Thursday, October 16, 2008

RAMSEY SWING BRIDGE AND POO, POOP, DE POOP

Ramsey swing bridge 10/100

Here we go again! You know the story by now, but for the unitiniated(shame on you where have you been?) I posted saying how I must have hundreds of images of this bridge and was told it wasn't possible to photograph one subject in a hundred different ways. Ta da! Number 10 is today's offering.

This is the middle section, apex, right hand side, harbour side. The gull of course is an optional extra. Please note he doesn't come with the bridge and isn't caged behind the metal rods poking up and was free to depart at any time. I am not sure whether he was responsible for the inordinate amount of bird poo on this side of the bridge compared to the other, so we won't chastise him unjustly. Innocent until proven guilty still applies. Even the Isle of Man abides by this ruling. I know I could have spent half the day cloning out the offensive poop, but what you see is what you get around this blog and it does add a certain "je ne sais quoi" don't you think? No, Ok just me then.

I should also point out, as promised to do so when applicable, that this image was my trusty little point and shoot no frills Olympus and not my all singing dancing Nikon. I should also have posted on the Mooragh Park image yesterday that was also shot on my Olympus. Sometimes it's good just to leave the Nikon and see what I can get from the little Olympus. After all, the one thing the camera still can't do without you is frame the shot, so now and again it's just good to get back to basics. It also gives you an idea what can be achieved with the point and shoot, for those who don't have the big camera and loads of lenses. It's also a much better way to practise photography, makes you work harder by using your grey matter and eye to produce the shot.

So, would you have preferred a clean no poo poop de poop, or do you prefer the real deal image.
As always can't wait to hear your thoughts.

35 comments:

Eric Salsbery said...

I love the colors in this photo... Nice job.

brad, boston said...

LB,

You've done it again! Really neat angle. I never noticed those rods before. Need to recap on the other photos now.

Keith said...

Great colors! Always liked red and blue together. The gull is icing on the cake. I'm going to go with the real deal with poop version this time.

mannanan said...

Babooshka you'e captured another cracking image of the bridge well done. I go along with you prefering the real this is as I shot it image. I have a theory about the poo only being on this side (well mostly anyway). If you are around this area early afternoon you will see a woman come out of a flat over the Jokey with a bag of bread which once thrown attracts thousands, well a multitude of birds anyway, be they gulls, ducks or the feral pigeons that abound in this area.They pick the food up and go to the nearest place to digest which is this part of the bridge......

Wayne said...

I'd have preferred a sanitized version. But whatcha gonna do?

The light, colour and composition are terrific. In my humble opinion, of course.

Ann said...

I think both yesterday and today's images are great. You can be as tricky as you like (I have a real aversion to highly photoshopped images) but if its not a well composed photo in the first place, its not a good photo. I'm constantly amazed at the results I'm getting from my little "toy" Olympus that lives in my handbag and takes nearly all my blog shots. I doubt I could do much better with the Canon DSLR. Mind you I've never learnt to take the Canon off auto or P.

Virginia said...

Let the crap fly where it may. Mother Nature RULES!
B,
I bought a bottle of wine just for you and perhaps G.
Will phtotgraph tomorrow and send to you two.
HA
We will try and swing by the IOM to pick you up for the CDP Field Trip to Paris.

Rakesh Vanamali said...

The blue & red combo is rich! Is that Jonathan Livingston???? ;)

Barbara Rahal said...

well I think this is a great capture with your little Camera, love the bird ina free redcage!! fantastic...now got to go and find the other 9 photos ..Im curious!!...thanks B

Tash said...

Bridge with seagull - I like it. Actually not much poop there - must of been washed away with all the rain this summer. Ramsey does do good with the colors on it's metal - the red arc of the bridge, the yellow railing yesterday - very nice.
On NCY & Times Sq. - I think there are more people in Manhattan than in all of 48 states (excluding California & NY)!

Lew said...

Go with the flow, so to speak! I like the colors of the bridge against the sky. I also like yesterday's photo of the park with the yellow railing winding along the water.

raf said...

I have no doubt you will do the hundred, Babooshka....and with a final florish! A steel bridge like yours offers so many angles and contrasts. Like the red, white and blue in this one.

Bibi said...

Enjoyed the photo, poop and all. I had a photography teacher who gave us an assignment to photograph a cup and saucer in as many ways as possible. Students groaned and said it wasn't possible, but their results were very imaginative. Kind of like when I have very few ingredients in the kitchen, I manage to make something very simple, but good.

John said...

Another great capture and cut, Babooshka.
I prefer the real image.

Webradio said...

Hello Babooshka !
Nice photo, and good and funny explai;;; I have smiled !

The gull is very pretty on the bridge...

Gail's Man said...

A good entry for Skywatch Friday. The red shows up well against the blue sky.

Brett said...

Great shot, i cannot wait for the next 90. Still if you are ever short of things to shoot you always have this to fall back on, i use Kep in much the same way.

tracie said...

What is a swing bridge? Au naturelle is best yes.

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

you've chosen a nice sunny day to photograph it, and it suits the colour photo - kind of like red white and blue

Ackworth Born said...

love it poop an all - my little olympus seems to just gobble batteries at the moment so i've not been using it - might get another point-and-shoot pocket-sized camera for use when one doesn't want to get out the big gun (er camera).

JM said...

Very nice detail of the bridge! Looking foward to see more :-)

GrandAnglais said...

It's the gull and the droppings that make it for me! Plus the fact it looks as if you had to climb the bridge itself to take the pic!

NYD said...

To poop or not to poop? That is one helluva question

Marie-Noyale said...

"That's the way I like it, hahaha
That's the way I like it"
The song came to my mind reading your comment!!!
And I don't mind other pictures of That bridge!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

That is a very striking graphic image, beautiful.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I like (prefer) to see the real deal

Sometimes it's nice to make a "clean, pristine" image, too. (How about a combination thereof, being sure to point toward the truth the great percentage of time?)

Bubblewench said...

You really do take amazing photos!! I love this one.. do you sell them by chance? Would love to get a copy of this one framed in my home!

And I do like it as the 'real deal'...

Laurie said...

WHen I think you have run out of angles for this bridge -- you come up with another stunning image. This might be my favorite bridge shot because it's so odd and whimsical. ANd those colors are great!

I am shooting with a souped up version of a point and shoot -- high megapixel, a few more bells and whistles, manual settings but a fixed lens with limited zoom. It's brought me back to what I love most about photography: framing and image and seeing how far I can push the limits of a camera and of my own ability to see the shot and manipulate the device to work with the existing conditions.

Blognote said...

The real deal image, please!!
Love this photo!

Jackie said...

Gorgeous, really vibrant colours. And I like it warts, I mean poop, and all.

marley said...

Can't believe I am saying this - I like it with poop. The bridge!

Professor said...

I love the angle of this shot. And shock or red is great... and a little poo never hurt any... bridge.

Louis la Vache said...

"Louis" is enjoying this series. What an interesting challenge!

"Louis" will not be as generous as you when it comes to assigning blame to that flying rat. "Louis" knows full well the little blighter is guilty! When "Louis" did volunteer work on the U.S.S. Pampanito, if he was there early, one of the tasks was to wash the seagull poop off the deck. If left there, the poop would eat through the paint of the ship to the metal!

dot said...

It's a nice shot. I like it!

Knoxville Girl said...

Nice to remember that it's not about the point-and-shoot, it's about the pointer-and-shooter. and here you are shooting the poop. I like the real deal best.

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