Clare College Bridge

I love the River Cam. I love how it snakes its way through Cambridge; just brushing past the back of the colleges and some of the cities most stunning architecture. There is always something new to look at - always something happening. People seem to be drawn to its banks and waters - especially in summer. 

This particular morning however the river was silent, empty and deserted. Not really a great shock as it was early in the morning, a few days after Christmas and the temperature was hovering just above freezing. This view of Clare College Bridge caught my eye as I crossed over the Cam on the adjacent Garret Hostel Bridge. I love the faint reflections in the water and how the river banks act as guide-lines to drawn you into the picture; freezing fog blurring out the detail in the distance.

I used a colour preset within Lightroom to give the image its vintage appearance. I originally considered the option of having the image upside down to create an illusion that the reflection was the actual image and vice versa. I wasn't going to include it but hey, why not! 

I would love to get peoples thoughts on which one you prefer!


Taken with a Canon600d with a  Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM / iso400 / F14