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Halifax Flyover

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 29 April 2009 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

The main road that runs above the centre of Halifax in the north of England.

Inspired by John Leech's photo of the even 'uglier' version in Liverpool city centre:Flyover, Liverpool City Centre


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NIKON D40 1/320 second F/8.0 ISO 200 30 mm (35mm equiv.)

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ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Lenswork material! best...jerry

29 Apr 2009 5:18am

@ordinaryimages: Thanks Jerry!

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

fantastique cadrage j'adore !

29 Apr 2009 5:38am

@Jean-François: Thanks Jean-François!

Drey from Toulouse, France

Très agréable à regarder! J'aime bcp!

29 Apr 2009 6:41am

@Drey: Thanks Drey! from Wemmel, Belgium

Excellent composition ... well done!

29 Apr 2009 6:54am Thanks Krims! By the way, the link to your blog wasn't working when I tried it. I'll have another go later.

dj.tigersprout from New York City, USA, United States

a powerful composition -- well shot!

29 Apr 2009 6:57am

@dj.tigersprout: Thanks DJ.....curves are amongst my favourite photographic subjects!!

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

Oh yes, fantastic ! I think you're just showing off now.

29 Apr 2009 7:19am

@Mike: Thanks Mike...I'm really pleased you like it!

k@ from Paris, France

Sensuous stony curve !

29 Apr 2009 7:30am

@k@: Thanks.....I never thought of one of these concrete overpasses as being sensuous until I saw John Leech's photo from Liverpool (link at top of page)

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

What a stunning and beautiful curve. I never get disappointed by your shots. :-)

29 Apr 2009 8:52am

@MadScientist: Thanks very much....what a lovely thing to say!

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

As always: grace and elegance.

29 Apr 2009 9:04am

@GJC: Thanks GJC!

Frida from Sweden

Excellent composition!!!

29 Apr 2009 9:48am

@Frida: Thanks Frida!

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

I love the way you are swept into the shot with your eye. Very nice composition.

29 Apr 2009 10:21am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Excellent angle on this shot.

29 Apr 2009 11:40am

Uday from Fishers, United States

Wonderful shot and great angle too. Looks very good in B&W.

29 Apr 2009 11:51am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Superb tone and brilliant tight crop... so compelling and powerful!!!

29 Apr 2009 2:15pm

Jonathan from United States

I love the simplicity of it. It's beautiful

29 Apr 2009 3:10pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Had a sick dog last night, so dashed through my watched list commenting. What I found most engaging is the subtlety of processing in the sky piece in contrast to the rendering of the structural elements. best...jerry

29 Apr 2009 3:38pm

alex centrella from United States

a work of art !

29 Apr 2009 6:41pm

alex centrella from United States

and I like your new sire !

29 Apr 2009 6:43pm

Guillermina from Buenos Aires, Argentina

If you look carefully, there are not only the curvy lines of the road, but a sort of curve that goes from left to right, vertically dividing the photo in two, as marked by the contrast bewteen the white clouds and the black shadow below the concrete road... So you get:

light/white - shadow/black

shadow/black - light/shadow

Very interesting composition. You cannot deny you have a wonderful architectural eye! When are we going to see photos of your own projects?...

29 Apr 2009 7:26pm

@Guillermina: Thanks asked about my own architectural work. I'm a partner at NJSR Chartered Architects LLP:

Our offices are based in the north of England but we work all over the UK for wide variety of clients from big high street names like M&S to smaller private clients.

Here's a few photos of the work we've done that I've previously posted here at Aminus3:

Guillermina from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Sorry, should have been:

light/white - shadow/black

shadow/black - light/white


29 Apr 2009 7:28pm

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States

Very nice

29 Apr 2009 7:47pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Really nice "J" curve.

30 Apr 2009 2:19am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

excellent composition! the curve of the overpass is just pure artistry as seen on this photo! wonderful vision on your behalf!

30 Apr 2009 4:18am

Richard Hollins from London, United Kingdom

As others have said, it is a fabulous composition. The tapering curve contrasts so well with the powerful uprights and you have an excellent range of tones as well.

30 Apr 2009 8:14am

Guillermina from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Chapeau, Ian, I'm impressed!... I must have missed those shots--I'm having less and less time these days, but then again I'm not the only one, I guess!

I don't know much about architecture, but what do you think of Pritzker winner Peter Zumthor? Because I love his work and his understanding of architecture as something to be felt and experienced. Pretty much my view of art.

30 Apr 2009 12:49pm

@Guillermina: Guillermina, I haven't seen any of Zumthor's buildings in person yet and I would imagine that is essential in order to be able to express an opinion on it. You're quite right that architecture has to be felt and experienced - great architecture is 3 dimensional sculpture on a grand scale and you have to be able to walk around and into the space in order to appreciate it.

aneesh from India

perfect framing. long curves. beautiful shot n color

9 May 2009 4:42pm

1/320 second
ISO 200
30 mm (35mm equiv.)