Photographer's Note

I have mentioned on numerous occasions before, that North East England has amazing opportunities for bridge photographers. Newcastle upon Tyne has several fantastic bridges one of them being Gateshead Millennium Bridge in this photo. This is a pedestrian bridge which can be open for ships to pass underneath it. However since the ships are rarely passing, it has fixed opening times over a year. Sometimes once daily, sometimes once weekly. The opening times are quite irregular but you can find them online. In the whole year there is only one day in spring and probably one in autumn when the bridge is open during blue hour time. Of course having a good weather on such a day is a matter of chance as well. I am not saying that photographing this bridge being open at the blue hour was entirely my idea. I have seen a postcard with such a photo and it inspired me to try. Well this was yesterday! I managed to get there in time. It was raining a lot on my way there but it stopped in Newcastle. The wind was terribly strong and most of my hundred photos were unsuccessful. But the excitement was incredible! I just have seen one more person with a tripod but he has chosen a different POV. The movement of bridge opening didn’t look in photos as good as I thought it would. Surprisingly for me after the bridge opened there was a little excursion boat passing underneath forth and then back. Photos with the boat were not sharp due to the wind though. Here you can spot two trails of moving light on the left along the river they are made by a little sailboat.

To see how the bridge looks in its default position, with people passing through, check this photo.

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Additional Photos by Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7512 W: 106 N: 19664] (75273)
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