Today I begin a series of posts featuring one of my favourite photography genres – bridges. Some of the photographs I’ve posted pictures of before. In this series, you’ll see what a bridges freak I am.
I’m going to begin by posting, over the next few days, images of the one in the above photo – the Silver Jubilee bridge. It spans the River Mersey between Widnes and Runcorn in Merseyside. This year, the bridge was re-opened after a couple of years while it was being re-furbished. The photo above was taken before the temporary closure. It’s closure coincided with the opening of a new bridge a bit further down the river – the Mersey Gateway. I’ll show some photographs of that bridge after I’ve finished showing you the ones of the Silver Jubilee bridge.
They say that photographers often learn by returning time and again to take photographs of their favourite spots. I don’t know whether, or how much, I’ve learned, but I’ve certainly returned to this bridge several times over the past five or six years. I’ve photographed it from many angles. The photograph above was taken on the day before the bridge reopened this February..
While I was there, I took the shot above and the the one below. You can see the barrier that closed off the road over the bridge until the following day.
My featured photo today is one that I took just before sunset in February 2019. It’s one of my favourites – I feature my very favourite photo of the bridge tomorrow.
I used my Pentax K-1 36 MP full-frame camera using a Pentax 15-30 mm f/2.8 lens.
EXIF data: 1/6 secs @ f/6.3 and 24 mm. The ISO was 100.