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Camera: Sigma DP1.

Exposure: 10 sec.

Iso: 50.

Aperture 8,0.

Tripod.

Self-timer.

 

Yesterday, Thursday 28 August I decided to drive to Hirtshals and deliver a 20x40cm canvas picture of ASBJØRN HG.265 private address in Hirtshals. It was a boy of about 8 years and an angry dog who opened the door, I asked the boy to put the picture up on a table so the dog tore it to pieces. I had looked at marine traffic, the ship was in Skagen, but it sailed just before I left home. If the shipowner is interested in ordering pictures, he sends e-mail.

See also my picture no. 67 of ASBJØRN HG.265.

 

My next task was then to photograph the largest Trawler in Denmark GITTE HENNING, as in a couple of days fished northeast of Scotland. I could see on the web that trawler was returning with a full load. Landing time was somewhat uncertain, so I asked me for the building of dockers who would unload the ship. Here I got a friendly help and then I drove out to a high point at the harbor, where there was a superb view of incoming ships. The timing was very good hit, and by 2030 the time I could see the giant trawler sailing in. I took 43 pictures, and the picture here is one of the last in this series, because I wanted to wait until all the lights were lit with reflections in the water.

 

FACTS: S 349 'GITTE HENNING' OF SKAGEN

'Gitte Henning' is built on Westwen Baltiga Shipbuilding in Klaipeda in Lithuania.

The ship is owned by Henning Kjeldsen, Skagen.

The ship is 86.5 meters long, 17.6 meters wide and 10.2 meters from sea level to the upper deck. It weighs 4,138 gross tonnes and can carry up to 3,500 tons of fish.

The ship can refuel 500,000 gallons of diesel fuel and uses between 10,000 and 12,000 liters a day. It can operate between 18 and 19 knots.

The ship's radar can spot fish found six kilometers on each side of the boat. That is, an area of ​​12 kilometers in diameter. The radar can also see if the fish is ten or 15 centimeters long and thus large enough to be caught.

 

The crew of Gitte Hennig exist beyond Henning Kjeldsen of six people. They each have their own little room, which most of all resembles a modern hotel room with private shower and toilet. There are two crews that take turns to fish with the cutter. The salary is a fixed proportion of the catch value, so there is no pay if no fish are caught. But Henning Kjeldsen said that the crew "serve a good annual salary."

  

Most of the catches landed in Skagen, which helps to make the city the largest fishing port.

 

Henning Kjeldsens three recently purchased vessels has quickly doubled the total tonnage in Skagen.

 

Henning Kjeldsen moved with his family to Skagen four years ago. He lives in one of the most expensive houses in the old bascule.

   

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

For the bridge in Sacramento, California, see Tower Bridge (California). For the station in Co. Cork, Ireland, see Tower Bridge railway station.

Coordinates: 51°30′20″N 0°04′32″W

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge (aerial view).jpg

Tower Bridge, aerial view

CarriesA100 Tower Bridge Road

CrossesRiver Thames

LocaleLondon boroughs:

– north side: Tower Hamlets

– south side: Southwark

Maintained byBridge House Estates

DesignBascule bridge,

suspension bridge

Total length244 metres (801 ft)

Longest span61 metres (200 ft)

Clearance below8.6 metres (28 ft) (closed)

42.5 metres (139 ft) (open)

(mean high water spring tide)

Opened30 June 1894; 120 years ago

Heritage statusGrade I listed structure

Tower Bridge (built 1886–1894) is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London which crosses the River Thames. It is close to the Tower of London, from which it takes its name, and has become an iconic symbol of London.

The bridge consists of two towers tied together at the upper level by means of two horizontal walkways, designed to withstand the horizontal forces exerted by the suspended sections of the bridge on the landward sides of the towers. The vertical component of the forces in the suspended sections and the vertical reactions of the two walkways are carried by the two robust towers. The bascule pivots and operating machinery are housed in the base of each tower. The bridge's present colour scheme dates from 1977, when it was painted red, white and blue for Queen Elizabeth II's silver jubilee. Originally it was painted a mid greenish-blue colour.[1]

From the lagoon at Lindaunis with view to the railroad bascule bridge, connecting Schwansen and Angeln in Schleswig-Holstein.

Dutch mastery, Greek mythology and Irish codology...

 

Here's the Greek bit: Zeus disguised himself as a swan to seduce Leda, who gave birth to the Gemini twins, Helen of Troy, and Clytemnestra.

Who says you can't shoot in the middle of the day. Taken on the boat while taking in the architecture boat tour, lens flare and all.

"Le temps est la toupie de Dieu. Les saisons sont peintes sur son tour. La toupie tourne de plus en plus vite ; jusqu'au jour où, comme si elle avait heurté un invisible obstacle, elle sort de son axe, bascule sur le côté, s'arrête : quelqu'un vient nous sortir du tourbillon de nos soucis, de nos peines." de Christian Bobin

 

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Highest position: 91 on Sunday, October 19, 2014

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Camera settings: f11, 8 seconds, ISO 200

Processing: Lightroom to reduce overall saturation. Increased the blue channels a few notches. Increased shadow detail a small amount to bring out some detail in sky. Slight cropping and lens corrections. A few notches of extra contrast added a little drama.

 

To get to this location it's best using the London Underground. Jump on the District or Circle line to Tower Hill tube station. On exiting the tube station head towards the river (fairly obvious). Once there you'll see the bridge. To get to this exact spot simply walk over Tower Bridge and turn right at the other end onto the pedestrianised area. There's a low wall that you can set your tripod up on with ease.

 

Tower Bridge (built 1886–1894) is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London which crosses the River Thames. It is close to the Tower of London, from which it takes its name, and has become an iconic symbol of London.

That happens everday, but to see it at night, in all its lights and glory you have to wait till Saturday.

one of birkenheads bascule bridges, taken at duke street bridge, birkenhead uk.

Camera: Sigma DP1 .

Iso : 50

Aperture: 8.0.

Exposure : 15 sec .

Self-timer.

Tripod .

 

Harbour house to record from all angles , and so I asked for permission to photograph from the top floor at RADISSON hotel which is directly opposite.

To be allowed to photograph , I agree to the hotel got a good picture free of charge.

I went to reception the woman to the elevator and we rode up to the top floor where she showed me the room. It was really nice , clean and exclusivt .

I packed photo equipment out and assembled the stand , so it stood firm.

The blue hour had not yet announced his arrival .

Nor do the many lights on the harbor front was turned on yet, so I waited 30 min.

 

The bridge over the fjord between Aalborg and Nørresundby is a relatively neutral bascule bridge . Some might even call it boring. It is also the reason that few people think about that Limfjordsbroen actually opened way back in 1933. However, it has to be said that the bridge since its opening has been extended to cope with the increasing traffic.

Limfjordsbro with long history

The story of Limfjordsbroen dating back to 1865, when the first fixed link between Aalborg and Nørresundby was established . It was a pontoon bridge , which for 78 years, did traffic over the fjord until the current Limfjordsbro was ready . There had , however, already early in the century were plans for a "fast" connection between Aalborg and Nørresundby , but the project put the 1st World War stopped.

In 1930 , the work of establishing the current Limfjordsbro started. The building of the bridge was of great importance to urban planning in Aalborg and Nørresundby . Among other things, the main streets of the two cities put on because the strong currents in the fjord demanded that the bridge was perpendicular to the water flow.

Bridge on Highway 10 may be extended

In 1933, northern Jutland could then dedicate their new Limfjordsbro , but in the 1950s began to emerge capacity due to the increasing vehicular traffic . Therefore, the width of the bridge extended from the original 14.5 meters to the current 21.4 meters.

But already in the early 60s it was bad . The heavy traffic did Highway 10 through Aalborg Denmark's most trafficked road . The solution was to build a new motorway around Aalborg , and in 1969, the first motorists driving under the Limfjord in the new Limfjordstunnel who also was Denmark's first road tunnel .

The toll to cross the fjord

As a curiosity it can be mentioned that it actually cost money to get over Limfjordsbroen in the bridge's first year of life. Drivers mat with 35 kr. vehicle , while people on horseback escaped with 15 pennies. If you had live animals in their luggage , the rate was 5 cents per . pieces . In 1935 they gave up to charge tolls.

Limfjordsbroen a bascule bridge with a double bascule , so ships in the fjord can cross the bridge. And there are quite intensive traffic of ships through the fjord , so the bridge is up several times daily, each time giving long queues on both sides of the fjord. A major concern of the citizens of Aalborg is a third Limfjord connection - a project we 've been talking about for years, but there is still not something concrete out of the discussions.Attractively located catering and

office space

HARBOUR HOUSE

In continuation of the Virgin Ane has KPC built a unique and attractive

located building on the waterfront in Aalborg.

The building consists of approx. 1,000 sq ft restaurant, which Restaurant

and Café Panorama offers classic Mediterranean menus, partly ca.

1,000 sq ft office where the law firm Hovmøller & Thorup has to

houses.

Harbour House is characterized by its unique architecture and special

lighting effects that Martens Light & Design has developed and

designed. Music: The link 2 from above: Happy with Anthony / Jasmin is the best rendition. Ray Charles & Oscar Peterson Play A Blues Duet - Very Rare

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Tower Bridge was built 1886–1894. It is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London which crosses the River Thames. It was designed by Sir Horace Jones, the city architect.

From Wikipedia :

The Pamban Bridge (Tamil: பாம்பன் பாலம்) on the Palk Strait connects Rameswaram on Pamban Island to mainland India. It refers to both the road bridge and the cantilever railway bridge, though primarily it means the latter. It was India's first sea bridge. It is the second longest sea bridge in India (after Bandra-Worli Sea Link) at a length of about 2.3 km.

 

From the elevated two-lane road bridge, adjoining islands and the parallel rail bridge below can be viewed.

 

The railway bridge is 6,776 ft (2,065 m)[1] and was opened for traffic in 1914. The railroad bridge is a still-functioning double-leaf bascule bridge section that can be raised to let ships pass under the bridge.

 

The railway bridge historically carried meter-gauge trains on it, but Indian Railways upgraded the bridge to carry broad-gauge trains in a project that finished Aug. 12, 2007. Until recently, the two leaves of the bridge were opened manually using levers by workers[1]. About 10 ships — cargo carriers, coast guard ships, fishing vessels and oil tankers — pass through the bridge every month.

 

As per chronicles of Kutch Gurjar Kshatriyas mentioned in their book - Nanji Bapa Ni Nondh Pothi. The erection and construction of Pamban Bridge was done by Mistri Manji Daya with Lakhu Devji both of Anjar and Gangji Narayan of Khedoi. Together built the Railway lines and Pamban Bridge over creek of Rameshwaram to Pamban construction of which they started in year 1887 and completed in around 1910. While working on Pamban Bridge the Mistris Lakhu Devji Vegad of Anjar and Gangji Narayan of Khedoi also built famous Temple of Neel-Mandir having seven domes at Rameshwaram, construction which, they started in 1899 and completed in about five years by 1905.

 

The bridge is located at the "world's second highly corrosive environment", next to Miami, US, making the construction a challenging job. The location is also a cyclone-prone high wind velocity zone.

 

Nikon D300 | 11mm @ Tokina 11-16 | f 6.3 | 1/60 | @ 400 ISO

Spijkenisse, Botlek, Rotterdam industrial area, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands,

 

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J'aime vraiment la douceur des aubes et des crépuscules, ces moments où le monde bascule et semble faire la paix avec lui même.

Photo prise à Sarawak

 

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Sur la pointe rouge de l’esprit

Je bascule, si pâle

A la source la vacuité.

  

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On the red tip of the spirit

I fall, so pale

In source vacuity.

  

Vendredi 27 mai 2011. 15h42

 

What does this wee bridge over the White Cart at Inchinnan have in common with Tower Bridge in London? Answer: they were both designed by Sir William Arrol (who also designed the incomparable Finnieston & Titan Cranes up on The Clyde).

More info here:

www.secretscotland.org.uk/index.php/Secrets/WhiteCartBridge

It's a smashing looking wee bridge all painted red and floodlit with blues at night. It was probably a bit too windy to be out trying to take LEs but the fresh air did me good and the trip confirmed this a cool place with potential.

When it was built, Tower Bridge was the largest and most sophisticated bascule bridge ever completed ("bascule" comes from the French for "see-saw"). These bascules were operated by hydraulics, using steam to power the enormous pumping engines. The energy created was stored in six massive accumulators, as soon as power was required to lift the Bridge, it was always readily available. The accumulators fed the driving engines, which drove the bascules up and down. Despite the complexity of the system, the bascules only took about a minute to raise to their maximum angle of 86 degrees.

  

Today, the bascules are still operated by hydraulic power, but since 1976 they have been driven by oil and electricity rather than steam. The original pumping engines, accumulators and boilers are now exhibits within the Tower Bridge Exhibition.

Tower Bridge, Tower Hill, London, Took 8 years to build and was completed in 1894

 

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A bascule bridge is a moveable bridge with a counterweight that continuously balances a span, or "leaf," throughout its upward swing to provide clearance for boat traffic. It may be single or double leafed.

 

Or my interpretation it goes up and down......

 

The bridge consists of two towers which are tied together at the upper level by means of two horizontal walkways which are designed to withstand the horizontal forces exerted by the suspended sections of the bridge on the landward sides of the towers. The vertical component of the forces in the suspended sections and the vertical reactions of the two walkways are carried by the two robust towers. The bascule pivots and operating machinery are housed in the base of each tower. The bridge's present colour dates from 1977 when it was painted red, white and blue for the Queen's Silver Jubilee. Originally it was painted a chocolate brown colour

 

Le pont est constitué de deux tours qui sont liés entre elles au niveau supérieur au moyen de deux passerelles horizontales qui sont conçus pour résister aux forces horizontales exercées par les sections du pont suspendu sur les côtés vers l'intérieur des tours. La composante verticale des forces dans les sections en suspension et les réactions verticales des deux passerelles sont portés par les deux tours robustes. Les pivots bascule et l'utilisation de machines sont logés dans la base de chaque tour. Les dates pont couleur présente à partir de 1977 quand il était peint en rouge, blanc et bleu pour le Queen's Silver Jubilee. L'origine, il a été peint d'une couleur brun chocolat

Tower Bridge was built 1886–1894. It is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London which crosses the River Thames. It was designed by Sir Horace Jones, the city architect.

J'ai enfin trouvé un cheval a bascule pour ma petite Tendramour !

Un petit cliché pour vous le montrer .

 

I finally found a rocking horse for my little Tendramour!

A small photograph to show you.

 

Tower Bridge was built 1886–1894. It is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London which crosses the River Thames. It was designed by Sir Horace Jones, the city architect.

Due to the thousands of hgv's and cars that use this bridge every day its closed for the next 6 weeks for repairs and a new road deck to be installed,its strange to be able to walk where you want now without the threat of serious injury or even death !!

 

Few more shots !

So glad I had three days in this town of Florence Oregon as I just kept wanting to come back and get every angle of this bridge.

It is a bascule bridge like many of the bridges in London. The center part opens to accommodate large ships.

The bridge is 1568 ft in length and 140 feet wide. Art Deco style obelisks house the mechanical equipment as well as living quarters for the bridge operator. It was built in 1936 for $527,000.(Wikipedia)

It's not me... a tribute to RL 2 friends... I Think of Them...

 

(si une âme charitable veut bien traduire ce superbe texte en anglais, je suis preneuse.. merci :))

 

"6è sens" by Grand Corps Malade...<3<3

 

"La nuit est belle, l'air est chaud et les étoiles nous matent

Pendant qu'on kiffe et qu'on apprécie nos plus belles vacances

La vie est calme, il fait beau, il est 2 heures du mat'

On est quelques sourires à partager notre insouciance

C'est ce moment là, hors du temps, que la réalité a choisi

Pour montrer qu'elle décide et que si elle veut elle nous malmène

Elle a injecté dans nos joies comme une anesthésie

Souviens-toi de ces sourires, ce sera plus jamais les mêmes

Le temps s'est accéléré d'un coup et c'est tout mon futur qui bascule

Les envies, les projets, les souvenirs, dans ma tête y'a trop de pensées qui se

bousculent

Le choc n'a duré qu'une seconde mais ses ondes ne laissent personne indifférent

« Votre fils ne marchera plus », voilà ce qu'ils ont dit à mes parents

Alors j'ai découvert de l'intérieur un monde parallèle

Un monde où les gens te regardent avec gêne ou avec compassion

Un monde où être autonome devient un objectif irréel

Un monde qui existait sans que j'y fasse vraiment attention

Ce monde-là vit à son propre rythme et n'a pas les mêmes préoccupations

Les soucis ont une autre échelle et un moment banal peut être une très bonne occupation

Ce monde là respire le même air mais pas tout le temps avec la même facilité

Il porte un nom qui fait peur ou qui dérange : les handicapés

On met du temps à accepter ce mot, c'est lui qui finit par s'imposer

La langue française a choisi ce terme, moi j'ai rien d'autre à proposer

Rappelle-toi juste que c'est pas une insulte, on avance tous sur le même chemin

Et tout le monde crie bien fort qu'un handicapé est d'abord un être humain

Alors pourquoi tant d'embarras face à un mec en fauteuil roulant

Ou face à une aveugle, vas-y tu peux leur parler normalement

C'est pas contagieux pourtant avant de refaire mes premiers pas

Certains savent comme moi qu'y a des regards qu'on oublie pas

C'est peut-être un monde fait de décence, de silence, de résistance

Un équilibre fragile, un oiseau dans l'orage

Une frontière étroite entre souffrance et espérance

Ouvre un peu les yeux, c'est surtout un monde de courage

Quand la faiblesse physique devient une force mentale

Quand c'est le plus vulnérable qui sait où, quand, pourquoi et comment

Quand l'envie de sourire redevient un instinct vital

Quand on comprend que l'énergie ne se lit pas seulement dans le mouvement

Parfois la vie nous teste et met à l'épreuve notre capacité d'adaptation

Les 5 sens des handicapés sont touchés mais c'est un 6ème qui les délivre

Bien au-delà de la volonté, plus fort que tout, sans restriction

Ce 6ème sens qui apparaît,

c'est simplement l'envie de vivre..."

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Tower Bridge (built 1886-1894) is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London, England, over the River Thames. It is close to the Tower of London, from which it takes its name. It has become an iconic symbol of London.

 

The bridge consists of two towers tied together at the upper level by means of two horizontal walkways, designed to withstand the horizontal forces exerted by the suspended sections of the bridge on the landward sides of the towers. The vertical component of the forces in the suspended sections and the vertical reactions of the two walkways are carried by the two robust towers. The bascule pivots and operating machinery are housed in the base of each tower. The bridge's present colour scheme dates from 1977, when it was painted red, white and blue for the Queen's Silver Jubilee. Originally it was painted a chocolate brown colour. Tower Bridge is sometimes mistakenly referred to as London Bridge, which is the next bridge upstream.

 

As for this shot, it actually took me 3 separate times to get this shot and considering the fact that I dont live in London anymore, it were 3 separate visits to London itself. Fist time I got to this place to photograph it was in winter and the fountain was closed for winter and there was no water in it. Second time was a weekend visit to London and I planned to come here just before the sunset, however as it is very usual inLondon, the London tube that goes there was closed for maintenance over the weekend and I didnt have enough time to get there with other means of transport... so when I finally got there this particular occasion, I appreciated the place and shot much, much more...

 

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Tower Bridge (built 1886–1894) is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London, over the River Thames. It is close to the Tower of London, from which it takes its name. It has become an iconic symbol of London. The bridge consists of two towers tied together at the upper level by means of two horizontal walkways, designed to withstand the horizontal forces exerted by the suspended sections of the bridge on the landward sides of the towers. The vertical component of the forces in the suspended sections and the vertical reactions of the two walkways are carried by the two robust towers. The bascule pivots and operating machinery are housed in the base of each tower. The bridge's present colour scheme dates from 1977, when it was painted red, white and blue for the Queen Elizabeth II's silver jubilee. Originally it was painted a mid greenish-blue colour.

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This bridge is similar to the nearby Grand Avenue Bridge. Both are examples of the first design of pony truss bascule bridge that Chicago came up with, often referred to as the second generation bascule bridge design. Additionally, the Chicago Avenue Bridge is historically significant for its unique concrete bridge tender house. This bridge was one of the first Chicago bascule bridges to employ a "permanent" bridge tender building that was constructed of materials more substantial than wood, which had been used previously.

This highly significant historic bascule bridge is slated for demolition and replacement!

1914 By: Ketler-Elliott Company of Chicago, Illinois and City of Chicago

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I wanted to give a look of the old coloured photographs that were around after the second world war in the UK

Larger on white

 

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Exposure settings: f/4, 3 sec, ISO 100, 12 mm

 

Description: Canals worth seeing shape this city. Draw-and bascule bridges combine the riverbanks, on which alongside flower-decorated houses are standing. In front of the impressive city hall lies the „Friederike“. Every visitor of Papenburg, a city of shipbuilders and captains, takes this statue home. The old two-master and the other sailing boats in the canals create a floating maritime museum. The townscape, characterised by its waterways, invites you to take beautiful pictures, such as two of the only still preserved windmills of Emsland.

 

Source: Papenburg Tourismus GmbH

 

Location: Papenburg, in the district of Emsland in Lower Saxony, German.

 

Salaam! Have a great weekend~!

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- Serie A Touch of Red -

 

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Y a mes pieds sur le fil

Et le poids à mes pieds

De casseroles inutiles

Que je vais détacher

 

Je marche sur le fil

Le monde est minuscule

Le paysage défile

Et ma vie bascule

 

Y a mes pieds sur le sable

Ma tête dans mes pieds

Y a ma vie sur ma table

Le temps s’est arrêté

 

Je marche sur le sable

Le monde sous mes pieds

Ma vie dans un cartable

Voyager léger

 

Y a mes pieds sous la table

Et ma tête a tourné

Y a ma vie dans le sable

Et le temps a filé

 

Je marche sur le ciel

Le monde est à mes pieds

Dans ma vie éternelle

Je voyage léger

- Amélie les crayons -

Tower Bridge,

Architect: Sir Horace Jones

London, UK

 

Nikon D7000 | Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X at 16mm | Hoya ND Filter x400

189s (3min 9s)| f/8.0 | ISO 100.

 

HAPPY Week.

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Tower Bridge (built 1886–1894) is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London which crosses the River Thames. It is close to the Tower of London, from which it takes its name, and has become an iconic symbol of London.

The bridge consists of two towers tied together at the upper level by means of two horizontal walkways, designed to withstand the horizontal forces exerted by the suspended sections of the bridge on the landward sides of the towers. The vertical component of the forces in the suspended sections and the vertical reactions of the two walkways are carried by the two robust towers. The bascule pivots and operating machinery are housed in the base of each tower

Built 1886-1894 the Tower Bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London, England, over the River Thames. It is close to the Tower of London, from which it takes its name. It has become an iconic symbol of London.

 

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Michigan Avenue Bridge/Du Sable Bridge, Chicago

Michigan Avenue Bridge is a double-leaf, double-deck, fixed counterweight, trunnion bascule bridge.

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Erasmus Bridge (Dutch: Erasmusbrug) is a cable-stayed bridge across the Nieuwe Maas, linking the northern and southern regions of Rotterdam, Netherlands.

The Erasmus Bridge was designed by Ben van Berkel and completed in 1996. The 802-metre-long (2,631 ft) bridge has a 139-metre-high (456 ft) asymmetrical pylon, earning the bridge its nickname of "The Swan".

The southern span of the bridge has an 89-metre-long (292 ft) bascule bridge for ships that cannot pass under the bridge. The bascule bridge is the largest and heaviest in West Europe and has the largest panel of its type in the world.

 

After costing more than 163 million euros to construct, the bridge was officially opened by Queen Beatrix on September 6, 1996. Shortly after the bridge opened to traffic in October 1996, it was discovered the bridge would swing under particularly strong wind conditions. To reduce the trembling, stronger shock dampers were installed.

 

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The bridge featured in the 1998 Jackie Chan film Who Am I?. In 2005, several planes flew underneath the bridge as part of the "Red Bull Air Race".

In 2005, the bridge served as the backdrop for a performance by DJ Tiësto titled "Tiësto @ The Bridge, Rotterdam". The performance featured fire-fighting ships spraying jets of water into the air in front of the bridge, a fireworks barge launching fireworks beside the bridge, and multi coloured spot/search lights attached to the bridge itself.

The bridge was crossed during the prologue and the opening stage of the 2010 Tour de France.

 

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As photographers, we all know that one of the best times to shoot is around sunset or just after during the blue hour. The light is so much better during these couple of hours, much like sunrise.

 

I was lucky to be around Tower Bridge on Saturday when we had the most amazing sunset. It was been a really cloudy day, but the sun came out strong just as it was setting. I was running around like a madman with my tripod, trying to get shots from all different angles and locations as the light was changing.

 

I'm not too sure why it was so prominent tonight, but the colours changed almost by the minute. It was golden to start off with, then pink, then became this magnificent lavender colour later on. I'm so thankful I had my Manfrotto tripod and Canon 5D with me!

 

The larger this image is, the better is looks, so please view it in the lightbox. I wish I could post up the full 5500px version of it, but then people might steal it. I'm really pleased with how this shot turned out and I think it's one of my best HDRs so far.

 

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Details

Canon EOS 5D Mark II / ISO 100 / f/9.0 / 17-40mm @ 36mm

Created for Vivid Imagination's ***Vivid Lghts*** challenge.

 

My musical suggestion is: 'Midnight City - M83.

Tower Bridge (built 1886–1894) is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London which crosses the River Thames. It is close to the Tower of London, from which it takes its name, and has become an iconic symbol of London.

 

The bridge consists of two towers tied together at the upper level by means of two horizontal walkways, designed to withstand the horizontal forces exerted by the suspended sections of the bridge on the landward sides of the towers. The vertical component of the forces in the suspended sections and the vertical reactions of the two walkways are carried by the two robust towers. The bascule pivots and operating machinery are housed in the base of each tower. The bridge's present colour scheme dates from 1977, when it was painted red, white and blue for Queen Elizabeth II's silver jubilee. Originally it was painted a mid greenish-blue colour.

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