This photograph shows Glasgow Bridge (sometimes called Jamaica Bridge since it is at the bottom of Jamaica Street). The shot was taken from the embankment alongside the River Clyde which is allowing fine reflections on its surface.
The bridge was built in 1899 to replace an earlier, narrower bridge designed by Thomas Telford. By popular demand, the new bridge was designed as a replica of the old bridge and had wider arches to accommodate larger vessels.
The bridge is now protected as a category B listed building.
If you follow this link you will see some absolutely amazing historical photographs of the bridge showing how the various types of transport changed over the years.
I hope you enjoy it, Bev :-)
If you follow this link you will be able to see the photograph in its original size.
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lousat (96732) 2014-08-01 1:19
Hi Bev,a beautiful view on this historic Glasgow bridge,not too ols but with a long life as i can see in the magnificent pics on your link,interesting post and the usual top quality,the electric reflections are fantastic!!! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
tyro (26142) 2014-08-01 1:50
This is a very fine photograph of Glasgow Bridge, very well taken in fine light, with lovely colours and with excellent diagonal composition.
Thanks for the link to some older pictures of the bridge too. It reminds me of what seemed to appear two or three years ago - the craze for "re-photography" - to which the BBC to some extent contributed. The idea is that people find old archive photographs (like the ones in your link) and then try to take a photograph nowadays from exactly the same viewpoint and with exactly the same framing so as to demonstrate the change in the landscape, buildings and so on. I've also recently seen some very impressive "re-photography" associated with the First World War in which pictures from France and Belgium taken in 1914-1918 have been compared with ones taken nowadays: the comparison between ruined towns filled with soldiers and guns and modern day peaceful and colourful scenes is remarkable.
Thanks again for this fine picture.
snunney (105503) 2014-08-01 2:31
A fine perspective on this elegant arched bridge. I like the light and reflections and the contrasting framing offered by the tree on the left. Good colours and clarity.
Thanks very much for your tip about the difference layer, I shall try it out.
emka (105528) 2014-08-01 3:05
Always funny the names of "new" objects that are not so new. Beautiful bridge. Excellent composition with reflections. Interesting to see the old photo, I made such workshop also today :). Beautiful view.
WArm regrads MAlgo
timecapturer (49288) 2014-08-01 5:27
a classic POV that makes this bridge look so attractive and beautifully reflected. So unusual to have arches at 90 degrees to the main span. It looks wonderfully maintained and full of character in this immaculate execution.
Have a good weekend - B.
Sergiom (87179) 2014-08-01 6:10
Remarquable de pouvoir affirmer qu'un pont est neuf depuis 1899. Chez nous ils tombent après 50 ans et ils ne sont jamais aussi beaux que celui-ci.Il forme une diagonale parfaite dans l'image.
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-08-01 6:12
Hello Bev - I thought that I recognised this bridge and looking at the superb link you provided confirmed exactly which one it is. I have a shot of it taken when we visited Glasgow a couple of years ago. We enjoyed a walk along the banks of the Clyde and I was impressed by the many bridges that span this once busy waterway.
Your shot has an attractive tranquillity about it and it is quite extraordinary to be able to show the bridge removed from its busy city setting. You managed to captured some lovely bright reflections in the brown water ... good weather in Glasgow especially for the Games.
Nicou (149788) 2014-08-01 7:15
merveilleux reflets et image quelle compo et vue quel perspective sur ce pont en double superbe.
Bravo et amitié
danos (102500) 2014-08-01 7:41
nice the view of the new Glasgow bridge with the well chosen POV to creates depth and perspective in the photo.The reflections and the excellent light and colour management enhance the charmy of the scene.
rychem (41630) 2014-08-01 8:33
This here is a beautiful diagonal composition, and the bridge itself is a wonderful structure, stone bridges seem to be indestructible
cornejo (46076) 2014-08-01 10:52
Hi Bev, very good picture of this interesting bridge with good perspective and depth, beautifully captured in this interesting image with good sharpness, light color and quality. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Noel_Byrne (33424) 2014-08-01 11:46
A very elegant structure, speaking of a time of chivalry and fine design. The way you have composed this would make me think this was part of a small town, not a large city. The placement of the red brick house at the far end adds a lot to the composition too.
Thanks as always, have a great weekend.
Silvio1953 (151627) 2014-08-01 12:10
Ciao Bev, great view of beautiful bridge, lovely composition with fantastic reflections, excellent perspective, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
carlo62 (54122) 2014-08-01 22:28
ancora una bella immagine da Glasgow, sostenuta da uno splendido riflesso.
Molto bella anche la luce, il ponte sembra privo di auto e questo gli da una tranquillità surreale.
siudzi (34141) 2014-08-01 23:53
You have found a superb way to present this elegant architecture. Water reflections were executed very well and they added something very special to the scene. Visual effect is brilliant and was very well supported by excellent perspective. Like it!
Have a nice weekend!
COSTANTINO (68902) 2014-08-02 0:52
Good morning my dear friend
and have a nice weekend
this Glasgow Bridge was designed as a replica
of the old bridge with wider arches to
accomodate larger vessels I like the symmetry
and the artistic reflections like abstract
paintings on the surface of the water
I like this contrasting framing
have a nice time
rbassin (24279) 2014-08-02 2:49
Une bon point de vue sur le pont et son architecture, avec de très agréables reflets.
saxo042 (37966) 2014-08-02 9:57
A very attractive picture and a very interesting note. A well chosen POV and a well composed view.
maria-v1981 (10932) 2014-08-02 14:01
Lovely view and superb colours and textures in this sweetly sun-bathed shot thats been compsoed so well and romantically.
ikeharel (77217) 2014-08-03 0:59
Good morning Beverly,
A fantastic eye-glasses effect of the archs under the bridge.
Fine light and good POV over made this possible, and so well you did applied. Sharpness and DOF are immaculate.
Have a nice Sunday,
asajernigan (21427) 2014-08-04 7:39
This is a nice view of the bridge with a fine reflection. The reflection adds depth and balance for the scene. The lighting and colors are great and the photo has fine sharpness. Thanks for the link to the history of the bridge.
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (42533)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-07-25
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D-300, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX, 62 mm HOYA Circular Polarize
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
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- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-01 1:04