Roman in the gloamin’

Veni, Vidi, vi Commeditor

We had the opportunity to take some pictures of a farm located in the Lune Valley, Cumbria. The farmhouse building has a rich history of being a tavern on an important route borne from the historical Roman Fort in its grounds.

A quote from the auction website, “The Roman Fort at Low Borrowbridge held the north/south route in ancient times and parts of the farm were believed to be a Roman mansion (hotel) and an old inn.

This was an important place on the historic route, evolving from Roman road, through packhorse route to railway and motorway. The fort held cattle sales and the manor court was held here. The inn was the first property in the area to have electricity with remnants of the building housing it still in evidence but it ceased to exist around the time of the First World War.

The original Roman water supply from the hills survived until the building of the motorway .”

You can read more on what archaeological work has been done previously on the Borrowbridge site here.

The aerial view

This compilation demonstrates the different looks and feels that applying colour or B&W can bring to the same frame.

Bracketed Exposures

One of the handiest functions of the cameras are bracketed multiple exposures. Not every situation either demands it or allows it however if the possibility presents itself then it should be taken.

Why? Bracketed pictures allow for the creation of HDR pictures alongside the traditional single exposures. Shooting singles in RAW allows for data lost by jpeg compression to be utilised however sometimes the scene demands that the dynamic range of light to dark detail that HDR allows be used.

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