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Belhaven Bridge
21st May 2005

Belhaven Bridge

John Muir Country Park

This morning was sunny and warm so, after doing some jobs around the house, this afternoon I set out with Mack to take some photos. We had to leave Katie behind because yesterday she was spade so was feeling a wee bit sore. I have had a very long week, different meetings each day, in different towns around the country separated by several hundred miles by car and 'plane. So I was really looking forward to a walk and the Nikon to my eye.

Anyway, 5 minutes after leaving the house, the clouds blew in and the heavens opened, bringing our adventure to a premature end. I had wanted to take this picture for some time. It is the bridge at Belhaven Bay at John Muir Country Park. At low tide it provides a crossing over a small river from one side of the bay to the other. At high tide, both sides of the bridge are under water, so the bridge sits in the water looking quite odd. The picture in my mind was of the bridge set in the blue water, surrounded by the yellow sands with fluffy white clouds in the sky, as the sun sets providing a golden glow. Instead, mother nature provided us with dark clouds, heavy rain, black and white, and a few tones of grey....

So, next time the sun and high tide coincide, and I am not in the office or in a meeting, I will take a colour picture of the same scene to show you the contrast. On a sunny day, this beach is better than anything the Med has to offer !

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carellnederlof22-Apr-2012 18:15
With or without your explains I like this bridge
Gary Winters02-Jan-2012 20:23
It's a bridge too far! Great shot.
caveman_lee16-Mar-2006 15:29
Awesome ! Great shot.
Johan Toll26-May-2005 06:37
This is great! Well done, Bill!
Ric Yates25-May-2005 21:04
Wonderful image - looking forward to seeing the colour version!
Dougie Robertson24-May-2005 19:38
Still makes a super image, look forward to the colour version soon.
Lee Kindness23-May-2005 22:43
As you say, a most surreal sight at high tide!
laine8223-May-2005 19:04
That's an unusual sight, Bill. Love it in b&w.
Ian Stickland23-May-2005 08:22
Very odd bridge. Look forward to the colour one!
jude22-May-2005 05:26
Stunning image, Bill.. serenity and calm moves over the viewer.. even if we cannot be there.
whiskey0122-May-2005 04:59
Wonderful image! vote
Mindy McNaugher22-May-2005 04:17
Gorgeous shot! Lovely tones, and marvelous reflection!
Antonis Sarantos21-May-2005 22:04
Excellent b&w, great composition and tones!
Gayle P. Clement21-May-2005 20:53
I do like the reflection and the isolated look of this bridge as it sits in the water.
Gail Davison21-May-2005 20:20
Great shot. Look forward to the summer version.
Zak21-May-2005 20:17
great reflection!
Sheena Woodhead21-May-2005 19:39
This looks a very interesting bridge, I look forward to seeing it with a lovely blue cloudy sky.
Dan Chusid21-May-2005 19:05
Looks like you might need some waders to cross that bridge.
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