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A Day for Tweed

Posted by
Richard (Ellemford, United Kingdom) on 19 December 2010 in Landscape & Rural.

This old railway viaduct crosses over the River Tweed near Melrose in the Scottish Borders. I took it on Friday morning after I'd visited my favourite book shop, Mainstreet Trading in St Boswells. Believe me it was a day for wearing tweed, that famous old cloth which takes its name from the river, which for some of its length is the border between England and scotland, although not where I took this photo. It was minus 5 or so and the wind was biting.

While I took this picture I chatted with a man who was about to go fishing. I dare say he thought my standing taking photos in the cold was about as daft as i thought it was for him to go fishing!

NIKON D3000 1/40 second F/16.0 ISO 100 18 mm

Mostly I write books and other things that people pay me for. What I'd like to do is to take more photographs. Ideally I'd like to try combining the two at some point in the future. . .

Sunder from Chennai, India

Superb shot! Nice composition, colours and framing...

19 Dec 2010 5:03am

Gary from Cochise County, United States

Outstanding composition. I love these old rail crossings. This ones a winner.

19 Dec 2010 5:41am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

This is beautiful. The framing is simply terrific. I also like the tones. This reminds me of a painting.

19 Dec 2010 5:49am

sunstone_maria from California, United States

great image!!!

19 Dec 2010 6:04am

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

Great colors and composition - nice framing of the trees in the distance!

19 Dec 2010 6:35am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Great shot! I like the framing of the bridge with the hillside and river - looks like a miniature landscape!

19 Dec 2010 6:50am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Lovely shot-and indeed it does look cold. We all think that the other guy is mad for going out in this weather!

19 Dec 2010 7:19am

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

nicely done Richard...and yes it looks cold!

19 Dec 2010 9:06am

fereshteh. from Iran

Beautiful composition..!

19 Dec 2010 10:46am

Olivier Jules from Lanciano, Italy

just a wonderful composition!

19 Dec 2010 10:59am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Fine if you both catch something though:) You did at least. What a beautiful progression of arches

19 Dec 2010 11:03am

Philou04 from Manosque, France

I'm very fond of bridges. This old one is terrfic.

19 Dec 2010 5:29pm

marci from Morocco

yes, a wee bit chilly, I think! great composition!

19 Dec 2010 5:39pm

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden

Excellent compo and tones.

19 Dec 2010 6:11pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom


19 Dec 2010 6:19pm

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Nice composition

19 Dec 2010 6:48pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful winter shot of this Bridge. Excellent composition and nice colours. :)

19 Dec 2010 6:48pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

You're both mad for venturing out, you got your catch though, I hope he got his.

19 Dec 2010 8:17pm

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Great shot of this wonderful bridge, like the title too :)

19 Dec 2010 8:42pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Superb shot and really looks cold

Am taking a break from Posting till the new Year, so let me take this chance to send Seasons greetings to you and yours and wish you all the best for 2011

19 Dec 2010 8:57pm

Uistnomad from North Uist, United Kingdom

Nice photo - it reminds me of my holidays with the family in Earlston

19 Dec 2010 11:35pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

stunning. Comp and colors are just perfect.

20 Dec 2010 2:01am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

excellent composition! nice placement of the river and good vertical positioning of the bridge! i also like the sharpness and detail that you captured - nice work!

20 Dec 2010 2:25am

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

Excellent capture, just love to photograph these amazing bridges. Great view, like the repeating arches, amazing details. Nice job!

20 Dec 2010 2:37am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

GReat shot! I love the trees through the arches and your story to go with it! :)

20 Dec 2010 2:49am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Beautiful! We have a similar rail bridge nearby in Eynsford, Kent - you have inspired me to make sure I head that way sometime soon.

20 Dec 2010 2:31pm

Look13 from Marseille, France

Bonsoir Richard.
A wonderfull bridge with a snow, it's a splendid shot.
Great cherr.

20 Dec 2010 5:10pm

Christina from Peterborough, Canada

Beautiful. I love the lines, the sharpness of this capture.

20 Dec 2010 5:24pm

Didier from Tubize, Belgium

Excellent capture with a great snow effet!

20 Dec 2010 5:54pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

A great view and I LOVE your title. for this one :-)

21 Dec 2010 1:32pm

1/40 second
ISO 100
18 mm