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River Nidd at Knaresborough

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 3 February 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

I'm getting a little fed up with winter now (unless we get a huge fall of snow to change my mind) so my thoughts are already turning to more summery themes.

Grabbed this one last year and it's a fine view of the boats on the River Nidd in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire with it's lovely railway bridge in the background - I can just imagine how this looked back in the days of steam!

A single RAW file tone mapped and converted for HDR in Photomatix, and I'm rather pleased with this one.

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Hilde Morin from Portland, United States

Everything about this photo is beautiful! The colors, contrast, depth and sharpness. I particularly like the bridge against the dark sky and the shiny boats in the foreground with the cute names.

3 Feb 2010 5:07am

Twinklestamper ☮ ❤ from Oklahoma, United States

Love the architecture of the bridge...love the colors in the boats....very nice!

3 Feb 2010 5:36am

Joan Felix from Jakarta, Indonesia

very love the composition & HDR ... Good work

3 Feb 2010 6:02am

pascal from Bollene, France

too much colors to my mind but it's a good picture....

3 Feb 2010 6:07am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Looks a really lovely place

3 Feb 2010 6:33am

Aniya from Tehran, Iran

is that heavon?
nice shot

3 Feb 2010 6:46am

Nilla from Östergötland, Sweden

Oh what a MAGNIFICENT railway bridge! Never seen such in my country...
It´s a perfect deep in this photo with the row of boats and the great clouds back there!

3 Feb 2010 7:10am

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Superbe endroit

Bonne journée

3 Feb 2010 7:31am

STEED from Gueret, France

Impressionist......Love it...

3 Feb 2010 7:50am

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran

Very nice compo

3 Feb 2010 7:56am

Karthik from Chennai, India

WOW!!! Beautiful!

3 Feb 2010 8:13am

Erika from Finland

Really great shot! very good HDR.

3 Feb 2010 8:28am

oncho from granada, Spain

Fantasticos colores y composición

3 Feb 2010 8:30am

Eric Rousset from Grasse, France

Nice angle shot, this one is really colorful bud

3 Feb 2010 8:34am

elmer from Tours, France

hello. I discover your country with delight: this place could pass for a French landscape ... the treatment is safe but the color, that's life.

3 Feb 2010 9:01am

Anneka from Bray, Ireland

I love the way you can almost step into the scene

3 Feb 2010 9:07am

Gabriel Clemente from Albufeira, Portugal

beautiful work. Like. Congratulations

3 Feb 2010 9:18am

jeanclaude from st mande 94160, France


3 Feb 2010 9:43am

Krishna Muroor from Bangalore, India

Highly impressive.... colour of water, trees, boats, bridge and off course sky... marvelous....

3 Feb 2010 10:15am

Estrella from Barcelona, Spain

Your work is very interesting.
Many thanks for your comment, cheers from Barcelona in a sunny day.

3 Feb 2010 10:15am

Charles B. from Mably, France

A little too much HDR for me, but a nice composition !

3 Feb 2010 10:20am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Lovely texture in the water. Like the boat names

3 Feb 2010 10:25am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

J'aime la composition et le sujet mais je ne suis pas du tout branchée HDR alors il m'est difficile de commenter les images du genre

3 Feb 2010 10:42am

ElisaA from Almonte, Spain

really nice HDR! the color of the water is amazing

3 Feb 2010 10:49am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

V E R Y, V E R Y........Impressive!!! I like it!

3 Feb 2010 11:03am

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

I'd be pleased with it too! A great shot, lovely view and great processing.

3 Feb 2010 11:04am

Erika Melisa from Singapore, Singapore

Yet another awesome HDR. 5 stars!

3 Feb 2010 11:48am

Florence from Paris, France

A cool enhanced photograph and setting, colors just pop on my screen.

3 Feb 2010 12:07pm

Linda from Riga/Sigulda, Latvia

a beautiful photo with great colours and composition. amazing feeling of history

3 Feb 2010 1:13pm

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Una composición deliciosa! Admiro tu técnica en la edición una vez más Curly!
Gracias por tus siempre interesantes explicaciones!y

3 Feb 2010 1:25pm

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A delicious composition! I admire your technique in editing again Curly!
Thank you for your always interesting explanations!

3 Feb 2010 1:27pm

Magrat from Germany

I can see it right in front of me as a wonderful jigsaw - let's say... 3.000 pieces... :-)


3 Feb 2010 1:45pm

erfi anugrah from Singapore, Singapore

Nice HDR processing done!

3 Feb 2010 1:50pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Very nice Curly, and I too am fed up with winter!

3 Feb 2010 1:55pm

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

Love the color changes. :)

3 Feb 2010 2:04pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Me too, winter is the worst. I love this image--it looks like Wonka's chocolate river! yum!

3 Feb 2010 2:54pm

Jean-Michel from Herstal, Belgium

What can i say to this image ? Just Wow... You did a great job on this one. Congratulation. Have a nice day.
I like HDR images and yours !

3 Feb 2010 4:23pm

alex centrella from California, United States

beautiful scene, the HDR really adds alot ...

3 Feb 2010 4:28pm

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

Oh yes roll on SUMMER - great HDR with fabulous rich colours

3 Feb 2010 5:49pm

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

A really like this photo. The contrast, tone and colours are very pleasing. I particularly like the boats tied together on the rive and the railway viaduct. You can just imagine a steam train going across that bridge many years ago. It must have looked fantastic. The chap on the bottom right has a prime position. A nice glass of white wine or a cool beer would finish it off.

3 Feb 2010 5:52pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Terrific composition. That's a magnificent bridge.

3 Feb 2010 6:47pm

Michel Ruel from Québec, Canada

Beautiful! Very good HDR.

3 Feb 2010 7:41pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


3 Feb 2010 8:38pm

Sandi Halverstadt from Leadville CO, United States

Curly: Very nice job on HDR. The sunlight breaking through on the left brings nice light into the photo. One thing I did notice is: If the house in the background, beyond the bridge, was brought into sunlight I think your light would be more congruous and harmonious and believable, since it is facing the sun. Very nice.

3 Feb 2010 8:54pm

Gary from Cochise County, United States

My hat is off to you, this is a wonderful image in every way.

3 Feb 2010 9:11pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening, Curly,
yes, I think that we should attract all the spring and summer. The scene I like very well and color is excellent. It looks like a painting. Wonderful evening for you and thank you for your comment. Dear greetings Christel

3 Feb 2010 9:34pm

ann from naperville, United States

Breathtaking, I agree I am fed up with winter as well. I live in the windy city of Chicago though.Beautiful colors!!!

3 Feb 2010 11:01pm

Frames from Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

Wow. those colors are perfect.

4 Feb 2010 12:43am

Ajay from Pune, India

The tonal range and the lighting is so very maintained here.

4 Feb 2010 2:13am

Manubhai from Bangalore, India

Dreamy place...clean and colorful....thanks for posting it...

4 Feb 2010 2:38am

hgmartins photography from Ontario, GTA, Canada

Great shot Curly, I realy enjoy looking at your HDR's and if i may say I think it was your photos that made me explore HDR....so now i am a fan, thanks !!

4 Feb 2010 3:04am

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Terrific capture ! beautiful colors..

4 Feb 2010 3:11am

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

This goes to almost 3D - those boats look like they're ready to pop off the image.

4 Feb 2010 3:15am

Anne from Singapore, Singapore

Beautiful ! Good works...as usual, Curly. Cheers!

4 Feb 2010 3:35am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A great composition with nice sunlight, color and views. Great processing in HDR as well!

4 Feb 2010 3:44am

Vinman from Essex, United Kingdom

Beautiful colours in the water, plus the boats leading the eye in and up to the bridge. If I had to find one small criticism it would be the guy in the bottom right. I didn't notice him at first, but now that I have I keep seeing him if you know what I mean.

4 Feb 2010 8:31pm

Denise from Duncannon, United States

Stunning colors, love the rememberance of summer...

5 Feb 2010 12:58am

Edvin from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Dramatic HDR

5 Feb 2010 2:12am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Gorgeous ! I like it very much.

5 Feb 2010 11:39am

Scotfot from Kabul, Afghanistan

strong colours!

5 Feb 2010 6:59pm

Maeva from Tahiti, French Polynesia

I love this picture ! Colorful, with perspective !

5 Feb 2010 10:31pm

Sandy Weston from Madison, Maine, United States

Curly.....very nice shot...processing is lovely. I like how the water changes shades! Very cool!

5 Feb 2010 11:41pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

The colors are beautiful!

7 Feb 2010 2:34am

steve-stefedesign from Liverpool, United Kingdom

Thats beautiful

7 Feb 2010 10:58am

Frederike from Rostock, Germany

I guess i would be also a wonderful oil-painted piicture..

7 Feb 2010 7:53pm

1/351 second
ISO 200
18 mm