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Bridge and Gherkin

Bridge and Gherkin
Informação sobre a Foto
Direitos de Autor: Michael Halliday (pompey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 391 W: 156 N: 602] (8359)
Género: Lugares
Meio: Preto & Branco
Data da Foto: 2005-08-29
Categorias: Arquitectura
Câmara: Canon EOS 300D, Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Exposição: f/6.3, 1/125 segundos
More Photo Info: [view]
Versão da Foto: Versão Original
Tema(s): Bridges of the World, Pompeys HPP work [view contributor(s)]
Data de Submissão: 2005-11-03 15:29
Visto: 1624
Favoritos: 1 [ver]
Pontos: 20
[Notas - Normas] Nota do Artista
In London, England is one of the most recognized bridges in the world, the Tower Bridge. Designed by Sir Horace Jones and engineered by Sir John Wolfe-Barry, the construction of the Tower Bridge began in 1886. After Jones death in 1887, Barry was able to invoke greater artistic freedom than he would have under the original designers' supervision. The project was completed in 1894. The towers, covered in ornate Victorian masonry, stand 206 ft., 63 m. tall and are constructed of a steel frame. The structure has a main span of 200 ft., 61 m., with a bascule roadway and two steel walkways which are 140 ft., 43 m. high.

Through the bridge you can see the new Swiss Re building or the ‘Erotic Gherkin’ as it is known locally.

Height: 590 feet / 179.8 metres

Number of floors: 40

Office accommodation: 500,000 square feet / 46,450 square metres net

Retail area: 15,000 square feet / 1,400 square metres net

Typical floor plate: 15,000 square feet / 1,400 square metres

Site size: 1.4 acres (0.57 hectares)

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A great POV of the Tower Bridge. Your B/W is very good, I like it.
Thanks for this nice postcard from England :)

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  • tty007 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 198 W: 64 N: 185] (2599)
  • [2005-11-03 16:22]

The crop is perfect, well placed! Exposure is great, the details are excellent.Good choice in B&W! The only thing and it's not your fault, is the shadow on the right tower that unfortunately distract a little. you should try it at a different time during the day :-)

TFS and great picture!

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  • seanf Gold Star Critiquer [C: 134 W: 9 N: 176] (1436)
  • [2005-11-03 16:28]

hi michael
the title sounds like a good name for a pub lol.
it's a good clear b/w image, well composed.

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2005-11-03 18:21]

Thanks for your good info.

nice shot michael :)
good angle, very sharp photo
thanks for the info :)

Excellent capture of a classic landmark, great choice of B&W and lovely presentation.

Hello Michael, this is beautifully composed. Just like a pro :)

Great BW tones, very neat and sharp. The shadows and light are perfect.

Cheers, Yan

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  • LuciG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1206 W: 151 N: 655] (8171)
  • [2005-11-04 14:52]

Another of your impressive shots.
this is a great postcard. I really enjoy your POV and composition. The Choice of b&w makes it all diferent.

A great photo for a post card.

Nicely framed and titles at the bottom.


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  • JYB Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 47 W: 7 N: 144] (3888)
  • [2007-04-20 13:03]

Hello Michael,

Very nice B%W shoot. Tonal curve is near perfect, lots of details in low and high lights. Realy impressive take.

Regards. JYB

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