This is the Gateshead Millennium Bridge which crosses the Tyne from Newcastle to Gateshead. The bridge is open to pedestrians and cyclists and can be tilted to allow shipping to pass through. Although not particularly obvious in this shot, the path across the bridge takes a huge sweep which is identical in shape to the arc that can be seen above it.
Built between 1998 and 2001 construction as partly funded by the Millennium Commission.
The shot was taken from the Newcastle side. A heavy shower of rain had just abated leaving behind a striking rainbow. The arc of the rainbow appeared to mimic that of the bridge itself.
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tyro (15841) 2012-03-07 2:32
Wow! This is a smasher!
Actually, that heavy shower of rain has done you a lot of favours with this one: not only has it given you a fine rainbow, perfectly placed with regard to the arc of the bridge, but it has soaked the place and given the pavement much more colour saturation (as well as water saturation!) and added a couple of puddles with fine reflections. The dark broody sky is an added advantage too.
Excellent composition with the two "arcs" complementing each other perfectly, the two men walking are well placed and there's also a fine splash of bright red here and there. And the lines of the pavement and the waterside are strong and add to the composition too.
pajaran (42018) 2012-03-07 2:33
Dobar tekst sa datim podacima ...
Vrlo interesantan i lepa konstrukcija mosta i trenutak sa dugom ...
Dobar trenutak snimka posle kise, perspektiva i prikaz, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, moje cestitke na ulovljenom trenutku.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
Good text with the given data ...
Very interesting and beautiful bridges and with a long time ...
Good recording time after the rain, and perspective view, beautiful colors.
Good composition, my congratulations for the captured moment.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
francio64 (38254) 2012-03-07 5:26
mi piace come l'arco del pnte si combina con quello dell'arcobaleno.
Una situazione che hai saputo sfruttare bene.
L'immagine è ben composta e ben animata dalla presenza delle tente persone.
Belli i colori e luce ben gestita nonostante sia poca.
Well done and TFS!
rychem (13918) 2012-03-07 11:06
Nice association: two bows - the rainbow and the arch of the bridge, well seen
PaulVDV (17497) 2012-03-07 13:29
Very beautiful with both arches in the sky, the coloured one and the white one.
Taken on the decisive moment!
Best regards, Paul
yeln (11502) 2012-03-07 21:55
čudovito izbran POV z izjemno ostrino in zanimivo arhitekturo mostu. tudi mavrica je super!!
zelo lep strel!!! BRAVO!! tfs
lep dan, vojko
mesutilgim (73216) 2012-03-09 15:34
Very nice capture ! A perfect cloudy sky with rainbow as background.
TFS and have a nice weekend
jhm (128325) 2012-03-11 4:29
Very nice found, the arc of the bridge and the rainbow nice beside of each other, great moment after these shower.
Technical a very good, also good perspective picture.
A splendid light exposure, taken with high quality.
Composition and color are wonderful.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
chrisvek (6995) 2012-03-21 5:25
Awesome atmosphere.Absolute view for a "rainy" shoot.Very nice saturation.Nice POV.TFS
jlbrthnn (79789) 2012-03-21 6:40
The arch of the bridge, and the rainbow are in harmony. The framing is clever. Sharpness and depth are good. Light and color are excellent. The animation is nice. Bravo.
Have a nice day
Royaldevon (21693) 2012-03-22 0:28
Good Morning Finlay,
A most beautifully composed shot, full of delightful curves; there is the curve of the road, leading to the curve of the bridge, which spans the curve of the river, slashed by the curve of the rainbow. The figures are strongly positioned, a difficult task as they were obviously on the move.
There are interesting details, like the shadows and the reflections on the pavement, which all add to the atmosphere.
Have a lovely day,
mauro61 (52545) 2012-03-31 7:20
ben composta l'immagine con l'arco in cielo che si unisce all'arco del ponte.
Ottima l'inquadratura con una luce particolare in una scena animata dalla presenza umana,
tober (8795) 2012-04-08 10:59
Hi Finlay, very creative composition with the intersection of the curve of the bridge with the rainbow. Congratulations, warm regards. Tolga
bukitgolfb301 (32754) 2012-04-16 19:13
Hello my dear Finlay
Yes, another impressive shot! Reflecting with your high sense and your own originality!
Nice horizontal composition with great combination.
Significant tasteful color touch indeed.
Thanks for your sharing with your best job and have a good day, best regards,
Takero from a little cold Tokyo
foxy (893) 2012-04-29 7:06
I recognise this place. Wow! Lucky you......
It's like meant for you this shot. You live-up the city Newcastle with full colours like the rainbow. Who's says raining is a dull day for taking pictures.
Well, I wasn't so lucky when I was there on the raining days.
Thanks for sharing. Cheers!!
macjake (45896) 2012-05-01 1:55
a photo of fine arches, curves, shapes and geometry.
I like how the scene has a way of capturing the viewers attention almost immediately.
and to capture a rainbow is an added bonus.
great shot, well executed.
Tigerlily (2413) 2012-05-09 9:10
This is superb,Finlay. Wonderful light, beautiful rainbow and clouds. The blue added on 3D of the sky, the people and their shadows bring the picture into life.
dta (57056) 2012-05-15 2:02
Hello Finlay ,
What a great capture of these two arcs ! You were at the right place at the good moment , and you've perfectly composed the picture . Even the wo men are at right place .
mirosu (8466) 2012-06-11 7:16
A very well composed image and great use of back lighting to create a dramatic feel, with nice color palette and depth. The play of light through the road and onto the buildings, with the rainbow above it make this picture even more powerful, enhanced by the stark contrast of well lightened buildings and the white bridge and darker sky. The colorful rainbow and bright bridge are excellent focal points of this image. Well done Finlay.
annjackman (15659) 2012-06-11 7:20
Wonderful light here after the rainshower. Clever observation with the two arcs, one natural and one man-made. The two men walking away from you fill that area of the frame very well - a super good composition.
delpeoples (48910) 2012-07-03 2:09
What wonderful light and dramatic sky. The wet footpath, especially the reflections on the left-hand side, are another wonderful element. I alos like the curves in the composition, from the roadside and also the bridge. What a marvellous shot, congratulations.
Flavia (10352) 2012-09-01 3:49
Raimbows are agift to any photographer, and here it adds extra interest as to composed with the bridgr arch. Well seem and capture. nicelly composed shot with good perspective and depth as you use the streats to lead the eyes.
Lewis88 (126) 2012-09-25 1:24
The perfect example of opportunistic photography - it's why every photographer should carry a camera at all times! Perfect juxtapositioning of the natural and man-made arcs and great control of lighting. Great capture
sevy (14437) 2012-09-26 2:31
Difficult to get a better lightning. It is for a big part in the success of this shot.
The composition is well placing the main elements of the view, but I would suggest a slight cropping to remove a piece of right border and a piece of the bottom. I feel it would be more balance in this way.
Ninello52 (7065) 2012-10-06 11:07
Beautiful your image! Well characterized the landscape from a gray day after the rain. Beautiful light and beautiful colors with the dominant gray! Beautiful two "arches"! Congratulations!
Best regards, Nino.
jcpix (6820) 2012-10-09 14:56
I've always enjoyed shapes and patterns, and you've done a great job in capturing just that, wonderful photo! There's almost virtually nothing better than a scene after some rain when the sunlight emerges to highlight and reflect it's passing. Bravo!
krzychu30 (12881) 2012-10-21 6:22
two arcs-one created by man,the other one by nature.Very nice and eye-catching juxtaposition.You composed and framed the scene excellently.I love such pictures taken short after rain.They´re very atmospheric.The wet pavement,sun coming through the clouds and interesting architecture-all these features contribute to the success of your composition.Nicely done!
Have a nice sunday
kasianowak (3474) 2012-12-16 1:04
Great moment captured. I love the way the rainbow mirrors the shape of the bridge. Or is it the other way round? ;)
dkmurphys (42699) 2012-12-20 0:54
Very beautiful urban scene. I like the shapes of modern architecture, very well taken.
mkamionka (27197) 2013-02-05 5:55
wonderful capture, you were so lucky to have the rainbow in this exact moment and you have perfectly used the opportunity. The title very suitable as well.
Beautiful photo very atmnospheric.
The only think I would criticize is the location as they have a county "Tyne and Wear" on TE so Newcastle would fit more in there although I know it is the Northumberland region.
You can still change it ;)
COSTANTINO (44335) 2013-02-05 5:58
impressive capture welldone and wellseen
the raibow makes the difference,
excellent composition with those two arcs
your notes are very useful
have a nice evening
- Copyright: Finlay McNab (finlay) (1545)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-03-03
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 II, Jessops 58mm UV Filter
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-03-07 1:18