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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D300S
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Sep 24, 2010, 7:24:02 AM
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Sunrise at Drum Bridge Belfast by Gerard1972 Sunrise at Drum Bridge Belfast by Gerard1972
The sky is filled with the warm shades of dawn as the sun rises over Drum Bridge on a fine autumn day.

Drum Bridge is an old stone bridge over the river Lagan in South Belfast, Northern Ireland. Having caught a few beautiful sunsets here, I was curious to capture a sunrise. I was hoping to get down on the decking by the river, but it was submerged, thanks to some recent heavy rain. However, the best view of the sunrise was from this angle, looking towards the bridge.

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The colors are enchanting, and the angle of the composition is close to perfect. I love the way the waterway narrows out on the right side, giving viewers the impression that there is more to be discovered, and that the river is continuous. Although the title says "Drum Bridge," the bridge is almost an ironic afterthought once the viewer catches a glimpse of the sky and the warm reflections on the water. It's hard to tear our eyes from such beauty. The piece is also extremely calming, and really brings out the best in nature, while still hinting that man can also bring out nice works of art (the bridge) in harmony with the natural world.
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I think you have caught a rare mirror, with an amazing sunrise.
You have gotten the angel right, the colours deep and rich.
Movement in the water at the right position to finally move the views eye to the bridge, which sits midway between fore and background.

This is photo is evidence of a carefully thought up location, the clear mirror is the clincher for me and just the right amount for to enhance the sunrise, not take away from it. Amazing photo.

I would have maybe pushed the highlights a bit just to get more of the white stone of the bridge and dropped the mid-tones to give it the stone the darken effect, however that is just what I would do :)
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aliciahedgehog747 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
I live in ny and I went to belfast for a week and I loved it
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AFineWar Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello,
This picture has been featured in Wonderful World V
I hope you give it a look :heart:
Thanks
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Qreme Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
This is wonderful! Can I use this on mydreamstable.com for a ''stableplan''? i will give you a credit if I can :D:D
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Falcfire Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Student General Artist
amazing colours :)
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xFeii Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty!
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Miguel-Santos Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011   Photographer
Nice colors and reflections.
The bridge looks great.
Loved it. :)
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AmadeaBlack Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful colours and scenery.
Nature feels so old here and I must say I like that, it looks very relaxing. :)

And before I forget, you have been Linked here > [link] :D
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heolson Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
phenomenal colors!
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mezzo2007 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
your photo in water color version
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hope you like it ! (:
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ladyzafiro Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
<3
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