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Infinity Symbol

Infinity Symbol
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Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4276 W: 91 N: 11006] (45203)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-03
Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Artwork, Decisive Moment
Camera: Canon EOS Kiss X4, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Details: Tripod: Yes
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Riverside @ blue hour, Symmetry, Infinity Bridge, Stockton-on-Tees [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-05-04 14:18
Viewed: 6825
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 124
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Third of bridges across River Tees in my TE gallery is the pedestrian Infinity Bridge. Funny thing, I have realized where its name comes from next day after coming back from this photo session. As mentioned before: North East England is a great place for bridge lovers, and I am going to provide some more evidences for it hopefully soon.

Infinity Bridge is a public pedestrian and cycle footbridge across the River Tees in the borough of Stockton-on-Tees. The bridge had the project title “North Shore Footbridge” before being given its official name “Infinity Bridge”, chosen by a panel made from the funding bodies, using names suggested by the public. The name derives from the infinity symbol formed by the bridge and its reflection. The footbridge was completed on time and to budget in December 2008 with 530 workers and uses in total some 450 tonnes of Corus steel, 1.5 km of locked coil steel cable, 780 lights, 5,472 bolts and weighs 1040 tons. The bridge was officially opened on 14 May 2009.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11649 W: 126 N: 20954] (108189)
  • [2012-05-04 14:20]

Waaw Marius,this is really fantastic! What a catch-eye made by these magnificent and magic reflections!Spectacular capture and the best camera settings for the best result!!Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • ifege Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 74 N: 2487] (11785)
  • [2012-05-04 14:33]

Hi Mariusz
A very appropriate name for the bridge and a great evening photo of it - good colour management and great reflection.

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6061 W: 277 N: 11676] (90171)
  • [2012-05-04 14:36]

Hello Mariusz ,
Wow ! This subject is gorgeous . And your night capture is excellent . The perspective and the framing are just perfect .
Bravo .

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  • MJR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 251 W: 69 N: 763] (3360)
  • [2012-05-04 14:46]

I saw the thumbnail and knew this was yours ! And a darn sight better than my meagre offering. It makes me realise how much I have improved in a year ( I wont mention the dreadful wind that evening, or the white balance I had not discovered at that time... !! ) You have again taken the time to find the ideal POV, which makes the shot..

This is delightful, without the dreadful orange glow that so besets all our cities these days.. And, dare I say, you seem to have been lucky, or maybe carefully chosen, a windfree evening.. Whatever, this is a picture to be proud of, and illustrates the source of its chosen name to perfection. ( No, probably perfection would be a slight crop to the top, the bring the RH steelwork into the corner to match the lower RH corner :-) )

No doubt about it this passes the 'Would I put this picture on my wall ?' test to perfection and so gets my maximum award - ( of two points ) !


( your comprehensive note does not mention anything so vulgar as price, but I recollect reading something about Ł15m. Ouch !)

Witaj Mariusz,

What a spectacular shot, and what impressive design for the bridge. It's a credit to the Brits for commissioning a structure that combines form and function in the manner that Calatrava's Bridge in Venice does, but it is on a much grander scale. This photo I hope will get the attention that it clearly deserves.

Warm regards,


ciao Mariusz,
la qualitŕ dell'immagine č eccellente come pure la perfetta gestione della luce.
Colorazione molto particolare, un piacere per gli occhi,

Hi Mariusz
I think you have a winner here!
this one is SO unique.
I have never seen a bridge like this ever, and what a combination of blues and silvers, wow!
I wonder how the composition would look if you took out the ground on the left, ending the photo where the bridge and its reflection meet...but thats just curiousity.
wonderful subject!

Hi Mariusz!
Magnificent bridge ( I wish I could see it entirely )!
Wonderful picture specially because of the chosen pov, composition with those attractive reflections, colors and exposure!
TFS - congrats,

Beautiful curves, symmetry, reflection, light... Well done

Very clever catch. Wonderfully detailed with great colours.

Hello Mariusz,

Excellent image of this beautiful bridge and the clear reflection. The shape looks like fish. Beautiful architecture, sharpness and light. The colors are very soft and fantastic.


Dobro jutro.
Vrlo interesantan i dobra tekst sa datim podacima o pesackom mostu ...
Lepo mesto i trenutak, dobra kompozicija.
Dobar trenutak snimka sa refleksima na vodi, ostrina, kontrast, perspektiva i prikaz lepim bojama.
Dobar rad, moje cestitke na ulovljenom trenutku.
Imajte lep dan za odmor, sve najbolje za vikend.


Dzień dobry.
Bardzo ciekawy i dobry artykuł z podanymi danymi dotyczącymi mostu dla pieszych ...
Ładne miejsce i czas, dobry skład.
Dobry czas zapisywania refleksów na wodzie, ostrość, kontrast i kolory perspektywicznym piękne.
Dobra robota, moje gratulacje dla przechwyconego chwili.
Miłego dnia odpoczynku, wszystkiego najlepszego na weekend.

Good morning.
Very interesting and good article with the given data on the pedestrian bridge ...
Nice place and time, good composition.
Good time recording the reflexes on the water, sharpness, contrast, perspective view and beautiful colors.
Good work, my congratulations for the captured moment.
Have a nice day of rest, all the best for the weekend.
Good luck.

  • Sonata11 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2763 W: 59 N: 2914] (34065)
  • [2012-05-04 22:19]

Witaj Mariusz,
to zdjecie jest niesamowite, wykonane perfekcyjnie. Wspaniala konstrukcja mostu i przepienkne odbicie w wodzie. Nazwa tego mostu jest bardzo trafna. Przepiekny most, takiego jeszcze nie widzialam na jakichkolwiek zdjeciach. Niesamowita i imponujaca konstrukcja. Wspaniale zdjecie oraz wspanialsza praca. Moje gratulacje, bardzo mi sie podoba.
Serdeczbnie pozdrawiam i zycze milego WE,

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  • JFS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2771 W: 3 N: 671] (32459)
  • [2012-05-04 22:27]

Top class reflection Mariusz! Impressive shot and magical light. The quality is extreme!!!!


Hi Mariusz,
A very spectacular and impressive bridge! You have found the perfect POV and you have also taken this picture when the light enhances all colours. A very successful capture!
Kind regards

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10008 W: 144 N: 25073] (122437)
  • [2012-05-04 23:01]

Witaj, Fantastyczna konstrukcja i dobra nazwa. rzeczywiście to raj dla wielbicieli mostów. Super zdjęcie - kolory, POV, wszystko pierwsza klasa. Dobrze, ze woda spokojna, bez tego odbicia bylo by nie to samo.



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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13613 W: 295 N: 27121] (108897)
  • [2012-05-05 0:26]

Hello Mariusz,
great the night view of the infinity bridge,taken during the twilight and creating this superb and spectacular optical effect.I like its placement in the frame with the clarity and the light management to are superb.

Have a great weekend,Danos

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  • chawax Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1362 W: 21 N: 3240] (20760)
  • [2012-05-05 0:30]

Hi Mariusz,
A very beautiful modern and original architecture. This bridge is very well named ! I love the blue hour atmosphere and the good POV that show us the nice reflections in the river.
Have a nice week end,

That's a symbol with this mirror !
Superb lights, all very sharp, fine night-colours
and that reflection, amazing !

Hello Mariusz ,
Une grande photo, bravo pour cette composition et le bon POV.
Les couleurs, les miroitement, les lumičres sont d'un magnifique rendu.
Bon W-E

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  • CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2677 W: 1317 N: 2987] (38375)
  • [2012-05-05 1:58]

Hello Mariuz

the snaking lighted bridge is outstanding on the blue dark background and its perfect reflection in the water makes me think of a jewel presentation.

Hi Mariusz
a striking and quite magical composition. The quality here is exceptional and that is purely down to your flawless execution. The lines and lights are so beautiful and the overall effect stunning. Awesome!

Have a great weekend - best wishes Brian.

Hello Mariusz,
What a great shot a superb minimalist picture, the strong colours are excellent and blend brilliant together. Simple and quality work.
Have a nice weekend,

Cudowny most!
Fantastyczny POV i kompozycja, wspaniale kolory i przepiekne odbicia w lustrze wody.
Milego weekendu

Hello Mariusz,

This is a great picture because of the perfect management of the exposure and because the subject is wonderful. It is a very good idea.


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  • siudzi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2782 W: 23 N: 4581] (34141)
  • [2012-05-05 5:30]

Witaj Mariusz,

Super zdjęcie! Perfekcyjnie wykonana kompozycja bazująca na interesujących odbiciach oraz grze świateł. Efekt jest fantastyczny. Brawo!

Miłej soboty!

hi mariusz,
your composition is very well considered and thoughtful to capture this bridge at its best. the still water and the incredible sky have resulted in perfect reflections. the bridge is a very unique looking structure. its illumination against the blue tones of the sky works perfectly. stunning detail and sharpness.

Bonjour Mariusz,

C'est trčs impressionnant comme structure et aussi comme architecture. L'éclairage apporte beaucoup ŕ l'ensemble . Le point de vue est impeccable.



Good evening Mariusz,
An astonishing picture, with a great title, perfect reflection on a very good clear night shot.
Superb managed the variable light, illumination's and colors.
My cong.'s for a immaculate photojob.

Hi Mariusz,
davvero particolare l'architettura "avveneristica" di questo ponte.
Il suo riflesso sull'acqua crea in effetti il tipico simbolo dell'infinito.

Well done! TFS!

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  • lgir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 621 W: 71 N: 1652] (7363)
  • [2012-05-05 9:41]

Hello Mariusz ,

excellent achievement on this bridge that reflects harmony.
The beautiful curves of the arches and the forms of central pillar are the perfect symbol that gives it its name.
Good work

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  • papera Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 111 N: 1805] (14372)
  • [2012-05-05 9:53]

hi mariusz,
a clever photo, skillfully composed and executed. beautiful curves chase each other and lead us away and back into the picture, over and over again. the long exposure makes the water dense and smooth and provides the right contrast to the sharpness of the graphical elements.
have a good weekend,

Hello Mariusz,
Wonderfull capture of this hightech bridge with nice reflections.
Great effect.
Interesting notes.
TFS and have a nice weekend
Best regards

Hi Mariusz,
great shot, excellent exposure and colors. i like this amazing bridge.

Ciao Mariusz,
congratulazioni per questa idea originale.
Hai colto perfettamente il simbolo di infinito nella struttura del ponte e nei suoi riflessi sull'acqua.
Da notare la perfetta esecuzione dello scatto nel POV,nei colori e in tutti i parametri tecnici di esposizione.
Have a nice evening

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2012-05-06 10:36]

co tu gadac, swietne zdjecie z interesujacego miejsca wykonane w Twojej ulubionej porze dnia. Niezwykly efekt, wspaniale odbicie w wodzie. Dobra robota. Brawo!
Milego wieczoru.

Hi Mariusz
Seing double! What a wonderful calm night capture of this beautiful famous infinty landmark. Excellent view point, exposure control with excellent use of available light in amazing colors There's exquisite contrast between the lit part of the structures and those in the dark night sky and the tones appear to be complements each other. The silky sheen on the water is simply awesome with its almost mirror reflections. Fine photo works, Congrats
Best regards

Hello my dear Mariusz

Another great twilight moody shot.
So well considered framework and composition.
Fantatstic postcard shot with so clear and perfect light control. Deep purple color world with golden lights is so attractive.
Thanks for your sharing with your good job and have a good start of week, best regards,

Takero from Tokyo

Wow Mariusz

This is sensational. Gee you must be delighted with it. I think it's certainly one of your best, a simply exquisite photo with superb shapes, symmetry, reflections and light management. And that beautiful blue tones, wow, just magical. Congratulations on a photo we all wish we had taken.

Warm regards

PS: I hope you're settling in well to English life. All the best.

Hello Mariusz - A shot of great elegance and restraint. The bridge itself is beautiful and your precise composition with the symmetry of the reflection and original both being placed initially in the corners of the RH frame is super. The colours and exposure are both attractively managed. You are finding some super subjects in your new home! Warm regards Rosemary

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  • Waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2732 W: 154 N: 6183] (25436)
  • [2012-05-07 23:12]

Hi M,

great shot, I don't think I have ever seen this bridge before, so that is really fantastic that you introduce it. Maybe it will become a popular destination soon. TE did make a few places popular than it use to be. For instance, other than the usual famous national parks in Utah, not to many know about places like Antelope Canyon and some other smaller places.

Anyway, Beautiful photo with perfect reflection that shape like a guitar with strings.

Stunning quality and rich and gorgeous colors.


Hello Mariusz,
The light and colors highlight the subtlety of design of the bridge and its reflection. The photo at the blue hour is superb. The exposure, sharpness and depth are excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day

Hello Mariusz

Amazing shoot with perfect details.Ideal time for this perfect capture.Very nice result from this excellent POV.Well done!

Have a great evening

Hello Mariusz,
This is really a very beautiful bridge. Wonderful design!
Maybe a bit of a disrespectful comparison but the bridge and its reflection make me think at a pair of pincers.
The illuminated structure looks splendid, completely surrounded by the bluish tones of the sky and the river.
Perfectly executed.
Best regards, Paul

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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2012-05-09 2:20]

Hello Mariusz
How can the water of a river be so still? Thanks to it, though, we get a perfect mirror image & a near perfect 'infinity' sign. Lovely presentation in blue hour (more violet hour really :-)). Neat work & excellent presentation
Best Regards

Hola Mariusz

Wow and Wow, what a beautiful blue hour capture
Like the colors, the POV and the beautiful and well taken reflections
You must be proud of it
Congrats and TFS

Going to enjoy and know about bridges, it seems..

Hi Mariusz,
there is a fantastic graphical effect in this capture of the bridge, with a structure that is reflected in the water creating a shape of infinity symbol, which you have caught in a good framing.
The lighting of the elegant elements of the bridge creates a beautiful atmosphere, and the long exposure time offers us a few wonderful textures on the water.
It is a superb composition.
Friendly regards,

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  • tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 415 N: 6630] (26832)
  • [2012-05-10 14:21]

Hello Mariusz,

This is a stunningly well composed and taken photograph with the most beautiful and incisive reflections. Curiously, when I first looked, I was immediately reminded not of the infinity symbol but of "α", the Greek letter alpha!

Your picture complies perfectly with the revered "Rule of Thirds" and the lead-in lines of the bridge and its reflection from the top and bottom right corners respectively are just perfect. The lighting also is excellent, not only on the bridge itself but also in the sky and on the water - you have clearly chosen exactly the right time to take this one. Exposure, contrasts, colours and sharpness are all exquisite.

A lovely photograph which is going into my "favourites"!


Kind Regards,


P.S. A very interesting map link too - it's nice to see that when the Google map was made, the bridge was only halfway through being built!

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  • adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5877 W: 64 N: 11341] (46933)
  • [2012-05-10 17:11]

Hi Mariusz!
This bridge is just wonderful and you got a great photo of it! I like the way you framed, it, the moment of the day, the exposure with perfect reflections... Good blue hour shot! This bridge is really unusual and I guess it's even more beautiful when it's illuminated!

Ciao dear Mariusz,
this is a photographic masterpiece, not only for the perfect photo quality, but also for the way that you've captured this fantastic reflection. I am a great lover of the reflections, and this picture is a real joy for my eyes. Immediately among my favorites! BRAVO
Ciao, have a nice weekend!

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  • siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4829 W: 629 N: 10303] (38294)
  • [2012-05-12 3:21]

Hi MAriusz
Let's bring this superb shot to 100! It well deserves it as it is quite a stunner! The bridge looks unreal wuith its reflection. Great moment too with blue hour lighting.

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  • sevy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2022 W: 320 N: 9] (58)
  • [2012-05-12 7:08]

Nice realisation and strong graphic effect thanks of the lighted bridge, making twice the curves and with subtle color graduations.
A very good photo subject, I guess many variation could be done, photographying this bridge.


Cudowny i impresjoniczny ten zadziwiajacy most sfotografowany w świetle późnego wieczoru. Wraz ze swoim odbiciem w spokojnych wodach rzeki tworzy fantastyczny i niezapomniany widok - coś pięknego. Cudowna kolorystyka i pefekcyjna ostrość.

Ciao Marius, lovely composition with fantastic reflections, great exposure, excellent perspective, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Mariusz,
So nice, congratulations ! Taken at the perfect moment with lights and calm water, impressive reflections, I like a lot.

Olá Marius,

Just amazing image, so well captured and presented.Good light management especially in the low light conditions.


Hi Mariusz!

Very nice compo! Love the fact that you framed the bridge end at the corners of the frame! Well captured! Nice reflections, colors, well exposed! Great capture!

My compliments!

PS, congratulations again on your baby! Best regards to you and Ana!

Witaj Mariusz!

How could I miss this great one!!

Amazing and wonderful capture, superb composition and definition, excellent light management...one of your best works!!



wonderful architecure,it is a miracle
according to your useful notes the
Infinity Bridge is amazing
excellent night capture worthseeing
and welldone

Good Morning Mariusz,

This is utterly spectacular!
What a wonderful night photograph!
The bridge and its reflections span the river like some gigantic, electrical roller coaster.
A shot to be proud of!

Have a lovely day,
Bev :-)

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  • Rafer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 881 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2012-07-28 4:04]

Excellent reflection and color....Super! Greetings!!

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  • kiks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1482 W: 160 N: 1682] (12805)
  • [2012-08-15 7:15]

Fantastic design this bridge! I like it al lot and the quality is excepcional.
Best regards

Hi Mariusz,
Now, that is what I call a reflection. Taken in the beautiful blue hour with great clarity, it is a spectacular sight.

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