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Millennium Bridge

By Philo  
I have done quite well with images from this location so this was about finding a different angle and a chance to try out a 10 stop filter.

Looking forward to your comments.


Tags: Bridge Architecture Mill Landscape and travel Castleford 10 stop filter Rivers and Canals

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dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1849 England
19 May 2015 10:44PM
That snaking bridge is something that you must want to keep going back to. But the location makes it hard to find a way to complete the composition...

I've got two queries about this shot.

First, is there anything to stop you moving back/going wider to include more on the right? the bridge is sort of hanging in mid air. I really want to see that curve to the right completed.

And the verticals... Actually, the dominant 'vertical' is that splayed pier, which clearly isn't going to have any single part anywhere near vertical: it just looks as if it ought to. Otherwise, there may be a slight tilt, as measured against the wall of the building on the left.

I tried rotation, and it sent the buildings on the right out. So I tried a skew on the left hand side, and this worked a bit better: I suspect the culprit was looking slightly upwards to compose, plus a tiny tilt.

Are you happy with the shot? You had perfect light to bring out the planes of the building, and a brilliant sky (the only downside being that you couldn't get the water quite as blurred as you might have wanted to...
paulbroad 13 131 1293 United Kingdom
20 May 2015 10:07AM
Very nice. a creamy water shot with interest and character. I like it. There may be tweaks, but they are just tweaks and personal.

salopian 9 3 28 United Kingdom
20 May 2015 10:21AM
A really bright, clean and attractive shot - quite lifts the spirits !
Minor suggestions - the underframe of the bridge has quite a blue cast so I have reduced the blue content to render it more neutral. A small crop off the bottom to have a nice white diagonal coming out of the bottom left corner to match the strong diagonal in the top right corner. I'm not a fan of blurry water normally, but here it is very effective producing a strong sense of movement. Very nice .
( It would be interesting to see what a good mono conversion would look like ?)

TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 19 England
20 May 2015 12:15PM
A fine capture, Phil, and a different take on this snaky bridge. My only not-pick is that although the main building, the mill is vertical, the buildings on the left edge do converge just a little.
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Philo 11 99 83 England
20 May 2015 1:16PM
Many thanks for the feedback, guys.

John, if I moved back I would be going up the river embankment so unfortunately I wouldn't be able to frame the mill with the bridge. Good point about the verticals, I will try out your idea.

Geoff, thank for the mods, I like both of them and your comment about the blue cast duly noted.

Philo 11 99 83 England
20 May 2015 1:18PM
Thanks, Trev, your comment sneaked in whilst I was typing. I think the converging verticals is what John was alluding to so I will revisit that.


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