This is the Uddevalla bridge over the Sunningesund, about 80 kilometers north of Goteborg. It's a "cable-stayed" bridge, the pilons are 149m high and it's 1712m long (largest span 414m).
Taken in september 2001 with a terribly noisy Casio QV3000 on a terribly rainy day, one handed behind the driving wheel. The original was already almost b&w and needed a lot of contrast enhancement, which didn't really help the noise levels.
Even though it's one of the oldest digital images on my harddrive it's still one of my favourites.
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Vagabond (5848) 2005-07-12 12:45
Nice perspective with a Strong B&W effect.
umbrellaphotos (1901) 2005-07-12 13:22
A very nice composition here. I like your choice of black and white. It gives it a flair of a classical appeal. Nicely captured.
leonorkuhn (16235) 2005-07-12 13:59
Nice geometric composition, good choice of B&W. Great perspective. Well done!
thor68 (5586) 2005-07-13 13:23
hi adrian! :-)
i really like the straight lines.
as a b&w shot this is superb.
the noise is there but not disturbing;
makes it look like a photo from the 50s or 60s.
davey590 (271) 2005-07-30 18:29
very good perspective
pity used casio camera
otherwise good pic
tordur (32) 2005-09-09 6:11
What a fortune that you had a camera at hand! I agree with you that it is a very good picture regardless of noise. Have you tried to tilt it a bit ccw? Not sure if it would better it (you could loose the road), but maybe worth a shot? Anyway these shapes look great, and the smaller one framed in by the big one. I also like that the closest one goes beyond the frame.
photosettle (1554) 2006-01-16 18:38
Stunning compostition. No problem w/ the noise. sometimes i add extra noise through an an overlay layer set to 50% grey to add even more noise and distribute it better. Thanks for sharing a great image.