DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
This image is not part of a public portfolio.
Bridges: Past and Present
Bridges: Past and Present
gerard


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Bridges (Classic Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix 6900Z
Location: Shaw's Bridge, Belfast, NI
Date: Mar 7, 2003
Aperture: F11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/10
Galleries: Architecture
Date Uploaded: Mar 8, 2003

Shaw's Bridge over the River Lagan, Belfast. Taken late afternoon, I was lucky to get such great light.

I stood under the new bridge which was illuminated by reflections of the light cast upwards from the water. I love the light and shade on the beams. The old bridge here is framed by the new bridge.

Statistics
Place: 45 out of 229
Avg (all users): 6.1292
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 6.0530
Avg (non-participants): 6.2597
Views since voting: 1599
Votes: 209
Comments: 23
Favorites: 0


Please log in or register to add your comments!

AuthorThread
02/15/2006 09:26:24 PM
My homeland, County Kerry to the south we go
03/21/2003 07:07:51 PM
Greetings from the CC!
Gerard, what a wonderful subject you chose. I love the juxaposition of old and new. You composed this image well to have the new frame the old.
The lighting is good here, so apparantly you chose the right time of day too, and the reflections work very well, on the new bridge, and the shadows in the water.
Your exposure is right on target. Details are visible, and there are no burned out areas or too dark.
Everything seems very well balanced, and symetric.
That old stone bridge looks very interesting and I bet it has lots of character too. One nitpicky thing is that the old bridge is cut off the top a bit way over in the left hand side. Tilting the camera ever so slightly may have corrected that, but it's no big thing.
This is a fine image with no digital noise, good focus, exposure, composition.
Good work!
Regards,

Grayce

Do you live in Belfast? My husband's neice married a wonderful fellow from Belfast. He lives in the US now, but a lot of his family is back in Ireland.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/15/2003 10:33:45 PM
Great location and composition. I have trouble seeing the stone bridge with the mid tones so strong - it seems monotone in that region. Maybe adjust the Levels in the middle range. Still very nice.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/14/2003 12:52:07 AM
That is nice Really.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/13/2003 11:53:46 PM
Like the \'Before and After\' challenge from a little while back. Nice capture, and I like the shadows and ripples/reflection visible in the water.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/13/2003 05:35:36 PM
Nice perspective.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/13/2003 02:16:20 PM
Good stuff - perhaps a little too much of the present (though difficult to blame you with those reflections).
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/12/2003 02:46:00 PM
The lighting in this photo is very nice. The texture is nice too.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/12/2003 07:23:20 AM
Excellent composition, good work with tough lighting
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/11/2003 08:28:56 PM
I like the effect of the reflection from water to bridge back to water. I also like the old bridge next to the dominant subject of your photo. I like the small touches of green in the shot too. Looking at this image makes me want to move to the right further to see more of the old bridge and have a few more bright colours in the shot. Maybe the bridge you are standing under is a little too dominant. Keep up the great work!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/11/2003 05:08:02 PM
wow, this is beautiful! you got the right time of day to get the perfect highlights and shadows, good job.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/11/2003 09:43:50 AM
Beautiful shot! I love the color... the lines of the concrete bridge really draw you into the photo. Well done!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/11/2003 09:34:35 AM
talk about leading lines! they are so strong i almost didn't notice the second bridge . . .
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/11/2003 12:34:23 AM
nice shot
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/10/2003 10:42:24 PM
Nice idea, but the "present" bridge really dominates -- I almost missed the "past" one. Interesting take.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/10/2003 09:16:02 PM
Interesting angle
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/10/2003 05:53:56 PM
Good job.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/10/2003 05:52:23 PM
Gorgeous lighting! Great, unique shot!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/10/2003 05:39:55 PM
i get it but i don't know if many others would... interesting angle
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/10/2003 05:05:32 PM
Very cool picture!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/10/2003 01:15:55 PM
got some bright spots in a well composed image
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/10/2003 12:42:06 PM
Good perspective shot. Interesting photograph. Nice exposure. You got both the shadow areas as well as the sunlit area correctly exposed. Nice work. Does seam just a bit soft on the focus side though. Maybe software sharpening could have helped with that just a bit.(?) Good luck with the challenge!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/10/2003 07:59:30 AM
Great shot...........
  Photographer found comment helpful.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2021 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 01/23/2021 11:06:17 PM EST.