Good Morning Everyone,
A trip down Manchester Ship Canal might not seem everyone's cup of tea but my friend and I bought each other tickets for our adjacent birthdays.
We started at Salford Quays, Manchester and sailed to Albert Docks in Liverpool.
The day was overcast, which a bit of a disappointment, but the sights and the commentary helped to overcome that.
We learned how this wonderful feat of Victorian engineering linked Manchester with the sea, ensuring its economic development in the 20th century.
There were many obstacles to overcome especially with so many important roads crossing the canal. There are quite a few swing bridges. This is one of them. I just loved how it appeared like the mouth of huge alligator as it moved out of our way!
Many thanks for stopping by and sharing the delights of Northern England, Bev :-)
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mirosu (13174) 2012-05-02 1:24
Excellent BW photo with great water reflections. I like the composition showing both the large bridge structure in FG as well as the small bridge in BG. I wish a bit more space above the bridge structure. Well done.
ChrisJ (95866) 2012-05-02 2:06
A superb b&w image with good reflections, sharpness, tonal range & graphism. The b&w conversion gives an archival look and feel. Good exposure on the highlights. Lol at the title! The reflection & the bridge together do resemble a set of reptilian jaws! Tfs!
CLODO (29914) 2012-05-02 2:08
I am interesdted by your note, and you give me the idea to follow you, as I go 2 or 3 times a year in Manchester to visit my daughter. Where did you buy your tickets? How long is the cruise?
Due to the weather, the only solution was B&W. It seems that this bridge is linked to nothing!
SnapRJW (30687) 2012-05-02 2:29
Hello Bev - I would love a trip down the Manchester Ship Canal, all the industrial history to enjoy along the way. Your choice of B&W is good emphasising strong geometric lines of the swing bridge. A fine shot and when I am next in that neck-of-the-woods I shall be booking a ticket! Warm regards Rosemary
rbassin (17317) 2012-05-02 3:58
une très belle photo N&B, l'angle de vue nous montre un monstre d'acier.
Belle charpente métallique et bon graphisme
Bartleby (13532) 2012-05-02 4:42
The B&W was a good call here to stress the obvious graphic aspect of this bridge. Cool shot!
timecapturer (47486) 2012-05-02 5:35
clever and effective presentation. It is an amazingly convincing alligator and this works so well in B&W. A creative observation and executed excellently. I suppose you could rightly say this is a "snap" :-)
Regards - Brian.
Sergiom (57821) 2012-05-02 6:43
J'aime bien le titre.L'image est très bien construite et l'utilisation du noir et blanc apporte une touche historique à l'ensemble.
Bluejeans (64247) 2012-05-02 11:01
Ola Beverley ,
Uma bela imagem a preto e branco desta ponte que roda , gostei do seu reflexo no rio , boa profundidade de foto com a outra ponte de fundo , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Budapestman (82620) 2012-05-02 12:23
a splendid B&W architectural photo with spectacular composition, I like the reflection and the graphic details, superb POv, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
mesutilgim (82324) 2012-05-02 13:02
Very nice b&w capture with great graphical effect.
Nice framing and many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
chrisvek (7001) 2012-05-02 15:00
Excellent B&W shoot from the famous Manchester.Very nice composition and superb lightning and shadows.Well done
Have a great night
prasun984 (5590) 2012-05-02 22:19
A very impressive shot with nice chosen POV! excellent reflection play and superb clarity..very well done.
tyro (19774) 2012-05-02 23:57
This picture becomes more and more intriguing the more I look at it and, of course, that gaping void between the near end of the swing bridge and its reflection looks increasingly more convincing of a huge reptile's mouth, just waiting to gobble up any approaching craft - including the one bearing the photographer!
Excellent composition with all the elements placed perfectly in the frame, perfect exposure and superb details and sharpness. As you say, the dull weather has not done you any favours but you have coped well with that and I suspect that this picture looks very much better in black and white than the original colour version.
Nicou (119507) 2012-05-03 2:34
fantastique reflet de ce pont sueprbe vue et iamge quel captage quelle effet il tourne je pense les tons sont superbe le cadrage parfait.
bravo et amitié
delpeoples (52929) 2012-05-03 4:30
I like this B&W conversion, the docks have a marvellous graphism and have been reflected in the water impressively. There are a couple of spots in the left foreground water that I would have cloned out, but this is just nit-picking :)
Thanks for sharing, have a beautiful day
ikeharel (55332) 2012-05-03 8:46
B&W by choise had prooved to be right, Beverly,
Not easy task to ballance WB on such a sky.
Fabulous POV showing the bridge, and it's twin on a mirror view.
J_Burke (1285) 2012-05-03 12:37
Really like this black and white image. You've captured the bridge excellently from a very well chosen position. The composition has good balance with reflections in the water. I like Lisa's workshop, I think a little more work on the tones would benefit the image...thanks for sharing.
ciakgiak (30409) 2012-05-03 12:58
what a splendid B&W image, I like a lot the effect given by the iron bridge and its reflection, it seems really an alligator. The quality is superb.
Congratulations and TFS.
jusninasirun (17160) 2012-05-03 16:19
This is a superb b+w capture of the swing bridge with the reflection looking like croc's head. The choice of monochromatic shot eliminates the overcast beautifully creating the atmosphere of the place.
Thanks and have a nice day.
danos (85187) 2012-05-04 0:49
nice the B/W format,with the metallic bridge with its reflections to dominates the frame as also is placed perfect in it.I like the clarity as the sharpness of the scene with the light to brings out the details of it.
Have a good day,Danos
Fis2 (83990) 2012-05-04 1:18
I love bridges.
Beautiful old construction.
Good frtame and composition.
I like reflection.
The black and white increase this emotion.
Have a nice day
Cricri (104461) 2012-05-04 10:42
Superbe réalisation en N/B, des reflets magnifiques, bon cadrage et profondeur, magnifique
COSTANTINO (53715) 2012-05-06 0:13
excellent shot in sepia
your imagination created
a first quality shot
nice pov,nice details
greetings for those reflections
Silvio1953 (119639) 2012-05-07 0:50
Ciao Bev, great perspective on beautiful bridge, fascinating B&W composition with fantastic reflections, splendid light and wonderful clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
jester5 (1988) 2012-05-07 5:00
Excellent choice of black and white which reflects the era of industrial greatness perfectly.Those Victorian engineers made things to last didn't they? Love the reflections in the water and your point of view lets us see the whole bridge.Lovely shot Bev.
wolf38 (31258) 2012-05-31 22:06
Hi Beverley. A scene in the style of classic black and white photography. I read the text and understand why the bridge hangs in the air. Humorous title. Overall, well realized. Rgds, Wolfgang.
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (28449)
- Genre: Lieux
- Medium: Noir & blanc
- Date Taken: 2011-05-05
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D200, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX
- Exposition: f/8, 1/125 secondes
- More Photo Info: view
- Versions: version originale, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2012-05-02 1:19
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