Bascule bridge

Sometimes, composition is everything.

Other times, I’m too lazy to set up my tripod.

This was one of those ‘other times’, and so I rested the camera on the wall to compose this image, and quite liked the way it turned out.

The title of this post obviously comes from the fact Tower Bridge is a bascule bridge. It’s very frustrating when you’re late for a meeting and rushing over the bridge only to find you have to wait for it to raise and lower before traffic can flow again. In the olden days the walkways at the top allowed passengers to simply continue walking from one side to the other, but these were closed due to lack of usage (I guess it was quicker to wait than it was to take the stairs up). In fact the only people that did make frequent use of the walkways were prostitutes.

This is no longer the case.

I’ve been up there to look.

I also asked a few people, just in case.

It was a resounding ‘no’.

  • Camera: NEX-7
  • Focal length: 16mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/25s

2 thoughts on “Bascule bridge”

  1. I really like how close the camera is to the wall and the blue in the processing! Really well done Murph!

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