I have mentioned before that North East England is a great place for people who like photographing bridges. There are already two photos of bridges from this area in my TE gallery. This is the third one. You can see here the Tees Newport Bridge.
I had a problem selecting the location here. While taking this photo I was in County Durham but across the River Tees there is already County North Yorkshire. Region I live in, called Teesside, is rarely marked in guidebooks so it is a real challenge to travel locally here as the charming places like this are hard to find. Quite often I have to rely on the word of mouth or have my eyes wide open.
Opened to traffic on 1934, Tees Newport Bridge, spans the River Tees a short distance upriver from Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge, linking Middlesbrough with the borough of Stockton-on-Tees. Designed by Mott, Hay and Anderson and built by local company Dorman Long, who have also been responsible for such structures as the Tyne Bridge and Sydney Harbour Bridge, it was the first large vertical lift bridge in Britain. The bridge was opened by the Prince Albert, Duke of York (later King George VI). Constructed around twin 55m lifting towers, the 82m bridge span, weighing 2,700 tonnes, could be lifted by the use of two electric motors to a maximum height of 37m.
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SWEETFREEDOM (22962) 2012-04-28 11:45
an interesting and big bridge caught from a good p.o.v. with fine colors and light.
dta (68832) 2012-04-28 11:57
Hello Mariusz ,
What a good suject ! This lift bridge is not especially beautiful , but very interesting . The picture is excellent , too , with the triangle of grass in teh FG , the brown river , and teh splndid cloudy sky as a perfect backdrop .
holmertz (42799) 2012-04-28 13:47
This is an interesting and original bridge, not much like any I have ever seen. You found a good place for the picture, combining two diagonals and giving a heavy prominence to the two dominating colours, brown and green. Actually now i see there are at least three diagonals, including the shadow across the river.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-04-28 16:04
A peculiar bridge captured very well in vertical form. I like the shadow cast by the bridge on the muddy water. The color contrast is very good. Well composed with sharpness, colors and depth.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-04-29 1:53
a spectacular photo from this interesting bridge and I like the composition and the graphic details, superb POV and lights, Tfs! Have a nice Sunday! Kellemes Vasárnapot kívánok!
timecapturer (49288) 2012-04-29 3:20
a technically perfect shot this. Irresistable composition with crisp and sharp detail. Your POV makes the size and imposition of this marvelous structure so effective and compelling. Perfectly executed and presented.
Enjoy your Sunday - regards Brian.
Sonata11 (33298) 2012-04-29 6:13
jak zawsze napewno znajdziesz najwspanialszy punkt widzenia, z ktorego zrobisz wspaniale zdjecie. I oto jest, pieknie uchwycony potezny, masywny most z niesamowitej konstrukcji, robi niesamowite wrazenie. Znalazles ten punkt wspaniale bo ten most jest rewelacyjny. Bardzo ladnie jak zwykle wspaniale wykonane, super naturalna kolorystyka, doskonala ostrosc. Ciekawe odbicie w wodzie jakies innej konstrucji. Podoba mi sie takze to niebo troche zachmurzone, ktore dodaje uroku tej fotografii. Super praca. Gratulacje.
Serdecznie pozdrawiam i zycze milej niedzieli,
tyro (20934) 2012-04-29 14:48
A fine photograph which captures all the flavour of the industrial age of Teeside, of the days when coal, iron and steel fuelled Britain's economy. Perhaps not exactly a thing of beauty, this bridge is, however, attractive in its own way and your photograph is excellent as is your interesting and informative note. I appreciate your inclusion of a map which kindly allowed me to have a "virtual drive" across the bridge!
Excellent composition, lovely colours, perfect exposure and exquisite detail and sharpness.
emka (81866) 2012-04-29 23:51
witaj mariusz, jednak udaje Ci sie ro buiz małe wycieczki :). Niesamowity ten most, podobnie jak przy poprzednim, nie mam wyobraźni jak to działa. czy to most zwodzony? Kompozycja jak w tym linku, ale kolory ciekawsze. woda w tej rzece wyglada jak płynące czekolada. nawet i pogoda tu dopisała. ja marzłam w Hiszpanii i potem Holandii, a w Warszawie upaly jak w lecie i bezchmurne niebo, ale nie mam pomysly jak to wykorzystać (poza praca fizyczna w ogrodzie).
chrisvek (7001) 2012-04-30 4:57
Amazing shoot of the area of Durham.Great picture of this interesting bridge.Perfect background.Well done.TFS
Have a nice week
abmdsudi (44792) 2012-04-30 6:56
Excellent photo showing an old historic bridge still in use to-day with great perspective & leading line. Fantastic viewpoint and good diagonals into the main subject. Details are delicious, good colors, shadow and clarity creating great contrast to blue clouded sky. Excellent capture, Congrats and TFS
josepmarin (57833) 2012-04-30 10:34
It is a spectacular bridge, indeed, that you have caught in an effective visual angle, with a nice diagonal and an elegant perspective.
I like the light and the quality of the colors, in this image with a great sharpness and with a good technical execution.
The brown color of the river is amazing.
A beautiful work, my friend.
adramad (39150) 2012-04-30 15:52
That has made great composition with this strange and different bridge, at least the ones I've seen. Nice the projection of shadows which gives one of the pillars of the bridge.
The sky is perfect and adds its charm to your good work. I like a lot, this charming place.
Have a nice day.
bukitgolfb301 (36708) 2012-04-30 16:56
Hello my dear Mariusz
A great shot!
So wonderful and sharp image shot! Perfect panfocus vertical format, vivid colors via perfect exposure and shutter speed! Wonderful color tasete and very good atmosphere. Very attractive and best combination of each component!
Thanks for your sharing with your best job and have a good day, best regards,
Takero from Tokyo
macjake (57848) 2012-05-01 0:28
its always a pleasure to see a new photo from you, not just to see the photo, but it also means that you have time away from work - for play!
looking at this bridge, i can't decide if its ugly or beautiful...perhaps a little bit of both! :)
mmmm...whats that shadow in the water? is there another crane behind you?
Its good to see some historic culture of architecture from this area. very well photographed as always, i think its impossible for you to take a bad photo!
enjoy your day
mauro61 (52623) 2012-05-01 2:19
immagine di questo ponte, penso ancora in costruzione, ben realizzata con i colori che si legano all'ambiente.
Buono il taglio e anche in questo caso una realizzazione qualitativamente valida,
ikeharel (59569) 2012-05-01 5:44
Never saw such an impressive bridge. Notable brown soil erossion on river's water, mingle with the green veg. on banks and light-green structure's tone.
ciakgiak (30421) 2012-05-01 11:30
trovo che la struttura di questo ponte sia molto originale, a tutta prima mi sembrava un elemento industriale dismesso. Mi piace moltissimo il modo in cui hai composto la scena, il formato verticale funziona benissimo, bello il taglio ed i colori, eccellente il contrasto fornito dal cielo. Complimenti.
Un caro abbraccio
Didi (57724) 2012-05-01 13:26
Very original bridge and good point of view.
Very nice lights ambiance.
MJR (3360) 2012-05-01 13:43
So you've done it ! But not in the blue hour ! I have not been down to this bank, there is a car park just up above I recall, but you have found a good spot, for all your concerns. This angle shows it off just so, and uses the light to good advantage.
My as yet unpublished efforts show it through the trees exactly 180 degrees from here, and depending on taste, the light has wrecked the shot, or made it. Its all perception ! I also have an ( also unposted ) view of it as a back drop to the Sir Nigel Gresley, as pictured here on the same day, from across the river, 90 degrees from your POV.
It is a shame thst this bridge is permanently locked down now, it would have been a sight indeed in operation.
Top marks from me - all two of them ! We will be over in the fullness of time, but not for a couple of months, I don't suppose..
danos (88295) 2012-05-02 4:30
really nice and spectacular the Tees Newport bridge,especially for the lovers of the bridges..
I like the view of this specific bridge with the side constructions to make it even more effective and unique.Informative your note as well.
Have a good afternoon,danos
delpeoples (53659) 2012-05-02 4:54
Oh yes I see what you mean: it's a bridge-lover's haven. This photo is a little reminiscent of some of Martin (MJR's) Gallery. Love the colours, the geometry and the definition. The vertical frame and the shadow in the FG are nice touches. Thanks for sharing.
have a great day
raszid62 (18585) 2012-05-02 8:15
wspaniały podnoszony most i przykład na to ,że i inżynierowie - architekci mają poczucie piękna. Świetnie on wyglada na burymi wodami rzeki i na tle przepięknego nieba. Super kolorystyka i wspaniała ostrość.
mesutilgim (86660) 2012-05-02 13:30
Nice capture of this steel bridge, with good pov and perfect layout.
Many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
Waylim (25368) 2012-05-03 10:24
Excellent shot, I like the vertical composition, from this POV and angle, the bridge looks much more impressive, it really accentuate the height of it, and I like the inclusion of some natural foreground of vegetation. The sky with large puffy clouds adds to the dramma and enhances the composition.
Excellent quality as always. I see you're not very active here.
sacimar (26025) 2012-05-04 6:02
this is an interesting bridge, a different one I would say, the perspective you chose is good, I also like the cloudy sky, well seen,
Graal (98650) 2012-05-05 1:25
niezwykla konstrukcja tego mostu. Ladny kadr (moze tylko dolu troche przyciac, interesujaca notka i prezentacja.
Angshu (56190) 2012-05-05 23:45
A very interesting structure & quite an engineering feat! The robustness of the structure seems to exude from this picture. The diagonals looks good, of the bank, the bridge & also of the shadow of the long pylon like structure falling across the water. This fine picture is a good addition to TE
nikkitta (15334) 2012-05-07 15:20
Sorry by the delay, not time for TE
It seems you are more relaxed and with time for photos, this is good
The diagonal capture of the big and not common bridge is very good with an informative note
Great color and contrast
Greetings and TFS
siolaw (38290) 2012-05-08 8:33
An imressive bridge, specially with the wide angle effect.
Excellent colours and general quality
npecanhuk (67464) 2012-05-09 0:18
Different and interesting bridge! I wouldn't say "beautiful" though!
But I really enjoyed this picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov, vertical format and composition really pleased me here too!
TFS - congrats,
maria-v1981 (10816) 2012-05-17 10:34
Very nice capture of such beautiful and intricate architecture from this bridge. Great lightning with beautiful contrasts.
Have a nice evening,
pajaran (53320) 2012-07-30 22:10
Lep pogled na pokretni most.
Vrlo interesantan i lepa konstrukcija mosta.
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst i kompozicija, lepo mesto, i most.
Ładny widok na most zwodzony.
Bardzo ciekawy i piękny struktura mostu.
Dobry wizerunek ostrość, kontrast i perspektywa, piękne kolory.
Dobre teksty i skład, ładne miejsce, a mostów.
Nice view of the drawbridge.
Very interesting and beautiful bridge structure.
Good image sharpness, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good lyrics and composition, nice place, and the bridge.
All the best.
Robert1969 (7160) 2013-02-24 23:38
Excellent point of view and composition: the
z-form creates a very nice depth, even the
diagonal lines of the shadow of the bridge.
The vertical position emphasize the depth.
Light management is also excellent. And it
is a picture with a nice "game" between
green (gras and bridge) with brown (stones
and water) with the blue (the sky) as break.
- Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) (31265)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-04-28
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation
- Camera: Canon EOS Kiss X4, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, Cokin Grad ND8
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-28 11:10