Tuesday, December 09, 2008

RAMSEY SWING BRIDGE- MY WORLD

Ramsey Swing Bridge- Golden Wonder - 13/100


I can't believe I haven't had the bridge yet for My World. So here it is the most famous bridge in the world, well my world, Ramsey Swing Bridge. Why is it numbered 13 of 100, because I was challenged to shoot one subject 100 different ways, and the subject just happened to be the bridge. Crazy I know, but the public get what the public wants otherwise I would be in a right jam with some of you out there not pandering to your whims. So the underground cult of Babooshka's Ramsey Swing Bridge contiues.


I actually do love this bridge, but I like bridges anyway. From the mechanics, the design and the purpose. Bridges afterall are connecting places. In this case the very little bridge connects one side of the harbour to the other. Over the bridge takes you to another world, Mooragh Promenande, Mooragh Park, the new swimming pool and the most importantly the beach. It may be bracing, ok blowing a gale, a little wet, ok torrential rain but it's still a beach that most people would like to relax and walk along but don't have and without the bridge above I wouldn't be able to get there. Well actually I could get to the beach, by taking a really, really long walk round the harbour but then I wouldn't be able to photograph such a picturesque bridge would I? That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it. It swings by the way to allow ships with sail masts to pass through out to sea. Would you like to see it swung out. You would, click here( red is always a link)


Well still on the borrowed laptop and still on the old photos. I may have to do some night photography as the Christmas tree is up in Ramsey and the lights are on. I have also seen Santa Claus in someones garden but don't tell the kids. He looks like he has had too may mince pies already and I can't see him getting round the world in one night.


For more my entries click MY WORLD and thank the skywatch gang once again for another inspired idea.

58 comments:

Sara G said...

Awesome post and beautiful photo!
Take care and thanks for sharing your world with us.

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful most famous bridge in your World!!
I´ve said bridges are magic entities.

Virginia said...

B, this golden image is quite wonderful. Like how the sun flare works for you instead of against you!

I have vin pour vous at my Paris place today. Come grab a bottle for you and G.
V

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Now, what an interesting challenge! Hmmm. I wonder what I should choose to try taking 100 photos of.

Sylvia K said...

I love bridges and the first shot is so gorgeous! and thank you as always for the extra tidbits that make your posts such fun to read!

SandyCarlson said...

That's a wonderful swinging bridge shot, Babooshka. Love the light, and I love your creative ingenuity!

ewok1993 said...

Finally saw the most famous bridge :). That's quite an undertaking photographing a subject 100 different ways. Would you show us all 100 shots?

Olivier said...

un très beau contre-jour tout en or.
a very nice very golden backlighting.

GrandAnglais said...

Have you been listening to the Jam???
I love this pic, it looked like you charmed the sunbeams into position - magical.

Guy D said...

Beautiful golden shot, thanks for sharing.

Regina In Pictures

Natural Moments said...

It's important to celebrate bridges because they link and create new points of view. This Meme is a Bridge, just as the Internet is, bridging our thoughts and our concerns and what we want to share with the world. Nice subject and photo.

Happy Holidays.....

Carver said...

I love bridges too and this is an interesting one. I love the gold light in the one on this post and also the link to the swing bridge post to see the bright red.

imac said...

Great shot, those who say dont shoot into the sun, dont know what they are missing - as long as you are very careful.

Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

Hi Babs

It's easy for Santa to get round the world to all the kids in just one night because it is ALWAYS night at this time of year at his residence at the north pole. He just nips down the meridians and back home for a cuppa before the next trip..clever guy..can't wait for him to visit our house.

D

gnometree said...

But now that you've used that photo here, you can't use it for skywatch!! Beautiful golden sun poking through. Thanks for sharing

Reader Wil said...

So that's how it swings! I wondered how it could swing but I saw it on the other photo. It's beautiful!

FickleMinded said...

thanks for stopping by, you had a wonderful shot of that Bridge, I always admire a bridge of anykind.lovely shot!

Revive photography said...

wow! what a nice pic. the way you took the pic of the sun and the bridge just prefect

Louise said...

Excellent picture of a wonderful bridge. I love swing bridges.

Wren said...

I love this photo, but even more love seeing it in the context of your narrative. Thanks for sharing your world.

Brian Miller said...

Amazing shot of the light melting over the bridge. Thank you for sharing you world with us.

Gaelyn said...

I'm falling in love with the Ramsey Swing Bridge, and looking forward to the next 87.
Great capture as usual.
Hope curcumstances are improving.

mannanan said...

Golden Wonder indeed. Perfect capture. Yes it is a long way round when the bridge is open.I noticed the tree up in Parliament Square yesterday and am thinking of going out to get some piccies on Friday night so I might see you there....Yeh Santa has arrived in our road as well.

Snapshutter said...

I think it's great to challenge yourself (well or accept a challenge)to find 100 ways to shoot the same subject. Surely it must teach one to become a better photographer. Might consider a similar project myself just for fun.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Gorgeous Photo! WOW! very pretty!

Lawstude said...

nice silhoutte-like appearance of the bridge. great job.

Larry D said...

Nice photo! This is definitely a unique bridge!

Denise said...

A very beautiful bridge and I love the tone of the photo and the post, golden in every way. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. Have a great week.

Lilli & Nevada said...

What a beautiful bridge and i love how the sun gives it a golden glow

Lily Hydrangea said...

I love the golden light you've captured here Babooshka. I look forward to seeing your night shot of a Christmas tree. I've been trying to shoot one around here but I'm not having much luck!

Indrani said...

Awesome shot! it looks like a strong structure.

Clara said...

I love bridges, too. And your photo of this one is great. Love the sunlight!

Lew said...

Great shot of the sun and bridge! How many posts of the bridge before this theme becomes a saga?

Chad Oneil Myers said...

Thanks for your visit to my photo blog.

Inkivääri said...

The bridge of sunrise - nice pic:)

Carraol said...

What an interesting challenge! A bridge is full of significance. Great post and Cheers from MC.

Greg said...

Thats a stunning picture. Really beautiful with the golden light of the sunlight combined with the structure of the bridge!

Greyscale Territory said...

That is almost like a huge bow of light on the bridge! The glow is brilliant!

angela said...

Good to see the bridge all lit up with the sunshine...

Jedediah said...

Gorgeous photo!

Deslilas said...

Fine bridge at least !
No post from me for MWT but my friend does
http://www.au.fil-de-l-aube.fr
You could see some watercolored briges.

Hilda said...

I think this is my favorite of your swing bridge shots so far. Beautiful goldent palette!

I still haven't figured out how to take a direct shot of the sun without producing red spots. :(

krisuh said...

beautiful shot of a special bridge in your world. :)

Brad, boston said...

LB,

I am on vacation. Just checking in. One amazing bridge you got, one amazing photographer. Catch you later.

auringonkukka :) said...

BEAUTIFUL PHOTO!and place!
have a nice week! :)

2sweetnsaxy said...

Nice shot. I like the lighting.
:-)

g_mirage2 said...

I was out today trying to capture some sunset...and I came here I was reminded about them.

The overcast of sunrays on the bridge is pretty...now I wonder if swinging really means swinging :D I will read!

Boise Diva said...

Another satisfied bridge cult member today - thanks!

liveberlin said...

Wow, great look!

antigoni said...

Great post!

Knoxville Girl said...

like a river of honey pouring over the bridge. no I have not been drinking. yet.
yes, give us the Tree! I've been a humbug, no xmas shots at all on my blog.

marley said...

I thought I'd commented already...

We both were thinking gold today! This is a great shot of the bridge.

shaker said...

Great shot !

Life with Kaishon said...

53 comments! Holy Canoli! This bridge is very beautiful!

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

What a wonderful looking bridge, I have always loved bridges that open in some way

chrome3d said...

It´s a golden vision indeed. Happy christmas time and may there be many Santa´s for you.

Jana said...

The golden light looks amazing. Great timing for your shot!

Gardenia said...

Wonderful bridge, this one, and I love your perceptive remarks about all bridges!

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