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Pedestrian Bridge

Pedestrian Bridge
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Copyright: Chris Jules (chrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-04
Categories: Nature
Camera: Pentax Me Super, Pentax 28mm f:2,8, Fuji 100, Polarizer ř28mm
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-07 5:22
Viewed: 3473
Points: 70
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The arched bridge connecting Ulgi Park to Daewangam Rock, in the East Sea (Sea of Japan).

"Located a short walk from Ilsan beach, clustered together and leading into one-another are Ulgi and Daewangam park along with Daewangam rock. These are must see sights for anyone travelling through or staying in Ulsan.

Climbing the stairs viewable in the distance from the beach and walking along the alleyway past worn amusements, restaurants and sleeping Ajumma’s will bring out almost to the entrance of the park.

A popular spot for families, couples and local tourists Ulgi park provides a bit of a get-away from the sound of industrial bustle. Not the sights however.

Draped with cherry trees either side visit in spring to view the beautiful blossoms. This is also the location Daewangam park, one of the twelve scenic sights of the city. The pine trees here are over one hundred years old and for a moment you might forgive yourself for thinking that you’re somewhere in Oregon or Washington - only for the slightest of moments however.

A stroll through the park will allow you brief tempting glimpses of the ocean out through the side of the trees. Then Ulgi lighthouse appears in the distance a famous guiding light in the east sea.

Just beyond this you will come to the sight that everyone knows about from photographs literature around Ulsan: Daewangam rock.

King Mummu, the 30th king of the Silla dynasty achieved unification of the countries of the Korean peninsular in AD 668 and upon his death desired to become a dragon to protect his kingdom from enemies. Thus he was buried under a great rock in the East Sea and became a guardian dragon. However his rock is up the coast somewhat in Gyeongju but his queen is right here in Ulsan. She became Daewangam rock.

When she died she also decided to become a guardian dragon because she could not forget his noble deed of her husband. It is said seaweed does not grow around this rock because of the dragon.

Take whatever you will from these legends - to some they’re a sacred reminder of Korean history to others they’re just beautiful geological rock formations.

This history lesson aside reaching the end of the trail after crossing the blue and yellow bridge will bring you to a little fenced outpost with views out over the ocean. It’s very windy and a place for contemplation."

Source: http://www.world66.com/asia/northeastasia/southkorea/ulsan/sights/ulgi__daewangam_p

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Hello Chris,

Excellent DOF!
Beautiful colors and very good composition!
Congratulations and TFS

I like all the lines Chris! I like the extreme wide angle view here, good job on this one! The people add a nice touch here!

Hello Chris,

Lovely play of shadows and lovely colours. Very nice photograph.


Boa tarde Cris
Great lines, DOF,colours, contrast...a very interesting photo with a good note and great to remember how world is big , beautiful and full of beautiful stories.
Have a good day.
My regards

Great lines and curves!
Lovely colors!

Hi Chris,

This is one beautiful shot of this bridge captured so artistically,
superb composition,lighting and shadows are looking terrific,
a perfect POV in this kind of shot,
very good narrow DOF,great capture with so focused,
a unique presentation and very well done,

Have A good week
Mushtaq Hussain

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-12-07 6:56]

HI Chris
Great diagonal shadows a dof that does not seem to end, a frame well filled.
WEll done

Hi Chris,
Nice perpective and Deep of fiel,
good colors and light.
Nice shadow and wanderful Point of view.
great caught..

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-12-07 7:28]


quel perspective et le graphisme d'ombres et lumičres, emrveilleuse vue avec les personnage, le captage donne un grandiose effet, superbe.

Bravo et amitié


Hi Chris,
Very nice point of view and great lighting, shadows and graphism.TFS.

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2009-12-07 7:35]

Hi Chris,
A marvelous perspective from an adequate POV.
Great play with light and shadows and a very neat graphical composition.
Great depth and nice vivid colors.
Well seen and a nice artistic presentation.
Good job, my friend,

Francis Xavier

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2009-12-07 8:11]

Hi Chris,

Interesting capture of lines and curves. I like how we only get a hint of the height of this bridge. The fact that we see the top of the support structure almost creates a feeling of vertigo. TFS

Best regards,

Hi Chris,
Wonderful depthining and excellent perspective...
Lights and shadows are very beautiful.tfs.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

Lovely colors and details in your capture!

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  • JT50 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 273 W: 6 N: 320] (1524)
  • [2009-12-07 10:21]

Hi Chris,
A lovely POV.
Different perspective.
The shadows creates lovely
graphics here. Well shot.
Take care.

Olá Chris

Uma foto com ótima perspectiva, cores
maravilhosas e bem contrastantes com
luz e sombras bem definidas.

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  • kanton Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 854 W: 5 N: 1570] (6756)
  • [2009-12-07 15:59]

Hello Chris1
Wonderfully captured the bridge!
Great colours,lighting,shadows
and perspective!Just perfect!
Regards and tfs

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-12-08 4:35]

Love the graphism of this wonderful compo

Hi Chris - This is an interesting study in lines and diagonals. Good contrast and color. I was in Korea in the 80s. Beautiful place, but avoid the tanker trucks full of night soil!
Have a nice day,


Great architecture perspective. Colors are nice.
It would have being nicer if you had only the kid on the bridge, but I guess having more people was not your choice :)

I like the strong sequential shadows on the bridge.


Hello Chris,

Excellent photo and composition.
Great POV/DOF, sharpness and colors.
Wonderful play with light and shadows.

Best regards,

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  • japiey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1253 W: 75 N: 2365] (9460)
  • [2009-12-08 12:29]

Hello Chris,

Amazing results !
Beautful composition.


Fabulous capture of repeating patterns and tricks of light and shadows....Love the POV here and the colours are fantastic! As always I really enjoy your notes/descriptive content and thank you for that. Well seen and taken Chris-TFS!


Ciao Chris

Super lines in this composition!
This is a very dynamic creation, and the artistic
touch makes it most appealing to my eyes...
Strong contrast works well here!



Buena vista de este puente con una increible profundidad y excelente encuadre

buen trabajo
un saludo

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2009-12-09 9:41]

Hi Chris,
perfect shot.Beautiful light and shadows.Great perspective.TFS.Necla.

Hello Chris,
Excellent perspective. Great diagonal shadows, lights and colours. Excellent P.O.V



Hi Chris
nice and colorful bridge.
well captured. good pov and dof.
clear details and splendid graphic shapes of light and shadows.

Hello Chris,
Nice perspective and good graphic expression
Selahattin E

Hi, Chris -
I've been away from TL awhile and missed this great post. I like the perfect symmetry created by the POV from the center of the foot bridge; wonderful straight and curved lines with the diagonal shadows adding a nice contrasting graphic. Sharp details. Very nice work.

HI Chris..nice shot...well composed and balanced..nice details.


Hi Chris,
A fine example of natural lines and lines created by man. Excellent brightness and contrast. The red and yellows enhances the effect. Excellent idea well observed and presented!

Great shot Chris ... a little step away from your usual scenic shot. Love the diaganol lines, the perspective taking our eye into the shot, and the vibrant rich colors. The people add an interesting element. Nice one.
Has winter reached you yet?
Hope you are well

Some very impressive light and shadow in this shot - especially the shadows of the rails on the bridge, and the strong lines of its perspective leading to a vanishing point at the upper 1/3rd.

Ciao Chris, fantastic perspective on wonderful bridge, splendid alternating light and shadows, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Excellent DOF. The sun was perfect for the shadows.

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