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Postbridge, Devon #5

Stone arch bridge at Postbridge on Dartmoor, Devon, England

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The story behind this image

During our two week holiday in September 2019, spent exploring the beautiful countryside and coastlines of Devon and Cornwall, my wife Liz and I took a day to explore the magnificent Dartmoor National Park in South Devon.

Heading eastwards from the market town of Tavistock onto Dartmoor proper we soon came to the small village of Postbridge.

As we were driving through Liz spotted a rather unusual structure in a field to the side of the road.

Intrigued, we turned around and parked up in a layby by the side of the road and got out to investigate.

And what was this mystery object?

It turned out to be an old stone clapper bridge, apparently the most photographed bridge in Dartmoor, and if Liz hadn't been on the ball we would have driven straight past!

But this image features the equally lovely old stone arch roadbridge over the East Dart river, pictured standing on a rock in the middle of the rivet itself.

It took a while to get this shot, as cars were passing over the bridge on a regular basis, and I had to bide my time till there was a gap in the traffic.

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Filename - devon postbridge 05

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm

Exposure - 1/100 sec @ f8, ISO100

Filters - 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky.

Location - Postbridge, Dartmoor, Devon, England

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Handheld exposure with image stabilisation.