Underneath the arches by inkedsandra

Another view of the Whalley viaduct, known locally as Whalley Arches. Known locally as “Whalley Arches”, Whalley Viaduct is a listed structure 48 span railway bridge crossing the River Calder, Lancashire , UK.

Built between 1846 and 1850 under the engineering supervison of Terrence Wolfe Flanagan, the viaduct is of red brick arch construction. The longest and largest railway viaduct in Lancashire2, it was built for The Bolton, Blackburn, Clitheroe and West Yorkshire Railway, carrying the line 21.3m above the river for a distance of 620m.

More than seven million bricks and 12,338 cubic metres of stone were used in its construction. Some 3,000m of timber were used for the arch centring, temporary platforms and the permanent foundation piles. During construction, on October 6, 1849, two of the 41 arches then completed collapsed, with the loss of three lives.

The southern side of the bridge, nearest the remains of the Abbey, bears the only decorative treatment.

Taken with a canon 450D and a canon 10-22mm wide angle lens @ 22mm. Hdr from a single raw at 1EV spacing and processed in photomatix pro. Further tweeked in cs4.

Almost retired,and a photography addict! I own a canon 7D and 5 canon lenses. I love playing in photoshop! I’m a fan of HDR if it isn’t too overdone.I also dabble in fractal art occasionally.

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  • Shaun Whiteman
    Shaun Whitemanover 4 years ago

    Love the pov Sandra, great processing!!

  • thanks Shaun

    – inkedsandra

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisover 4 years ago

    wonderful perspective!! wonderful work..

  • Thanks very much Anna my friend x

    – inkedsandra

  • Clive S
    Clive Sover 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • Thanks

    – inkedsandra

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosover 4 years ago

    I wanted to burst into song………..but decided against it you will be pleased to hear! Fabulous perspective on this one. Lovely work.

  • Meant to upload the song brt forgot!! Thanks

    – inkedsandra

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 4 years ago

    Very wonderful color and light…Excellent composition..love this!

  • Thanks Gena

    – inkedsandra

    JUSTARTover 4 years ago

    great shot

  • Thanks sylvia

    – inkedsandra

  • duncandragon
    duncandragonover 4 years ago

    Lovely shot – Nice pov!

  • Thanks

    – inkedsandra

  • Polly x
    Polly xover 4 years ago

  • thanks

    – inkedsandra

  • Morag Bates
    Morag Batesover 4 years ago

    Interesting and nice angle here, super detail !

  • Thanks Morag x

    – inkedsandra

  • Bruce Jones
    Bruce Jonesover 4 years ago

    Really love this Sandra….great work!!!

  • Thanks very much Bruce.

    – inkedsandra

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