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Bricks, bridges and rivets
Dundee Stu

Bricks, bridges and rivets

18 January 2005

Never mind the thermometer, it's time to get the Sinex out. I felt okay this morning. I even went over to check up on Cathie and take her her newspapers before wandering down to Magdalen Green and then along the Riverside to the bookshop. I left the house knowing exactly what I wanted to photograph. I was to be disappointed, however, as there was nowhere near as much snow down at the river as there was where I live. Best laid plans, and all that. Anyway, I took a few photos of the Magdalen Green bandstand and the rail bridge before nipping into the supermarket cafe for an all day breakfast and a read at Digital Photography. Duly fed and caffeined-up to brave the bitter wind coming in off the Tay, I set off for the bookshop to finally spend the gift vouchers that have been burning a hole in my pocket since Christmas. I treated myself to Henri Cartier-Bresson's book 'Europeans'. There are some awesome photographs in this book, which hopefully I will be able to learn from. You never know... stranger things have happened!!! Back to the tale. I felt great while I was walking about this morning. As soon as I got back into the house, I started to feel awful: my nose is blocked and running, my eyes are sore and I have a headache. I don't think this is the flu, though, because I don't have a temperature. Just a cold, but I wish it would go away.

Riverside in the cold

FujiFilm FinePix S7000Z
1/160s f/5.6 at 13.0mm iso200 full exif

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Chic Brady 04-Apr-2005 06:06
Many's the time my dad took me to this spot to watch the Aberdeen London express as it cruised up the incline full steam to the Ty Brig on its way to places far and away but only a dream to me as a young boy in the late fifties early sixties. I eventually took the train to faraway places well Australia Via London in the early seventies and did not get back to Bonnie Dundee again till early 2000s. Aye the sight of thon bridge has created mony a reary een.
Jude Marion30-Jan-2005 06:52
Very nice images! I like the comps a lot!
Dominic Kite19-Jan-2005 13:17
Works well in B&W Stu, it looks as though with the brick and graffiti it should be in Kings Cross!
Lee Kindness19-Jan-2005 11:39
I might be wrong... but isn't this the site of the old Dundee Esplanade station?
Rannoch Moor19-Jan-2005 11:21
Very impressive !
Jim B19-Jan-2005 10:50
Looking at the image more carfully, what I really like is the streetlmap seemingly rising above it all.
Jim B19-Jan-2005 10:49
I agree with Ray; I could look at Victorian railway infrastructure all day. Great catpure.
Wenche Aune19-Jan-2005 09:05
Very very nice
Elaine (etfitz)19-Jan-2005 01:58
Wonderful image, I like the lines and different levels!
Karen Leaf19-Jan-2005 01:25
Sorry to hear you still not at 100% but you'd neve know by these photos.
jypsee19-Jan-2005 00:53
I've been feeling rather ragged... hope you get better.
Ann LT19-Jan-2005 00:36
I hope your cold goes away soon,Stu.
Larry Ahern19-Jan-2005 00:15
Nice series!!
Pepe Zyman19-Jan-2005 00:08
Another good shot!
Guest 18-Jan-2005 23:17
I love these shots Stu, I always look forward to your daily offerings!! Hope the cold gets better soon, mine is starting to finally go away :-)
Dougie Robertson18-Jan-2005 22:34
Like your PAD but also the one above from inside the bandstand.
Hope the cold goes soon but the weather won't help.
Autumn Sky18-Jan-2005 22:10
Hey Stu sorry about your flu/cold... I hate being sick. Having a new book will make it a little more tolerable. This is a very interesting image that you've posted... a lot going on in multiple layers.
Andrea Aschedamini18-Jan-2005 21:58
excellent textures...
...great tones too.
bravo Stu !!!
laine8218-Jan-2005 20:30
Been caught up in a rush of life & have missed a couple of days of your postings Stu.
You know you should be eating good homemade chicken soup to have you firing on all pins in half the time :>)Take a bowl or two to Cathie also.
Guest 18-Jan-2005 20:09
Excelente fotografia! Faz cuidado com o frio Stu!
Ian Clowes18-Jan-2005 19:52
Fantastic angle - great shot. I'm still coughing from before the New Year... be patient - I went down the Lemsip Max route :)
Argishti Khachik18-Jan-2005 19:35
Excellent shots Stu. Very well composed! Very well done.
Take care.
Coleen Perilloux Landry18-Jan-2005 18:42
You should consider putting an architecture book together. Don't despair--I have had that "stuff" since Christmas. I find it is better when I am outdoors.
Ian Stickland18-Jan-2005 18:39
Well I think you've got the architectural stuff licked!! Always a pleasure to see. Does the new book mean a go at street photography is on the cards? (Over zealous Police notwithstanding of course...)
saskia18-Jan-2005 17:54
Great shot, love the lines and shapes and curves. Congratulations on the new book. Feel better soon...
Zak18-Jan-2005 17:39
better get the Vicks back out!
Ray :)18-Jan-2005 17:32
Ooooh, I love Victorian architecture, especially bridges. I've been spoilt today. Thank You!
northstar3718-Jan-2005 17:29
The change in temperature and humidity, from inside to outside and back doesn't help. You can get 'tigerbalm' from the chemist, rub a bit in just above your nose. And don't squirt that horrific sinex stuff up your nose :-0
OK, send the next patient in please.