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Humber Bridge

Discussion in 'Appraisal Gallery' started by fatsamurai, May 29, 2006.

  1. fatsamurai

    fatsamurai Well-Known Member


    From Wikipedia:

    The Humber Bridge is the fourth-largest single-span suspension bridge in the world, near Kingston upon Hull in England. It spans the Humber estuary between Barton-upon-Humber on the south bank and Hessle on the north bank, connecting Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

    At the time of opening, the Humber Bridge was the longest single-span suspension bridge in the world, with a centre span of 1,410 metres. Its total length is 2,220 metres.

    Each tower consists of a pair of hollow vertical concrete columns, each 155.5 metres tall. The columns tapering from 6 metres square at the base to 4.5 x 4.75 metres at the top. The bridge is designed to tolerate constant motion and bends more than three metres in winds of 80 mph (36 m/s). The towers, although both vertical, are not parallel, being 36 mm further apart at the top than the bottom as a result of the curvature of the earth.

    There is sufficient wire in the suspension cables to circle the Earth nearly twice.

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  2. BigWill

    BigWill Gorgeous oversensitive Nikon-loving cream puff

    Interesting if somewhat "unsettling"! angle on that one!

  3. ElectricPics

    ElectricPics Well-Known Member

    Very different! That composition works well for me.
  4. Lounge Lizard

    Lounge Lizard Well-Known Member

    Despite being at the university in Hull while the bridge was being built, I never did get round to photographing it. Good shot though I wonder whether the sepia-like effect is intentional or the way the colours turned out. I suppose I'd like a bit of detail under the bridge since there is so much of it in the picture.
  5. fatsamurai

    fatsamurai Well-Known Member

    There wasn't a lot of color in the sky and the bridge itself is a rather dull gray so the 'sepia-like' effect was intentional.

    I agree with you about the detail under the bridge. Although I made sure when I was processing that I didn't loose any detail, this shot was taken at about 9pm, so there wasn't that much detail to start with :)
  6. Chris Cool

    Chris Cool Retired

    Why not! :)

    Chris [​IMG] ...great stuff!
  7. jchrisc

    jchrisc Well-Known Member

    'cos they take it away just before dark and return it just after dawn . . . . . . :eek:

    Nice picture, but am I the only one who finds the little white cloud distracting?
    My brain keeps saying "parachute" . . . . . . /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
  8. fatsamurai

    fatsamurai Well-Known Member

    You are right actually. It is. I hadn't noticed it before.
  9. APchris

    APchris Well-Known Member

    I love that dynamic angle. :cool:

    This pic would look good any way you finished it - B&W, sepia, Yellow/orange sunset...

    Great shot!
  10. Fatbelly

    Fatbelly Well-Known Member

    Great photo,
    I like it

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