Vidyasagar Setu, commonly known as Second Hooghly Bridge, is a bridge between twin cities – Kolkata and Howrah. The ‘First’ bridge is obviously the famous Howrah Bridge (official name – Rabindra Setu).
Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar (1820-1892) was a great academic, writer and reformist.
This ‘Setu’ or Bridge, the newest suspension bridge over Hooghly River, is among the longest cable- bridges in Asia.
It took 14 years to complete this 800+ m. long construction and was inaugurated on 10th. October, 1992. The 115 ft. wide bridge is supported by 121 wire cables on four pylons, on a foundation that is about 328 feet deep. With its 9 lanes of traffic routes, it is capable of handling more than 85,000 vehicles a day.
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Noel_Byrne (31006) 2013-12-14 8:46
Impressive construction, and a great place to shoot from, showing its design really well. I love that you included the two ships two, as I know how big those ships are, I can easily now understand the immense scale of the bridge.
Great to have the partial reflection of the pylon in the waters too!
All the best
Subhogen (4067) 2013-12-14 9:12
Beautiful shot of the 2nd Hooghly bridge.
Like your low POV from which I think a bridge looks best.
Excellent DOF...I can clearly make out the Avani Riverside Mall on the Howrah side.
Superb light and good natural colors. The big red ship contributes a lot with its bright color. Besh bhalo chobi.
Thanks for sharing.
pajaran (60113) 2013-12-14 11:26
Intetresantan i dobar tekst ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i most, lepe boje i trenutak.
Mostovi spajaju ljude ...
An interesting and good text ...
Good composition and perspective, nice place and showed bridge, beautiful colors and moment.
Bridges connect people ...
All the best.
lousat (90772) 2013-12-14 15:34
Hi Alekhya,a great choice of point of view to create this long and beautiful perspective on the bridge,perfect colors and exposure and fine details till the boat despite the distance,i like it!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
rychem (35347) 2013-12-14 22:07
The POV is very well chosen, nice clarity of the photo, good light and the diagonal composition
gildasjan (43538) 2013-12-15 1:31
Belle perspective de ce pont suspendu avec ici un premier plan qui habille bien l'image.Très bon rendu doux des couleurs.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2013-12-15 6:12
nice capture of this bridge here. Your chosen POV is just superb. The panoramic presentation created here nice graphical effect. Superb depth and colour tone. Tfs.
fabbs99 (17163) 2013-12-15 15:14
Great shot of the Hooghly Bridge. Excellent composition with some lovely colors coupled with nice light management and presentation.TFS.
mcmtanyel (22216) 2013-12-15 16:24
Very nice POV, I like how the bridge goes behind the tree. A very welcome addition to TE, a good view of the bridge with useful information in the note.
mirosu (16129) 2013-12-16 4:47
Superb view up to the long modern bridge. The panoramic arrangement is very good and the light reflections excellent. You have placed the ship nicely to the side, this creating very good balance and harmony. Well done.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-12-16 7:56
è straordinaria la grandezza di questo ponte che collega le due città con ben 9 corsie.
Siamo in India ed eppure sembra di essere in qualche luogo del nord America.
In questa foto non c'é nulla di tradizionale di questo stato ma solo grande ed immensa modernità che appare anche nelle case che si trovano sullo sfondo.
Il ponte è anche l'occasione per una bella composizione nella quale la diagonale del ponte appare come protagonista e conduce lo sguardo sulla sponda opposta tra tinte delicate e l'azzurro del cielo che si riflette anche nelkle acque del fiume.
Ciao, buona serata e buon inizio di settimana
nikkitta (17066) 2013-12-16 11:27
Im presive bridge taken with a good POV that goes till the end
Like the inclusion of the red ships, they add color contrast and balanced the composition
Well done, cheers
jhm (152264) 2013-12-17 2:50
This type constructions is our very well known, but you selected a very well angle, this cares for a perfect depth and perspective
Lovely panorama view with soft colours.
Composition and presentation be superb.
Very well done, TFS.
holmertz (52086) 2013-12-19 13:00
I have only seen this bridge on the maps, never with my own eyes. It's a very elegant piece of engineering but doesn't quite have the character of the old Howrah Bridge. It's probably much more efficient anyway. You shot this from a very good POV and used the tree well to increase the feeling of depth. The red and blue lines of the passing boats are nice details.
Miguel82 (27674) 2013-12-22 15:29
A huge bridge crossing Hoogly river in Kolkatta, you got magnificent colors, excellent inclusion of these tree branches, boats and ferries were active at the time of the picture, warm regards Alekhya
abmdsudi (53693) 2013-12-24 19:22
Good work, the way the fresh morning light falls onto the scene as the spanning bridge grabs attention with vivid red holds the focus in so firmly and balances the framing superbly. Compo and pov indeed look great, excellent depth, wide dof, and beautifully coloured. Excellent shot and intrigue in this. Congrats
jacquest (18927) 2014-01-16 10:47
I like your point of view of this modern bridge, nicely framed by the tree. The two ships add to the compostion while the good light gives good colors.