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Crook O'Lune

 

If you drive north just past  the City of Lancaster and turn right you come to a point near Caton where the River Lune meanders in a big curve through tree lined banks, called the Crook O'Lune.

This is now a popular picnic spot with a fair old cafe where you can get bacon, sausage and egg rolls (or beefburgers if you prefer). The bridge is called the Penny Bridge, it used to be a toll bridge, hence the name. The bridge supports that can be seen through the arches are those of the old railway bridge that now forms part of the Lune Valley cycleway.

Crook O'Lune

 

If you drive north just past  the City of Lancaster and turn right you come to a point near Caton where the River Lune meanders in a big curve through tree lined banks, called the Crook O'Lune.

This is now a popular picnic spot with a fair old cafe where you can get bacon, sausage and egg rolls (or beefburgers if you prefer). The bridge is called the Penny Bridge, it used to be a toll bridge, hence the name. The bridge supports that can be seen through the arches are those of the old railway bridge that now forms part of the Lune Valley cycleway.

comments (11)

  • mick
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 5 Oct 2007, 00:23
somebody has been having a play,good effect les.
Les Auld: You just have to play, thanks Mick for the comment.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 5 Oct 2007, 08:30
Excellent landscape - I can imagine what you have done and it worked a wonder.
Les Auld: Glad you liked it, thanks for the comment.
  • Aussie
  • brisbane
  • 5 Oct 2007, 09:00
Very nice the bridge is beautifully highlighted
Les Auld: Thanks Aussie, it was a bid of a dull day so PS to the rescue.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 5 Oct 2007, 11:30
Lovely calming shot Les nice landscape shot.
Les Auld: Nice landscape to shoot, thanks Tracy.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 5 Oct 2007, 11:37
Different for you Les - a static relic of the industrial age rather than a moving one! I guess it still fits the transportation theme thoough ;o)

As Tracy says a calming landscape and an excellent image.
Les Auld: True trains used to run there, thanks Blackdog
A nice change for you Les - really like the tones in this shot.
Les Auld: Thanks Bernie, convert to B&W with the channel mixer then reduce the opacity to let the colour show through, gives a pleasing tone to the image (or so I'm told).
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 5 Oct 2007, 13:29
Just a hint of green to calm the senses, Les. My kind of photo!
Les Auld: Glad you like it Ginnie, tried to capture the sense of calm I felt as I waited by the riverside.
Very nice shot, thesubject is really interresting as your composition and your work on colors - Thumbs up !!
Les Auld: Thanks Zeb, I must admit I find bridges interesting.
OOOOH I like the way you've done this Les.
Les Auld: Thanks Bill, I felt it worked ok.
Lovely shot. The desaturation works really well here. All the best, Dave.
Les Auld: Thanks Dave, appreciate the comment, I think I'm getting the hang of partial desaturation now.
Good and nice decoloring! I like ! smile
Les Auld: Glad you liked it Jose.

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