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Bridge over Birkenhead Docks

I am away for the next few days so I thought I would put together a small series on bridges that I have known, photograpically speaking that is. I quite like taking pictures of bridges as they can be quite challenging in many ways. I have posted a couple of images before so heer are a few more.

Just over the water is this bascule bridge in Tower Street, Birkenhead, separating the East Float from Alfred Dock and still in operation. Here it is being lowered after the passage of a ship out towards the River Mersey.

Bridge over Birkenhead Docks

I am away for the next few days so I thought I would put together a small series on bridges that I have known, photograpically speaking that is. I quite like taking pictures of bridges as they can be quite challenging in many ways. I have posted a couple of images before so heer are a few more.

Just over the water is this bascule bridge in Tower Street, Birkenhead, separating the East Float from Alfred Dock and still in operation. Here it is being lowered after the passage of a ship out towards the River Mersey.

comments (5)

Perfect colors. It's all so muted that it works really well. Did you photoshop at all, or just come across this scene when the lighting was soft enough?
Les Auld: Thanks Jewlya, the finish was created in photshop. The original was very colourful, taken on a fine summers evening. However I felt that a more subdued effect would look right for this so created a B&W layer in PS and then reduced the opacity to give the required effect.
Powerful shgot. I like the muted colours
Les Auld: Thanks Chris, I've done a few of these now and like the effect.
looks like a b&w and colour mix, but whatever it is Les it's worked very well here.
Les Auld: Thanks Bill. I created a B&W layer above a coloured layer and then reduced the opacity to allow some colour through to provide a subdued effect. Glad you liked it.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 12 Oct 2007, 10:03
I really like this, Les. Very well presented! Nothing like the Holland drawbridges, though. smile
Les Auld: How true, the Dutch ones have a light elegant appearance, this is an ugly industrial brute. Thanks for the comment Ginnie.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 12 Oct 2007, 18:12
If it wasn't for the person on the bike, I wouldn't have been able to figure where the road goes to the left of the picture.

Excellent clear picture.
Les Auld: Thanks Louis, traffic tends to back up quite quickly when the bridge opens.

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