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"Last Light"

By RonnieAG
A view across Bowling Harbour and the R. Clyde towards the Erskine Bridge as the last light of the day fades away.
Taken last week, I had gone for a sunset.......came home with no sunset shots but many a midge bite.

(You may recall from the news that two young girls in care managed to get to this bridge one night a threw themselves over the barrier to their deaths: now very high new barriers are being installed along the length of the bridge. It was such a very sad ending for these two young and apparently troubled lives).

My thanks to all who left a comment on Long and Winding Way.


Tags: Low light Bowling Landscape and travel Erskine bridge R clyde

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achieverswales 10 8 101 Wales
6 Jun 2012 9:12AM
Great use of trees to frame the shot Ronnie, the weather is not to kind at the moment.


jdinne 17 16 England
6 Jun 2012 9:17AM
Wonderful composition Ronnie, lovely end of day light. Well done.

Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2012 9:19AM
At least you captured a hint of the colours Ronnie, and as Trev says you have this beautifully framed with the trees
and two little lights top of the bridge stand out
there will be another day to get...if we ever see summerSad
lovely image though
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
6 Jun 2012 9:24AM
Well composed, Ronnie, just enough light in this image to make it interesting. Carol
morpheus1955 14 3 2 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2012 9:42AM
Lovely low light image Ronnie, very nicely composed and captured.

jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
6 Jun 2012 9:47AM
A beautiful low light capture

Tynnwrlluniau Plus
11 112 38 Wales
6 Jun 2012 9:51AM
Composition works really well and I like the muted tones.
6 Jun 2012 9:52AM
Fine spot to take this Ronnie using the trees to frame the capture can just see the aircraft warning lights giving out a wee glow a good silhouette of your route from the dark side TongueWink...was in bowling last week when we had the good weather was like a zoo so many people. Indeed a sad ending for the girls their minds must have been in turmoil cannot imagine their despair at all...

Back to dreich weather again

luckybry 11 3 Scotland
6 Jun 2012 10:16AM
nice image considering the weather i remenber that incedent it is a pity thet have to wait for something like that before they do something i e the barriers
geffers7 Plus
10 53 1 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2012 10:32AM
Still some nice pastel colours in the sky Ronnie. Sad story about the two young girls.
mikbee 13 3 8 Scotland
6 Jun 2012 11:26AM
Yes,I remember the tragic events of these two girls Ronnie.
Tragic times we live in I am afraid.
When I worked in the railway it surprised me to find out how many suicides there were with people throwing themselves in front of the trains.
And surprising off all was how many of these went unreported in the news !!
paddyman 11 66 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2012 11:47AM
Like the way you have used the trees to frame the bridge,Ronnie...
well done ..Alec.
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
6 Jun 2012 12:41PM
An interesting image and text--
Well framed with the trees, good depth portrayed,
The darkness seems to go with the story!
barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2012 1:34PM
how very awful ......
ooooh yes this would be a nasty place for midges Ronnie. A tragic story of the two girls, barriers up too late for them sadly. There are so many sad tales of lives ruined and youngsters unable to handle the trials of life. A quiet sunset maybe is a fitting tribute my friend.

AnnChown 11 207 1 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2012 2:45PM
I like your composition and the light is wonderful despite the fact the sunset didn't materialise. So sad about the girls; I remember when the news came through. Your title is very fitting Ronnie for the two girls.
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 17 England
6 Jun 2012 3:03PM
A super low-light capture, Ronnie, and very nicely framed with the trees Smile Worth getting bitten for! Wink
Trev Smile
annettep38 9 220 42 Luxembourg
6 Jun 2012 3:10PM
i believe this is really the very latest you can take a photo still showing the sunset rainbow colours. Maybe that is a fitting requiem for the two sad teeenagers
Well done for braving the midges.
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.6k 158 England
6 Jun 2012 3:55PM
Well composed Ronnie, the parabolic shape of the trees and foreground directs you towards the bridge. Some pastel colour left but this would look tremendous in a sunset. Worth getting bitten again?? Smile

canonfan 10 7 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2012 4:50PM
Lovely image Ronnie and well composed. The trees frame the subject and there are lovely soft tones. Been over this bridge a few times
PaulLiley 11 2 13 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2012 5:00PM
Nicely framed either size with the trees. Best use of light. paul
johnjo58 10 2 5 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2012 5:10PM
very subtle Ronnie, I like it
andylea 12 37 1 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2012 5:21PM
really like the way you've framed this shot ronnie wonderful colour and tones a real beauty nice one Wink
moiral 10 12 Scotland
6 Jun 2012 6:07PM
Lovely comp and like the muted colours in this shot Ronnie.
Remember that incident well - so very sad.
Think we have the whole of June's rain fall today in Montrose. Moira
6 Jun 2012 6:57PM
A very peaceful image Ronnie, but such a troubled Tale to tell.

John .
6 Jun 2012 6:58PM
Another stunning shot Ronnie so sad that young girls feel they have to do this,great title,well done..Lin
pluckyfilly 14 351 33 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2012 7:38PM
indeed a sad story, similarly a couple threw themselves off the cliffs at Sidmouth Devon a few years back whilst we were on holiday there, we remember then any visit we make - nice low light image Ronnie
saltireblue Plus
10 11.6k 71 Norway
6 Jun 2012 7:39PM
Ironic that such a peaceful looking location should be the scene of such a tragic event.
Your composition, framed by the trees belies its history and sadness. An image of mixed feelings, Ronnie.

hasslebladuk 11 1 6 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2012 7:41PM
Another cracking shot Ronnie
bill33 Plus
10 52 1 Scotland
6 Jun 2012 8:54PM
Great composition with the trees adding to the main frame here Ronnie,wonderful depth to the bridge and beyond, and complemented with the soft pastel tones from the evening sky, beautifully captured my friend, Bill.
Glyn1 11 4 1 England
6 Jun 2012 9:07PM
A lovely evening shot 4ronnie, excellently exposed.

JimV 14 6 3 Canada
7 Jun 2012 4:59AM
A beautifully chosen peaceful take on what had proven to be a tragic site Ronnie, as others have said, very appropriate.
Growing up in Old Kilpatrick I was very familiar with this locale, though there was no bridge then, the Erskine ferry still plying its way across the river. The main street (Dumbarton Road) was frequently blocked with cars waiting patiently, or otherwise!, for their turn to cross, it seems that, in order to put pressure on the powers that be to build a bridge, whenever a stranger asked either the RAC or AA for driving directions to West Scotland, they were directed to go via the ferry, mind you, the Clyde Tunnel didn't exist then either!
Rgds., Jim
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
7 Jun 2012 5:45PM
An excellent low light landscape Ronnie and a sad story to go with it
7 Jun 2012 6:45PM
What a sad story........ superb picture Ronnie

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