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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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Appleminte 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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InsanityIsMyReality Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Student Digital Artist
beautiful colours!!!!
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DutchOrca Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful scenery, I love this photograph!
Well done! :clap:
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XDarkxGirlx4everX Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Student Digital Artist
very nice, love the colours
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Deadklepto Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
this is wonderful i love the natural beauty you have captured.
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Zoonyx Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
awesome ;O
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reluctant-artist-01 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
beautfiul photo!!
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JyakiVicc Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
thats just gorgeous!
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frozenplum Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
wow, very well captured scenery! :D
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TimLaSure Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Professional Photographer
Stunning! :clap:
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Ithiliendude Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! This is gorgeous!! So atmospheric, rich and colourful =D
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Blanchii Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing colours : ) I love it <3
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Aliwyn Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful!!! :D The light and the colours are fantastic!
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Gironimo Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful photo :clap: I'm surprised how clear the colours of the reflection in the water are :) excellent job!
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CoookieCrumbles Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
amaazzziiingg
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michelle-luo Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Student Interface Designer
breathtaking...
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KitzKlikz Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
lovely colours ... this picture is captivating, well done
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starshine1957 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
amazing shot,very nice shot
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Xena-Michele Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is stunningly gorgeous. I love it.
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GleamingGrin Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a symphony of color. Wow. Excuse me while I relax looking at this very serene image...
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Rhys-Lightspark Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a beautiful shot, I've never seen any part of the Lagan look this good (probably because it's the river lagan...) The reflection of the sky in the water looks amazing.
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SketchedExistence Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Student General Artist
Man, that's a fantastic shot. The scene just looks really relaxing... I bet it would be easy to find yourself standing on that bridge for a while, quietly watching the sunrise fade in the water. It would definitely be a serene sight to start one's morning off with.
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I133 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
OH MY GOOOSH
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margow3 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
so beautifull <3
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theTwinklingStar Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
Beautiful :heart:
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ClopinFreak Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow it's amazing! I really like the shade of the sky..!
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Spilled-Sunlight Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Student General Artist
excellent!!
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FrozenNature Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
Beautiful. Lovely colors
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inObrAS Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
Excellent work! :clap:
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Zulinian Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This is absolutely breathtaking. Great capture.
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El-3ala Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
great . .
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kdjohnston Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
Beautiful shot!
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Dizzyatdizumnl Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
Really nice shot :)
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Dizzyatdizumnl Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
Really nice shot :)
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x-dreaming-x Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Student General Artist
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I love it.
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psabat Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
wonderful! :)
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annewipf Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
Beautiful :D
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celeste1528 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
wow so many beautiful colours :heart:
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