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Posted by david fletcher on Fri May 08, 2020 11:27 am

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Not quite so dramatic light wise, but just north of Aviemore lies a small village called Carrbridge.  Mid February.  Had been a lot of snow, which disappeared quite quickly.  (Not unusual in the UK).

The bridge was built in 1717 and is the oldest stone bridge in the Scottish highlands. Frontal lighting would have provided more separation from the bg, but it was an unplanned stop, more a grab shot rather than a project.

Nikon D800 and 25 Zeiss. Please feel free to view uncompressed.

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by Ron Day on Fri May 08, 2020 7:49 pm
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The interplay between highlight and shadow adds depth and dimension to this lovely scene, Dave. Beautifully photographed and presented.
 

by John Labrenz on Fri May 08, 2020 7:51 pm
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by Carol Clarke on Fri May 08, 2020 8:31 pm
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Beautiful capture of this iconic old bridge, Dave. The perspective, detail and light couldn't be sweeter. Love it!

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by Kim on Fri May 08, 2020 10:38 pm
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It is a great looking bridge and I like the warm lighting. I think this is a good candidate for the 'orton' effect. There are many tutorials online if you are not familiar with the effect.
it would bring out the glow more in the warm lighting to your taste and soften the B/G to give more separation. Just use a layer mask on the final layer and paint the F/G black to keep it original.
 

by John Labrenz on Sat May 09, 2020 12:04 am
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What a cool bridge...303 years...wow!
Did you dare cross it...or is that not allowed?
 

by david fletcher on Sat May 09, 2020 2:05 am
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John Labrenz wrote:
What a cool bridge...303 years...wow!
Did you dare cross it...or is that not allowed?


Hi John

Although not permitted, it looked a bit to rickety for my taste.  (It's quite narrow at the top).  
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by david fletcher on Sat May 09, 2020 4:26 am
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Thank you all for your kind words. Appreciated
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by Eia on Sat May 09, 2020 4:54 pm
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A classic and would make for a great postcard/greeting card. Like the warmth bouncing off the hill and under bridge. Must truly be a beautiful sight.
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by John Labrenz on Sat May 09, 2020 6:28 pm
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david fletcher wrote:
John Labrenz wrote:
What a cool bridge...303 years...wow!
Did you dare cross it...or is that not allowed?


Hi John

Although not permitted, it looked a bit to rickety for my taste.  (It's quite narrow at the top).  



Yeah...I don't think you would want to be known for being the one that erased 303 years of history....
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Sat May 09, 2020 7:25 pm
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Just love the light under the bridge and the whole, evocative mood expressed here. Wonderful story, and somehow, it looks as ancient as it is- like something from another world. I can't imaging how it has survived for so long. I'm waiting for the elves..or maybe a troll to appear!
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by david fletcher on Sun May 10, 2020 2:43 am
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Cindy, I think the Trolls were in the local pub.... Thanks all for your thoughts. John, you are so right!
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by david fletcher on Tue May 12, 2020 2:36 pm
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My thanks. A real honour for the EP. Appreciated very much.
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