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The Bridge

The Bridge
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Copyright: Janak Thanki (JT50) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 273 W: 6 N: 320] (1524)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-08
Categories: Daily Life, Transportation
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-29 14:25
Viewed: 1898
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The sudden change of weather from sunshine to overcast prompted me to take this photo.

The New Pedestrians Bridge at Fredrikstad.

Fredrikstad. Norway.

Fredrikstad (literally Fredrik's Town) is a city and municipality in Østfold county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the city of Fredrikstad.

The city of Fredrikstad was founded in 1567 by King Frederik II, and established as a municipality on January 1838. The rural municipality of Glemmen was merged with Fredrikstad on 1 January 1964. The rural municipalities of Borge, Onsøy, Kråkerøy, and Rolvsøy were merged with Fredrikstad on 1 January 1994.

The city straddles the river Glomma where it meets the Skagerrak. Along with neighboring Sarpsborg, Fredrikstad forms the fifth largest city in Norway: Fredrikstad/Sarpsborg. As of 1 January 2008, according to Statistics Norway, these two municipalities have a total population of 123,029 with 71,976 in Fredrikstad and 51,053 in Sarpsborg.

Fredrikstad was built at the mouth of Glomma as a replacement after Sarpsborg (15 km upstream) was burned down by the Swedes. Almost half the population of Sarpsborg stayed behind, and rebuilt their old town at its original site.

The city centre is on the west bank of the Glomma, while the old town on the east bank is Northern Europe's best preserved fortified town.

Fredrikstad used to have a large sawmill industry and was an important harbour for timber export, then later on shipbuilding, until the main yard was closed in the 1980s. The main industries are currently various chemical plants and other light industry.

In 2005, Fredrikstad was the final host port for the Tall Ships' Race, attracting thousands to the city.

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Hi Janak,
Nice presentation of this pedestrian bridge,
Excellent Point of view and nice perpective of the bridge, Beautiful note of the city of Frerikstad, and great architecture on background,
very well done.

Hello Janak,

Superbe note lue avec attention.
Cette image est agréable à regarder,
joli pont sous lequel glisse une eau argentée,
et qui conduit le regard jusque vers une architecture moderne d'immeubles.
Belle composition bien encadrée.
Belle soirée.

Hello Janak - Interesting futuristic composition! Good perspective and DOF.

Hi Janak!

This is what I like about TL; I get to see sites that I would otherwise not get to see. Even without the clouds, this is a very good photo. The POV of the bridge is great with good DOF. The clear balls are interesting to me; what are they?


Hello Janak! Very interesting bridge, amazing houses, wonderful balons. Nice delicate light and colours. Good focus. Well done!

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-11-30 3:46]


Avec ces rond, quel effet,f antastique compo, avec le beau pont, ces reflets brillants sur l'eau, magnigique image.

Bravo et amitié


Buen paisaje urbano con excelente encuadre y luz de esta ciudad noruega
Buen trabajo
un saludo

Hi Janak,
What a great point of view and nice perspective.Good postcard my friend.TFS.


Hi Janak
beautiful view with lovely colors and details
and very nice composition well done TFS

Hello Janak,
Good composition. The important elements are well placed. There is good sharpness. I enjoyed learning about your city. Wonder how this would look if processed in HDR. Cheers,

Hello Janak,
Well composed elements.., clear details and good light condition
Selahattin E

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-12-01 7:29]

Hi Janak

I like the muted colours & reflections here. Good sharpness & graphism. Excellent shadow detail & a good low shooting angle. Tfs!

Awesome POV and composition here with sublime light and colour. Sharpness and DOf of the photo is excellent and I love the descriptive notes explaining the Point f interest. TFS!



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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1398 W: 269 N: 2111] (13209)
  • [2009-12-01 10:34]

Hello Janak.
Interesting piece of architecture here on your prsentation.
Well captured landmark.
Best Regards.
Janek Kloss

Hello Janak.
Excellent job with beautiful photo, wonderful colors and a very beautiful shot.
Best regards Siegfried

Hi dear Janak,
Excellent and great work,Excelelnt composition,POV,light controlled and result..Well Done my friend.
Hope oneday i will be thiere to have some shot from your beautiful country..
Excellent gallery and photography..
Best Wishes,

Naseer Fedaee

Hi Janak!
nice capture! great composition with the bridge...well chosen pov, neat presentation!
best regards,

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