I hadn't realised until yesterday that today was not only the usual Friday Skywatch, but also August Theme Day - Metal. Doh! So I decided to combine the two with this one from a dawn shoot of Ramsey Swing Bridge. I take hundreds of images a week of this transporter bridge, and every time it's different. In fact my intitial post was a full length shot of the bridge on a very, very dull day. It did have the backdrop of the mountains though.
Today is Daily City Photo Bloggers' Theme Day: Metal
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Albuquerque (NM), USA by Helen, Aliso Viejo (CA), USA by Rodney, American Fork (UT), USA by Annie, Anderson (SC), USA by Lessie, Ararat, Australia by freefalling, Arradon, France by Alice, Aspen (CO), USA by IamMBB, Athens, Greece by Debbie, Auckland, New Zealand by Baruch, Auckland, New Zealand by Lachezar, Austin (TX), USA by LB, Bandung, Indonesia by Harry Makertia, Bandung, Indonesia by Bunyamin, Bandung, Indonesia by Eki Akhwan, Barrow-in-Furness, UK by Enitharmon, Barton (VT), USA by Andree, Bellefonte (PA), USA by Barb-n-PA, Bicheno, Australia by Greg, Birmingham (AL), USA by VJ, Bogor, Indonesia by Gagah, Boston (MA), USA by Cluelessinboston, Brantford (ON), Canada by Nancy, Bucharest, Romania by Malpraxis, Budapest, Hungary by agrajag, Budapest, Hungary by Isadora, Budapest, Hungary by Zannnie and Zsolt, Buenos Aires, Argentina by Karine, Canterbury, UK by Rose, Chandler (AZ), USA by Melindaduff, Château-Gontier, France by Laurent, Chateaubriant, France by Bergson, Cheltenham, UK by Marley, Chennai, India by Ram N, Chesapeake (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Cincinnati, USA by Erik Laursen, City of the Blue Mountains, Australia by Richard, Corsicana (TX), USA by Lake Lady, East Gwillimbury, Canada by Your EG Tour Guide, Edinburgh, UK by Dido, Edmonton (AL), Canada by , Evry, France by Olivier, Folkestone, UK by Piskie, Forks (WA), USA by Corinne, Fort Lauderdale (FL), USA by Gigi, Gabriola, Canada by Snapper, Geneva (IL), USA by Kelly, Greenville (SC), USA by Denton, Grenoble, France by Bleeding Orange, Gun Barrel City (TX), USA by Lake Lady, Hamilton, New Zealand by Sakiwi, Hampton (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Haninge, Sweden by Steffe, Hanoi, Vietnam by Jérôme, Helsinki, Finland by Kaa, Hobart, Australia by Greg, Hyde, UK by Old Hyde, Hyde, UK by Gerald, Jackson (MS), USA by Halcyon, Jefferson City (MO), USA by Chinamom2005, Jerusalem, Israel by Esther, Kansas City (MO), USA by Cate B, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Edwin, Kyoto, Japan by Tadamine, Lakewood (OH), USA by mouse, Larchmont (NY), USA by Marie-Noyale, Las Vegas (NV), USA by Mo, Leipzig, Germany by weltbeschreiber, Lisbon, Portugal by Sailor Girl, Lisbon, Portugal by Maria João, London, UK by Ham, London, UK by Mo, Lynchburg (VA), USA by June, Mainz, Germany by JB, Manila, Philippines by Heyokity, Mashhad, Iran by Meead, Melbourne, Australia by John, Melbourne, Australia by Mblamo, Menton, France by Jilly, Mesa (AZ), USA by Mesa Daily Photo, Mexico City, Mexico by Carraol, Middletown (MD), USA by Bernie, Milwaukee (WI), USA by karl, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Scott, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Mitch, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Greg, Misawa, Japan by misawa mama, Molfetta, Italy by saretta, Monte Carlo, Monaco by Jilly, Monterrey, Mexico by rafa, Mumbai, India by Magiceye, Mumbai, India by MumbaiiteAnu, Nancy, France by yoshi, Nashville (TN), USA by Chris, Nelson, New Zealand by Meg and Ben, New Delhi, India by Delhi Photo Diary, New Orleans (LA), USA by steve buser, New York City (NY), USA by • Eliane •, New York City (NY), USA by Ming the Merciless, New York City (NY), USA by Kitty, Newport News (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Norfolk (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Norwich, UK by Goddess888, Ocean Township (NJ), USA by Josy, Oklahoma City (OK), USA by ananda.tashie, Orlando (FL), USA by OrlFla, Owasso (OK), USA by Jennifer, Palos Verdes (CA), USA by tash, Paris, France by Eric, Pasadena (CA), USA by Can8ianben, Pasadena (CA), USA by Petrea, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia by Murphy_jay, Petoskey (MI), USA by Christie, Philadelphia (PA), USA by Stephanie Craig, Phoenix (AZ), USA by Cheryl, Phoenix (AZ), USA by Sharon, Pilisvörösvár, Hungary by Elise, Port Angeles (WA), USA by Jelvistar, Port Vila, Vanuatu by Mblamo, Portsmouth (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Prague, Czech Republic by Honza03, Pretoria, South Africa by Sam-Ruth, Quezon City, Philippines by ann pablo, Quincy (MA), USA by slim, Ramsey, Isle of Man by babooshka, Rancho Palos Verdes (CA), USA by Sarah Adams, Riga, Latvia by Riga Photos, Rotterdam, Netherlands by Ineke, Rouen, France by Bbsato, Saigon, Vietnam by Simon, Saint Louis (MO), USA by Strangetastes, Saint Paul (MN), USA by Kate, Salem (OR), USA by jill, Salt Lake City (UT), USA by atc, San Antonio (TX), USA by Kramer, San Diego (CA), USA by Felicia, San Francisco (CA), USA by PFranson, Schenectady (NY), USA by Buck, Seattle (WA), USA by Chuck, Seattle (WA), USA by Kim, Seguin (TX), USA by Thien, Selma (AL), USA by RamblingRound, Sequim (WA), USA by Eponabri, Sesimbra, Portugal by Aldeia, Setúbal, Portugal by Maria Elisa, Sharon (CT), USA by Jenny, Singapore, Singapore by Keropok, Singapore, Singapore by Zannnie, Sofia, Bulgaria by Antonia, South Pasadena (CA), USA by Laurie, Springfield (IL), USA by Aubrey, Stanwood (WA), USA by MaryBeth, Stavanger, Norway by Tanty, Stayton (OR), USA by Celine, Stockholm, Sweden by Stromsjo, Stouffville, Canada by Ken, Subang Jaya, Malaysia by JC, Suffolk (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Sunshine Coast, Australia by bitingmidge, Sydney, Australia by Ann, Sydney, Australia by Julie, Sydney, Australia by Sally, Székesfehérvár, Hungary by Teomo, Tamarindo, Costa Rica by David, Tempe (AZ), USA by angie, Terrell (TX), USA by Jim K, Tokyo, Japan by Tadamine, Torun, Poland by Torun Observer, Torun, Poland by Glenn, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina by Jazzy, Twin Cities (MN), USA by Slinger, Victoria, Canada by Benjamin Madison, Vienna, Austria by G_mirage2, Villigen, Switzerland by z, Virginia Beach (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Wailea (HI), USA by Kuanyin, Washington (DC), USA by D.C. Confidential, Wellington, New Zealand by Jeremyb, West Paris (ME), USA by crittoria, West Sacramento (CA), USA by Barbara, Weston (FL), USA by WestonDailyPhoto, Williamsburg (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Willits (CA), USA by Elaine, Yardley (PA), USA by Mrlynn,
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Awesome double entry!! Beautiful bridge shot, looks like the Glory Of God shining through.
Nice Sky Watch ... I really like the light flare on the bridge!
Have a wonderful weekend of beautiful skies!
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Wow! Glad you changed your mind on the shot to use. This is just breathtaking.
I went for a double whammy too, but yours is a hundred times better! I like the way the sun looks like its just landed on top of the bridge! Happy Theme Day and SWF :)
an amazing shot!
This is a unique photo and love your ideas. Happy SWF.
Thanks for the visit,
O how I love your pics! There is always some extra special magic! Delightful!
I agree with greyscale. You are a very clever lady.
That's an interesting shot. Very beautiful.
If sunrise ever wins the theme day vote, I'll have to pass - I never get up early enough! Nice!
What a great, great shot! I love how the sun reflects off of the bridge.
great photo! as always! (:
I'm too lazy to get this kind of photo.
What a beautiful photo! I love the bridge with the sun shining so brightly! Just beautiful! Happy SWF and a wonderful weekend to you!
Gasp... this is amazing... very beautiful! I so much love this photograph!
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Oh my, it's beautiful backlit by the sun.
Photo très réussie ! Le rayon de soleil frappe tout de suite le visiteur. Chaud et lumineux.
What a beautiful shot of the bridge and the sun
Nice bridge shot. Looks pretty hot there!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Great bridge shot! It looks like our Harbour Bridage in Sydney but with a spectacular dawn sun rising!
Good shot fitting in to both categories. I specially liked the sun's rays hitting the bridge's railings and reflecting across.
Thank you for visiting. It is interesting to combine this soft colour and light with the intricate work of steel and bolts. Great shot.
Good representation of the theme! Excellent combination with skywatch!
Love the combination! I used sunset and shot from a bridge ... it's set to post at 12:01 my time. Thanks again for the Arte y Pico ... I'm thinking hard about who to pass it on to!
This is a great photo, the composition is amazing. I love the lines and the rays of light, perfect.
Steel structure against an evening sky glow: a perfect capture for the Metal Theme Day and sky watch, Babooshka!
Such a striking shot. Lucky you to have combined Theme Day and Skywatch! This is beautiful. You said you take many many shots of this bridge. I think that is what I need to do more of. Revisit special places and keep taking photos. Maybe I will end up with some this lovely.
Babooshka: What a fantastic SWF photo.
What a beautiful photo! Well done.
Great how you combined the two! I do that sometimes too! :-)
Beautiful. I'm glad I didn't go with my first idea and use a bridge.
Beautiful and a good "two in one". Happy August!
Top notch photo for sky watch.
Awesome picture!! i love the sun coming through the bridge! Interesting post too!!
quite a stratling combination. nice effect. love it.
Really splendid the effect of the sun across the bridge.
What a sunshine!
Great bridge and wonderful play of light on it.
Fabulous shot - orth getting up for.
OMG! This is just a wonderful picture!
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Thanks! Happy Friday!
wow, very special!!
wow, what a great photo! The sun gave a dramatic effect to the iron bridge!
You must have a really good camera cause it is hard to get a good shot of the sun rays like that without going blind.
It is amazing.
I'd never think to take a shot directly into the sun, which shows I'm amatuer photographer.
A terrific image.
That is just awesome. I am glad you were able to combine the two themes thais way. MB
Nice photo for both themes. Love the way the sun shines over the bridge. Very lovely. Have a nice weekend.
great combined theme shot - I think quite a few us are doing the double challenge this week with some interesting results.
Thanks for the comment! You have chosen a great picture! Beautiful with the pink sky and the silhouettes of the bridge.
Woah, long list! Unfortunately I'm off to the orthodontist so I can't stay and sift through em all! LOL!
We have a swing-bridge which was swung for the first time in my life a couple of weeks ago - no ships really come anymore so it was weird to see it open. Also meant that my route into town was blocked and that was a faff. (Sigh)
Wow..judging from the long list of comments, guess you won't be surprised to see another that says this is a very beautiful shot, fulfilling both themes.
Thanks for sharing!
superbe coup double pour les thèmes, c'est magnifique et cela laisse rêveur
superb double blow to the subject is beautiful and it leaves dreamer
Beautiful shot of this bridge and great you combined Skywatch too.
Amazing shot and great effect!
Happy Theme Day!
You combine the two in a great way!
That ray of sun really adds to the metallic feeling of the pic :)
Wonderful choice for combining the two — it's a beautiful shot!
What a beautiful composition!
I like your choice of the dawn sky. Great combination.
excellent shot! I love the combination you have..you have a great idea..thanks for the visit and happy weekend..
Mmm ... yep ... I'd say combining the two was a good move. Good shot! You take hundreds of shots a week of this bridge - that is bordering on tragic you know, don't you?
Mountains - your island has mountains - not hills but mountains. I somehow thought it was but a wee speck of a place!
Oh, I have already visited you before! Yes, I still love your photo!
Another nice shot! Great combination of Theme Day and Skywatch! I love your photos of the bridge, and yes, they are alol different!
What a great photo. Thanks for sharing.
You chose well.
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You have both themes and present them both excellently. Great choice.
WOW Babooshka! What a capture, this really is perfect to me. Thanks for sharing this.
It is a strange color for a sky. Very nicely combined !
An old saying comes to mind; Pink sky at night sailors delight. Pink sky in morning, sailors take warning. In this case, the color appears peachy, and I hope this is a night view for the delight of the sailors. Oddly, i forgot about theme day, yet posted a metal pic.
Oh NEAT!!! <--note multiple exclamation points
That is one helluva lens flare.
(My lens flares always look like awkward blobs.)
That's brilliant... looks like molten metal :)
Beautiful shot. Nice color and sun.
Very lovely picture. I love the silhouette of the bridge. I understand having hundreds of shots of the same thing and how each one can look completely different. I do the same thing. Thanks for stopping by and taking time to leave a comment I truly appreciate it.
You win the sweepstakes award -- two in one and a very interesting photo to boot.
Definitely an interesting perspective - you selected a wonderful photo of the bridge & got in SWF shot too. I am squinting right now - the photo pulls you to Ramsey so well.
Very cool photo! You have some interesting photos on your blog- love the purple house shot!
What an excellent combination!!!
And seeing the number of comments you have I am not the only one to think so!!!
I would not mind seeeing more pictures of that bridge!!
Have a good WE.
Great photo! Way to get both themes in the same shot! Happy SWF!
Good combination of the two themes. I didn't make the effort :)
Way to combine your efforts. I like it when it all works out like that. Love the sun shot through the bridge.
Spectacular shot! Even stark metal objects can look beautiful if you catch them right and you certainly did. Thanks for dropping by my site.
Excellent combination of themes and a fine image, Babooshka!
"Louis" didn't do the DP theme day this month - he's still very busy in a work project and his blog time is limited. He really appreciates your frequent visits.
Lovely shot there Babooshka. I forgot to sign up for Theme Day, but will do better next month!
Did you use any kind of filter for this shot? I just have a point'n'press dinky camera so know nothing about this sort of thing. I'm very happy with my camera and will wait till it dies before I replace it, but I'm thinking I might pluck up the courage to get a DSLR so that I can play with more complicated bits and bobs.
A stunning photo! I like it very much. And that amazing list! Thanks for visiting earlier.
That was a nice combination - well caught and thought!
Great shot. what more can be said that hasn't already been said. Have a great weekend.
Ahhhh.... Wonderful light!!!!!!!!!!
Happy theme day!!!!!
And thanks for your lovely comment!!
Beautiful! Perfect way to capture both themes!
Happy Theme Day! And have a great weekend.
Yes, it's me back on line,... just on a spare PC. and I'm fighting fit... I will be back in over the weekend to catch up on all thats been posted here but in the mean time I thank you for todays double meme post.. it's perfect for both and each one is represented so well with the one shot.
My brother worked in a local steel milland this picture with the girders and the red of the sky reminded me of when the steel bars were being rolled into shape and the sparks would be flying all over the workshop floor.. great picture.
I'm not surprised you keep shooting the bridge. The girders make great patterns, and the light you caught this time is superb!
Hello! Wow, that is beautiful. The sky is such an unusual and gentle colour.
Have a brilliant weekend!
Hat's off to you for this extraordinary and beautiful photo.
Wow such a beautiful striking shot
Hundreds of images a week?????
What? I must admit it's a cool bridge -- and your photo is fantastic. The idea of the bridge moving...cool.
That is a gorgeous photo. I love old iron bridges (I wish the old High Bridge in Barrow was still around but it came down in the mid-60s.) The thing that struck me most about my first time in the US was taking that train up the banks of the Hudson, and all the wonderful bridges!
Excellent photo of the bridge and sunrays.
great shoot have nice weekend thanks for the coment on mine site
Nice entry. Mine is up as well. Hope to see you there! Have a great weekend!
Hi. Thanks for stopping by my Skywatch. You've got a cool site here and I'm glad I stopped by to see your photo! Love that you live on the Isle of Man.
Thanks for sharing. You have a special gift for photography.
Wow! Stunning photograph and great Sky Watch!
Bridges are always an amazing sight! These photos are great.
I never thught I'd like heavy metal but this one is extremely enjoyable. Beautiful picture
Hopefully this will work. . .I've tried to comment twice today and am not getting through. . .
Nice choice for the dual theme. . . .Beautiful shot
Ah, Babooshka, stunning morning take and a great combo for both themes! Thanks for sharing.
Wow! Great shot! Truly amazing! I have a ferris wheel/sky shot on another blog, http://murmuringtrees.blogspot.com would that count as metal??? I wonder.
This is an amazing photo. Well done!
Very pretty skywatch capture! Beautiful color!
Very nice shot.
Stunning photo for sky watch friday. Thanks for sharing and your kind comments on my post.
Stunning photo for sky watch friday. Thanks for sharing and your kind comments on my post.
Beautifully captured. Love how the sun is shining through. Happy Sky Watch Friday.
That is what I like, very different ideas and great shots.
Great colors and a very creative combination of Skywatch Friday and theme day! Love it!!
Fantastic first and second place, beautiful metal and gorgeous Sky watch!
Beautiful shot for both purposes! Love the sky!
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