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Bridge of Aspiration, London

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 4 January 2013 in Architecture and Portfolio.

This is the 'Bridge of Aspiration' which links the Royal Ballet School in Covent Garden, London with the Royal Opera House.

It was designed in 2003 by architects Wilkinson Eyre and engineers Flint & Neill.

Photoblog Awards 2012: I was surprised but delighted to hear a few days ago that this photoblog has been voted as one of the "20 most outstanding photoblogs" of 2012 by the Cool Photoblogs community. My sincere thanks to all of you who voted - it was very kind of you!

I'd also like to say a really big 'thank you' to Jason and the rest of the Aminus3 team without whom none of us here would be able to share our photos from all around the world in such a supportive and friendly photographic community environment.

NIKON D800 1/30 second F/8.0 ISO 4500 16 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Congratulations, Ian ! This is a fantastic start for this new year !
All my best wishes to you and yours.
This picture has a beautiful range of colors, at 4500iso and I love the smoothness in this depth of field.

4 Jan 2013 7:20am

Bruno F from Planète Terre, Europe, France

Superb !

4 Jan 2013 7:36am

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

physically destabilising impression !!
Congratulation for your award !!

4 Jan 2013 8:08am

JacklineG from Béarn, France

L'architecture la perspective et le graphisme de ce passage sont fabuleux ! Félicitations pour ce prix ! Bonne journée Ian

4 Jan 2013 9:01am

Eric Laforgue from Ivry sur Seine, France

Un seul mot : Bravo.
La couleur te réussit plutôt bien également.

4 Jan 2013 9:19am

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Waouh, great framing Ian !

4 Jan 2013 10:13am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Wonderful shot! And congratulations! Very much deserved.

4 Jan 2013 11:19am

Focales from Rhône-Alpes, France

The architecture of this bridge is magnificent, golden wood are very beautiful and bright and the completely sensible centring. I like very much this photo. I had luck to see an opera at Covent Garden in 2005.

4 Jan 2013 11:46am

Focales from Rhône-Alpes, France

Congrats for your award ! and best wishes for 2013

4 Jan 2013 11:46am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Congratulations Ian, and the shot is fine. Looks like something out of a fairground :-)

4 Jan 2013 12:08pm

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Many, many congratulations on your award, Ian. And a great photo to celebrate it!

4 Jan 2013 1:34pm

Ryan Harkin from United Kingdom

Congratulations, Ian!
And that is a superb photo that I've not seen before. And I wasn't aware of the location on my doorstep either! I must visit.

4 Jan 2013 2:36pm

Denise from granby, québec, Canada

Congratulations for the award, well deserved!
This image is superb!

4 Jan 2013 3:07pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fabulous photograph. congratulations on your well deserved award.

4 Jan 2013 3:26pm

aaanouel from Heredia, Costa Rica

Wonderful and interesting bridge, astounding design!
Excellent capture Ian, congrats!

4 Jan 2013 5:38pm

Sally from United Kingdom

Many congrats Ian , so pleased for you and that shot is a corker - well done !

4 Jan 2013 6:30pm

k@ from Paris, France

Just love the feeling, being absorbed in the wooden whirlpool, superb sensation & tones &... framing.
May this new year be as photogenic as energetic for you, Ian*

4 Jan 2013 7:19pm

tom from Germany

The repetition of patters is absolutely fascinating. Also like the orange, blue color contrast.

4 Jan 2013 7:58pm

Basile Pesso from France

Excellent !

4 Jan 2013 8:31pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

A fine architectural shot.

4 Jan 2013 9:28pm

Paolo Agati from Udine, Italy

bravo Ian for the award!

very nice bridge and a good photo with an accurate compo (the one this kind of architectural creation deserves)

4 Jan 2013 11:01pm

Jerry York from Aberdeen, United States

Aspiration or Inebriation, just joking. Congratulations on the award honor...well deserved.

5 Jan 2013 3:46am

Amirreza Tavassoli from Tehran, Iran


this is very nice

5 Jan 2013 8:14am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

vraiment impressionnant ce mouvement des poutres en bois,j'adore cette perspective tout en graphisme avec cet horizon aussi

5 Jan 2013 10:51am

digitalCG from Manchester, United Kingdom

What mind-bending perspective - very nicely done at such slow shutter speed and a great result given the ISO.

7 Jan 2013 12:58pm

Ryan Hammond from Tucson, United States

Gorgeous lines and light, Ian! So inviting to look at.

7 Jan 2013 7:43pm

Kevin from Caen, France

Amazing architectural composition ! Great shot !

8 Jan 2013 10:24pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Gorgeous! Congratulations on the award. That is fantastic!

14 Jan 2013 11:07pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Absolute congratulations, Ian..this is a dynamic and fantastic image The award is completely appropriate and deserved...All the Best -

15 Jan 2013 5:35pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

excellent graphisme.

19 Jan 2013 12:45pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Delightful work, what a piece of architecture.

6 Feb 2013 8:27am

PANAMEPHOTOS from Champigny Sur Marne, France

Un plaisir pour les yeux

1 Apr 2013 7:25pm

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1/30 second
ISO 4500
16 mm (35mm equiv.)