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Dusk of Infinity

Dusk of Infinity
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Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4146 W: 91 N: 10747] (44151)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-11-10
Categories: Artwork
Camera: Canon EOS Kiss X4, Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Details: Tripod: Yes
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Riverside @ blue hour, Infinity Bridge, Stockton-on-Tees [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-11-10 13:34
Viewed: 2458
Points: 78
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have already presented on TrekEarth a close-up of the Infinity Bridge in Stockton-on-Tees (click here to see it) but although it was entitled Infinity Symbol the view of the bridge was slightly truncated and therefore the sign of the infinity was not complete. I have waited few months for days to become shorter to try this POV which allowed capturing the whole bridge. The wind tonight created some waves on the water surface and at first there was no reflection at all but fortunately after a while although slightly blurred it appeared.

This photograph was taken near from another bridge over the river Tees which I will share here soon as well. River Tees is a border between counties Durham and North Yorkshire.

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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  • chawax Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1362 W: 21 N: 3240] (20760)
  • [2012-11-10 13:56]

Hi Mariusz,
This bridge reflecting in the water reminds me mathematics when I was in school ! You had a very good idea ! The exposure is excellent and sharpness is very good.
Have a nice sunday,

Hello Mariusz,
Wonderfull capture with good layout and ligth management.
Very nice reflections; good and usefull notes.
TFS and have a nice weekend
Best regards

hi mariusz, this is simply stunning. the composition, with the perfect positioning of the bridge in the frame, the light, and your treatment of it, the reflections proving beautiful symmetry, the subtle changes in colour tone across the sky and reflected in the water, and as always perfect sharpness and clarity. a fantastic picture. i wish that i had taken it.
have a great weekend,

Witaj Mariusz,
Oh!!!! to jest cos pieknego. Ale miales sczescie uchwycic tak wspanialy widok i to w takim momencie. Sliczna pocztowka. Jedno lustro, nie zalznie z ktorej strony patrzyloby sie na to cudowne zdjecie. Sliczna kolorystyka i przepiekne odbicie tego cudownego zjawiska. SUPER!!!!!!! Bardzo mi sie podoab. Moje gratulacje.
Serdecznmie pozdrawiam i zycze milego niedzieli,

Kia ora Mariusz,
It was certainly worth the wait. Great shot & although the reflection might not be perfect, with a photo like this who's going to worry? Cheers, Neil

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11429 W: 126 N: 20598] (106837)
  • [2012-11-10 14:52]

Hi Mariusz,fantastic spectacle create by these reflections,what a moment and what a capture,magnificent work,at the top of class as usual! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Mariusz,
questo č puro spettacolo (really spectacular)!
Una foto meravigliosa con un grandissimo appeal.
Have a nice WE

My last critique for today.
What a great view, worth waiting for, it think this smaller reflection is even better then a very bright one, well composed photo, great job!!

Kind regards


HI dear Mariusz

So this is what patience gets you: one of the most beautiful shots I've seen here in a long time. I think I need more patience. What beautiful silver tones, the symmetry is simply amazing and the exposure is exquisite. Wow, this is something we all wish we had in our bags of tricks. All I can say is congratulations and admire it.

Warm regards

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  • cargus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 76 N: 1239] (11211)
  • [2012-11-10 23:17]

Superbe scčne de nuit, joué dans les plus belles couleurs, image claire et bien fait.!!

Hi Mariusz,
Great shot, congratulations ! What a beautiful result with these tones and thes ereflections, perfectly managed, tfs.

Oh Mariusz!

I knew you wouldn't stop shooting this subject.
I knew because I wouldn't either! haha

here we see the pulled back version with the complete reflected mirror image.
I'm glad to see you chose a day with cloud coverage, so it makes an impact aswell in the water.

the curves and shapes of that bridge are so elegant.
and having the purple color is a surprising and attractive addition.

whats not to love!!

Hi Mariusz,
Great p.o.v. Good exposure, colors and reflections.

Hi Mariusz!

Very good capture...superb mood and colours, great point of view choosen, enhancing its volumes and reflections...and very good use of long expopsure time...



you captured amazing view from this bridge with nice reflect of lamps on water .

Hi Mariusz,
This is beautiful, the soft light and reflections work so nicely, I think because of the amount of purple in the image. A perfect reflected image, and the bridge itself is fascinating!
All the best

Hello Mariusz,
You were obviously not the first one to notice these reflections, but you have taken a marvellous photo of this well designed bridge. The timing was right, considering the spectaclar colours of the sky and its reflections. It is all really very stunning.
Kind regards,

Hi Mariusz,

Great shot with lot of clarity and sharpness even in lowlights.ice image, sharp with good details, well saturated colors and nice composition. Well done.


Hi Mariusz,
A beautiful capture of this bridge, in double! Very good colours and note!
Kind regards

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  • tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 415 N: 6630] (26832)
  • [2012-11-11 11:57]

Hello Mariusz,

Yes, I remember your last picture from here very well. And I agree that the infinity sign was a little truncated and almost took on the appearance of an "alpha" (α). Nonetheless, it was an exceptionally beautiful photograph.

But here you have achieved your aim and have included the entire bridge with the infinity sign totally intact. The reflections are softer and not quite so crisp as in your last shot but they are still very beautiful as also are the reflections of the artificial lights and the much more interesting sky this time.

Perfect exposure (in difficult conditions), lovely vibrant colours and exceptional details and sharpness.


Kind Regards,


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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9446 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2012-11-12 0:16]

niezwykly widok, fajne ujecie gdy zapalily sie swiatla a niebo jeszcze kolorowe. Swietnie wyglada ten nowoczesny most. Dobre panoramiczne ujecie, moze byc na pocztowke.
Milego tygodnia.

An attractive arc, for any photographer - who would miss such a beautiful sight?, Nice taken from chosen place, Mariusz.
Perfect mirror, sharp view of night on town, with superb colors compo., contrast to partly cloudy sky.

Hi Mariusz
this is beautiful. Subtle light and executed superbly. Love the tones and reflections that enhance the effect so perfectly. Glorious imagery!

Have a great week - Brian.

Hi dear Mariusz

Amazing night shoot with splendid lightning usage and so interesting background.Very nice colors and combination of colors.Perfect job.

Have a nice week

Hi Mariusz,
at first glance of the photo, I have had the sensation of seeing a few huge glasses, because of the fantastic graphical effect created by the geometry of this amazing bridge and its reflections on the water.
The illuminated city in background, and the silver hues on the water and in the sky, increase the quality of this impeccable capture at dusk.
A superb shot.
Best regards,

Hello Mariusz,
Excellent POV which makes excellent play with the curves and reflections from the range of structures along the waterfront here. Excellent sharp night shot. And the colours are magnificent.
Have a nice evening,

Hello Mariusz.
Wonderful night view, with a sky that still preserves warm tones of sunset, reflections in the still waters of the river are spectacular and very beautiful, wonderful as the modern bridge frames the fabulous set.
Perfect exposure management, with a nice crisp and chromaticism.
Have a nice day.
Best regards.

Cóż za wspaniała, nocna kompozycja. Wspaniały wiszący, abstrakcyjny most i pięknie oświetlone miasto. Spokojne wody rzeki w którym odbijają się ostatnie światła dnia tworzą iście malarski klimat. Obraz bardzo mi się podoba.

Hi Mariusz
You've caught some gorgeous colours and clarity of the night shot making the prominent subject strikingly stands out in the dusk sky. The watercolour effect of the foreground is wonderful, great composition with fantastic sky colors as well but I love the touch of stunning purple color to trigger the eyes. Excellent image all round!
Kind regards

Hello Mariusz,
The composition and framing are obviously remarkable. The light and exposure are very nice. The quality is excellent. A photo interesting and artistic. Bravo.
Have a nice day

ciao Mariusz,
una immagine quasi surreale per l'effetto che genera la luce e il colore dei riflessi.
Un perfetto punto di scatto per dividere in due l'immagine tra realtŕ e riflesso,

  • Great 
  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9704 W: 144 N: 24371] (119891)
  • [2012-11-15 15:21]

Czesc, oplacalo sie czekanie na krotszy dzien, symbol nieskonczonoci mamy w calej okazalosci. Swietna kompozycja, kolory, ten most jest rzeczywiscie niesamowity. Znakomite nocne zdjecie.

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  • siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4829 W: 629 N: 10303] (38294)
  • [2012-11-18 22:14]

Hi Mariusz
You have lovely colour tones in this sky, and the reflections give real impact to the view.
Well framed and composed.

magical... romantic... I am feeling sorry for not having suitable adjective for it... A marvellous composition using such soft light. Great.. Tfs.
Best wishes.

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8686 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61473)
  • [2012-11-26 9:35]

Hi Mariusz
Nice view with a blur foreground.
Well done for the lights management.
Best regards

Hello Mariusz
My my....a fantastic pink hour picture! Loved the crispness of this image...the bridge structure against the pink sky & the slightly blurred reflection...this is beautiful! A fine postcard indeed from Stockton-on-Tees
Best Regards

PS : perhaps you can provide me a lesson on the PP method you used for this picture! I never get such crispness in my low light shots. My email address is still with you...right? Look fwd!

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13488 W: 295 N: 26841] (107827)
  • [2012-12-23 5:30]

Witaj Mariusz,
excellent presentation of the double arch bridge with the equivalents reflections on the calmly surface of the river to make the image even more effective.I like the well chosen POV as creative perspective.

I wish for you and to your family wonderful and peaceful Christmas days,Danos

Kapitalne zdjecie! Gratulacje! Kompozycja jest bardzo udana, a prawie idealne odbicie mostu w wodzie poteguje cale wrazenie. Piekne kolory i swiatlo. Dobrze wybrales czas do zrobienia tego zdjecia - miasto juz jest oswietlone, a niebo jeszcze nie jest zupelnie czarne i cala ta gra swiatel sprawia ze fotografia nabiera niezwyklego klimatu.

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