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Original Francis Bedford No.1818-plate photograph, 1856-1864, Criccieth, Llanystymdwy Bridge Glen, Wales. Mounted back-to-back on the Harlech Photograph.

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2, An albumen photo of a river scene , 21cm by 16cm titled on the mount, Criccieth, Llanystymdwy Glen, Wales. This beautifully toned photograph is marked Bedford 1818. ( Plate number) Shows over hanging trees, fast moving water (not fast enough to capture and freeze water movement as with modern cameras), shows part of three bridge arches through tree branches. These photographs are mounted back to back on card.
In a Keynote article, entitled Landscape Photography and its Trials published in the Year-book of Photography and reprinted in The Philadelphia Photographer Vol XIII, No 148, April 1876, Francis Bedford wrote as follows:- But it is quite possible on the roughest days to get good results with the exercise of a little patience. Of course, if wind blows continuously, as it does sometimes without cessation, landscape photography is simply impossible; but when it comes in sudden gusts, violent enough, perhaps, to dash the camera to the ground, there are intervals of perfect stillness, during which foliage may be rendered perfectly by uncapping and capping the lens at the right time. A plate carefully prepared, with a bath in good order, and then closely drained, will keep longer than is generally supposed, and it will be hard if one cannot, during half or three-quarters of an hour. Get the requisite two or three minutes exposure. But I would suggest here that he should, first of all, fix his camera-stand firmly in the ground, and then, with a stout string, suspend from the screw-head a big stone or other heavy weight. He will then be free from any solicitude for the safety of his camera, and can give all his thoughts to his work. Sometimes small shrubs or weeds in the foreground cause such annoyance by their motion when all else is still; these may be judiciously pruned without injury to property. If a bough of a tree obtrudes, or is otherwise troublesome, it is better to tie it back out of the way, and release it as soon as your view is taken . These photographs are mounted back to back on card. A single purchase with Harlech Castle Y737hc12

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Weight 100 g