Erasmus Bridge, Rotterdam

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by ianmarsh, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. ianmarsh

    ianmarsh SC Rookie

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    Sep 21, 2014
    I spent a few days in Rotterdam and took a few shots of the famous Erasmus Bridge ("The Swan"). I'd wanted to do so since I first saw the work of Joel Tjintjelaar (BWvision.com)

    All of these with a Sigma DP1M:

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    I am reworking the last one to boost the contrast and balance it better in the frame, but any advice appreciated as this is not my normal kind of work.
     
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  2. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    Awesome! That's my hometown, it's not often that I see pics of it here! The third is my favourite.
     
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  3. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Very nice. I really the first image where the bridge stands out against the jet black sky.
     
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  4. ianmarsh

    ianmarsh SC Rookie

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    Sep 21, 2014
    Thanks guys.

    I would have expected lots of shots of Rotterdam - some very striking architecture around. Cube houses, The Rotterdam Building, Euromast plus the Erasmus bridge.

    A version of shot three is now up on my wall at home.
     
  5. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
  6. ianmarsh

    ianmarsh SC Rookie

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    Sep 21, 2014
    I saw that thread when checking if my type of shots of the bridge had been done to death here. I particularly like the fourth shot, very nice colour to it.

    I didn't like the Rotterdam Building either, but it might look better once it fills up. It seemed pretty empty judging by the lack of lights there at night.
     
  7. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    Yes, commercially it's been a bit of a flop. The municipality now plans to use a good bit of the building as office space for its civil servants just to make it less awkward:dash2:... maybe once the economy starts humming again it'll fill up.
     
  8. Fascinating bridge and nice shots.
     
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  9. ianmarsh

    ianmarsh SC Rookie

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    Sep 21, 2014
    Here are a couple more, this time taken with the Fuji XE1 and 35mm. The first one in strong daylight throwing one arm into shadow, the second one at night when the arms are lit by lamps

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  10. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    NYC
    I like all of them, but last 2 looks has a nice composition / angle.
     
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