I wasn’t going to post this, but I became intrigued by what I can see in the picture – so much so that I will have to return and check out what is actually happening here. Suffice to say, this is a support pillar to a road bridge for a 3 lane highway/motorway. I suspect the individual girders supporting the bridge must be of different depths, with the deepest to the far end of this pillar. My logic tells me the concrete horizontal ‘bar’ ought to be parallel with the surface of the water.
We’ve had a fair bit of rain over the last 36 hours and the river has overflowed again.
I’ll echo your eh? Interesting..
Ehhh – in my eye a great capture… ‘smile’
Well, presumably surface water is level, but a highway may not be, depending on whether it’s curved or banked. Does that make any sense?
Certainly a different way to see a bridge.
When it dries out a bit, I’ll be down there to do a proper survey job! 😉
That was my first thought too…
Yes. What I’m not quite in tune with is the fact they haven’t made the concrete ‘rail’ level – I would have thought making shuttering for a horizontal object was easier than making one of something sloping.
there is more traffic one side than the other 😉 the graffiti artist must have come by canoe to decorate the concrete for your intiguingly lovely shot
🙂 – really interesting – an example of what a photograph can do and can’t do – it can show the ‘now’ but not necessarily the ‘usual’. I shall return and photograph the usual state of affairs – which means the foot of the pillar will be a few feet above the normal level of the river – hence the ‘artist’ could have sat on the ground to admire his work. 😉
I’m stumped, although scillagrace may be on to something.
Indeed. A problem to be solved – or at least illuminated (when it’s dried out a bit.)
Looks pretty neat!
p.s. it’s not too often that our images make us REALLY stop and think.
I can’t resist the suggestion that I should really stop and think BEFORE I take the image – then I’d know what it’s all about when I got ‘back to the ranch’.
NO! I mean that we take images we think are cool, but when we get home and check them out, there’s a rare time we actually say, “Hey this is neater than I thought.”
🙂 🙂 – If only! 😉
(I do know what you mean – nearly all the digital photographers I know have benefited from calm contemplation of their images when they’re back at base.)
Thanks! – 🙂
I have not seen a vanishing point quite like this before. 🙂 I drew lines along the water level, the upper and lower side of the bar and they showed everyhing is just the way it is supposed to be. The vanishing point of the photo is somewhere to the left of it slightly over the middle of the concrete bar.
The perspective makes the picture special.
I think, ultimately, the bar isn’t level. The left hand end is clearly nearer the water than the right hand. Personally, I wouldn’t have designed something where a concrete bar isn’t level, simply because of the complications (I perceive) in building the shuttering for the concrete. I will solve all when I revisit in a few days time. 😉
Lots of rain here too 😦
I’m glad you posted this photo – it’s a fine shot – because of the reflections and the fine lines in the image.
Have a nice weekend, Stephen!
You have a nice weekend too!
It’s like looking at one of those optical illusions. What I like about this is that it’s not immediately obvious where the columns meet their reflections.
Absolutely, even the full size image as this effect. It’s good to get the viewer to work for the photograph sometimes.