Chirk Aqueduct and Viaduct

As seen from Pontcysyllte aqueduct. The aqueduct is not visible in this picture but the arches that can be seen are of the railway viaduct over the Dee.. This viaduct was built between 1846-8 by Henry Robertson. The viaduct stands 100 feet tall and towers about 30 feet over the Chirk aqueduct that carries the Llangollen canal.

The Chirk railway viaduct

Photographed using a Nikon D7000 camera fitted with a tamron 18-250mm lens. Single-shot HDR conversion using NIK HDRefex pro.


Navigating the Llangollen Canal

The Llangollen Canal is a UN World Heritage Site built in parts from the late 18th century and includes two aqueducts (at Pontcysyllte and Chirk).

Navigating a narrow bridge near Pontcysyllte on the Llangollen Canal

Photographed using a Nikon D7000 with a Tamron 18-250mm lens. 3 shot bracketed HDR.


River Dee in HDR

As seen from the Pontcysyllte aqueduct near Llangollen, Wales. The road bridge on the river is the one used to access the aqueduct.

River Dee flowing under the Pontcysyllte aqueduct

Photographed using a Nikon D7000 and a Tamron 18-250mm walkabout lens. Processed from 3 bracketed exposures in NIK HDR Efex Pro.


Llangollen in HDR

Just last week I made a mad dash from Cambridge to Chester and then on to Llangollen to visit some family. As I wasn’t anticipating a day of photography, I left all my lenses barring the walkabout Tamron 18-250. Llangollen is a pretty little town in North Wales probably best known for the Llangollen steam railway and the Llangollen canal that passes over the River Dee on the Pontcysyllte aqueduct.

Llangollen on the Dee

A standard 3 shot bracketed HDR image processed in NIK HDR Efex Pro. Photographed on a Nikon D7000.

Cambridge in HDR – Jesus Lock

Another two images of the Jesus lock on the river Cam in Cambridge. Locks are used to raise or lower boats between stretches of water of different levels. The Jesus lock was built in the late 19th century and is now maintained by Conservators of the River Cam, the navigation authority for the River Cam established in 1702.

Looking down the lock. The water inside the lock is at a higher level

The lock is on the right of the picture just beyond the island. The broad stretch of river in the centre flows by a mini-waterfall due to differences in level.

HDR generated by bracketing 3 photos in Photomatix Pro.


Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire

Anglesey Abbey is a National Trust property comprising a country house and over 50 acres of landscaped grounds and gardens. The last owner of the property 1sr Baron Fairhaven is credited with laying out some of the largest gardens in 20th century Britain. He left the property to the National Trust on his death. The pictures below are from the Anglesey Abbey country manor.




All the above pictures are 3-shot bracketed photographs merged in Photomatix Pro. Please click-through any picture to go to flickr.