Saturday, December 13, 2008

ONCE MORE UNTO THE BRIDGE!

Blue and green should n'er bee seen except upon a fool


It's Saturday and I know you may have been expecting the infamous Ramsey Swing Bridge after my skywtach frday but afraid not. Not until I can open the precious file or take some new ones. Instead another sweet little connecting bridge. Luscious green isn't it? So once more unto the bridge!(stop groaning)


This footbridge stands outside the two schools in Ramsey, one on either side of the road. A few weeks ago I uploaded a shot of Lezayre Road and I mentioned the footbridge. Why do we need footbridges for such a quiet place you ask? Ah well, that would be for the famous Isle of Man TT Road Races. When the motorbikes are here the roads around the island that are part of the course are closed off to traffic. So you really can get trapped in one part of the island for a few hours and indeed trapped on one side of the road. The footbridges were erected to enable the kids to cross from one side of the road to the other. Good idea eh. Pity the kids aren't actually in school that week. Doh! To be fair there is practise week for the bikes(outside of school hours though so double doh!) and exams are occurring so perhaps there is method in the madness. I will exercise the benefit of the doubt. Have I ever see anyone use the footbridge, no. Have I used it. Your'e kidding me aren't you?


In keeping with photographing one subject a zilion times I will show you a shot from the other side wthin the space of a Manx minute and you won't believe the change in light and shadows. Cartier - Bresson for those of you taking note will come to mind for that shot but then so many of mine are anyway, like the black and white of this shot. You want to be a real photographer, not a computer manipulation whizz kid you will understand. Before I realised who he was I was taking images that way naturally. Photography comes from within you, not a computer.

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Bench
Isle of Man TT
Lezayre

28 comments:

Ces said...

No! I love blue and green especially in a tartan but this bridge is way too green, better than orange I suppose.

Anonymous said...

B, you are so funny.

Revive photography said...

what a nice shot..

Virginia said...

Thanks be that I am not number 63 here. YOu might just be able to read my comment. That said, my comment is lame. I love the bright green color B! I'm tired and wish I could be more c reative.
Hugs,
V

chrome3d said...

Why not make all the text green?:) Bright and funny.

Mary said...

Green is my favorite color and blue is high on the list, so I think this is just lovely :-)

Gattina said...

There is the same proverb in German, lol ! but nowadays you can put ALL colors together, without being a fool, lol !

Brett said...

Great couple of shot, love the colour contrast in this one. Whats the problem with the drive, i have a number of file recovery programs (collected them after damaging a card a few years ago) i could provide you with links or help. give me a shout if you need me.

. said...

I think blur and green is very nice.

ALfazema

NYD said...

I really like the way you play with your subjects. It reminds me of this artist whose name I can't recall/ He kept creating the same image over and over again of a bird in flight. They were all the same, but he insisted that they were all exceptionally different and original.

Marvellous!

Dragonstar said...

That's a pretty little bridge.

Hilda said...

I'm not crazy about its particular shade, but I think I'd still rather have this green than the horrendous pink and blue that our Metropolitan Manila Development Authority chose for our foot bridges!

When I was much younger, I agreed with your quote. But now I like the color combination — very soothing.

babooshka said...

I say red and green should not be seen upon a fool myself but some people say blue. Interesting to see your reaction to the green on this. Do I need to tell the Council to re paint it?

Pam said...

It looks pretty to me. Are there any cheap B&B'S on the island?

Ackworth born said...

I was laughing not groaning at the first paragraph - I think the third may have gone a little over my head though.

I'm surprised no-one uses the bridge, I would have thought it might be a good vantage point for watching the races.

Tanya said...

Gorgeous, vivid green, it just pops!

magiceye said...

to suit the environment?!...

Susan said...

It's just beautiful. The green and the blue are so vivid and the trees look like different shades of purple. Blue and green happen to be my favorite colors.

Mediterranean kiwi said...

this was a jolly nice change to your regular swing bridge! and i love the colours all under a bright blue sky

Ana said...

I love that blue-green contrast...maybe the green is too green but on this picture thats what contributes to the beauty of it....makes it lively and vibrant.

btw, ive been lurking here for a while...and wanted to read more of the stuff before posting anything....i like to read about places like these, seen from the eyes of the people living there, both the good and the bad sides....the bonus is that is accompanied with pictures :)

regards

Jeannelle said...

I must be a fool, I love to wear blue and green.

Very good words you wrote about photography coming from inside us and not from a computer.

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

Whoa! Crazy! But I'd rather it be there than on my living room walls, that's for sure! =D

loulee1 said...

I use that bridge, every TT and GP week.

Gaelyn said...

Too Green. Yet a nice walking bridge, if anybody was using it. Great capture. Like the sharp contrast.

babooshka said...

Hello Loulee.

MumbaiiteAnu said...

Beautiful bridge. It's pretty green against the red of the trees and the lovely blue sky.

Jackie said...

I like it anyway! But I groaned at your terrible pun!

Tarolino said...

How right you are about these two colours. Still your image is strangely effective. It certainly makes the bridge stand out when the sky above is so blue. Nice camera angle.

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