Pulau Bunting Bridge is located in Yan district, Kedah.
My friends and I heard about the construction and its location, but we never went there.
So this day we went to this location. Upon arrival there were not many people there, except a few fishing hobbyists. The place was quite quiet and there are fencing preventing people from using cars. Even it was block with high bumps which is difficult to motorcycles too. But it could be overcome as small motorcycles are not difficult to get through.
We walked for almost 2km.
The bridge is beautiful. It was noon and it was really very hot, upon coming back to the mainland we paid motorcylist to sent back.
It was quite an exciting experience .
It was built in the year between 2002 to 2005 by the Malaysian Public Works Department (JKR) while the main contractor was Gamuda Berhad.
The bridge connects the island, Pulau Bunting to the mainland of Kedah. Bridge design type is an arch cable-stayed bridge with a main suspended span of 80 m in length and approach spans of pre-cast concrete box beam spans of 30 m in length. Its width is measured at 13.0 m wide.
The total span length across the island is 2.3 km long, comprises of :
Causeway (island to the bridge)=0.1 km, Bridge=1.8 km and Causeway (mainland to the bridge) =0.4 km.
Sadly, the bridge is now remains underused since it became a white elephant and has been widely criticised for the facts that it had served no purpose of linking to an unpopulated island which incurred a project cost of RM 7 billion.
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timecapturer (37200) 2011-02-15 5:38
a really sharp and imaginative shot that stands out famously against the blue sky. Wonderfully chosen POV to bring out all the lines in the perspective. Excellent work!
lousat (64295) 2011-02-15 5:51
Hi Foozi,an impressive geometric perfection on the pic and a very nice example of modern architechture taken whit the best quality as possible.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.
dta (56784) 2011-02-15 6:00
Hello Foozi ,
Simply , but perfectly captured . Like the symetry and the excellent effect of the filter .
Well done .
pierrefonds (51056) 2011-02-15 8:21
The point of view is sending my eyes toward the trees which is giving depth to the composition. It is also allowing me to see the details and colors of the architecture of the bridge. There is a good contrast between the colors of the bridge and the colors of the sky. Have a nice day.
agulberk (3794) 2011-02-15 12:39
Merhaba my brother Foozi
Very nice geometrical perspective and graphical photo. White bars under blue sky are eye-catching and have good contrast.Well composition and presentation Sincerely Regards
Salam with my all heart.
abmdsudi (32529) 2011-02-15 17:55
The detail of white structures is excellent with a stunning contrast to brilliant blue sky. There are some nice graphic element with beautiful patterns of repeated lines, curves and shapes. Interesting shooting angle and well composed, great perspective and good lead. Human activity provides scale reference and life. Excellent sharpness and good contrast,
A well taken shot, Congrast.
hispic (9619) 2011-02-15 19:04
Nice composition in the symmetry! the exposure is supreme to make the white elephant shine against the dark blue.
Your journalistic note is also so informative. Thanks for sharing.
Best wishes, Hisashi
shevchenko (18725) 2011-02-15 22:34
What an unique bridge, the design is modern, the upper part is looking new painted in pure white, good pov to frame it while acrossing the bridge, nice background island, distinct photo, good shoot.
Nicou (105947) 2011-02-16 1:02
Dans un ciel totalement pur, quelle compo quelle forme ces courbe, ce graphsime grandisoe cadrage et iamge.
Bravo et amitié
siudzi (27779) 2011-02-16 13:31
Wow, what a great symmetry you have chosen to present this amazing bridge! Really good composition, POV, exposure. Well seen and taken. TFS.
kordinator (14795) 2011-02-16 23:16
Impressive geometric composition of this wonderful bridge.
Lovely contrast blue-white.
Fine point of view and perspective.
Excellent effect of the filter.
Nice written informative note.
mauro61 (52545) 2011-02-17 1:00
mi piace questa prospettiva centrale con il ponte che si eleva verso il cielo.
Buono il contrasto tra l'azzurro e il bianco,
Ricx (13489) 2011-02-17 1:02
Hi Foozi, a fantastic POV on the bridges with the dark green mountain in the back ground. I like the strong contrast with the three different colours.. well done Rich
snunney (72796) 2011-02-17 2:49
The elegant lines of this impressive bridge make for a great graphical image contrasting beautifully with the polarised blue sky. The symmetrical framing works very well here taking full advantage of the construction lines. The image has good colours and sharpness.
La_Tulipe (2794) 2011-02-18 7:46
Sur ce fond de ciel bleu, le côté graphique de ta composition fait merveille grâce entr'autre à un très beau cadrage
paololg (31446) 2011-02-18 14:35
Ciao dear Foozi,
a really interesting POV, that has allowed you to capture a splendid perspective characterized by an excellent depth. I appreciate a lot the pleasant symmetry and the interesting graphic effect of the bridge. Congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice weekend!
ManuMay (33977) 2011-02-19 22:49
This point of view choosen deserves a very clean and well composed scene, perfectly captured thanks to the use uf polarizer...that enhances colour tones and contrasts in a very good way here...
Excellent graphism and play of lines and colours...May be looking as a sinple capture..but it is´t...Good work!!
Have a nice day...
danos (78144) 2011-02-20 1:03
nice the creative parspective of the image with the glance to lead-in to the woody island,on the backdrop.I like the colour and the light management with the details and the clarity of the image to be superb.Well done.
Waylim (23324) 2011-02-20 14:23
A great POV of the bridge, Put us right in the middle of the road, got to watch out for the car from the back. Great constast the white of the bridge against the deep blue sky. The presence of people give us a sense of scale. I also like how it lead us to the hill of green forrest. Good light, good clarity and sharpness and good compo.
Urs (14078) 2011-02-21 1:12
That is now the infamous bridge to the nowhere land resp. island. I have seen the bridge from Murni but I never went there as we could not find the road leading there. After your visit I know that I will not go there, 2 km walking is too long when it is so hot. Good POV and DOF showing the key element of the bridge. Well done.
paura (47166) 2011-02-22 12:08
O ponto de tomada está excelente para tirar proveito gráfico da bela ponte. Linda estrutura.
AKITA (15125) 2011-02-22 21:37
all white lines of bridge look illusionary against deep blue sky,
from your nice POV, the beautiful figure of bridge is well captured like a wonder gate toward the sky,
light and colors are strangely fine too,
thank you for your excellent shot,
jmdias (48391) 2011-03-01 1:38
despite being a white elephant it is a marvelous piece of architecture. perfect this pov and framing , the lines and shapes standing very well against the sky and the green part of the forest. excellent light, sharpness and colors. TFS
subhendu_bagchi (21140) 2011-03-01 3:28
excellent presentation of the bridge with symmetry. Love the graphical effect caused by the steal beams and columns. Very well composed with sharp details. Well done. Tfs.
Charo (51208) 2011-04-13 16:24
Very good symmetry in this screenshot. The bridge is beautiful and stands out against the blue sky polarized.
People are good-sized scale.
Excellent depth and detail.
pajaran (41787) 2011-04-23 11:52
Lep most ...
Lepa arhitektura mosta i pogled na metalnu konstrukciju, dobar prikaz lepim bojama i fotografijom.
Dobar tekst sa podacima o mostu, snimak i kompozicija.
Sve najbolje i dobar vikend.
Nice bridge ...
Beautiful architecture of the bridge and look at the metal construction, good display beautiful colors and photo.
A good article with information about the bridge, recording and composition.
All the best and good weekend.
fabianoleite (9162) 2011-04-23 17:14
I like the symetry of the bridge, highlighting the structure, which is unique and beautiful. Congratulations!
geoant68 (2861) 2011-06-16 22:07
excellent the creative perspective from the Pulau bunting bridge,with its arch to outlined against the blue sky.The brilliant light and the vivid colours make the scene more effective and looks like as a postcard.
pablominto (53744) 2011-07-19 1:55
I like the symmetry, achieved by a point of view middle of the road!
The fine light makes the structure really stand out, adding those fascinating lines to the composition...
Sharp fine details, strong lead-in..!
macjake (45588) 2012-04-01 1:59
haha...great architectural scene.
Love the simple subject in a simple surrounding...just collection of lines and curves, and whites and blues.
I really enjoy this one
rychem (13740) 2012-04-01 6:38
Very impressive. Fantastic modern bridge construction, perfect symmetry of the photo, excellent work
- Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) (7101)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-02-05
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D90, Nikkor AF18-135mm, Hoya CPL
- Exposure: f/14.0, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-02-15 0:34