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Humber Bridge

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 17 September 2012 in Architecture and Portfolio.

The 2,200 metre span Humber suspension bridge near Hull in NE England.

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Eiman from Tehran, Iran

I like it's simplicity

17 Sep 2012 6:03am

@Eiman: Thanks Eiman!

Andrew Atkinson from Hartlepool, United Kingdom

Ian, you manage to make the most ordinary scene into a piece of art. The light, tone and simplicity is excellent

17 Sep 2012 7:11am

@Andrew Atkinson: I only had a very short time at the bridge Andrew so I was pleased to get a photo that worked out ok. Compositionally I was mainly interested in the line that the shadow of the bridge was making but it's amazing how quick shadows move when you are doing long exposures! - my first couple of tries at an exposure of 2 minutes didn't work as the shadow had moved too much to the left side so I switched to 1 minute.

PS - I'm picking up a new camera today - the same one as yours and it will replace the D700 which I've sold.

Andrew Atkinson from Hartlepool, United Kingdom

Ian, You will love the new camera the DR is fantastic. I still have mine nut thinking about selling it to fund a purchase of a Nikon 24mm PCE. Cant wait to see what you produce with the new kit.

17 Sep 2012 7:29am

@Andrew Atkinson: The increased DR is the main thing I'm looking forward to Andrew and it will be nice to be able to do these square crop compositions and still have 24mp. It will be interesting to see if it makes any visible difference to the photos I take for web and print.

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

Much more rectilinear than the île de Ré bridge ! beautiful perspective and long exposure ! perfect B&W as usual and interesting capture of shade under the bridge !

17 Sep 2012 7:30am

@Anna.C: Thanks Anna - it's a very different bridge of course from the one at the île de Ré but I do love photographing bridges of all different designs and locations!

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Just like a razor blade !
I love the graduation of the density in the shadow, great effect.

17 Sep 2012 7:49am

@Gérard Beullac: Thanks Gérard!

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

And ... D800 oh oh !

17 Sep 2012 7:54am

@Gérard Beullac: Yes, I know!...I was very happy with the D700 and wasn't planning on switching cameras but I'd won quite a lot of money in photo competitions over the last year - the prize money was in the form of camera store vouchers so between them and selling the D700 I had enough to get a D800.

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great picture !

17 Sep 2012 8:05am

@Eric C.: Thanks Eric!

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Spectacular image Ian, do you know I've never seen the tops of the supporting columns, always covered in cloud whenever I've been there.

17 Sep 2012 8:43am

@Curly: I don't get to visit the area very much these days Curly, although in my pre-camera days I was a regular visitor with architectural work for nearly 2 years. It's a huge and spectacular bridge though isn't it!

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

A truly magnificent perspective Ian!
D800! Are you getting the one with or without 'e'? Sound like a sound investment either way :-)

17 Sep 2012 8:49am

@Ian Smith: Thanks Ian!
I'm getting the D800 rather than the e version.

Paolo Agati from Udine, Italy

great minimal image... I like the partitioning of the frame made by the bridge

17 Sep 2012 9:32am

Victoria from Sweden

WOW, very nice picture.

17 Sep 2012 9:46am

Visu...Elle Photography from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Beautiful creepage and composition in which the eyes are overwhelmed by the immensity of the bridge

17 Sep 2012 10:31am

l'Oeillibre from paris, France


17 Sep 2012 2:32pm

Jerry from Aberdeen, United States

I like the converging lines of the bridge, and the water contrast between the separating line is interesting and thought provoking also. It appears the sun angle played a major part in this image, and of course the processing always makes me envious because its always excellent.

17 Sep 2012 5:34pm

Kévin from Grenoble, France

You're really talented !
All your work is great, especially your black and white photos.

Thanks for sharing. ;)

17 Sep 2012 8:32pm

Lluís from Canet de Mar, Spain

wonderful perspective!! very well done

17 Sep 2012 8:51pm

Eric Laforgue from Ivry sur Seine, France

La beauté dans la simplicité.

17 Sep 2012 8:53pm

Veronique from France, Switzerland

I just discovered your pictures and Ill come back ! Beautiful work.

17 Sep 2012 9:24pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

stunning graphics

17 Sep 2012 10:12pm

Hans ter Horst from Ruislip, United Kingdom


18 Sep 2012 7:15am

David Kleinert from Bendigo, Australia

A wonderful use of lines Ian..and a creative angle :)

18 Sep 2012 11:55am

Sally from United Kingdom

Aw Ian you've been to the Humber Bridge - only a few miles from me and I didn't know :( I could have met you for a photo shoot , you could even havd tried my crappy Panny :)

18 Sep 2012 7:43pm

@Sally: Hi Sally - the NuffnagX app worked ok then!
Re this shot of the Humber bridge - I was literally only there for half an hour as a quick detour after a meeting I'd been to in Howden, before heading back to the office in Manchester. You're going to tell me that you live in Howden now areen't you!

Ryan Hammond from Tucson, United States

Gorgeous photo, Ian! Every time I look at your photos it always reminds me that I need to try a little harder and think more like Ian. :) Thanks for being a huge inspiration for me, my friend.

19 Sep 2012 5:12pm

Klaudia J from Slovakia

I love this , beautiful work, Ian

19 Sep 2012 8:51pm

Sally from United Kingdom

No but I live in Elloughton which you will have passed on the A63 about 5 miles before the bridge lol .

I do forgive you even though your pic is better than all mine ! But next time ...... Lol

21 Sep 2012 3:42pm

JacklineG from Béarn, France

Une merveille de cadrage et de nuances !

24 Sep 2012 8:03am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
very nice & amazing!

24 Sep 2012 4:37pm

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia


4 Oct 2012 10:10am

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

Wonderful p.o.v. and perspective. Very powerful image.

5 Dec 2012 4:35pm

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61 second
ISO 200
35 mm (35mm equiv.)