Sunday photoblogging: Redcliffe flats and the Avon, a second look

by Chris Bertram on February 14, 2016

I wouldn’t normally post two pictures of the same scene in consecutive weeks, but this one seemed worth it. The Avon is tidal at Bristol and the river was also swollen by the heavy rain from Storm Imogen (yes, we’ve started doing that US thing of naming our weather). So, the same view, shot from the same place at the same time of day, but quite different.

Redcliffe flats and the Avon (2)



Philip 02.14.16 at 1:40 pm

I like the contrast between the two pictures and how this one captures the reflection of the flats in the river. It reminds me of the
National Savings building in Durham
, where the river often bursts the bank like in the first link below. This shows the view from the other side of the same bridge.


Philip 02.14.16 at 1:44 pm

I’m not sure why the second link doesn’t work but it is this.


William Berry 02.14.16 at 6:06 pm

More the photographic precision of Eakins than of Canaletto, I think. And a bit of Turner in the sky of the previous shot. YMMV, of course.


Alan White 02.15.16 at 4:07 am

Symmetry dominates this version as opposed to the bottom up asymmetry of the first. Interesting.


bad Jim 02.15.16 at 8:14 am

And the dam, or bridge or whatever it is in the center of the image, is shortened, perhaps diminished by the rising waters, its arches rendered circular by reflection.

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