks Sharon, I did try to improve the appearance of the rocks, without much success. I think the light was bouncing off them and as a result they were possibly a little burnt out. I will have another go along the lines you suggest.   Posted: 03/19/2020 11:50:16

Stuart Bacon   Stuart Bacon
It is a beautiful bridge and your viewpoint, to me, is better than if you were at the water's edge - getting muddy boots! I like that you toned it as it does make it look old. Even though everything in the scene is the same tonality the bridge because of it structure stands out, as it should.   Posted: 03/14/2020 15:40:31

Nelson Charette   Nelson Charette
I liked the way the water lines lead you up to the bridge.
Very nice processing, I always liked these effects with NIK.
  Posted: 03/17/2020 11:25:01

Helen Herbert   Helen Herbert
A beautiful scene of this old arched bridge. Although the trees above have no foliage they give a filigree effect and make a nice tracery backdrop. Do like the patterns in the river in front of the bridge giving interest leading towards the arch. The Whiteish rocks could do with a little toning down a bit but your toning compliments this scene giving an old worldly feel.   Posted: 03/22/2020 09:58:37