When our son left for a semester abroad a few years back, both my husband and I tried hard not to show how much we envied him his upcoming adventure. One of the things that made it fun for us, though, were all the great photos he took with my old camera while he was there. Studying in Edinburgh, he made many fabulous friends and got the chance to travel not only in Great Britain but on the continent as well.
This particular image is the Ashness Bridge in Great Britain’s Lakes District. It’s a rather unique look at the lovely bridge, considered to be one of the most photographed packhorse bridges in the United Kingdom. Though it’s famous for its spectacular views which include Bassenthwaite Lake and the River Derwent, Whinlatter and Skiddaw, I think this downstream vantage point gives the viewer the chance to enjoy the magnificent stonework of the bridge itself. I love the way the sunlight on this glorious May morning picks out the detail of the old rocks not only on the bridge but along the path of the stream as well.
Original photographic image captured by my son, Rich Bryan, in May of 2012 with the Nikon D40x and the 18-135mm Nikkor lens. I had the fun of treating it in Photoshop, then giving it a thorough digital hand-painting with the Wacom tablet and brushes in Corel Painter 2015, then back to Photoshop for some final touches.
As always, a click on the image takes you to my website where the image can be seen at a much better resolution and where it can be purchased in several formats, including wall art and much more. As a matter of fact, in addition to the throw pillows, duvet covers, phone cases, and tote bags, we’ve just added very cool shower curtains today!! And more to come!!