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Balcombe Viaduct  Pierced Piers North - HDR by Colin J Williams Photography

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How Many Arches, How Many Bricks ???? Hmmmm !

A 3 shot HDR, tripod mounted, Processed in Photomatix Pro, and CS3

Fuji 100Fs

Built in 1841, the Ouse Valley Viaduct (also called Balcombe Viaduct) over the River Ouse on the London-Brighton Railway Line north of Haywards Heath and south of Balcombe is 1,475 feet (450 m) long, 96 feet (29 m) high.

It was designed by engineer John Urpeth Rastrick in association with the architect of the London to Brighton railway, David Mocatta. Construction completed 1842. The bricks needed for its construction travelled up the Ouse River (via Newhaven and Lewes) from Holland. It was restored in 1996. The structure is a Grade II listed building.

The viaduct is still used, with around 110 trains a day passing over it on the Brighton Main Line.

Ever since a child, aviation has been a keen interest of mine, with warbirds being my favourite. Since joining Redbubble, I have become a keen follower of HDR work, which I am concerntrating on at the moment.

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  • danamh40
    danamh40over 4 years ago

    WOW!!! What an amazing capture!! It seems to go on FOREVER!! Great job!

  • thanks

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 4 years ago

    HOLY WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SUCH a COOL COOL perspective … looks like an optical illusion or something!!!!!!! WOWOWOWOWOWOW!!!!!!!!!!! You’ve struck gold with this baby!!!!!!

  • Thanks Lois, you know that I`m always on the look for different stuff !! Cheers Colin

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 4 years ago

    this is super Colin.x

  • Thank you Catherine !

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsover 4 years ago

    Fabulous work Colin!! excellent perspective!!

  • Thank you Kate !

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • Janis Read-Walters
    Janis Read-Wal...over 4 years ago

    my favourite place do I pass over it then from london to brighton?

  • Yes you do, if going south it`s just after the Balcombe Tunnel !! Keep your eyes peeled !!

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • sigfusson
    sigfussonover 4 years ago

    This is a fantastic shot Colin – the tones, the strong abstract and your composition are perfection! Well done! Cheers, S.

  • Thank you S

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • Akkra
    Akkraover 4 years ago

    Oooo it does look like an optical illusion – this one’s playing with my head… up, down, who knows! :D

  • It`s better in real life, the echo`s are fantastic !!

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • billfox256
    billfox256over 4 years ago

    A shot like this can bring on a case of vertigo! Tremendous!!!!, Bill

  • Thank you Bill !!

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 4 years ago

    Super POV Colin, lovely work …

  • Thanks Tom, it was a good shoot !

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderover 4 years ago

    WOW! This is really fantastic!!! – John

  • I`ll post the view from the other end soon

    – Colin J Williams Photography

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