Bridge – Pont Alexandre III, Paris

Debbie’s One Word Sunday: Bridge

The Pont Alexandre III is one of the most emblematic bridges in Paris because of its architecture and location. Pont Alexandre III connects les Invalides on the Left Bank to the Grand Palais and Petit Palais on the Right Bank. The single long, low arch of the bridge, with its Beaux Arts and Art Nouveau décor, exemplifies the Parisian Belle Époque (“Beautiful Era”) of 1871 to 1914

At its four extremities are huge 17 metre-high pylons crowned with gilt bronze sculptures of winged horses representing the Arts, Sciences, Commerce and Industry.

Going round the bend

The Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: The Bend

Which bend are you going to take?

May as well have a singalong as we go. Everyone should know this one

Travel Challenge day 2

I was nominated by my friend Judy Dykstra-Brown to post one favorite travel picture a day for ten days without explanation, then to nominate someone else to participate. That’s 10 days, 10 travel pictures, and 10 nominations. Let’s see if I can make it to the end of ten days, but for now I nominate Teresa
Post wherever you wish but link to me so I know you have. If you are not interested, that’s OK.

Time to focus

The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #121: Focus on the Subject

Patti has given some tips so maybe I should see how I go using these ideas for inspiration

Using Leading Lines & Repeating Patterns – “The lines and patterns help draw us into the scene and guide our eyes towards the subject.”

Using Selective Focus – This technique helps the viewer focus on the subject

Using Colour – “In this case, the colors help draw our eyes to the main subject of the image.”

Using Contrast & Focusing on the Eyes – “Contrasts in color, patterns, textures, old and new, fast and slow (for example) can help guide our viewers to focus on the subject.”

Freezing the Action – “Our eyes are drawn to action and speed.”

Framing the Shot with Arches, Doorways, etc. – “A final technique to draw attention to our subject is to use doorways, arches, tunnels, and windows to create a frame around it”

Lines and Angles: Grafton Bridge

I am re-blogging this post for Debbie’s One Word Sunday Bridge https://travelwithintent.com/2020/08/16/bridge-forth-rail-bridge/

For Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Lines and Angles I would like to show you the bridge in my town. The rail line is straight but the bridge has a number of bends, giving the local name of the Bendy Bridge. It was built in 1932 and the design is unique to Australia as it has a it has a railway line on the lower deck and the road is the upper deck. It used to open until the water main was built onto the structure and shipping stopped going up river, now the bridge no longer opens. There is another bridge being built along side the old bridge as in the mornings and afternoons there is quite a build up of traffic crossing the river. Large vehicles and buses have a hard time negotiating the bends and traffic coming in the opposite direction usually stop to allow the larger vehicles get around the bends.

A bit of the steel structure
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Some of the steel used came from Scotland
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The little office where the operator operated the controls to open the bridge.
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One of the bends of the bridge
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The walkway with the rail line on the left. There is another walkway on the other side. The crane on the right is where the new bridge is being built.
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The cranes used in the building of the new bridge
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Black-&-White-Banner

Rails

The Friday Friendly Photo Challenge: Rails
Grafton Bridge170929_bandw_grafton bridge05

Inspired by Amanda’s rails190314_blog_challenge_which_way_toowoomba_japanese_garden_bridge

Japanese Gardens Toowoomba
Train tracks180623_which way_railway tracks_lismore
Chrome rails191016_blog_challenge_square_lines_stair_rails_ccchrome
More train tracks190321_blog_challenge_which_way_railway_track_rappville
Fence rails near my place180911_blog challenge_fences_timber rails
The rails on the stairs at the apartment in Parisblog_winding_paris stairs_170323

The Bridge

The Word/Photo Challenge: The Bridge

“If a man can bridge the gap between life and death, if he can live on after he’s dead, then maybe he was a great man.” – James Dean
Some bridges
may be
small
illuminating
the way170418_bandw challenge_venice bridge
Eventually
you will cross
many bridges
taking you
here and there171116_blog challenge_bridges_bridges of florence
The end
may seem
forever away
a distant
glow of forever170816_bandw challenge_structure_grafton bridge
Turbulence
will strike
tossing you
about
maybe a cleansinglilydale bridge_floodwater
Bend over
backwards
to please
to strain
to strive190909_blog_challenge_bridges_sculpture2_sydney
Eventually
peace will
come
your being
at peace171116_blog challenge_bridges_seoul

Leading lines

The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #80: Leading Lines
Down the hallway180426_blog challenge_lines_hallway

To the windows
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Follow the bicyclist
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Down the road180414_blog challenge_which way_flowers rddown

Up and down the road
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On the train to nowhere191024_blog_challenge_square_line_railway_tracks (4)
Over the bridge170816_bandw challenge_structure_grafton bridge

Over the pond

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Japanese Gardens Toowoomba

Up the stairs181020_blog challenge_b&w_step_stairs_bologna
Down the stairswhich way_stairs and lights
Leading you along the beachblog_beach-art_stick-man