This is my second picture of the Tees Newport Bridge. If you want to see how this bridge looks during the day click here. My previous photo was taken from the north side therefore I put it in County Durham and this photo was captured from the south side of River Tees so that is why I upload it into County North Yorkshire. Main landmark of this area is another bridge so all other bridges regardless how interesting are like ugly ducklings next to the more famous Transporter Bridge. May be that is why this one is not even lit at night which makes it much more challenging to photograph it at the blue hour.
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.
emka has raised the question how is the bridge raised...
Here is the link to the article entitled The Ups and Downs of the Newport Bridge with illustration.
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brianmcc (6219) 2012-12-01 13:28
another fantastic 'bridge at blue hour' picture. you have composed the picture perfectly with excellent symmetry which makes the picture even more visually appealing. the detail and sharpness are also flawless. i love the smootheness of the whole image, and the orange glow of the lights against the dark evening sky.
have a lovely sunday,
npecanhuk (74384) 2012-12-01 14:46
Very attractive picture specially for the chosen pov, composition with reflections, exposure and colors!
TFS - congrats,
raszid62 (18515) 2012-12-01 16:01
Dzisiaj już rzadko można spotkac podnoszone mosty, widziałem taki tylko raz, w Holandii. Pięknie go nam pokazałeś w czas późnego wieczoru. Śiatła i kolorysą fantastyczne. Ostrośc rewelacyjna.
tedesse (25135) 2012-12-01 18:28
Ciekawa konstrukcja tego podnoszonego mostu.
Ladny kadr, piekne kolory i odbicia, dobra ostrosc.
emka (94298) 2012-12-01 21:13
Fantastyczne sa te mosty, zwlaszcza o blekitnej godzinie. Zadziwiajacajest konstrukcja tego mosty. Czy ten srodek podnosi sie do gory? Wskazywalyby na to te wieze. Ale po co? Czy wplywaja tam duze statki? Ciekwe byloby zobaczyc ten most podniesiony. Super zdjecie. Pozdrawiam serdecznie
cargus (10091) 2012-12-01 21:14
Beautiful night scene, played in the most beautiful colors, superb reflections in water,clear picture and well done.!
SWEETFREEDOM (24508) 2012-12-01 23:49
interesting bridge from a nice p.o.v. excellent exposure as usual.
lousat (89112) 2012-12-02 1:08
Hi Mariusz,magnificent blue hour taken whit a very professional exposure as usual,the light reflections paints the water,spectacular details and colors too.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
ktanska (27226) 2012-12-02 1:41
Quite special looking bridge. I guess such solution is pretty rare. I wonder how often they lift the bridge.
Excellent blue hour light. I also like the reflections. Optional framing would be to leave out the reflections of tower parts, but reflections of lights look great.
GiovanniG (3254) 2012-12-02 2:00
Fantastic capture with wonderful details and pov. I love it! Bravo!
ikeharel (69145) 2012-12-02 3:18
Majestic view at night over the bridge, sharp details and fine light managed.
I added this to my "Cranes" theme, hope you will approve.
marabu61 (10677) 2012-12-02 5:34
Superb blue hour shot with such an amazing clarity. The water looks like glass here. The bridge is architectonaly very attractive. Great light and colors add to the general allure of this picture.
have a good sunday
COSTANTINO (63647) 2012-12-02 12:17
what a beautiful nocturne postcard of
the Tees Newport bridge,fantastic
blue hour,attractive picture specially
for the chosen pov,
have a n ice new week
mesutilgim (93868) 2012-12-02 12:20
Amazing blue hour capture with good pov and very nice symmetry. Nice reflections. Many interesting and usefull notes.
TFS and best regards
TopGeo (38216) 2012-12-02 13:08
This is a very interesting photograph and a very interesting note to accompany it too.
This bridge shot is symmetry perspective and depth you achieve here with some nice effect to add interest in night . But the bright colors do add the visual aspect of the shot contrast to this moody blue hour. Well done
Graal (102444) 2012-12-02 23:56
fajny temat zrobiony podczas blue hour. Uzycie statywu dalo swietna jakosc mimo malej ilosci swiatla. Interesujacy most, dobry opis. Odbicia wyszly bardzo ladnie.
maria-v1981 (10932) 2012-12-03 2:54
An interesting kind of transporter bridge. And this is a really impressive night time subject. Your POV emphasises the reflections of the bridge, and the colours and exposure are all well balanced. Excellent capture.
Have a nice evenint,
delpeoples (57264) 2012-12-03 3:12
These are two sensational photos of the Bridge. I think I prefer your previous one, but this is beautiful in its own right and gives us a different perspective. The Blue Hour is perfectly exposed and the symmetry here is flawless.
Thanks for sharing, have a beautiful day
josepmarin (58343) 2012-12-03 4:35
an excellent capture at the blue hour, skillfully executed.
I like the geometry of the bridge, his lighting, and the reflections of the ensemble on the water, with a beautiful silky texture because of the long exposure time.
The composition is very attractive.
A wonderful work, my friend.
abmdsudi (52325) 2012-12-03 6:31
An impressive perspective, composition and symmetry in excellent clarity, a well taken night shot with sufficient glow of colors and the viewpoint is effective while keeping the point of interest, the prominent spanning bridge brightly lit and in sharp focus. There's enough contrast to the night sky and excellent motion effect registered. Great effort with an appealing result. Well done.
John_F_Kennedy (43665) 2012-12-03 6:46
Beautiful scene captured here with an awesome mood to it. Beautiful atmosphere.
adramad (44242) 2012-12-03 9:54
That bridge so original and capture fabulous offer us this night snapshot, wonderful reflections in the river and ideal that palette, without going as deep blue, mauve remains a fascinating.
A great quality in this beautiful work. I love it.
Have a nice day.
Didi (60586) 2012-12-03 10:32
Well done for the lights management in the blue hour.
Very good point of view on the bridge.
ciakgiak (30429) 2012-12-03 10:48
I too will miss your wonderful images, as this one truly spectacular. I like the POV, the colors and the magnificent reflections!
Thanks for your great support to my gallery, I would like to see you on FB.
mauro61 (52855) 2012-12-03 12:49
realtŕ e riflesso ben tenute insieme in questa tua immagine in cui la luce e i colori sono fondamentali per la buona riuscita della foto.
Ottima come sempre la qualitŕ,
macjake (66492) 2012-12-04 11:46
I'm so glad you added in that other photo to compare the two ....what a stark difference!
its really cool to see how light plays with color, as in the other photo the bridge is so green, here its so grey looking.
I'm also glad to see the powerlines are left IN, i like that.
If you look closely we can see trailing car lights on the deck, that gives a sweet color illumination - love that too.
only thing missing are clouds, but we can't fault you on that one can we!
a well executed shot.
tyro (24030) 2012-12-04 16:25
An interesting and informative note you have given us with some interesting links - not least your link to your previous photograph of this bridge from the north and in daytime - a photograph which I remember well.
The technical quality of this picture is amazing and utterly impeccable. It tells me that you planned this picture in advance, that you chose the time and location perfectly and that you went prepared with tripod and set this one up for a long exposure.
And it has paid off generously. The light and the colours are wonderful and the details and sharpness are exquisite. And the picture is made all the more dramatic by the simple symmetrical composition and square format.
fabbs99 (17133) 2012-12-04 19:12
Amazing evening shot in low lights.Great reflections of the bridge in the waters.
Very nice saturated colors and perfect sharpness.Very well done.TFS.
siolaw (38292) 2012-12-04 21:24
A good addition to your blue hour bridges! The sky has a superb colour tone and the bridge & city lights contrast well with it.
Good framing with the reflexion
Fis2 (95471) 2012-12-05 8:48
Uwielbiam konstrukcje mostowe.
Ten most jest konstrukcyjnie rewelacyjny.
Już go gdzies widzialem ;)
Ty go ladnie pokazales przy wieczornym swietle.
Most rewelacja i fota tez!
s_lush (16134) 2012-12-07 22:50
Your blue-hour shots always are very artistic and interesting. This one is especially attractive due to elegant forms of constructive elements of the bridge, bright illumination and colorful traffic lights having such a nicely distorted reflections in the water. Excellently composed scene, which has been captured by you absolutely masterfully!
jemaflor (95253) 2012-12-09 0:25
Excellent with these light capture and also these perfect reflections on water, good result, tfs.
Waylim (25496) 2012-12-12 22:42
Anther very cool blue hour photo, I love the soft silking water effect and the way the light reflected on the water. I like the sense of motion in the flowering river, the bridge is in perfect sharpness and clarity and the sky is in perfect exposure. I can see a few speck of star twinkling in the pale evening sky.
danos (96009) 2012-12-14 7:35
very nice the prsentation of the Newport tees bridge taken during the blue hour,with the reflections to spread on the calmly surface of the waters.I like the calmly and tranquil environemnt as the beauty of the scene.
Have a good weekend,danos
Angshu (56750) 2012-12-18 1:50
This bridge just looks great with the backdrop of the late blue hour sky. The pink hue caused by the artificial light is also cool. Water seems to be less in the river or this was low tide time...add to that the effect of the slow shutter speed. Lovely postcard again!
Silvio1953 (139727) 2012-12-24 10:21
Ciao Mariusz, fascinating composition with fantastic bridge, beautiful reflections, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, Merry Christmas, my friend, ciao Silvio
Disabled_A (0) 2012-12-31 7:40
I like very much this mirror reflection in the dark; with all the lights, this very modern construction makes a wonderful artistic picture :)
wishing you all the best in the year 2013!
Happy new Year!:)
- Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) (35554)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-12-01
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Canon EOS Kiss X4, Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Riverside @ blue hour [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-12-01 12:56