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Old Sep 9, 2010, 3:41 PM   #1
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Default Geometry in Composition-Sun Dial Bridge

I have always liked the curves and angles of the Redding Sundial Bridge when shot from directly below. I offer two different angles here for your critique.
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Old Sep 9, 2010, 3:43 PM   #2
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#2 Looking straight up. The photo has been rotated 90 to the right.
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Old Sep 9, 2010, 3:45 PM   #3
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Just for reference.
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Old Sep 9, 2010, 5:16 PM   #4
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Beautiful Photos...just stunning!
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That is so iconic. The curve looks very much like a parabola.
The white set against the blue is quite attractive. Those bridge designers did a great job.
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Old Sep 9, 2010, 10:06 PM   #6
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Thank you both for your nice comments.
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The designer of the bridge is Santiago Calatrava,
"Santiago Calatrava is a world-renowned architect, engineer and sculptor. Already well-known in Europe for his unique design aesthetic, Calatrava is beginning to make a name for himself in the United States. Starting with the Milwaukee Art Museum, he has designed a number of public buildings and bridges in the U.S. in recent years. As both Engineer and Architect, his works take materials like concrete, glass and steel beyond the normal bounds." this excerpt was taken from
http://www.calatrava.info/
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I live in Mount Shasta and have walked and photographed the Sundial many time. Your shots are excellent from unique perspectives. Very creative work.
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Hi Steve

Wow, what creativity abounds here, both in the design of the bridge as well as your compositions of it. Well done. Love it - and the clear colours / sharp lines.

Very nice.

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I live in Mount Shasta and have walked and photographed the Sundial many time. Your shots are excellent from unique perspectives. Very creative work.

Thanks, I agree, the bridge is a fantastic subject with all kinds of potential for creative composition. The botanical gardens are pretty cool too.
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Wow, what creativity abounds here, both in the design of the bridge as well as your compositions of it. Well done. Love it - and the clear colours / sharp lines.

Very nice.

Paul

Thanks Paul, I really appreciate your comments. Steve

If anyone is interested, here is a link to the gallery with other shots of the bridge from unique angles. Thanks for looking, Steve
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