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UploadedDecember 2, 2007
TakenNovember 11, 2007
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D80
Exposure1/400 sec at f/5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length70 mm
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Suspension cables on the gnomen of Sundial Bridge.

The Sundial Bridge is very beautiful because of its aqua green, opaque glass deck, strips of granite, and smooth white imported Spanish tile. The bridge is unique because of its design. The 217-foot pylon acts as the gnomen of a sundial, casting its shadow on a giant, tile covered dial

plate at the north side of the bridge. The designer of the bridge, world-renowned architect Santiago Calatrava, has said that, to him, the bridge resembles a bird in flight, and symbolizes the overcoming of adversity. The bridge is also environmentally sensitive to its river setting. The tall pylon and cable stays allow this unique suspension bridge to avoid the nearby salmon-spawning habitat.

5 responses

  • sarah coffman

    sarah coffman said (1 Dec 2007):

    Amazing shot.

  • Julie Stiefel

    Julie Stiefel gave props (12 Feb 2008):

    Wow, totally cool shot !!

  • Karen Zimmerman

    Karen Zimmerman gave props (27 Feb 2008):

    Great shot, and thanks for the information! I love learning more about the photographs.

  • Sherstin Schwartz

    Sherstin Schwartz gave props (15 Jul 2008):

    I absolutely love this.

  • Jay El

    Jay El said (23 Jul 2008):

    Paraphrasing what was written on a previous photo, this photograph is especially great for what you left out, for your artistic choice of _what_ to include... And the composition, and the color and the lighting, and...

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