Across the Severn

12 Jul 2021

I was disappointed that the England/Wales border does not run exactly through the midpoint between the two towers of the new bridge across the River Severn, but I guess life is never that neat, and it turns out both towers are in fact in England. Still, for the record, this is the tower closer to Wales, shot through the sunroof of the car as we went along. I like that you can see the sunroof reflections in the shot, which adds to the sense of a spur of the moment capture.

This picture turned out very similar in style to the one I shot a few months ago of a more local bridge, which is currently my desktop background picture.

I’ve also learned that this newer bridge is a Cable-stayed bridge, rather than (as I originally incorrectly identified it as) a Suspension Bridge (which the original Severn Bridge was). Come for the questionably angled picture, stay for the bridge designation facts.

Taken on 7 July 2021 in South Gloucestershire, United Kingdom, using a SONY ILCE-7RM2 with a Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Art 019 lens.