Sunday, 10 October 2010

A bridge too far


I was thinking that I've never added a picture to Louis la Vache's 'Sunday Bridges' before - and then thinking that's probably because I don't have that many pictures of bridges - and then thinking that's probably because there aren't many bridges round here... and those that exist are singularly boring and uninspiring.  This footbridge in itself is nothing much.  Kind of standard issue "we need a cheap, functional way of getting from one side of this river/canal/road/ravine to the other" stuff.  There are no doubt many others constructed to an identical design, all over the UK.  This one is called Buck Mill Bridge, crossing the River Aire near Tong Park, Baildon on the path to Buck Woods.  What I did like about it this particular day was the shadows and the way it seems to go on forever.  An 'Alice in Wonderland' kind of bridge!

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24 comments:

  1. I like this kind of thing.... The shadows give an extra few lines directing us to the vanishing point.

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  2. Good morning Jenny,
    That is a really beautiful photo of a bridge!

    Happy Sunday!
    Betty :)

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  3. It is a beautiful bridge Jenny.
    And a great photograph.
    Costas

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  4. Makes you want to walk across.

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  5. a marvelous shot. the vanishing point creates a tunnel vision--interesting.

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  6. I like to use this perspective, it leaves to the viewer where it will lead.

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  7. But it's lovely, who cares if there are others just like it. I'm sure you'll find an old stone bridge SOMEwhere! Have a great Sunday!

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  8. I agree with you. The perspective give the feeling of a never-ending bridge..the light at the end becomes very attractive, and we WANT to go and see what 's there!

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  9. The shadows are very nice. I wouldn't call this an ordinary bridge. :) It looks different from anything we have here in my part of Ontario!

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  10. It is a neat bridge though it it's practical way. They are always mysterious to me until I get to the other end.

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  11. To you it may be a boring bridge, but I've never seen one like it, and that is what I come to Sunday Bridges to find! Fun shadows, for sure, Jenny!

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  12. Very effective Jenny. Timing was good too, with the shadow running down the middle.

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  13. Well, I've never seen any other bridge like this one, so forget thinking it is boring!

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  14. I think this is a great bridge and a great shot! I love the perspective of this; the bridge DOES seem to go on forever and I LOVE all the shadows!

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  15. I love the "Alice" feeling your photo gives the bridge, as you said.

    (Dear Jennyfreckles, please return to read an an answer to your comment. Thanks.)

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  16. I like old bridges. In Switzerland we
    had many old wooden, covered bridges like the one in Luzern.Many have been replaced by uninspiring bridges. I like the featured bridge it could be called the"Alice of Wonderland" bridge.

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  17. I like the curved supports over the top. and that your timing was perfect for getting the shadows in just the centre.

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  18. That's a lovely bridge and an excellent photo!

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  19. The shadows add so much to this great perspective.

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  20. This is a beautiful shot. I enjoyed reading about your industrial planned city. My own town in western Massachusetts USA, is a planned industrial town, with several bridges.

    http://thepaganeye.blogspot.com/2010/10/sunday-bridges_09.html

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  21. Neat bridge! Perfect for skipping across...if I were much younger that is.

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  22. «Louis» is late making his rounds...
    There is no need to apologize for this very welcome contribution to Sunday Bridges!

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  23. Oooh I like this shot very much! ~Lili

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