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Sir Thomas’s Bridge, Clonmel, County Tipperary

Sir Thomas’s Bridge
Sir Thomas’s Bridge, Clonmel, County Tipperary
Irish landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

The river Suir is one of Ireland most loved and visited rivers. It flows through counties Tipperary and Waterford before reaching the Atlantic at Hook -head lighthouse. I have taken a lot of photographs of this river over the years. one of my favourite subject are the old bridges that cross the river, most of them are some hundreds of years old and even though they were designed for horse and cart they still stand strong today and cope very well with modern demands

Sir Thomas’s Bridge is just on the edge of Clonmel in county Tipperary and has been used in many films and advertisements.

The photograph above was taken one early September morning a couple of years ago, the river Suir and the hills above were covered in early morning fog, this just added too the atmosphere. I decided to develop the image in black and white as I felt that this photograph was all about tones and not colour.

15 responses

  1. This is great Nigel. I love the view under the bridge (another castle?) and it’s perfect in B&W 🙂

    August 28, 2013 at 12:09 pm

  2. Hello Norma 🙂

    Thank you :), yes it is a castle, it’s privately owned and the owners live in a house built on the side of the old building.

    Yes, I felt I liked it more in black and white 🙂

    August 28, 2013 at 12:35 pm

  3. When I saw the tip of the picture in WP-Reader I knew who shot it…
    🙂 🙂 🙂

    August 28, 2013 at 1:45 pm

  4. Lovely!

    August 28, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    • Hello Ssp

      Thank you, very pleased you enjoyed and commented 🙂

      August 28, 2013 at 5:12 pm

  5. poppytump

    What a beautiful composition Nigel .
    An almost haunting look back to forgotten times ….

    August 28, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    • Hello Poppy 🙂

      Yes, it’s an amazing bridge and area – its wonderful to find little corners like this that have been unchanged for so long 🙂

      August 28, 2013 at 10:28 pm

  6. Wow Nigel. The light and perspective make this almost other-worldly. The B&W treatment really brings the shape and size into the picture. Feels almost like something Tolkienesque. Well-done.

    August 29, 2013 at 1:51 am

  7. 1annecasey

    Perfectly framed – a little piece of history so beautifully captured.

    September 3, 2013 at 7:12 am

  8. There is so much to contemplate in this image. Love that. Oh, and the black & white. That’s a given.

    September 6, 2013 at 5:55 am

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