Monday, September 15, 2008

THE WHITE BRIDGE RAMSEY - MONOCHROME MONDAY ODDSHOTS

Monochrome Monday
Oddshots monday

For a while now I've been with Oddshots Monday. A new Neme By Aileni called Monochorme Mondays has started and yes I want to do both as B&W is right up my street. The daily photo though is a single image( mostly) so I 've had the idiotic notion to combine the two concepts with one image. So please be prepared for some lateral thinking and don't think in a literal sense all the time. Here we go.

The White Bridge Ramsey, straddles the Sulby River, deep within Poyll Dooey nature reserve.
Nothing odd so far it's a bridge and it's white. This is the lateral bit. It's always shot from the other side looking side onto the bridge with the hills as a backdrop. No one ever shoots from this side of the riverbank, looking down the bridge. Even I have only shot it this way recently. So there you have it a monochrome oddshot. Don't forget not everything in life is black and white, but shades of grey, and odd is a concept open to interpretation like everything else.

The BBC have uploaded the Gary's cartoons Politics Show to You Tube. Here's the link
BARKER -YOU TUBE

Want to join Odd Shots Monday?Then see KATNEY
Want to join Mononchorome Monday? Then see AiLENI at LOOSE ENDS

Apologisies re emails and posts all over the place. Just a little mad here at the moment, and net painfully slow.

63 comments:

George Townboy said...

Great interpretation!!

bRAD, BOSTON said...

LB,

I get where your're coming from. It looks wild. Like the background fade out.

Laurie said...

I love the way you think, Babooshka. This is great.

Knoxville Girl said...

Cool. Looks like the bridge goes on forever, which could be considered odd.
I enjoyed Gary's 'toons, thanks for posting the link.

Chuck Pefley said...

Love the perspective and the bw treatment.

Bouncing bus photography is definitely a prescription for a migraine :)

betty said...

It's a very olde worlde shot if you get my meaning. It's like the bridges we get over the brook. It's a wall hanger.

Webradio said...

Hello !

Beautiful picture in black and white...

Good description...

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

it looks like it comes from a winter scene and it's ready to snow

Marcel said...

I think this is a superb photo and I like it very much!

I'm on my way to check out Gary's BBC You Tube.

Gattina said...

There is nothing to do, maybe black and white pictures are more "artistic" I am a color girl ! I love color pictures they are more lifely !

Jules said...

Love this - it makes me want to wander over and see what is on the other side!!!

Gordon said...

Great perspective, and B/W really suits the setting. Great shot.

Thanks for the encouraging comments re action shots on my blog recently.

Blue said...

I like the way your mind works!
And, your B&W shots are a pleasure to view as they're the genuine article unlike mine.

Olivier said...

ce pont en b&w est une invitation à découvrir un monde de rêve, j'aime ce ton qui donne du mystère a ce pont.

this bridge in b&w is an invitation to discover a world of dreams, I like this tone that gives a mystery that bridge.

magiceye said...

the angle actually takes one for a walk on the bridge..
great shot!

Aileni said...

Truly excellent ! Love to richness of the blacks.
I run out of superlatives here - I think I should just give you ***** -:)

Brett said...

Great shot as always.

Silwy said...

Dear Babooshka,
Thanks for Your welcoming words. You have never been in Croatia, well it's a big reason to visit me/us....
Best wishes

Anonymous said...

Faultless

Neorelix said...

Fantastic picture - I love it.

PERBS said...

Leaves me curious as to what is on the other end. . .

me ann my camera said...

A wonderful black and white presentation. I love the shadowy contrasts and highlights. This bridge has dignity.

Dragonstar said...

Lovely shot - a classic! Well done for combining the two memes so cleverly.

Anu said...

Wonderful photo as usual.
Nice way of combining the two.

Check out my B&W here

mrsnesbitt said...

Yes, a great idea. I have combined mine too.

Greyscale Territory said...

Love this pic! What I find especially odd is how the left hand parapet is so much longer and kinda "scooped" than the right! Certainly creates an odd perspective!

mannanan said...

Yep Babooshka you've caught the two perfectly. well done....

CrazyCath said...

It is good to look at different angles isn't it? You have it perfectly here. I love it.
I do all the memes too but over two blogs as it is getting so busy on Monday! lol
Odd shot and Monochrome are here, Todays Flowers and Portrait of Words are here

Sailor Girl said...

Perfect!!!!

Carver said...

That's a fabulous shot. I love the perspective and it's a perfect choice to be in black and white. I think that adds to the mystery.

RuneE said...

I enjoyed that one!

Thank you for the comment - I'll se what I can do, given a bit of time...

Mo said...

I like the textures in this picture. I am also curious as to how a bridge goes up hill. Also would like to see the hills. They must be beautiful if that is what everyone sees as a first impression.

Saretta said...

Beautiful photo...very evocative! Good setting for a Victorian love story!

JAMJARSUPERSTAR said...

At the risk of sounding stupid, it looks a bit like our bridge, only prettier (see? You haven't got a clue what I'm talking about!!)
Ciao

Scarlet xxx

Tanya said...

I think this looks wonderful in B&W and I like the side of the bridge you took it from (although I don't know what the alternative looks like!)The bridge does look like it goes on forever! Would be interesting to see the other side, in color!

Tanya said...

I think this looks wonderful in B&W and I like the side of the bridge you took it from (although I don't know what the alternative looks like!)The bridge does look like it goes on forever! Would be interesting to see the other side, in color!

My Life In Montreal said...

Wow...I love this photo. Black & white photos are amazing.

John said...

Great shot and lovely perspective.
Well done, Babooshka.

laxeylass said...

Do you ever take a bad or even average photo? It's perfect. It does look so different from this side. I am snowed under with work so comments are infrequent, but I checking in daily. Appreciate another Laxey photo, only when you can. Props for doing it for the island.

piedmontperspective said...

I like the way you think! There are times when black, white and grey work much better than color. I love the perspective on this photo.

diXymiss said...

An eXtremely artistic interpretation and merger of two themes. Well done!

Bibi said...

I agree that seeing the bridge from this angle would make me venture across...with a sense of foreboding....

Marie Reed said...

What a great idea to marry the two themes!

Woody said...

Really neat photo!

Thanks again for stopping by my blog and I hope you visit again sometime!

leslie said...

I'd love to see it as it's usually taken, too. Interesting perspective. :D

Daryl said...

Babooshka, a perfect combo!

:-Daryl

Eki Akhwan said...

The tonal richness and the composition of this photo are just beautiful, Babooshka! I like it a lot!

onangelwings said...

Great! I love the feeling of the picture.

marley said...

You expertly rose to the challenge. I like odd shots in monochrome!

kaye said...

Clever and pretty.

Louis la Vache said...

Good one, Babooshka! "Louis" likes this Monochrome Meme. He's thinking about how he, too, might combine it with Odd Shots.

Denise said...

Great black and white photo. And thinking outside the box is always a good thing.

Lilli & Nevada said...

What a great shot for both meme's love the B&W

Jilly said...

Love this shot and getting to love B and W too. I'm always looking for a photo that will lend itself to B and W. Often the colours of life here need to be shown tho. Your photo is super.

And a late congrats for your success in Motoaction Magazine.

ShutterSpy said...

Excellent, and I don't think it would work in colour, so good choice!

sydney said...

Great! B&W and rock&roll :)

Sherry said...

Very Nice shot..very nice!

Digital Polaroids said...

Isn't it difficult to shoot bridges?
Sorry, it just happens to me... Great, great picture!

b.c. said...

that's a beautiful shot, i like the mood and tone, and its perfect in black and white

Miss_Yves said...

Great perspective!
Miss Yves

Lessie said...

I love this shot. Great texture.

Kelly said...

This is beautiful! Really nicely done!

agrajag said...

Nice shot!

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