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As you could guess from my previous upload, recently I had another blue hour walk in Newcastle upon Tyne. My target was the area around the Swing Bridge. If you look at the theme I created (right panel below the photo) you will find there my other photos of bridges in Newcastle.

As you may remember, Newcastle upon Tyne is located north of the River Tyne while the town south of the river is called Gateshead. So technically taking this photo I am standing in Gateshead and photographing Newcastle.

If you are about to say that I should have moved left or right, I will answer straight away that I didn’t have any flexibility at all, that was the only option from this spot. Anyway, I liked having in the frame the castle from which the name New-castle came from (top left). Next to the new castle (right from it) you can also see an ornamental tower which marks the Newcastle Cathedral. The industrial structure at the bottom left is the Swing Bridge. The tele lens has squeezed the perspective in a funny way and so all the elements seem to be merged together and it is hard to tell the sizes and distances. Not only that but also the river got somehow hidden here. You can see its velvet surface between wooden piers which actually go in parallel to the river flow, but it is relatively squeezed so no one would guess that there is a sizable river spanned with the Swing Bridge. As funny as this effect is -sometimes I like such busy and disorientating compositions.

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Additional Photos by Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5072 W: 103 N: 13049] (52514)
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