Bridge over troubled water.
Anyone looking at just about any photographic website in the UK over the last few weeks must be sick to death with seeing pictures of flooded roads, fields, houses and cars. It's not surprising seeing as some truly biblical rainfall has hit the country, so it's equally unsurprising that sizable parts of the country have been underwater.
Few photographers can resist the temptation to document these events, some of which have been the worst to hit the country in 20 years. Sadly I'm no different, but as the waters recede the urge to go out and take pictures of muddy water will also decrease.
So why is this shot of interest, you may ask. For no other reason other than the water under the bridge is almost on the bridge. Call me traditional, but I always thought that the definition of a good bridge was to carry you over a body of water? However, in this case, it almost failed. No-fault of the bridge in question (location - in a small village caller Melverley) it just goes to highlight just how bad things have got over recent weeks.
Let's hope there won't be any further reason to inundate the photographic world with more examples of how our climate is changing. At least not due to flooding. All eyes are now trained on pandemic viruses - far more challenging to photograph!
bridge over flooded river
bridge over river
river burst banks