Last night I went out night hunting with Bert(olucci). We went hunting a couple of times during the day, but by coincedence got the same idea at the same time, to once go out at night. So we gathered at 00:30 AM, and started off....
What you see here is the old railroad bridge 'the HEF', it's a green steel bridge (built in 1927 and designed by P. Joosting) and it really is a landmark. I love that bridge, beautiful steel, and really sturdy, and every time I come home from work, I look forward to see this bridge high above 'my island'.
The railroad went underground through the city center in 1993, and this bridge is since an industrial monument.
I think it's a bit of a shame that there's an ugly new radar staion on top of it.
In front of the HEF, is the Koninginnebrug (Queen's bridge) with the little cones, connecting the south of Rotterdam via the Northern island, across the Willemsbrug (William's bridge) to the north of Rotterdam, and the city center.
Here is Bert's picture of the same hunt.
The orange reflection in the sky is from the highway behind.
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bertolucci (13362) 2005-08-28 8:54
Yo Rinie, very nice to see how this one cama out.....very spectacular! I love the mysterious sky and the way the bridges are lit up, singling them out in different and fascinating ways. The overall tonal range and the PoV and reflections are great too! I wonder which one will be next :-)) Xcellent and captivating night shot!
Zepi (22848) 2005-08-28 9:13
Très belle composition urbaine de nuit !
Magnifique exposition, belle technique !
Merci pour le partage
toni_al (15875) 2005-08-28 9:32
Très joli composition l'exposition est top, cela donne un très beau effect sur les nuages.
MiguelP (14470) 2005-08-28 9:35
Thanks to the highway and your skills with the camera you´ve achived to create kind of science-fiction atmosphere, a romantic sky that invite to love each other the night before the end of time... Uhmmm! Am I going too far in the story? The point is that this wide shot is open to many interpretations and would be an excelent location for a movie. Thanks for show us so greatly.
Fixfocus (9385) 2005-08-28 10:45
A different view from the same pov,-but just as beautiful as Bert´s picture.I like the beautiful light and colors,the well structured sky looks also great.
bantonbuju (51815) 2005-08-28 10:58
hi rinie, nice night hunt, i like the "screaming" colours of this image, and a very very nice sky; good control of the exposure time; nice work;
best wishs, jerzy
RGatward (20086) 2005-08-28 11:42
Second D70 night shot I've seen tonight (well, it's night here). Excellent exposure and rquallity of shot. I think I've seen this bridge from you before, shame it's no longer in use.
ishai (4097) 2005-08-28 15:36
I can see you and Bert had a long night with all these long exposures
Very nice that you hock up together, that’s very good for the team
Your exposure by night of Rotterdam is special too
The sky is amazing for this time of day and the reflections on the water are very good too.
Perspective is very nice with this huge HEF
MvS (4163) 2005-08-28 16:02
Night shooting is fun. This year we went on our sailing trip early in the summer and headed north - the disadvantage was that it never got dark enough during night time, but now it is really nice for this.
This one came out very well, a great composition of light.
michel_r (1118) 2005-08-28 16:12
beautiful colors!. You managed to make a very good picture from a fairly trivial scene.
flydragon (0) 2005-08-28 16:28
this is magic Rinie ;o)
this sky and the bridge mm
i liek this color
what u think about a Paris by night ;o)))
when will you come see us
have a nice week
alvaraalto (11878) 2005-08-28 18:28
Prachtige en geslaagde samenwerking met Bert. TE samenwerking is altijd stimulerend. Het lijkt mij ook de goede verdeling. Jij de Hef en Bert de Zwaan. Past het best in jullie beider repertoire. Die Rotterdamse bruggen blijven geweldig om te fotograferen.
(Ik ga nu deze kritiek omzetten voor Bert)
spence (65) 2005-08-28 19:18
Really nice moody shot, Rinie - love that sky. The lines of the old bridge and the newer one complement each other and the reflections of the sky and the lights are beautiful. Well chosen pov!
ajcsousa (1804) 2005-08-28 19:18
Very nice night shot, colours and lights are very well, nice exposition.
Rosa (0) 2005-08-28 19:26
Superbe couleurs, magnifique composition.
jinju (14265) 2005-08-28 19:31
the colors in the sky and the lighting of the structures create a very cool composition and effect. The overal effect re,inds me of movies like War of the Worlds: you create a sort of extreme post apocalyptic environment devoid of human life and dominated by machinery.
pamastro (7290) 2005-08-28 23:33
As I said to Bert... When I first saw your two night shots I thought you had started another war. I see what a warmonger you are now. ; ) But now I see it was collaborative.
And you have another bridge at night also very well captured. I like the same elements in here that I liked in his. The sky offers a more interesting backdrop because of the reflective cloud cover. And actually here it is more interesting because it looks like such a flat plane in the sky and adds a real geometric feel to your shot. And your bridge offers its own interesting lighting. It has a more spooky lighting to match its older and more utilitarian design. The reflections of that lighting is excellently captured in that beautifully captured water. Well done.
eleparc (24063) 2005-08-29 2:48
Hi Rinie i am BACK.... nic shot from your night tour.. hummm
everlasting (15224) 2005-08-29 4:01
Hi Rinie, sounds liek you had fun night hunting. This has a very different feel to it than Berts. Much warmer tones, golden reflections, completely different sky. Curious to see more.
faubry (35447) 2005-08-29 5:05
superb view from Rotterdam by night! very beautiful ligjht and colors, bravo, very good exposition, not easy the night
Paolo (41222) 2005-08-29 7:35
What a GREAT image Rinie!
excellent night view with that gold tones everywhere.
the contrast with the iron structure is amazing.
excellent POV and quality too!
nerve (10231) 2005-08-29 8:48
i remember this bridge, once i and my girlfriend got lost one night in Rotterdam,, and i was just a stupid driver, continiously making circles around this area,lol!!
Rotterdam is beautiful through your eye Rinie, thats for sure..beautiful time exposure, beautiful light here,,
also your composition is superb i reckon..
One of the best night shots i have seen recently..
clodreno (0) 2005-08-29 14:26
a superb shot Rinie.. beautiful..
such a great light..
dsidwell (9783) 2005-08-29 16:01
Fun and weird tones, Rinie! The sky looks like nuclear war hit this place a few days ago. Very exciting, engaging image.
ninix (957) 2005-08-29 17:30
This is realy a very impressive shot of the old hef.
I specially like the warm red sky as background for the bridge construction. And ofcourse the reflection in the water.
Just a great photo.
Maybe a small remark that the horizon is leaning to much to the right.
Kenny10pin (19301) 2005-08-29 21:26
amazing colours here, I like the image, very good shot all round, the bridge here looks great too
mlopes (494) 2005-08-29 21:29
You and Bert... conspiracing again hummm? eheh just kidding.
Do you know what i like the most about this hunts? to see similar photos but completly diferents in realization? your's as nothing to do with Bert's... I also like this one, the rudness of the PP goes very well with the colours.
cgrindahl (6113) 2005-08-30 3:09
This is a knockout Rinie! And what a wonderful contrast this is to the soaring majesty of the bridge Bert caught. This bridge shows its age, which has an elegance all its own, especially as you portray it in these intense colors. The lighting of the structure and surrounding elements really helps this composition. Everything feels alive here. You even caught a rather dramatic sky. To the uninitiated, this might be interpreted as the gates of hell with fire and brimstone reflected in the sky... ;-) Forgive my fertile imagination. This is really fine work Rinie. Thanks for sharing.
ChrisJ (113111) 2005-08-30 4:15
I like the graphism, & high contrast, in this shot, together with the warm colors, & wonderful reflections in the water. Good work!
Furachan (0) 2005-08-30 7:11
Great shot, Rinie. One little detail that I love: the green tint of light on the upper birdge on the right. THAT's how god this is and how sure your technique is...
hdl (7035) 2005-08-30 7:19
Een goede, scherpe nachtfoto, Rinie. Het oranje (chauvinisme??) geeft echt een heel mooi effect. Mooie reflecties in het water. Je foto heeft echt een gevoel van industrie. Nee, dit is niet slecht bedoeld; het komt heel goed over!
carper (96) 2005-08-30 11:21
mooie serie samen met Bert,
prachtig Rinie, die goede oude hef. Ik heb er nog foto's van dat mijn vader op een stoomsleper met een zeeschip erachter, door deze hef voer. Nostalgie,
uitstekende compositie, goede kleuren, niet gemakkerlijk, zeer goed gedaan.
donluicu (24724) 2005-08-30 11:35
this is un unreal shot!
it looks like a movie decor..the " renge of Batman", or something like this...
weswang (18223) 2005-08-31 11:05
Hi Rinie, This is one of the rare night shots we can see every thing in the wide angle subjects clearly. You have done a great job in taking this shot. I like the nice contrast and rich details.
sn00zie (2384) 2005-08-31 11:10
rinie.. this is beeaauuutiiifffuulll... lovely reflections .. especially of the sky; even the color of the sky is stunning and how the clouds are disintegrating.. i like the firey touch in the water... really nice :)
keribar (43841) 2005-09-03 2:28
Thie is really outstanding, could become a poster for a great movie.
Composition and colors make it an unforgettable one.
Best - Izzet
KevRyan (22956) 2005-09-06 19:08
This is really so good Rinie - wonderful light rendition and such a great sky for a night time shot - a great composition - I agree with what people have said - a really fantatic night shot and one of the best I've seen for a while too!
best wishes Kev
DLM (6479) 2005-09-22 12:30
Hi Rinie,glorious image wonderful colours and detail,wonderful DOF looks 3D.TFS.
Eagle78 (1933) 2005-10-02 7:44
Wow...almost weird Rinie ;) This is a tremendous nightshot..and i was about to ask from what year and from what planet?? ;)
The lights and colours give this night landscape almost a "city from some space mouvie" feeling to me. But i found it rather interesting. Nice capture indeed :)
Hey, hey! How have you been? Hope to get more in touch now :) Take good care!
pitai (3985) 2005-11-21 6:24
good hunting! amazing result. the perspective is fab! the red tone of the hole composition gives a unique mood. very nice definition as well. a brillant work. congrats.
- Copyright: Rinie Hoff (Rinie_Hoff) (9340)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-08-28
- Categories: Transportation, Architecture, Event
- Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 18-70mm DX, B+W UV
- Exposure: f/5.6, 6 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Night hunting in Rotterdam [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-08-28 8:39