For Malgo, Gosia, Krzysztof, Kasia and all the other wonderful Polish TE members, this is the Tadeusz Kościuszko Bridge in Cohoes, NY. The bridge, which holds north and south portions of Interstate 87, runs over the Mohawk River, which meets the Hudson River just north of the New York capital of Albany. It meets at a very important spot: the start of the famed Erie Canal, which connects the Hudson River (and thus the Atlantic Ocean) to Lake Erie, about 360 miles away. Built between 1817 and 1825, it was a marvel of early American engineering that opened up the new Ohio River Valley territories and states to commercial traffic and cemented New York City's place as the top commercial center of the new country.
This bridge is named for another figure in early US history, as well as a hero in his own country of Poland: Tadeusz Kościuszko. Kościuszko moved to the United States and became an important figure in that war, taking charge of the construction of several key defenses, including the one at West Point, New York. He later moved back to Poland, where he fought the various partitions of that country by surrounding powers.
Kościuszko has a rather impressive roster of things named for him, both in Poland and in the US (curiously, a few more in the US) including cities and towns in five US states, two bridges (both in NY) and even a national memorial in Philadelphia.
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carlo62 (23866) 2013-05-05 7:41
molto bella questa prospettiva, ben distribuita nell'immagine. Il suo colore si staglia nel cielo splendidamente, creando delle belle geometrie.
snunney (76556) 2013-05-05 7:57
It makes for a splendid graphical image this railway bridge. I love the point of view very much with the rust coloured arch sweeping in from the bottom right corner and continuing across the frame. Superb light and saturated colours and excellent clarity. Interesting note as well.
manrezaei (1833) 2013-05-05 8:06
Hello my today TE neighbour Andrew,
A very nice view of bridge. The arch of bridge superbly framed by you. The clarity, colors and lights wonderfully managed here. Very well done.
claudeD (28982) 2013-05-05 9:09
very fine and interesting picture showing this wonderful bridge. Excellent composition, colors and sharpness.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
gildasjan (40256) 2013-05-05 10:08
L'image est parfaitement composée avec l'arche de ce pont.J'apprécie également le bon équilibre des couleurs entre les teintes de l'architecture et le bleu de ce ciel.
holmertz (34775) 2013-05-05 10:20
The bridge may be old but its beautiful design is timeless. The perfectly blue sky provides a superb background to the elegant brown curves. Your note is interesting, as always, but made me slightly puzzled. I really didn't know what you referred to as "that war", so i had to check up the facts for myself. To my surprise I found the bridge was built after Mr Kościuszko's death, decades after the war.
mjw364 (6522) 2013-05-05 10:29
Well Andrew, you know I'm gonna like this!
I love those curves, lines and patterns and the way the rust contrasts with the blue. The light is working well in your favour here too. I love how you have the line of the bridge emerging form the lower right corner. A compositional feature not uncommon in my own shots.
Miguel82 (17325) 2013-05-05 12:30
Nice note about this bridge and interesting story
Good sharpness, your pov is excellent
It is an antique bridge
Have a good evening
siudzi (29705) 2013-05-05 12:35
Thank you so much for such a great dedication! This is a fantastic construction named so well:) like the way you composed the scene from this selected POV. The bridge looks really interesting and stunning. TFS.
mesutilgim (76946) 2013-05-05 13:05
Very nice architectorial capture. Overwhelming pov and layout.
Enriched with many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
npecanhuk (59098) 2013-05-05 17:48
Very interesting bridge structure!
Very attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format and, above all, chosen pov and composition are all excellent photo qualities that truly pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week,
Sonata11 (32261) 2013-05-05 20:07
beautiful composition of the Tadeusz Kościuszko Bridge and daily life scene. Very impressive brodge and thank you Andrew. Fantastic management of light, colors, sharpness, clarity, perfect POV and DOF as well great. Love it this beautiful picture.
All the best,
Nicou (111529) 2013-05-05 21:47
quel pont fantastique cadrage et compo quelle forme avec la grande partie courbée quel effet et ces tons sueprbe.e
Bravo et amitié
krzychu30 (14996) 2013-05-06 1:49
nice dedication-Thank You!
And the composition is just great!Love the angle(at first I was sure you used your wide-angle lens)and the strong color contrast.Rusty bridge against so wonderful blue sky.Magnificent juxtaposition!
PS.I´m just curious how you manage to pronounce his name?It´s not the easiest one:)Do you use sometimes different,colloquial names of the bridge in order not to break your tongue?
Have a good day
janneman (2416) 2013-05-06 2:55
The perspective is wonderful
This composition gives a good view on the construction of this bridge!
Noel_Byrne (17397) 2013-05-06 3:50
Love your note on this bridge, it adds so much to the scene to know the background. The shot itself is class, the angle you have chosen makes the bridge very imposing, and a perfect composite leading from the lower right like this. Love the earthy rust colours against the blue sky, and a school bus too for the extra splash of colour. Nicely done.
rogerl (1328) 2013-05-06 14:16
Andrew, really nice upwards POV for this shot, and great depth of field. The colors are great, with the rust brown of the bridge against the blue sky. You had a pretty nice day for this shot.
marabu61 (6603) 2013-05-07 6:36
Very dynamic POV that you have choosen for this take on that marvelous bridge. The arch realle sears of to the sky here.
have a good day
abmdsudi (36472) 2013-05-07 21:42
This is indeed a splendid shot lending to an overall discrete & delightful photographic impact and tks to effective use of wide lens. There's an incredible depth and perspective achieved, taken from the most strategic view point and you have captured the majesty of the structures so beautifully. Truly delicious to see on how the eye is lead so gently all the way from end to end of the curve. The colours and lighting are so subtle, and the deep blue sky splits so superbly. An elegant shot and well presented shot. TFS.
adidas5nb (4099) 2013-05-08 20:19
great composition.like the rust color,and hot the structure has come out of 1 corner and curved.great pov and the low angle accentuates the effect.
Royaldevon (24420) 2013-05-09 10:37
This composition is very well thought out. The curved, orange arm, emerging from the bottom r/h corner, makes a strong lead across the frame. It has additional details of diamond patterns, which are most attractive.
I think the recent postings of building and bridges has reached a new high. Everyone is learning from each other and, consequently, improving beyond expectations.
Have a lovely day,
Waylim (24570) 2013-05-13 17:17
Excellent shot, good note with details history and fact about the bridge. What I reall like is the very strong composition with wonderful perspective created by the arch of the bridge reaching in from the right corner, the image has excellent DoF, the color of rusty orange and brown complements well with te deep blue sky.
Hansaphotos (6329) 2013-05-15 12:42
What an amazing bridge this is. Ideal POV to create a very good depth to the scene. Fine colour and a nice contrast against the blue sky. Very nice work:)
Best regards, Erling
kasianowak (4126) 2013-05-17 2:25
Good morning Andrew
Thank you for this, it's really so nice of you and much appreciated! :)
I like the colours here and the unusual viewpoint.
adores (32738) 2013-05-20 15:36
A nice homage to our Polish friends! The bridge looks very unusual and you have chosen a very good pov to show its shape. Colours are also very good!
jmdias (50405) 2013-06-24 18:01
excellent use of the colors, light and shapes to create this marvelous compo. the result is fantastic. TFS.
delpeoples (50721) 2013-07-01 1:47
Hi dear Andrew
What a lovely dedication to our Polish TE'ers. And I kinda will claim it too, as Kosciusko is the name of the highest mountain in Australia and was named after the great Pole.
But to your photo. Superb perspective, especially with the line of the bridge running from the right foreground diagonal. Wonderful rusty tones and the shape of the bridge is very attractive. Well done.
Thanks for sharing
tyro (17324) 2013-07-01 3:03
I'm not quite sure how I missed this one! A wonderfully interesting note and a photograph which gives us all an excellent lesson in the art of strong composition.
The strong curving line of the massive rivetted iron girder leads the eye from bottom right well into the picture and across to the opposite side of the Mowhawk River. Gorgeous light, strong contrasts which befit this amazing structure, fine vibrant colours and exceptional depth of field and sharpness throughout.
photoray (8524) 2014-03-01 7:50
Being an ex government engineer, agent/analyst for California Transportation, I was attracted to your fine view of Kosciuszko Bridge. Your positioning ideally shows off the excellent arch architecture, and I am amazed at how long ago this steel design was created.
Thanks for sharing,
- Copyright: Andrew Lipsett (ACL1978) (7327)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-04-17
- Categories: Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Nikkor 18-105 1:3.5-5.6 G ED VR
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Historical, Your Favorites [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-05-05 7:18