Well, here's Glasgow, site of the 20th Commonwealth Games!
My husband and I have just spent a few days in Scotland in general, Glasgow in particular, especially for the Games.
My photograph shows a bridge, which many will have seen if they have been watching the television coverage of the Games, for it can be seen from the window of BBC Scotland.
I just managed to capture it as a red tour bus rounded the corner.
On the lampposts, you will be able to see the banners advertising the Games, whilst on the pavements were crowds heading towards the marina to witness the arrival of the flotilla, up the Clyde River. The flotilla involved more than a thousand people on 250 boats of all shapes and sizes. The RYA Scotland Commonwealth Flotilla departed from Greenock on Saturday 26 July – making its spectacular journey to the heart of the city to join in the celebrations of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
We loved every minute of our time in Glasgow, soaking up the mood and taking time to watch badminton and rugby 7's.
Hope you enjoy the Commonwealth Games, too, Bev :-)
See it here on Beta for an unreduced, sharper photograph.
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saxo042 (37966) 2014-07-30 7:54
A very good POV, the advanced architecture of the bridge is well positioned and there are many details and colours to be enjoyed here. Then interesting note makes this a very good TE contribution.
ikeharel (76297) 2014-07-30 8:45
Good evening Beverly,
Vibrant scene over the bridge, the red bus taking most attention when looking at.
The big arch "fill" pic. space, otherwise would be an empty part.
People added life to the whole, and managed fine details.
macjake (71113) 2014-07-30 8:57
stands out very well in the gallery too.
and of course it always helps to have a sweet looking Audi in the fg :)
Do you ever take those hop on hop off buses? I hate to admit it but i do. Its a smart way to get to know a city on your first day there.
I like the busy nature of your photo and the subject too, with the Games. Attractive photo for sure.
Did you meet up with John?
Have a great day
lousat (95996) 2014-07-30 9:19
Hi Bev,great capture of the typicla bus for tourist that i seen everywhere made in the same style and colors,the perspective is beautiful under this arch of the modern bridge,a lot of people too walking,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
Noel_Byrne (33148) 2014-07-30 10:08
Yay, somewhere I have been :) I think the locals call this the squinty bridge, and I really like its unusual design. I seen this as I was walking from Jamaica street to the Armadillo, and I think its a cool area of the city. Perfect timing to capture it with this big red fun bus, that adds excellent color to the grey skies. I have a soft spot for Glasgow since I spent 3 weeks there.
thanks for sharing.
dta (81162) 2014-07-30 13:15
Hello beverley ,
This is a very rich composition , with each element at the right place , and taken at the best moment to include the black car and the red bus .
carlo62 (53394) 2014-07-30 15:23
ho dei bei ricordi a Glasgow, mi dispiace solo che ho utilizzato la città per poi muovermi nei dintorni, senza aver visto molte delle sue bellezze.
Il bus rosso e il signore con la maglia gialla fanno da ottimi punti d'attrazione.
Nicou (148666) 2014-07-31 1:07
quelle vue et image superbe captage et compo quel bel arche avec le bus rouge qui passe à l'excellent moment et qui donne la touche de rouge fantastique vue.
Bravo et amitié
snunney (104877) 2014-07-31 2:35
Glad to hear you have been enjoying your trip to Bonny Scotland. There is a lot going on in this well presented shot with the red bus making an excellent focal point. I like the arc formed by the bridge which contrasts well with the austere lines of the receding apartment blocks.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-07-31 3:16
thought you might well be up for the games, having had to miss the London Olympics. Looks busy and this shot captures the atmosphere perfectly. Nice use of the lines and curves of the bridge to frame the proceedings, with an iconic red bus to give the image punch.
Tigerlily (3379) 2014-07-31 5:18
Wonderfully composed image, Bev.
I especially like the way that you use the bridge to cover up the sky, made the image look more interesting. Yes, you did captured the 'party' mood..:-), Enjoy the games and have a good time with Len.
BTW, thank you for the critique on the clock and specially thank you to point out the spelling.
tyro (26142) 2014-07-31 8:39
Ah, ha, this is what is locally known as the "Squinty Bridge" in Glasgow but it's not usually so full of people! The crowds on the pavements and the Tour 'Bus add to the feeling of festivities here and I'm pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the Commonwealth Games here!
A well composed shot with good lighting despite the fact that it wasn't very sunny that day. A fine composition with the curve of the bridge support and the curve of the roadway itself leading the eye nicely into the distance. Good colours and excellent detail and sharpness, especially when viewed at "unreduced" size on "beta" TE.
holmertz (57497) 2014-07-31 13:05
Lots of people, colours and nicely rounded shapes. You have also cropped it very nicely with no essential details cut off. I like it.
serp2000 (45350) 2014-08-07 2:00
Amazing capture of the moment, the bus looks like a part of this bridge construction. Thanks for so interesting report from Glasgow.
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (41909)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-07-26
- Categories: Daily Life, Festivals, Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D-300, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-30 7:40