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  #81 The way home
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Clifton Suspension Bridge       ©2010 forkcandles
Panasonic DMC-GH1       10th place, 69 points
1/400s, f8, ISO 100, 28mm, Landscape, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: resized and cropped to remove foreground       Extra Info: Isabard Brunels famous suspension bridge, which regretfully he never saw it completed.
the bridge is reckoned to one of the finest entrances to a harbour. still in continous use by 11000 cars a day, considering it was designed for horse traffic.
link to their webpage http://www.cliftonbridge.org.uk/
the picture was taken from the river whilst taking the Matthew down river. I pass it daily on my way to breakfast.crossing another of his bridges
 
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dodrizzt
Jun 8, 2010
    Many congrats for your TT forkcandles! nice image, nice finish :-)

forkcandles
Jun 8, 2010
    Thanks to everyone on their comments.
rafinmelb. I agree the mast is in the wrong place but we had to cope with the ship moving towards me, the tide was running out of the river and the driver of the safety boat needed to be in next position. the river was nearly at the height of the tide at some 4 to 6 knots then turns around and leaves at the same speed. and no tripod!
Una the ship is called the Matthew link to site www.matthew.co.uk. she is replica of the ship caled the matthew which left Bristol in 1497 and is considered the first recorded ship making the mainland inNorth America. the main sponsor of that voyage was called Richard Amereke
Jade O the ship has its home port of Bristol and when we leave we usually get loads of smaller boats coming down river with us . if the ship was taken under the bridge it becomes very small.
the dimensions of the bridge are
Span: 702 ft (214 m)
Height of towers: 86 ft (26 m) above deck
Clearance: 245 ft (75 m) above high water level [this is 11metres on spring tides. and 7m on neap tides
Traffic: Four million vehicles per year at 60pence each. about a $1us
boar76
low shots work better with bridge but getting the low shot is problem...

Mepo
Jun 7, 2010
    Congratulations for your tt finish. Good shooting.

Jade O.
Jun 7, 2010
    Congrats on TT!

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dodrizzt
Jun 7, 2010
    The competition is very tough this time, but finally your pic will be in my TT after a hard decision time; I like a lot the bridge, the landscape from this low point of view... and that lovely boat!!! :-) :-)

Mepo
Jun 7, 2010
    In my tt. Love the composition. Wish I could see more of the ship (different angle) - you should have swum a bit more to the right LOL.

boar76
Jun 7, 2010
    Interesting view....It must be very high...
...A more close perspective perhaps could have added a more dramatic effect

Ronoz
Jun 6, 2010
    Nice scenic & defintely not your average view on the way to & from work each day!

Franz07
Jun 5, 2010
    Great shot. I would like to see more of that ship!

Lo
Jun 5, 2010
    Two fantastic subjects. Brunel's bridge is magnificent and the Mathew is such a beautiful recreation of the old sailing ships.

Jade O.
Jun 4, 2010
    The lighting and reflection on the water make this a suitably dramatic image of the fairy tale ship and the bride adds a powerful structural element. Because both ship and bridge are so dominant, I feel I have two subjects in one frame competing for attention. Still, they each have there place and even a two subject image can carry a lot of impact as this one does here.

Una
Jun 4, 2010
    "...still in continous use by 11000 cars a day, considering it was designed for horse traffic." This is amazing! -- And the ship? What's it about?

rafinmelb
Jun 4, 2010
    Lovely. My sole critiqueis a little picky and harsh but I am making it anyway. The mast and the bridge crossing is a little distracting. (Still in first cut favourites)
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