ABOUT ME

I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Monday, 27 February 2012

LOST (27/02/12)

It’s been a weekend of rugby, and wandering. I never got to the seaside but had a walk up the Tees. It didn’t go to plan and I found myself wandering the fringes of one agricultural field after another. I should have taken a map. It was a good wander even though I had little idea where it was I walked.

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_2261573_4_5_6_7_tonemapped_edited-1       This little Packhorse Bridge spans Clow Beck. It’s a tributary of the Tees. The steel gates and wall behind it are part of the Tees flood defence system. A necessary nuisance.

clowbeck2     This little ford on Clow Beck I found after I was lost. A grand spot, I’m glad I found it and even happier that the threatening clouds remained just that.

All images are HDR and are five shots –2EV to +2EV. The water is a –1EV shot reintroduced.

Have a good time, I’m heading back to Cumbria but will have a night in the Northern Pennines on the way.

 

31 comments:

  1. Looks like a great place to lose yourself in.

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  2. Another great set! And yes the French defeated the Scots! :)

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  3. Great images Adrian. Looks like you had some excellent scenery to get lost in!! Glad you made it back though!...[;o)

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  4. It is a wonder, getting lost is the middle of the dream world. I love that feeling.

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  5. Amazing landscape Adrian..it's beautiful

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  6. JoLynne, it's a bit flat but there are worse places.

    DeeBee, worse still we lost to the Welsh. A ggod match though.

    Trevor, thank heaven for the beck.

    Bob, I don't know how I managed it.

    Faylinn, thank you.

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  7. Excellent set Adrian. A lovely little bridge; and the last shot is a perfect composition, with a great sky.
    Glad you found your way back. I imagine the dogs thoroughly enjoyed it all.

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  8. Keith, I was not as much lost as mislaid. The dogs had a grand time irritating pheasants and rabbits.

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  9. A fine set of photos, Adrian. Had it been me I would still be lost now, no sense of direction whatsoever and I mean none at all, not even locally.

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  10. The bridge is lovely - so much bigger than the Lakeland packhorse bridges that I know.

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  11. Love that little bridge, weeds and all. What a fantastic place to be lost in. I really love all those fantastic old stone bridges and aqueducts in the UK.

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  12. Super shots, Adrian. The HDR looks very natural. Warm tones are great!

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  13. Wonderful images Adrian... it's a countryside I for one would love to get lost in..

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  14. Really nice shot Adrian, i like that you have used the EC to get the full range of tonal highlights and shadows.
    I hope you can find the time to follow along with my photoblog
    www.valleysshutterbug.blogspot.com
    Shaun

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  15. Wonderful images of tired and worn. You captured them all beautifully.

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  16. Hi Adrian. I just discovered your blog. It's very nice. Amazing and roget places and landscapes. Greetings from afar.
    Jorge

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  17. Hi Adrian...Such beauty there ..you always seem to have something so unique and interesting to see !!
    Behave yourself...but enjoy also ; } lol!!
    Grace

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  18. ditto what Andrew said...
    beautiful shots!

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  19. Interesting stuff. Some it is described so I get the drift. There seems to be a much bigger story behind the photos.

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  20. Looks like that was a fun getting lost. Worth it, for me, to see the wee dog in that last shot, looking to see which way to go next.

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    1. Pauline, she gets into any picture but in this case she was shaking herself dry.

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  21. Jan, thanks. I do have a compass built in, I'm lucky.

    John, I ought to look out and catalogue Packhorse Bridges. They come in all styles and lengths.

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  22. Just been over the oldest constructed bridge in New Zealand. Await the post! You will be truly ....... underwhelmed.

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    1. Graham, I'm a fan of all bridges.

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  23. I think you have found sufficient packhorse bridges to start a catalogue or even an illustrated book.

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    1. John, I will start cataloguing them. I must have a fair number but I doubt enough for a book.

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  24. Beautiful shots Adrian, the doggie looks very cute in the last photo! Cheers, Ruby

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  25. ...looks like a good wander! I love the bridges. They are beautiful with the grasses growing on them. I wonder how old they are...

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    1. Kelly, They were used as roads so I suspect they date from Roman times and were in use commercially for ages. Most I would date between 1000AD and 1500AD.

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  26. Beautiful shots Adrian, I love those stone bridges.

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  27. Beautiful pictures Adrian ... very beautiful.

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