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Riverside Drive

Riverside Drive
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Copyright: Craig Doogan (doogan) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 67 W: 1 N: 37] (1201)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-07
Categories: Transportation, Architecture, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: canon 350d, 17-40mm/f4L, Hoya 77mm Super HMC Pro1 UV(0)
Exposure: f/22, 3 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-05-28 8:26
Viewed: 1938
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
An old photograph of mines taken on a very dull and lifeless day. Had a fiddle about with shadows and highlights. Used a graduated filter for the sky and some tonal contrast to bring detail out in the brickwork. The Tay rail bridge was at one point the longest bridge in the world.

On the night of 28 December 1879 at 7.15pm, the first bridge collapsed after its central spans gave way during high winter gales. A train with six carriages carrying seventy-five passengers and crew, crossing at the time of the collapse, plunged into the icy waters of the Tay. All seventy-five were lost, including Sir Thomas's son-in-law. The disaster stunned the whole country and sent shock waves through the Victorian engineering community. The ensuing enquiry revealed that the bridge did not allow for high winds. At the time a gale estimated at force ten or eleven had been blowing down the Tay estuary at right angles to the bridge. The engine itself was salvaged from the river and restored to the railways for service. The collapse of the bridge, opened only nineteen months earlier and passed as safe by the Board of Trade, is still the most famous bridge disaster of the British Isles. The disaster was commemorated in one of the best-known verse efforts of William McGonagall.

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  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2010-05-28 8:38]

Hi Craig,
You have done an excellent job on the pp work to breathe some life into this shot, it gives it a nice warm mood. The PoV you have used is great with the wall and bridge using the sign as the focal point in the image, I think this would also look excellent in B&W....but that is just me. The note you have written is interesting too. Best wishes

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