Stills V3

June 30, 2010

Two level Bridge through the Swing Bridge, Gateshead

Filed under: Mike — sojournerphoto @ 23:26

Another big neg from the Mamiya



  1. The title is slightly at odds with what we get: we’re not seeing all the two levels are we?

    Although there is a striking sense of the bulk and strength of the metalwork and the diagonals of the bridge in the foreground, I find the inability to see all the of the two-level bridge frustrating.

    Comment by zavaell — July 3, 2010 @ 06:43

  2. I’m with John on this. The girder top right is really hampering my view and not enhancing it.

    Comment by akikana — July 4, 2010 @ 05:11

  3. I find the upper pale girder and dark one on the right quite contrasty, to the point that I cover the upper portion to see through the bridge girders to the buildings in the distance.

    Comment by rhoehne — July 5, 2010 @ 10:00

  4. Two grat lumps of Victorian engineering. Interesting anlge. And being a large neg, I bet you an pour into the little details.
    The strength of the framing elements really helps, too.

    Comment by doonster — July 7, 2010 @ 13:57

  5. I see this as a series of triangular windows and the righthand beam is just another window.

    Comment by Rex — July 8, 2010 @ 19:29

  6. Imagining this really large seems to help me get more from it — I can almost see those little details suggested by Doonster, while looking at the beams and through the triangular shapes.

    Comment by Christina — July 12, 2010 @ 00:56

  7. Yes, it does work much better as a reasonably sized print – you can see the exture in the paint and the little splash on the curb that looks like a couple etc.

    I’ll post a picture that incudes both levels of the ‘two level bridge’ soon.

    Comment by sojournerphoto — July 14, 2010 @ 01:36

  8. I don’t think that this is working pictorially, but it does tell us something about this place (generations of river crossing, crowdedness etc).

    The strong shapes lead me to think that there is a picture here somewhere.

    Comment by colinjago — July 19, 2010 @ 22:05

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