Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Bridge Wednesday - Purple and Blue and Clouds Too

Purple People Bridge, Newport, Kentucky  © Doug Hickok


Here's a bridge to get you to the end of the week. This is the Purple People Bridge of Newport, Kentucky, otherwise known as the Devou Suspension Bridge. It spans the Ohio River, connecting Kentucky with Ohio, and dates from 1872. This colorful bridge has been used by railroads, street cars, and automobiles, but today it is used as a pedestrian bridge, providing beautiful vistas of the Cincinnati waterfront and river valley. It's interesting to note that you can rent the bridge for private events, such as weddings and dinners. You can also participate in bridge climbs, as they do in Australia and New Zealand. But you had better know how to climb a bridge. If you fall off, you'll never get to Friday.


19 comments:

  1. I like this composition everything in blue offering beautiful diagonals under an attractive sky.

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  2. I love the pov, the eye towards the heavens, the shades of blue and the fact that if I wanted, I could climb this bridge. LOL

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  3. Interesting composition, as Marie LC said I also like it very much! And I like these vibrant colors too! Good photo! (and my favorite color is blue:))

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  4. hahaha...you very funny man. yes. here is one for you...
    Oh. Hiiiiiiiiiiii. O!!! (as in the one and only ochy toe man)

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  5. Definitely a study in blue. What a great colour for a bridge. Love it!

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  6. great blue tones and lines
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  7. Striking composition, if a bit over-enthusiastic in color. I've enjoyed that bridge, but prefer the Roebling Bridge, a bit down-river, with its classic design.

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  8. really cool framing here. nice colors.

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  9. Luxurious view! Well done!

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  10. Great angle, beautiful picture!
    God bless you!
    Cezar

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  11. A beautiful picture that is very well composed. I like all these shades of blue. And what a fascinating bridge!!

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  12. Very interesting composition of the bridge.
    Shame I can't really see the whole bridge.
    Can't really tell how grand it is.

    Have you seen the Forth Rail Bridge in Edinburgh before?
    That's one of my favourites.
    Located next to it, there's Forth Road Bridge that looks a bit like the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

    By the way, Newport is a very common and confusing place name in Britain.
    I know 4 places that share the same name, Newport!!
    2 in Wales; 1 in Isle of Wight; 1 in Gloucestershire.

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  13. I really like the pov you used here.Wonderful difference between the hard steel and the fluffy
    clouds too. With the great tones all in all a
    beautiful shot!

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  14. love the composition and the colors rendered! cooool :D

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  15. How cool! I want to rent a bridge! Excellent shot--great like-colors

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  16. Great composition! I have always been a fan of your composition!

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  17. nice clean image with cool shades. love those fluffy, white clouds

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  18. I can't resist it Doug...but we both must have had "the industrial blues" on Wednesday. Good one.

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