Gallery: Bridges

Sheepwash Bridge, Ashford-in-the-Water by Rod Johnson

Sheepwash Bridge, Ashford-in-the-Water

The 17t century Sheepwash Bridge, spanning the River Wye at Ashford-in-the-Water, Derbyshire, England. Originally this was a packhorse bridge, but later it it was used for washing sheep. The lambs were placed in the stone pen on the left, the ewes were then released on the opposite side. They swam across the river to their lambs and in so doing, their fleece was washed prior to shearing.

Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 18mm
Shutter Speed: 1/60 second
Aperture: f/8
ISO Speed: 200
Date Taken: 19 Mar. 2011

Image Ref: 27617-RDB



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