Queen Elizabeth II Bridge

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    The Queen Elizabeth II Bridge is a 137 m (449 ft) metre high, 812 m (2,664 ft) metres long, cable-stayed road bridge across the River Thames in south east England. It was opened in 1991 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

    The bridge is the southbound element of the Dartford Crossing, a strategic toll road crossing the half mile wide river east of London. It was built alongside two earlier tunnels under the Thames, which now form the northbound element of the crossing.

    When it was opened, the bridge was Europe's largest cable-supported bridge. As of 2008 by main span length it is the second largest cable-stayed bridge in the United Kingdom behind the Second Severn Crossing (6m longer and opened in 1996) and the 34th largest cable-stayed bridge in the world.

    Source: Wikipedia

    Taken for Active Assignment Weekly: Our Industrial World

    Assignment: our assignment this week is to go out and shoot the plants along the railroad tracks or in that part of town where nobody lives. Or maybe an oil derrick sitting in a scenic landscape? In any case go forth and show us some beautiful industrial images. And if you get caught trespassing you're on your own... :)

    Restrictions: PP limited to basic editing - levels, curves, contrast, cropping etc... everything in the image should be what was visible when the shot was taken.

    Dare: Shoot at night with available light and an exposure of at least 5 seconds.

    What It Took: The hardest part was finding a way to get down to the river. The banks on both side are covered in either industrial estates with fences and security guards or docks with "stay out" signs and police guards.

    Post processing: RAW conversion and perspective correction (the verticals were leaning in weird angels caused by the camera position) in DxO Optics Pro. Crop, saturation boost and vignette applied in Photoshop.

    1. p912s (Scot) 74 months ago | reply

      Absolutely beautiful! The colors are fantastic; well done.

    2. redwood 1 74 months ago | reply

      Great composition and colours. The sky looks great.... I didn't think the weather was that good yesterday!

    3. sunnyUK 74 months ago | reply

      Thank you both. Yes, Wardrobe Star, I can see that it was a lot gloomier where you were yesterday.

    4. Texas Tongs 74 months ago | reply

      Simply beautiful. The sky, the bridge, and the wonderful shadows that the bridge made in the river. Surprised you didn't make mention of the plants on the other side of the river. Great collection of elements in this photo.

    5. Canon Camera 74 months ago | reply

      Beautiful, & good job on the perspective correction.

    6. SkeenaValleyGirl 74 months ago | reply

      Lovely perspective and great clouds.

    7. MattNJohnson 74 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot of the bridge, water and sky. I love the colors. I can also see the plant or whatever it is in the far distance. Nice!

    8. sunnyUK 73 months ago | reply

      Thank you very much for your kind comments

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