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Winking Eye Bridge
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The Gateshead Millennium Bridge during Blue Hour. Isn’t it wonderful? It was opened in 2001 and joins the Gateshead Quays arts quarter with Newcastle-upon-Tyne Quayside. Pedestrians and cyclists cross on the lower arch; when boats need to pass through, the entire bridge rotates forty degrees, a spectacular sight.
Though we unfortunately didn’t get to see the bridge opened, it nevertheless provided spectacular colours during Blue Hour (the top arch changes colour every 15 minutes or so). Getting a composition with a wide-angle lens wasn’t easy; I wanted to try and shoot low so that the photo describes the two arches clearly, as well as get the old Tyne Bridge in the distance. Overall, I’m happy. The streaking clouds and smooth water are a result of a forty-five second exposure. =)