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For about 8 months I worked in a building at Atlantic Quay in Glasgow that directly overlooked where this bridge was being built. From our vantage point on the 5th floor (in a building where the walls were all glass) we watched the construction. Then we found out we were moving, and there was a bet on which would happen first (being a government agency, you'd have thought your money was safe on the bridge Wink ) however the Scottish Government rendered all bets null and void by deciding to claim our building early, and with 2 weeks notice, about 90% of the department were turfed out to Paisley or Bellshill. At this point the bridge had been completely built, but they still had lots of landscaping to do. Roughly 2 months later when the last of the department came to join us in Paisley, they'd finished everything to do with the bridge, but they still hadn't opened the ruddy thing!

6 weeks later, the 'Squiggly Bridge' as it's known locally (same designers as the 'Squinty Bridge' just downstream) finally opened on 13th May, but I didn't actually get near it until a couple of weeks ago when my camera club had a 'wander' down there.

I had spotted the potential for this shot, but timing it and being in the right place, given how fast a lot of the bikes were moving, was rather challenging. I was lucky when one of the guys from the club then rode up on his own bike, so I got him to go past for me.

From a self critiquing point of view, I know he's too close to the edge. I wasn't entirely sure if I actually wanted him or just his shadow in the shot originally, but as I only got 2 shots at it, this was the best I could do (after that the sun went behind my old office building!)

This is a crop from the original image, and I'll upload a bigger image, along with a couple of black and white ones as variants.

Thanks for looking, C&Cs welcome Smile

Camera:Canon EOS 20D
Lens:28-135mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Critique Buddies Where I Live Challenge
Username:rowarrior rowarrior
Uploaded:20 Aug 2009 - 11:35 PM
Tags:Architecture, Photo journalism, Sports / action, Street photography
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Group Event:Critique Buddies August 2009 - 1
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Boagman65
Boagman65  7 Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2009 - 11:52 PM

A cracking shot well thought out. Images 1 & 3 are spot on for my taste great use of light and shadows.

Andy.

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iancam
iancam  5 England
21 Aug 2009 - 6:47 AM

Great shot and comp.
Ian

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alansnap
alansnap e2 Member 10509 forum postsalansnap vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2009 - 5:40 PM

Yes I like these too. Yes 1 and three for me. In two the shadow is too small on the larger image
Dad

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bppowell
bppowell  122119 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2009 - 2:40 PM

V1 for me, I would of liked to have seen the shot with shadow only, the cyclist out of the picture.

Barry

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v8dunc
v8dunc  7333 forum posts Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2009 - 6:10 PM

Hi Katy
crit buddie,Cant find much i would change on this,possibly crop a bit of the dark lower foreground out ,i like the fact that the rider is in the frame,because the shadow doesnt seem to match with the bike although you know it is.
Cheers Duncan

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pennyspike
pennyspike  102068 forum posts United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2009 - 11:28 AM

I hope you don't mind me muscling in on the party even though I'm in a different group.Smile
It was good to read the narrative that put the picture into context.
I think the strongest image is the one you chose to feature where the shadow is such a good feature, in V2 it is a little lost. Of the two b/w shots I prefer the more contrasty V4.
I have done a quick mod where I've given the cyclist a little more room to move into by copying the extreme edge enlarging the canvas pasting it in then cloning out the bit of cyclist. I don't think anyone would realise as it not an important part unless it isn't there.
The only other difference is a slight burning in of the shadow of the cyclist.
Penny

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rowarrior
rowarrior  64350 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2009 - 6:43 PM

Thanks all.

Yes Duncan, I had a love/hate relationship with leaving Mike in the frame for this, I will try and crop him out for another version.

Thanks for the mod Penny, I just didn't know how to fix that to give him more room!

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Mynett
Mynett  5137 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2009 - 11:48 PM

sharp crisp and imaginative image, well timed indeed

Linda

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Nick_w e2 Member 63723 forum postsNick_w vcard England98 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2009 - 7:52 PM

Sorry I'm a bit late commenting, been on holiday and forgot to look at the group when I got back.

I like the contrast and the abstract nature, the shadow makes it. However the subject is too close to the edge of the frame for me - and to excentuate it he's leaving the frame, together with the viewers eye. It would have worked better in this instance if he was coming towards you entering the frame, preferably with a string of onions around his neck Wink

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rowarrior
rowarrior  64350 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2009 - 8:17 PM

Lol Nick, we did have a good laugh when we saw him peddling up, onions was the first thing I thought of! Unfortunately the angle of the sun was such that you wouldn't have seen any shadow if he was coming towards me, as he would have obscured it himself, but yes, he was too close.

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tigertimb
tigertimb  640 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2009 - 1:03 PM

Has a lovely lazy mood with the upright cyclist and the shadow in the warm light.
And as an abstract shot I think this works really well, but for "where I live" I'd have liked to see a little more context with a wider view - prior to reading your description, my first thought was that you lived on a cruise ship Wink
Tim

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thearmsofvenusdemilo

Thats rather good Katie.......

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