Architecture – Photography 101

The Ribblehead Viaduct is an iconic structure within the Yorkshire Dales. If God had a train set this would be part of it !

It took four years to build between 1870 and 1874 and during its construction employed a thousand men who set up shanty towns around the structure.

It’s 400m long and 32m high and constructed using more than 1.5 million bricks.

Ribblehead Viaduct

Ribblehead Viaduct

Ribblehead Viaduct in Colour

Personally I prefer the colour version !


  1. luckykaye · November 18, 2014

    Yes, I prefer the colour version too – after all, the beautiful bridge looks almost monochrome any way. Lovely pics of lovely place (not too far from me here in the very North of Nottinghamshire either!)

    • spugwash · November 18, 2014

      You need to come and visit.

  2. Mara Eastern · November 18, 2014

    Lovely! And definitely much better in black and white than in colour.

  3. kazg10 · November 18, 2014

    Nicely done, I like it in both black and white and colour.. cant decide that ones better than the other 🙂

  4. gfchopstix · November 18, 2014

    I like the colour more, but the black and white does accentuate the history of the viaduct.

  5. jayp3g · November 19, 2014

    I love them both – I think if you played around with the highlights & shadows – maybe bumped up the contrast a bit on the b/w image it would look stunning!! Bring out all those lovely tones & details. Great work either way 😊

    • spugwash · November 19, 2014

      Thanks for the tips, I’ll have a play around

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