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Bailey Bridge and bikerI

Bailey Bridge and bikerI
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24402 W: 523 N: 40817] (175634)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-12-19
Categories: Transportation
Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon EF 70-200/2.8 L IS USM, Sandisk EXT.III4GB, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/25 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): More than 200 points to 300 – photos, My best of 2013 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-01-08 23:01
Viewed: 4721
Points: 210
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These picture has been taken during a bike trip toward it rural area on 15 km of my home, this for weather pictures.
I saw these old Bailey bridge built September 1944 through the Canadian soldiers in my own municipality during the battle about this Leopolds canal, direction Netherland.
These bridge is situated on 300 meters of the Netherlands border.
The fog gives a excellent image what the soldiers during WAR II have experienced, these bridge is everyday in used

I hope you enjoy.

Donald Coleman Bailey

Born on 15 September 1901 in Rotherham, England, UK - Died on May 05, 1985 Bournemouth, Hampshire, UK

The Bailey bridge is named after Sir Donald Coleman Bailey (1901-1985) that the system easy to assemble temporary bridge designed in 1940. One year after the British engineer the first sketches on paper, why the first army vehicles on his invention.
The first bailey bridge built in Europe on 8 to 9 June 1944 in France at the height of the castle of Benouville. The bailey bridge used in WW II was designed so that these bridges were built, dismantled or moved in a few hours, even under enemy fire
The Bailey Bridge was a British-designed portable pre-fabricated truss bridge, designed for use by military engineering units to bridge gaps up to 220 feet wide. The bridges were introduced into service in 1942 and first used by Allied units in combat during the Second World War. The design was unique in that:
- Construction required no special tools or heavy equipment.
- Bridge components were small enough to be carried in trucks and even man portable over short distances.
- The bridge was strong enough to bear the weight of vehicles up to 70 tons.

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  • dip Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3341 W: 0 N: 2971] (23892)
  • [2013-01-08 23:08]

Hello John,
very nice capture of the scene in the misty atmosphere,good point of view and perspective,

Dobar dan, gospodine.
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst o mostu sa datim podacima, i istorijom ...
Lep pogled na most i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazan most.
Lep most.
Dobar tekst o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje.
Kod mene je poceo da pada sneg.

Good day, sir.
Very interesting and good text on the bridge with the given data, and history ...
Nice view of the bridge and the second ...
A good time recording, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good composition, nice bridge shown.
A beautiful bridge.
Good article on the used technique and image elements.
Have a nice day, all the best.
For me, it started to snow.

Bonjour John
Une bonne prise de ce pont et du cycliste qui affronte le temps brumeux. Une bonne profondeur d'une image bien pensée.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.

Très belle atmosphère dans cette photo remarquablement composée. Très beau rendu de la brume et des couleurs douces de la scène.
J'aurais peut-être coupé un peu le haut de l'image pour supprimer les petits bouts de câble électrique?

Bonjour, cher ami John,
Une bien belle image de circonstance en cette période hivernale.
J'aime beaucoup l'ambiance générale qui se dégage de cette composition.

Hello John,
A nice picture with a good note.
The trees in the misty weather looks good. Good light management.
Nice POV.

Hi John,
i like the fog all around the place, it gives athmosphere to the picture.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11751 W: 126 N: 21138] (108849)
  • [2013-01-09 1:14]

Salut John,magnifique atmosphere d'hiver capturee' tres tres bien,je suis pas encore reussi a faire la meme choise chez moi,pas de chance avec la meteo,quand je ne travail pas,y a pas de brouillard..ehehe...belle journee' et merci,Luciano

Bonjour John,

Un cliché qui est un véritable enchantement, nous rappelle la saison par temps froid et brumeux et sombre à l'approche de l'hiver de très belle manière. J’admire la délicatesse de cette image.


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  • tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 415 N: 6630] (26832)
  • [2013-01-09 1:53]

Hello John,

A very interesting note about these prefabricated, sectional Bailey bridges which played such an important rôle in the Second World War for the transportation of infantry, artillery and vehicles. And a very fine photograph with which to illustrate it.

The morning mist or fog is what really makes this such a wonderful picture. as well as the lone cyclist disappearing into the mist with the soft silhouettes of the distant trees making a lovely background. The composition is excellent and we can also see fine details of the parapets of the bridge perfectly.

Lovely soft colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.


Kind Regards,


Hello John,
The haze does wonderful things to this composition, hiding enough of the trees to create an attractive, slightly mystic atmosphere. The green railings give the picture excellent depth and the man on the bike is a fine detail.
Kind regards,

Hallo John,

Een foto waar de kijker precies de sfeer proeft,
dat toen aanwezig was. Je geeft mooi aan dat
het niet persé noodzakelijk is om met mooi weer
te fotograferen.
De foto heeft mooie diagonale lijnen en is goed
verdeeld en belicht.

Vriendelijke groeten,

Hi John
a shot that has a real nostalgic feel about it and is full of atmosphere. Amazing to think this bridge is still in use today. Thought provoking and effectively composed and presented.

Regards - Brian.

amazing misty space with excellent perspective you captured.

Welcome John!
I'm glad views of cyclist, which scares no fog.
Good point of view, showing the old wooden bridge.
Have a nice day

Hello John,
It is good to see these bridges put to a peaceful use. An image that beautifully evokes a cold and misty winter's day. The man on his moto is very well included, bringing the scene to life and giving the image depth.

Hi John,

The length of the bridge is giving depth to the composition. The presence of the cyclist is giving life to the scene. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the bridge. The is giving a special atmosphere to the picture. Have a nice day.


Hello John,

Excellent early misty morning shot... you managed to capture the cyclist perfectly...
I have to congratulate you on your very interesting & lengthy notes.
Well done.

Kindest regards,

Hello John

Well you may be too poor to visit London but you are rich in talent and creativity as this image clearly shows. I like the way the exposure remains so accurate throughout the depth of the image given the light conditions. Most cameras metering systems would not capture this shot as well as this. Compostionally you have created depth with the lines of the bridge and a focal point of interest with the subject of the man on the bicycle. The trees in the mist provide a great background. Very well done and a good moment captured.



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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13808 W: 0 N: 16043] (169252)
  • [2013-01-09 5:10]


fantastique compo et image quelle brume avec l'homme au vélo qui traverse le pont quelle ambiance superbe image.
Bravo et amitié

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  • A7x (0)
  • [2013-01-09 5:32]

Hello John :D
Thnak you for critique my photos.
Your's work is good, nice perspective and beutiful vivid colors.
God job!


Hello John,

The cyclist adds to this composition. The straight line of the bridge creates deepness as the fog creates a natural blurred background. I like the mood of this well done image.

Best regards


Hi John,
Very nice leading perspective you caught here, and as you say, the fog lends a great light and atmosphere to the shot. How strange to think back to those who walked thsi bridge in this weather under totally different circumstances.
All the best

Bonjour John

Une belle photo de brume qui côtoie celle de Nicou de belle façon.J'aime l'effet entonnoir qui donne de la profondeur à l'ensemble. Le cycliste ajoute une belle dimension humaine au tout.



Hi John,
The cyclist is disappearing into the mist, he must have a very pleasant trip here. There is indeed a very peaceful and calm mood here. The bridge is nicely positioned in the picture and the colours are all soft and subdued, except maybe the little red mark on the bridge.
Kind regards

Hello John.
One interesting note, we will introduce you to this magnificent composition, the image has a good outlook, with the bridge in the foreground is opened before us and leads us to the tree line, giving a beautiful graphics involved in fog.
Excellent work, very well composed and wonderfully made.
Have a nice day.
Best regards.

Beautiful scene! I like the effect of the mist on the mood and it looks like a good place to ride a bicycle. Great pov and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.

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  • Kielia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 0 N: 6733] (24077)
  • [2013-01-09 7:53]

Hello John,
a very fascinating image in every sense. Very nice daily life scene where the fog creates a fantastic mood. The perspective is outstanding – as usual. My compliments!
Warm regards

Hello John,
I love the atmosphere of the landscape seen through the fog. This is a beautiful picture that gives the impression of being there. Excellent quality. Bravo.
Have a nice evening
Best regards

Hi John, this is a pretty good picture of this interesting and beautiful composition harnessing the contribution of the fog. Very nice and interesting picture with very good pov and good quality. Very good and lovely job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing your beautiful and interesting work.

Good night and happy week.
Greetings from southern Spain.

Hello John, tribute to a very historical bridge and its famous name with a very simple but extraordinary way!
Rainy and misty day but yet what a great capture of the passing cyclist, the deep green of the bridge sides and the mysterious forest as a background!
You have a special way of making a simple scene to look important and magnificent no matter what the theme is!
Warm regards,

lekkere sfeerplaat mooi gemaakt, goede compositie erg mooi fotowerk John.
Doe Jenny de groeten.
gr. jaap en teunie

Hi John!
Beautiful picture!
Great use of that mist!
Exposure, level of sharpness, colors, horizontal format, black & white & grey borders, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,

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  • boa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 568 W: 2 N: 1442] (7899)
  • [2013-01-09 14:14]

Hi John,
good perspective again, the misty atmosphere and the man on the bicycle enhances the interest in this excellent picture.
My daughter and i, are probably going to visit Belgium this summer and i hope that i will be able to take some nice photos during our stay.
Have a nice evening.

Ciao John
immagine dolce e romantica, il ponte ci porta direttamente nella parte nebbiosa in compagnia dell'uomo in bici.
Mi piacerebbe molto fargli compagnia.

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  • jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1857 W: 2 N: 3793] (14030)
  • [2013-01-09 16:10]

Hi John,

I love "foggy" pictures, they give such a sentiment of mystery. I like the inclusion of the bike rider, well placed and captured, he adds a nice touch to the scene. I really enjoyed your text on this one, very insightful information. Feels like just the right image for this time of year. Thanks for sharing!



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  • Alco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 218 W: 3 N: 630] (7559)
  • [2013-01-09 19:03]

Hello John,
Excellent shot of that bridge.I like the ambiance created by the fog.Nice DOF created by the handrails of the bridge.The cyclist add life to the picture.Interesting note.Very well done.

Hello dear John

That's a very well composed image,with splendid colors and from a great POV.I also like your framing.Superb atmosphere too.

Have a nice day

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  • JFS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2771 W: 3 N: 671] (32459)
  • [2013-01-09 23:08]

Marvelous shot John, it's magic! ilike the mood and the vanished colors, the presence of the man is a plus to the great work.

Hello John,

very fine picture with a wonderful misty atmosphere. Excellent composition and fine light managment. I like the shot very much.Very well done.TFS.

With regards from Luxembourg


Hello John
I just love pictures taken in the fog, they have always such a special mood to them.
Very well timed shot with the cyclist disapearing over the bridge in the fog.
have a good day

Hello John,

We have been having a lot of misty mornings, too. I have taken some shots in the Lake District, which I will share later.
I like how your viewpoint attracts our attention, via the converging lines of the bridge, to the focal cyclist. The depth is emphasised as we move from the clarity of the f/g to the misty chill of the b/g.

Have a lovely day,
Bev :-)

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  • Zucca Gold Star Critiquer [C: 284 W: 2 N: 1] (8)
  • [2013-01-10 9:56]

Hello John !

Fog is very impressive, trees seem to appear like in a dream... Good idea to have included the cyclist, and useful note about Bailey bridges !

Have a nice evening !


Hello John,
a lovely simple composition to show the effect of the heavy mist over the historic bridge. Although the only person around is the cyclist, your note evokes and projects on the mist images of the soldiers working on the bridge. I like very much the depth and perspective and the background filled with the tall tree trunks. I also love how the cyclist is moving away from the vantage point into the mist where colours fade and the landscape becomes shadowy. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely Friday,

Hi dear John

After sharp portrai, this one is so fantastic blurred fog image, youa aroe so mu;lti-talented indeed!
You present the best framewrok and percet composition via getting perefct timing of bycycle rider as usual.
Fog is very very important actor in this image. Thanks for your sharing and have a good last working day!

Takero from cold Tokyo

Hi John
This is pretty sight with the background that diffuses almost to nothing on this foggy morning rendering a special effect with the biker and speck of bright vivid red as effective points of reference to the shot. But even with the fog you still have got great dof registered more acceptably in focus. It's fabulous as fog is not the easiest thing to shoot well, but you managed it here. You gave got some great lead in lines to work with here guiding the eyes into the distance. The biker further adds the feel of distance and depth. I like the moody atmosphere here and the whole feeling of the picture. Great shot with your study hands and certainly worth the effort. Delightful shot :))
Have a great day.
Warm regards

Hi john
A very beauitful and charming scene. What a difference the fog makes, it really made a good photo into an excellent photo. Good details on the bridge too.

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  • bayno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1344 W: 297 N: 2538] (18348)
  • [2013-01-11 5:58]

Ciao John,
realy good misty atmosphere, i think here the B&W work very well, good POV and perspective...
have a good WE...

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2013-01-11 6:40]

Hi John,
nice scenery on the misty bridge. I like the composition with the alone biker. Image is well composed. Amazing mark there, like flag from Poland.
Have a nice evening.

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  • Buin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4253 W: 48 N: 10771] (42578)
  • [2013-01-11 7:03]

Hallo John!
This is truly a worth reading and worth seeing contribution! A really great note! The picture emanates a wonderful calm winterly atmosphere and the cosen point of view makes it a nearly 3D photo. The foggy forest makes the scenery even a bit mystic. I like this one very much!
Greetings from again winterly Siegen - and have a nice weekend! Thank you for the extensive visit in my collection!

Good evening John,
Inspite of the dense fog some people still never give up hobbies like the biker on picture.
Fine shot taken, good view inspite of the difficult conditions.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • s_lush Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 47 N: 4467] (16602)
  • [2013-01-11 11:18]

Hello John,
It seems that your bike treks are carried out in very picturesque and historic places like this one. To capture it, you have chosen a very good composition, with great perspective, hazy background, highly aesthetic foreground and a cyclist in the middle ground. Perfectly well composed and masterfully captured scene!
Best regards,

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9590 W: 157 N: 15499] (124027)
  • [2013-01-12 1:36]

Witaj John!
Curious bridge.
Interesting scene.
Good frame and perspective.
Fog add savor of photo.
Nice day

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14260 W: 1033 N: 28561] (135816)
  • [2013-01-12 4:25]

Hello John

The fog adds mood, mystery & atmosphere. Fantastic use of lead in lines & perspective with the lone cyclist animating the scene. Good repetition of the bg vertical tree trunks. Tfs!

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10501 W: 174 N: 17837] (79217)
  • [2013-01-12 5:10]


very nice the graphism of this compo with the diagonals and the line of the trees well positioned. I liked the presence of the personage here too. nice use of the fog.



Good evening John,

Wonderful picture and composition, using the fog, the line of trees and the man on cycle. A winter scene made lively.Very nice.

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  • kato Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1386 W: 219 N: 3395] (11630)
  • [2013-01-12 10:27]

Hello John,

You're capturing well this place by a good composition and fine tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the bridge with important role during WAR II and the foggy image as you note. It's impressive in wood with tree's row in behind, too. And, it draws iut a good effect in this image for the man who crosses a bridge by motorbike.

Kind regards,

Hi John,
A beautiful point of view of this Bailey Bridge made in the second war by the Canadian soldiers in your municipality,
Excellent notes of the subjet (Bailey Bridge)
Good composition with this misty atmosphere,
Nice perpective and well taken and done.
all my compliments

Hello John,

Splendid picture with foggy atmosphere. Good framing with beautiful perspective!

Best regards,


Hi John,
a good photo.
I like the perspective of the historical bridge, and the depth of the image, in spite of the fog that creates a cold and humid atmosphere on this landscape with the big trees.
The cyclist provides a good vitality to the composition.
A great work, muy friend.
Best regards,

Hello John,
very beautiful composition of this scene with brige and the heavy fog, wonderfully executed. Beautiful colors, sharpness, clarity, fantastic POV and DOF as well. Great job. Thanks for sharing.
Warm regards and have a great WE,

A real beauty here, John - I have to start going out in foggy conditions more often because they often produce such wonderful shots. You've framed this one beautifully, with the bridge as a guide and the man on his bicycle as a subject; despite his being perfectly centered, he still has dynamic movement because the lines of the bridge are sweeping toward him like this. Then, of course, the misted forest looms behind him - probably not imposing in real light, but with the fog it has an air of mystery to it. Excellent light management and opportunism to get this shot at such a great moment!


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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4033 W: 93 N: 8299] (38220)
  • [2013-01-13 7:28]

Hello John,
very nice capture of the scene in the misty atmosphere,This is a very nice landscape and the perfect fog in BG add to the composition. The light is very good and gives natural colors in bridge!. The angle of shot is well chosen and the image has deepness with lines and perspective.
Best regards

Howdy John,

Intriguing for the classical truss bridge leading the eye towards the bike fading into a forest of straight line trees, disappearing into the air.

And a bonus with your first person history,
Good job,

Ciao John, fascinating misty composition, lovely atmosphere, splendid light and wonderful perspective, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello John,
I really enjoy this unique,kind of "gloomy" mood here caused by the fog.Also the way you framed the scene and inclusion of this cyclist contribute to the success of your composition.Such foggy days can be extremely picturesque for photographers.And you did fantastic job here.

Have a nice day

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  • ifege Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 74 N: 2487] (11785)
  • [2013-01-14 1:51]

Hi John
A beautiful and atmospeheric photo making good use of this wartime relic.

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  • mirosu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1572 W: 0 N: 3418] (16313)
  • [2013-01-14 3:26]

Hi John,
Excellent view through the bridge. I like the hazy atmosphere. The biker adds a nice life to the scene. Well done.

Goeimiddag John,

Mistig, koud en vochtig weer. Niet de meest dankbare omstandigheden om te gaan fietsen. Maar, het levert wel een zeer mooie foto op. De mist creeert een sprookjesachtige sfeer, de brug geeft diepte en de fietser beweging en leven. Een zeer geslaagd werkstuk,

Groeten, Rudi

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2013-01-14 9:58]

Bonjour mon ami
Intéressante scène su cycliste qui va bientôt disparaître dans le néant.
Bonne perspective sur le pont.
J'apprécie beaucoup

Hi John
Het uitzicht is erg mooi en mooi. Goede diepte en uitstekende kleur gedaan.

Groeten ...

Hello John. The fog is part of this season. Photos from the fog like I'm fine, because they are usually full of atmosphere. The cyclists on the bridge un trees in the background are highly complementary. Well done and worth seeing.
Rgds, Wolfgang.

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2689 W: 0 N: 3017] (20598)
  • [2013-01-15 7:53]

Goedenavond John
My Canadian ancestors were very active in Holland in the years of WWII and I'm happy to see a piece of thier ingenious work (easily dismantable and portable)
that you beautifully captured with the "viel of remenbrance" from wall to wall!
Tot Ziens.

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  • TRB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1021 W: 15 N: 510] (14138)
  • [2013-01-15 12:49]

merhaba John,
mysterious appearance is very nice.
nice sharing.
tebrikler, selamlar


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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2013-01-16 22:44]

Dag John
Indeed the fog provides a fine mood which makes this picture stand out...I'm sure ona clear day the scene would not look so dramatic. Well timed as well, with the cyclist in just the correct place melting away into the fog. Fine work!
Best Regards

Frosty winter day with a cold mist. Excellent composition with bicyclists on the bridge, the support of wooden planks. At the edge of the bridge, place the symbol of the Polish flag, and it may mark the trail bike. Very good picture in a mysterious mood.

nice shot with the man and the bike lost
into the fog,romantic and mysterious shot
the bridge divorse this shot into two
parties,nice point of view creating
different feelings

Hi,the fog creates a transcendental atmosphere here.Excellent composition with moody colors.All the best,Wolf.

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  • siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4829 W: 629 N: 10303] (38294)
  • [2013-01-20 8:10]

Hi John
The fog gave more atmosphere to the shot and the bridge with cyclist provide depth and perspective.
Good job in unfriendly weather!

bonsoir John
L'atmosphère brumeuse qui entourre le pont est superbe, et crée comme un film voilant le contour des formes.
Bien vu avec la présence du cycliste.
Bonne soirée

The misty way is fantastic, and the biker is very well placed. I like the disappearing trees on the background, slowly fading away and creating a mistiqe atmosphere, all in perfect sharpness, very well done, as usual, congratulations!

Ola John ,
Boa foto neste dia de nevoeiro com este homem a atravessar esta ponte de bicicleta , gostei do dramatismo da imagem , boa silhuetas de fundo , boas cores , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo

Hello John,
You captured the mystic atmosphere of a misty day in this photo very well.Great POV and perspective.The photo would not be as good without the cyclist.Well done and best regards,

Olá dear John,

Your photos with the presence of fog for me are always very well done.It is true that in Belgium that is habitual, so you can hone the technique.TFS


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  • berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7512 W: 201 N: 7196] (50508)
  • [2013-01-26 23:04]

Hi John
A good grasp of the bridge and cyclist who faces the foggy weather. Good depth of an image well thought out. i love foggy day .

Hi John

I haven`t got much time for TE lately, but I hope it will change in the coming weeks. The fog creates a great atmosphere here. The paralelle lines of the bridge leads nicely towards the forest. The man riding his bike into the fog is a nice addition. Beautiful work, my friend:) Enjoy your Sunday.

Greetings from Bergen, Erling

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  • siudzi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2782 W: 23 N: 4581] (34141)
  • [2013-01-27 4:25]

Hello John,
Very unique and beautiful shot of this interesting morning scene. Taken with a perfect sense of depth so the view looks extremely interesting. Well done.


A very atmospheric image my friend. We can only imagine what it must have been like for the soldiers fighting for this structure. I like the cyclist at the far end and also behind him the lines of trees, which serve to increase the atmosphere. This is a place I would like to visit.....

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  • Waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2732 W: 154 N: 6183] (25436)
  • [2013-02-06 18:14]

Hi John,

A very beautiful photo with strong mood. Not much to add but show my appreciation.


Hello, dear John,
Although we love sunny days, this photo is very interesting. An interesting and informative note. Perfect composition, good exposure.
Best wishes from Russia,

Fabulous photo, dear John.

The cyclist disappearing into the fog, with a complementary note. The photo is first rate, no surprise, coming from you. The note is highly informative and engaging.

Warm regards,


If you get a chance take a look at my last three blogs for the National Geographic:
Leonardo's Bridge #1
Leonardo's Bridge #2 and
Leonardo's Bridge #3
I would love to have a comment from Belgium. I will make any correction to the English, if any is required. Or just write in Flemish.

Hello John

another fine display of the way you master these repetitive perspectives and those moody foggy atmosphere. The delicacy of the tones, the attitude of the biker have a timeless flavor.


Hi John,

Brilliant representation of the mystic atmosphere. The cycle rider adds life to the image. Superb. Just liked it.

Hello John,

Superb early morning shot in misty conditions.Very sharp image with good clarity.The colors are deep and the details are excellently expressed.The lighting is also amazing as well as perfect POV too.Very well done, TFS.


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  • daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3581 W: 114 N: 6346] (28696)
  • [2013-02-18 21:45]

Hi John. Intriguing mood created by the fog and solitary cyclist. As usual, great sense of depth and space. Excellent true to life colours. Best wishes. Klaudio.

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  • sevy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2022 W: 320 N: 9] (58)
  • [2013-03-19 9:00]

Hello John,

Practicing a lot bycicle I am always interesting by shots showing it, as on this one.
As usual from you, a strong use of the perspective. The rendering of the 3rd dimension is here helped by the fog making slowly disapearing the background, which is although still there through the silhouettes of the naked trees.


Hello John.
This is a dream of a shot for someone who cycle everyday like me, and maybe you too :-)
The colors at the beginning of the bridge is amazing and slowly fades in to the mist. A dreamy feel with mysterious feeling that I like.
Thanks and have a great weekend.

Hi John,
In one word, exquisite! Nice perspective, effective leading lines, good light and color management, good timing and the mist adds mystery to the scene. Masterfully done! TFS.

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  • Urs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1444 W: 83 N: 3294] (14082)
  • [2013-06-19 1:54]

Hi John

Mysterious shot of fog the road to nowhere. Excellent POV and fine DOF, this pictures speaks for itself. Well done

Sorry John I have to disappoint you, what you identified in my shot from Vientiane as souvenirs are gifts for the monks.

Warm regards

Hi John

it looks great
and the bike was very acoustic fog

tebrikler :)


Hi John,

you've captured this autumn mood convincingly. It looks dark and melancholic in this fog. But often in such weather the sun breaks the through the mist after a while and creates a beautifully soft light in the landscape.

I love the autumn and I like this picture.

All the best


merci pour ton passage...
cette photo est pour moi excellente car elle represente bien une image de la Belgique, avec ce pont metallique un peu industriel, la foret qui represente la campagne, le motocycliste seul avec ce cote belge un peu triste, et la brume du plat pays!!! excellent!

namaste John,
here is a lovely view with the Bailey Bridge and the biker on it. Great to see the scene with such dramatic background. I love the misty atmosphere and the haze in background. Another superb one from your archive. Tfs.

Hi John.
Just my taste: center axis, interesting light and a very "rich" atmosphere that activates the fantasy, associations and feelings.
Just great.

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13697 W: 295 N: 27279] (109547)
  • [2016-10-12 0:05]

Hello John,
nice the foggy environment with the man on his bicycle to makes the image even more attractive.I like the creative perspective with the light and the colour management to are unique.


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