Photographer's Note

Displayed here is the Erasmusbrug (De Zwaan – The Swan). It’s round midnight, we were returning from a IFFR screening. It was a bit hazy and the bridge’s floodlights painted the haze around the bridge in a striking way.

This beautiful bridge was designed by Ben van Berkel . As more then a few TE members know, it has become the hallmark of Rotterdam. It’s a single pylon suspension bridge. The prominently displayed cables (tuien) caused the bridge some problems shortly after iitwas opened. During the design phase some engineers of Gemeentewerken (municipal technical services) who worked with van Berkel on the project were sceptical about it's revolutionary design and were almost proved right when there was a big resonance problem during a rainstorm – the bridge deck began to move. The retrofitting of bigger sized shock absorbers (connecting the tuien and the bridge deck) rectified the problem.

PCS tech: ran noiseware, saturation (master) boosted/altered, adjusted levels, contrast, highlighted some shadow areas, burned the rust, USM-ed , frame added saved for the web and ran noiseware again.

exif data

Camera Model : C8080WZ
Exposure time [s] : 160/100
F-Number : F2.5
Exposure program : Aperture priority (3)
ISO speed ratings : 50
EXIF version : 02.20
Date taken : 2005:02:04 00:06:46
Exposure bias value : -10/10
Max aperture : F2.4
Metering mode : Multi-segment (5)
Focal length [mm] : 7.1000
FlashPix Version : 01.00
Colour space : sRGB
Image width : 3264
Image length : 2448
Exposure mode : Manual (1)
White balance : Auto (0)
Contrast : Normal (0)
Saturation : High (2)
Sharpness : Hard (2)

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Additional Photos by Bert Hoetmer (bertolucci) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1928 W: 122 N: 4345] (14052)
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