Friday, May 22, 2009

THE FULL MONTY SWINGING BRIDGE - SKYWATCH

Twenty Twenty Vision

Ramsey Swing Bridge 20/100




Has it been a whole week and a day since we had "The Cult of Babooshka's Ramsey Swing Bridge"as well? Yes it has and it's about time we had the full monty bridge in all it's natural glory shot. Ooh er, can you handle it. Well as it's obviously not as big as The Golden Gate then I think you can. Good things small packages remember. Gone for a full on view, a frontal peek of the whole arc from the dockside quay. I know a risky angle but I think you can cope. As you can see this is the bridge's blue period and the low light really highlights the glass like shimmer of the water. Not exactly hindered those glistening reflections either. I make that 80 left. Make it stop someone perleeeeeeeasse. For those that know what's going on I will of course continue. For those that don't, how lucky you are.
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The water is very blue today isn't it? The light was low which added to the scene.


84 comments:

Barb said...

Hi Babooshka,
I always look forward to your posts - for the photos which are glorious and for your words which are often barbed and hilarious.

John said...

Another great shot of the Ramsey swing bridge. Happy weekend.

Carver said...

What a wonderful shot of the beautiful bridge and sky. Yes good things come in small packages and you made me laugh which is always good. Happy skywatching.

Paul said...

You mad cow. I mean that in an affectionate way. My favourite all time non Manx person this is smashing.

Reader Wil said...

Babooshka, it's an impressive bridge for sure! And you can indeed see it from different angles and it's always interesting.

Kitty said...

You'll need to start flying over it or swimming under it for new angles...I must have missed the first post about it, because I still don't quite know what a "swing" bridge is. But nice shot, and nice to see that somewhere in the british isles the sky is blue!

Photo Cache said...

Love the bridge design. Great shot again. Happy weekend.

Marie said...

Your photos and your writing are great. I wish I were able to write that way in English. But I'm not....

Pam said...

Too funny but what's with the doggie doo? The bridge looks so silken.

Dagrun said...

I will not try the links as I have no wish in going insane just yet, but the bridge looks nice anyway. Happy sky watching (and might I ad, happy poo hunting...;)

Rune (Bildebloggen) said...

That was a great bridge, nice picture and good post!

Yes, I ordered the clouds yesterday to 4 o'clock today, hehe.

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

Great to see your blog and wonderfull sky, like to visit your blog,

Greetings+ Happy SW JoAnn

Sylvia K said...

Your photos always delight me, your words make me laugh, so there's only pleasurable fun coming to visit and today is no exception! Happy SWF! Have a great weekend!

Pam said...

This is a wonderful evening view of the bridge. I love the way you write, it always makes me smile :)
Have a nice weekend...

koala said...

That's a great sky reflection in the sea there.

vincibene said...

Blue in blue - I love the colours in your beautiful picture.

Thumbelina said...

A lovely blue shot of the bridge and some commentary that confirms for me my worst fears.
You're mad love. Sorry, but there it is. Official diagnosis = mad.

Thumbelina said...

Just read your comment at mine. You're not mad. You are a lovely lovely lady. *strokes arm*
Would you like a cuppa?

(Phew. that was close)

Guy D said...

Visiting your blog never disappoints. It always a highlight!

Have a great weekend.
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Babooshka said...

Thumbelina - Maybe the commentator is just the sensible one who shares my head with the blogger?

B Squared said...

The colors and the reflection really make this shot.

Jack and Joann said...

Great job. As Guy stated you never disappoint. I wonder who thought up the first swing bridge?

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love bridges that move. Moving bridges that photograph well are heaven.

The Manxman said...

Why stop at 100! You could go on forever and I know there is not a lot else besides the beach. You say you go in the Swan? Why don't you say hello to the lads in the back.

SandyCarlson said...

Your blog is always fun AND beautiful. Thanks for that, Babooshka. I like this shot very much.

PJ said...

Another one her majesty's many moods. Lovely, B. Happy SWF!

J Bar said...

I'm so happy you mentioned the Sydney Harbour Bridge on the day I chose to feature it on my blog.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

This view is our favorite yet. All those blues just bring out the most in that arched structure!!! Sunny day+ sunny snap = Sunny mood for your fan club! Cannes we are not but we are a close second!!!!

Gaelyn said...

I love the swing bridge and it's nice to see the whole thing.

Willa said...

what a magnificent view!!!absolutely outstanding!

Snapshutter said...

80 to go? You do have your work cut out. Maybe time to get a boat? :)

Hilda said...

20/20 for the 20th — I like that. I like the low, small puffy clouds too.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The Ransey Swing Bridge is indeed becoming world Famous through your blog.

Crazy? You're CRAZY? Bwahahaha! The real crazies are looking forward to the next 80 views. ;-)

chrome3d said...

I always like to see the full monty. Thanks!

Tammie Lee said...

Wonderful image, sky, bridge and reflection!

Dusty Lens said...

Wow, the full monty!! That is one swinging bridge. 80 photos to go. Dang, it will be over before we know what happened.

Ebie said...

A beautiful photo of the bridge, over calm and serene waters.

Carolyn said...

What a wonderful post and a great photograph of the bridge...the colours are stunning. I don't know all that is going on but you sure made me laugh. Thanks for sharing.
Smiles

Olivier said...

une superbe photo du soir, le ciel a une lumiere très belle

Gunilla said...

What a fantastic coulor of the bridge, nice when it is´nt grey.

Thank you for your comment on my blog.

Gunilla in Sweden

Kim said...

Nice to see the sky in two places: up and on the water's surface.
And, sadly, I must report that I will NOT be coming to the Isle of Man TT 2009 :-( However, with faithful Babushka's posts, I often feel like an island girl, just looking on. :-)
-Kim

Small City Scenes said...

Love the bridge of course. The water is so flat it looks unreal and the water is taking it's blue from the sky. Excellent!! MB

Audun said...

My bet is that this bridge will become a world famouse bridge thanks to you ;)

Hilary said...

The Blue Period eh ;) I like it. I remember going on the London 'swinging bridge' until they stabilised it. I guess this one really does move?

kRiZ cPEc said...

Nice! Beautiful! Great! Tel me what adjective to use to describe this shot! Thanks for sharing!

Pearl Maple said...

You do have a sense of humour and we do enjoy all your photo posts. Thanks for sharing.

Bibi said...

Won't make it to the Isle of Man either, but I am there in spirit! Love your sky/reflections.

Mo said...

Oh er definitely an oohhh eerr picture. Just perfect all round. What's with the dog poo? I'm not following this one. Marley is off looking for it as well?????

Tabib said...

beautiful bridge and reflexion

jabblog said...

I am a convert to the Ramsey Swing Bridge cult! Wonderful shots (I've been trawling back) and always fascinating.

Dave Coulter said...

OK, now I need to know what all this fuss is about these bridges :)

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Beautiful bridge shot.

fishing guy said...

Babooshka: What a neat bridge, I have never seen one of that type working. It is very special.

Babooshka said...

Having connection problems folks. Been offline since last night. Could be my laptop wireless connection. Oh dear not again!

VioletSky said...

Bridges are fascinating creatures - er, structures. (though, actually, I think they have a life all their own.)

Sailor Girl said...

Is that the same Monty as for the Monty Python?? HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!!!!

Chrissie said...

Maybe you could do 100 of your favourite pub. The blue glass effect is so pretty.

Faery said...

Wow what a beautiful photo I love that scene: the bridge and the clouds like floating over it

Mojo said...

Congrats on hitting the 20% mark! What's the deadline for this deal again? Or is there one?

I never get tired of the Swing Bridge. As only you can do it.

Jim said...

I dont remember see the entire bridge before. Its easy to see why this is a landmark.

Lew said...

Great shot! Love the reflection of the bridge and the sky above. Sorry you will not be the official photographer at Cannes. You will need to do a little more politicking and less photographing before next year's film festival.

Halcyon said...

I love this bridge photo.

Happy Friday - we'll be enjoying a long weekend over here in the US.

Lisa Wilson said...

Beautiful shot! Have a great weekend!

erin said...

this bridge...i so like...and the shot is beautiful.
have a wonderful weekend.
until later.

mononeil said...

The old 80:20 rule.
Another rule to add to the collection.

mapleview said...

I agree with Barb...love the photos and the humor..and I am trying to catch up after being under the weather..have a great weekend... Michelle

Bestemor Aud said...

I can see this is taken by a professional. Absolutely perfect _ and beautiful. And my comment drowns in all response you've got. Thanks for commenting my contribution!

Virginia said...

You're sending me off in style B. Thanks for your kind words. I'll keep you up to date!!! Gotta love that bridge today!
V

Anonymous said...

Linky back on. Beautiful B and looking forward to the rest.

Kaye

2sweetnsaxy said...

Wonderful shot and I love the bridge. I've only ever seen on bridge that moves like that and it was in or near Vacaville, CA. I think it's fascinating!

Gattina said...

What a beautiful picture ! I love the reflections in the water !
Good that you are still alive and didn't fall in while taking the photo !

Arija said...

What a splendid picture of the bridge. Very enjoyable.

Karen said...

Cool shot of the bridge and I love your comments about it :-)

Had me in giggles ... partly because I had to explain what a full monty was to my American hubby :-)

studio lolo said...

Wonderful scene here! I never tire of bridges and skies.

Chuck Pefley said...

Ah yes, 20 and counting -:)

and I do believe you'll find the "poo", as I told Marley, in the Hundred Acre Wood frolicking with Piglet and Eyeore -:)))

LadyFi said...

It was difficult, but I managed to cope with the whole view.

And I'm fascinated by your search for white dog poo. Back in the 70s all dog poo was white, but not these days. Why is that?

soulbrush said...

what a gorgeous sight. loving this time of the year too.

Babooshka said...

Cheers all. Wireless connection still being a pain.

Anonymous said...

The best one so far.

Anonymous said...

The best one so far

Bergson said...

whaou !!

very colored

Lynette said...

Hooray for the whole bridge! Hooray for Babooshka's perseverance with the computer connectivity.

Lynette said...

I don't know if my comment will show up or not--I think I goofed somehow, so I'm going to put it here again. Hooray for the full view of the bridge. Hooray for Babooshka's perseverance during this computer connectivity mess.

Julie said...

Never mind the computer troubles with this serene scene.

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