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Challenge: Bridges VI (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-7D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: Jul 31, 2019
Aperture: f8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 231.6 seconds
Date Uploaded: Aug 3, 2019

Thank you for the votes and comments. I was amazed as the score approached 7 and then continued to rise. After 36 votes the score reached 8.0000 before slipping back to itís final value.

There is a footpath that goes under the bridge. Itís easily accessible. I parked in Beach Road which is about a five minute walk from the bridge.

Itís worth checking the tide times before setting off. I went twice to get this shot. On the first occasion high tide was at about 2:10pm and about 10 metres high. The weather was grey and overcast. A few days later I noticed that high tide was higher at 13 metres and later in the evening at 7:40pm. A clear sunny evening was a bonus.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 28
Avg (all users): 7.9623
Avg (participants): 7.4118
Avg (non-participants): 8.2222
Views since voting: 378
Views during voting: 117
Votes: 53
Comments: 18
Favorites: 5 (view)


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08/13/2019 10:20:41 AM
Thank you for the info on where to shoot from. Much appreciated!
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08/12/2019 10:31:04 PM
Gee. Golly. Wow.

So much goodness here... I hate it that the voters didn't break the Eight Barrier for you. Darnsies.

Congratulations on a magnificent image!

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08/12/2019 10:56:33 AM
Of COURSE this won! Maybe never has there been a more beautiful bridge photo! And look at that score! If the 2 people who gave it a ridiculous ďaverage score of 5, had done the favor of not voting, it surely would have given this its well-deserved 8 score. Congratulations on many levels!
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08/12/2019 03:37:53 AM
This is simply stunning! I drove over this bridge yesterday on my way back from Ireland. I would be keen to know where to park to be able to take photos of this bridge from this angle.
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08/12/2019 03:23:10 AM
Congratulations - my favorite in this challenge :-). awesome image.
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08/12/2019 01:28:38 AM
Congrats on the blue and new PB. Sorry I didn't comment during voting but it was one of those rare photos that makes one actually go wow! I even had to get my husband to come and take a look. 10 from me and I agree with Anita - it was always going to win.
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08/12/2019 12:59:34 AM
Congrats on the Blue and new PB! I had no doubt it will win :)
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08/12/2019 12:47:02 AM
Was always going to be the winner, this is amazing, I wouldnít mind a print!

Big congratulations.
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08/12/2019 12:37:48 AM
SOOOO close tto the mythical 8+ score! Awesome image, well deserving of the blue :-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/11/2019 10:52:59 PM
You've caught the beauty of this splendid architecture, the crossing between light and dark, thus deftly probing the metaphor of a bridge. Your long exposure makes the magic. Lovely understated palette. Pleasing composition.
Personal favorite of the challenge.
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08/10/2019 07:14:16 PM
INTENSE .. and WOW .. !!
absolutely stuning image .. the colours .. the softness .. just brilliant ..
the bridge going off into the distance .. everything about this is more than perfection .. very deserving of a ribbon .. altho i havent seen all your competition yet .. ;)
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08/09/2019 09:18:16 AM
Beautiful image and my pick for "Blue"
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08/08/2019 12:36:29 PM
Very nice. I like the long exposure. Gives your composition a very smooth appearance. Top 3 from me.
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08/08/2019 09:22:18 AM
I was blown away when I first viewed this. Itís truly sensational, the colours, the sharpness of the bridge yet softness of the water and sky. Was this all done in post production or mostly in camera? Would love to know. Anyway 10ís are rarely given out by me these days but this surely deserves one, and a fave.

Surely this is the blue.
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08/08/2019 09:01:53 AM
My favorite in this challenge. Stunning in every way!
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08/07/2019 11:43:12 AM
Gasp! Wow! I just began voting, but it is hard to imagine that I would find anything more spectacular than this. My first perfect 10 score. I wish I could give it a 20!
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08/05/2019 08:40:44 PM
my choice for top 5
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08/05/2019 10:04:47 AM
Love this.
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