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The Gallery by arctoa The Gallery by arctoa
Updated 19/11/2007 @ 21:37


Location: High-Level Bridge, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
Date: 20/10/2004 @ 17:02
Light Conditions: Overcast/Shade

Camera: FujiFilm FinePix A405
Lens: --
Focal Length: 16 mm
Flash: --
Flash Mode: --
Shutter Speed: 1/680 sec.
Aperture: F/10.8
ISO: ISO-200
Filters: --

Post-work: Crop / Monochrome / Levels
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The image was taken October 2004 upon Newcastle's High-Level Bridge crossing the Tyne. It was a manky day, and the arches of the bridge had a vertigous effect upon me. I've been there once before at night and it plays hell with your mind. Maybe one day I'll return at night with a camera, but for now this particularly uninspiring image is all I have to share.

The image has came out a lot darker than I would've liked, and for once I didn't back-up the original image. I think I have some colour-balance issues with my monitor. Which is insane, given that it's set to sRGB standard.
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:iconglenn0o7:
Glenn0o7 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013   Photographer
Fantastic work
:)
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student Photographer
Many thanks.
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:iconglenn0o7:
Glenn0o7 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013   Photographer
Fantasic work :)
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank-you.

:lol:
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:iconglenn0o7:
Glenn0o7 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013   Photographer
You're very welcome :)
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:iconeinsilbig:
Einsilbig Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellently centered view, i like the darkness more than you i guess :)
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Photographer
Ah, thank-you kindly. This is an incredibly old image, probably one of the first that I captured!
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:iconeinsilbig:
Einsilbig Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It seems you got a talent from the beginning :)
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Photographer
Ahah; I'm not sure about that, but thank-you for your words.
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:iconfamz:
FaMz Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
Featured your piece at [link] :heart:
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008  Student Photographer
Thank-you for that, I appreciate it. :]
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:iconsemeuse:
semeuse Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008   Photographer
excellent - feel like all those cathedral shots so popular back in the 19th century
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008  Student Photographer
Heh, I can see that comparisons. It's an excellent piece of architecture, but unfortunately it is all closed off at present. Thank-you for taking the time to comment upon my work, I appreciate it.
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AgenttSmith Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008
Excellent b/w! An instant fave for me.
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008  Student Photographer
Heh, thank-you muchly. This is one of my oldest images, but I still consider it to be one of my better ones. Sometimes, throw-away compact digital cameras come out with something half-decent, heh.
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cdn1 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008
I suppose there is some horrid Freudian explanation; but I am drawn to tunnels and tunnel photos.

The iron cast detail, although heavy, has an elegance about it that is brought out by the soft contrast you have given this shot.
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008  Student Photographer
Hah, no doubt there is some sort of conclusion that could be reached with that, but I'm sure many people would say the same thing about tunnels and their imagery. Thank-you for commenting.
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:iconevahan:
evahan Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008
oh, this is just like our life... the end, we'll see a bright light... maybe-
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008  Student Photographer
That's an interesting viewpoint to take: thank-you for sharing your thoughts on this piece, and for adding it to your Favourites. I appreciate it.
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:iconzevaazka:
zevaazka Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007
Great capture ... love it. :clap:
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007  Student Photographer
Thankyou for that, and for adding this to your favourites too. It's appreciated.
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:iconarsuru:
Arsuru Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
The color and symmetry are both very nice. Well done.
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2006  Student Photographer
Thanks. It's not quite as dramatic as I would have liked; I'm planning on returning at some point in the near future as the weather here is nearing what I would like it to be. I've already got a heavily revised set of words to go with. Anyway, thanks again for the comment.
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Arsuru Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. I look forward to seeing it.

Heh, the weather here is just turning to snow. Always mixed feelings about the snow. I like it, but it's awful cold. I'm looking forward to the photo opportunities at least.
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006  Student Photographer
Yeah, my joints tend to complain. :lol:
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:iconhyperbizarre:
HyperBizarre Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006
I really like the feeling that this piece gives. Amazing atmosphere. Its like you can almost feel how the day was and imagine yourself in that space!! Amazing work! Love your photography!
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2006  Student Photographer
Thankye muchly, your comments are appreciated. :)
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:iconstrayedmusician:
StrayedMusician Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2006
A very dark piece. Nice lighting--
again. You tend to capture these
shots at the right time in a day.
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2006  Student Photographer
Thankyou, as always.
It was a suitably dreary day.
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:iconmrs-teague:
Mrs-Teague Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2006
:jawdrop: wow really amazing :D
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2006  Student Photographer
Heh, thankyou.
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:iconmetsjeesus:
metsjeesus Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2006
I like the symmetry in this piece, good job :)
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2006  Student Photographer
Thanks muchly.
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:iconllfallenstarll:
llFallenStarll Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2006
Wow. Very impressive shot!
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2006  Student Photographer
Thankye for yon comment, 'tis appreciated.
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:iconmultix:
multix Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice structure, you should definitvely work on it more!
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:iconmultix:
multix Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
no, but perhaps a different light or a different height in the shooting point. Try tilting upwards maybe ?

Maybe black-and-white.

Or you could try to use it as a "background", say by butting a model in the foreground (ok, that was the most trivial idea, but anything else, an animal or even a part of the structure itself could be used )
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner May 13, 2006  Student Photographer
I really should have noticed this. Anyway! This was a snapshot on an overcast day - so as for viewing angles and lighting and similar, that is something I shall try next time I am there. I would like to get one in bright daylight to start with, as the contrast between the sunbeams and the shadow is impressive. Same with a night-shot and the street-lights.

I've also had the idea of having a hooded figure walk towards the camera, slow shutter-speed and that. I tried photo-manipulating it but it looked fairly awful, same with sticking a figure in the far background. I'd rather capture it naturally anyway.

So. Thanks muchly for the comments. It's refreshing to get something more than "wow, cool!" - not that those aren't appreciated, mind.
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2006  Student Photographer
Heh, did ye have anyt'ing in particular in-mind?
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anurturingfrost Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2006
I see no geordies, where are the geordies?

(this picture is an age old, but I still love it)
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2006  Student Photographer
Haa. There were a group of contractors working at the other end of the bridge, they were definitely Geordies. I was an art-faggot-poof for taking this picture, apparently. Chortle.
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anurturingfrost Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2006
omg, art-faggot-poof, that's awesome, I've been called that before, hahaha. awesome.
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2006  Student Photographer
Hah, how singular.
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circlefive Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2005
this is really cool...could do with a bit of contrast though, :)
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2006  Student Photographer
More contrast, as requested.
Six months late, but hey. ;)
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2005  Student Photographer
I'll be going back to the same location in the near future, I'll see what I can do next time. Glad you think it's alright anyway, though!
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ApocalypticSister Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2005
Nice
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2005  Student Photographer
Thank ye.
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