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Another from my series of photos from Jan 1st 2006 at Hammersmith
Bridge. Once the Sun did break through I got a lot of exercise running
up and down Hammersmith Mall and across the bridge to get the best of
the light and its reflections.
Having stood around getting cold for an hour I was plunged into a lot of activity while the light lasted; looking at the photo now I think it would have been nice to have shot it as a portrait*; I'll remember that if I should ever get a similar combination of light and tide ever again!
Hammersmith Bridge was the first suspension bridge to be built over the River Thames; the bridge was originally designed by Tierney Clarke, now little known but in his time a very successful engineer. The Bridge as it now exists was rebuilt in the mid nineteenth century by Joseph Bazalgette who went on to design and build the London Sewerage system and the Embankment.
* I remember now, it's like this to avoid a nasty old landing stage that's just out of shot in this image, I have a load more unpublished in which the landing stage dominates the scene.
June 12th 2009 This scene has changed somewhat, as the 'Port of London Authority' (who administer the tidal Thames), have been along and given a most severe lopping to the tree behind the left hand tower. I do wish they'd leave this sort of thing alone, the tree was healthy and nicely formed; it will take years to regrow. So if you want a picture of it as it was, well, you know who to ask!