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In which an old dog attempts to learn new tricks.
New year, old bridge
1/52 for the group 2019 Weekly Alphabet Challenge

This week's theme was: A is for Arch

The light wasn't very good, but this was the first day that wasn't overcast with cloud right down on the hills. I walked to Llanelltyd and this was the best of the photos I took in the slowly failing light.

Old bridge

So, I'm off to a good start. An on-topic photo taken early in the week. Tomorrow the plan is to go out photographing rocks and then Thursday and Friday I will be on a Welsh course, so I thought I'd better get the photo done today. I suppose we may see a better arch tomorrow, but it's unlikely.

Current Mood: accomplished accomplished

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sartorias From: sartorias Date: January 1st, 2019 05:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, that is quite lovely--the textures, the complicated light on the water!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: January 5th, 2019 03:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
I had to fiddle with the shot in PhotoShop to get the sky and the bridge and the water right, but I'm quite pleased with the result considering that it's the middle of winter and the light could have been better.
halfmoon_mollie From: halfmoon_mollie Date: January 1st, 2019 05:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
There could not BE a better arch. lovely just lovely.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: January 5th, 2019 03:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
It is a lovely old bridge. It used to carry the main road over the river, but about 30 years ago they built a new road so the old bridge is only for walkers and cyclists now.
eve_prime From: eve_prime Date: January 2nd, 2019 10:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
That is so beautiful. The one thing our Oregon landscape lacks, in my opinion, is old stone structures.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: January 5th, 2019 03:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. I've seen photos of stone walls somewhere in America that looked very Welsh -- possibly built by Welsh immigrants? But building with stone is so common in Wales because there is just so much of it lying around or easily accessible from a nearby quarry.
eve_prime From: eve_prime Date: January 5th, 2019 07:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
And here trees are so plentiful that no one would think to carry stone about.

Now that I think about it, we do have two categories of bridges that are often photographed, if you're interested. We have old-fashioned "covered bridges" that I think were originally designed to make them safe during winter frosts (like so). We also had an era in the 1930s for building beautiful bridges to connect the many towns along the coast, using a variety of architectural styles. This one is my favorite (about 10 miles north of my hometown), and this one was our local bridge.
puddleshark From: puddleshark Date: January 3rd, 2019 08:15 am (UTC) (Link)
Beautiful image. Makes me want to head out and photograph bridges!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: January 5th, 2019 03:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've always thought that it's very difficult to design and build an ugly bridge so they are quite photogenic.
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