I've set the same picture before. At the time I had no idea how to correct level & contrasts. Now I can do that a little, so I present you the Erasmus Bridge again. It got also the name: De Zwaan - The Swan.
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Every city should have a great piece of symbolic architecture. In Paris it's the Eiffel Tower; in New York, the Empire State Building; in Rotterdam it's the Erasmus bridge. This cable-stay bridge links the northern and southern halves of the city with a 2,600-foot span in spectacular style. The bridge deck is supported by steel cables slung over a pylon that is bent to counter the forces of tension. Traffic passes underneath the 456-foot pylon as it straddles the roadway. The structure is called "the Swan" by locals because of its graceful posture over the water.
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Matias (191) 2003-11-09 18:43
good shot and composition.
ever thought about passing it to b&w? or sharpen it a litte?
in classic architectural/engeneering builduings b&w results very well, occasionly... :)
zto (268) 2003-11-10 9:58
I like the angle of this photo. Composition is also verry good but the colours are a bit faded i think. I agree with Matias that this picture might look even better in B&W. i did a WS for you.
jrj (34843) 2003-11-11 5:28
An exciting bridge in the right setting with sun in front and the dark clouds behind. well done.
CVTJan (1244) 2003-11-11 5:54
Great picture, if you can take another one with a real blue sky, must be a great contrast with that blue and the white steel cables.
clodreno (0) 2003-11-15 7:37
Very nice rendering of this bridge, thanks to the clouds and the white. You framed it very well.
Nina (5003) 2003-11-16 13:07
Good one Viviane, the white structure is beautifully offset against the dark clouds and your perspective works well.
Armindo (593) 2003-12-05 15:49
Very nice composition. You just should correct the noise.
jean-marie (3088) 2004-08-03 5:14
Belle composition. Dommage que l'eau ne soit pas plus belle et le ciel un poil trop gris. Je suis allé en Hollande au printemps et on peut dire que des ponts de la Hollande sont tous plus originaux les uns que les autres.
LEA (4984) 2005-03-03 16:05
L'architecture de ce pont est vraiment originale. Pour ce qui est de la photo en elle même, elle est bien cadrée. Cependant, je trouve que les couleurs auraient pu être un peu plus saturées. Mais ce n'est peut-être qu'une question de gouts personnels.
xuaxo (6854) 2006-08-11 14:56
Nice view of De Zwaan, despite the small size of the photo.
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- Copyright: Viviane Faguay (Porteplume) (3470)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2002-02-23
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Fuji FinePix1400Z
- Exposure: f/9.2, 1/338 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Twins?, The Erasmus bridge or 'de Zwaan' from all sides [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-11-09 15:31