Bollin Bridge 3

black and white picture of a wooden bridge

Into the jaws of my journey

Another re-worked old photo from the winter of 2009. I have posted much smaller versions of this already and it was an image that seemed to attract some attention.

This is a short foot bridge over the river Bollin near the village of Prestbury in Cheshire. The location is not to far from the source of the Bollin in the Macclesfield Forrest region but the river rapidly becomes quite a torrent as it heads west toward Wilmslow and ultimately merges with the Mersey north of Lymm. It was a cold, white, bright, winter – some of my favorite conditions with beautiful crisp clear air.

I quite like how some of my (now forgotten) processing, which has involved some degree of HDR simulation, has created a lot of structure or granular texture in the image. I think the intention was to try to create a texture and tonal quality reminiscent of a classic vintage method of fine-art printing.

  • Title: Bridge over the Bollin
  • Taken: 6 January, 2009
  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • ISO: 200
  • Focal length: 11.5mm
  • Exposure bias: -2/3EV
  • Copyright: Oliver Wood, all rights reserved

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