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Crossing the waves
Crossing the waves

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Bridges (Classic Editing)
Camera: Ricoh RDC-7
Location: Amsterdam, NL
Date: Mar 9, 2003
Aperture: 5.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1783
Galleries: Landscape, Water
Date Uploaded: Mar 9, 2003

New bridge just outside Amsterdam, connecting the mainland to a new piece of land that was man-made for the purpose of building a new township. This bridge, the Enneüs Heermabrug has become a landmark from the road and from the air.

Place: 80 out of 229
Avg (all users): 5.7867
Avg (commenters): 5.9375
Avg (participants): 5.6312
Avg (non-participants): 6.1000
Views since voting: 1059
Votes: 211
Comments: 18
Favorites: 0

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03/21/2003 11:53:44 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club };-)

Initial thoughts
Beautiful bridge, meets the challenge, a little too much water in foreground.

Composition/ Content
I really like this bridge a lot. That being said, I wish I could see it a little better. There is a bit too much water and not enough bridge. I don't know for sure if you have enough lens or there is a place to get close enough to it but a closer shot would be great. If not possible then you need to crop about half of the foreground water and make more of a panorama shot.

Focus seems good but the contrast seems like it could be turned up just a bit to make the bridge stand out against the sky more. A blue sky would be great but it is awfully hard to control the weather!

My Opinion On The Photo
I originally scored this shot a six which was a touch higher than most of the voters. I think that it meets the challenge well but could have been improved a little to finish even higher than it did. Good job, and keep up the good work.

I would be happy to talk further about this shot if you would like to contact me.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/16/2003 09:04:03 PM
Interesting bridge I would have cropped out some of the water and enlarged the view of the bridge.
03/16/2003 12:59:33 AM
Showing too much water
03/15/2003 09:29:21 PM
Reminds me of McDonalds sign (can I get a whopper, fries and coke?). :) 9
03/15/2003 12:53:27 PM
Nice picture!
03/14/2003 12:54:18 AM
Good shot and subject. I wish you could have had more punch in the bridge - it just lays there and the water sparkles.
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03/13/2003 12:57:49 AM
Love the waves and your angle.
03/11/2003 08:18:37 PM
This would look really cool as a panorama shot without so much water in the forground, The water is a little bit distracting and takes away from the subject of the bridge.
03/11/2003 08:12:55 PM
Really nice photo on such an overcast day and rough waters. You've done a good job of catching the storminess of the clouds/weather.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/11/2003 05:24:16 PM
Quite an unusual looking bridge, I wish you could have gotten a little closer to show more detail
03/11/2003 02:11:39 PM
nice image i know you couldnt get closer but it would have looked nicer if you did but nice work
03/10/2003 09:06:24 PM
The matching of the wavelike structure of the bridge, with the waves in the water is brilliant. The bridge is obviously the main focus here (unlike many cityscape shots for this challenge), and the division according to the rule of the thirds is good. For a suggestion, I might like to see this shot outside of the monochrome.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/10/2003 08:14:21 PM
Too distant.
03/10/2003 07:28:44 PM
It's an interesting bridge but the photo is too dark to look at.
03/10/2003 02:24:21 PM
good photo, i like the idea.
03/10/2003 01:59:24 PM
Nice dramatic lighting, good freezing of the waves. The road to IJburg, the killing of Durgerdam's view on the Zuiderzee. :(
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/10/2003 01:45:33 PM
Very unusual. The waves are swaying with the bridge. What about if it were a little lighter, I think it would have been excellent with more light.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/10/2003 01:02:16 PM
good image, nice job

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