Lendal Bridge | York Yorkshire

Lendal Bridge & Tower
Lendal Bridge and the river Ouse.
Up to 1861 the river was crossed via a rope ferry where Lendal bridge now stands and was once used by Florence Nightingale on a visit to Castle Howard in 1852. Thomas Page was the engineer that designed the bridge who also designed London's Westminster bridge.
It was the second attempt at building this bridge as the first in 1860 by William Dredge ended in disaster and it collapsed and killed five workmen. Parts of the construction were then removed and used in the construction of Valley bridge in Scarborough. That's a little history of Lendal bridge and how and when it came to be.
The image I made was a morning in March 2014 very early, well before sunrise and whats known as the "blue hour".
It was perfectly calm on the river Ouse, and I wanted the reflections of the bridge on the water. A little help was need with light, so a torch was used to paint light on the bridge,Lendal Tower and the Dame Judi Dench Walk. This technique is whats called light painting, It just lifted the shadow areas and added more detail in the picture.
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