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photoblog image From My 1970's Darkroom (1 of a few)

From My 1970's Darkroom (1 of a few)

BATH WEIR 2/2

Following on from yesterdays image of the weir at Bath this is the more regular view of it, and the Pulteney Bridge behind it. We have only visited Bath once, sometime between 1972 and 1975, The bridge crosses the River Avon and was completed by 1774, and connected the city with the newly built Georgian town of Bathwick. Designed by Robert Adam in a Palladian style, it is exceptional in having shops built across its full span on both sides. It has been designated as a Grade I listed building.

From My 1970's Darkroom (1 of a few)

BATH WEIR 2/2

Following on from yesterdays image of the weir at Bath this is the more regular view of it, and the Pulteney Bridge behind it. We have only visited Bath once, sometime between 1972 and 1975, The bridge crosses the River Avon and was completed by 1774, and connected the city with the newly built Georgian town of Bathwick. Designed by Robert Adam in a Palladian style, it is exceptional in having shops built across its full span on both sides. It has been designated as a Grade I listed building.

comments (16)

Oh this is so cool - love the water feature!
Brian Walbey: Apparently, according to Chad who grew up in Bath, it used to be just a straight weir across the river, this is much more artistic.
A wonderful timeless image Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 13 May 2015, 05:46
Seriously beautiful, isn't it, Brian.
Brian Walbey: It certainly is Ray.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 13 May 2015, 06:27
This weir was re-designed in the 60s as part of a flood prevention scheme, Brian. It used to go straight across the river like a conventional weir
Brian Walbey: yes Chad told me that and pointed me to some old pictures on the net, it looks much more artistic like this doesn't it.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 13 May 2015, 06:28
And it looks EXACTLY the same now, all these years on Brian
Brian Walbey: I like it better than the old straight one that Chad pointed me to look at on some old photos he found on the net.
This is a postcard find, Brian, of a place I find very dear to my heart, having seen it several times now. I'm very sure you could sell many of these there!
Brian Walbey: I suspect you are more familiar with this place then I am Ginnie, having been to bath only once. I really would like to go there again before I'm much older.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 13 May 2015, 07:54
a wonderful photo of this famous Pulteney Bridge - often photographed- but nothing can beat the charm of old photogaphy!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Philine. The grain and texture of the film and paper have come out in this scan which makes it look nicely old.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 13 May 2015, 09:28
The classic shot. Shame about the reticulation. I have had the same problem with all my negatives from this era.
Brian Walbey: This was taken in my very early monochrome/darkroom days Mike and I suspect my skills weren't up to very much at that time, hence the grain etc.
I like the style of the noisy photo which helps it look old.
Brian Walbey: The noise was called grain in the old days of darkrooms and at that time I was only just beginning to learn how not to get it on prints, I wasn't that successful with this one!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 13 May 2015, 15:05
This picture looks so 1972 with all the grit - lovely.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Louis, my early days of darkroom work show I still had a lot to master.
This is a very good result from your dark room Brian. These days people would be putting on that texture in pp
Brian Walbey: Thanks Janet. These days I generally try and avoid textures to be honest.
It doesn't change Brian.
Brian Walbey: I guess it doesn't Bill.
Fantastic Brian thanks for sharing this
Brian Walbey: A pleasure Ronky.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 13 May 2015, 16:48
This is wonderful, I remember being there and there was a LOT of water in the river and the sound was deafening smile water should roar. Love it. Yesterdays too.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid, yes I enjoy the sound of raging waters.
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 13 May 2015, 23:14
Amazing. Gaining new appreciation of B/W.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bonnie. The old style darkroom B.& W.is still better in some ways than digital.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 May 2015, 07:41
Now this photo really does show its age but the view itself remain timeless.
Brian Walbey: I guess this view will be there for many years to come Alan.

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