Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Suez Canal Bridge

Canon 7D, Canon EF10-22 @ 10mm, ISO 1250, f3.5, 1/80
 Canon 7D, Canon EF10-22 @ 10mm, ISO 1250, f5, 1/30
 Canon 7D, Canon EF10-22 @ 10mm, ISO 1250, f5, 1/15
 Canon 7D, Canon EF10-22 @ 10mm, ISO 1250, f3.5, 1/60
Apologies if this makes anyone a little seasick. I' not usually a fan of squint horizons but I thought I'd throw this one on there anyway.
Canon 7D, Canon EF10-22 @ 10mm, ISO 1250, f3.5, 1/60

We've been at sea for 2 weeks now which doesn't do a huge amount for a hobby like photography. The odd tanker on the horizon not making the greatest subject matter.
I had been looking forward to trying to get a couple of shots of this bridge which crosses the Suez Canal though. It's a very impressive structure with a height above water of 70m, giving a Suez Max height of 68m for vessels.
The bridge is also known as Mubarak Peace Bridge or the Egyptian-Japanese friendship bridge as for some reason 60% of the cost of construction was footed by the Japanese.
The bridge is 3.9 km (2.4 mi) long, consists of a 400-metre (1,300 ft) cable stayed main span and two 1.8-km (1.1 mi) long approach spans. The height of the two main pylons supporting the main span is 154 metres (505 ft) each. The towers were designed in the shape of Pharaonic obelisks.
Was hoping to get to the bridge a little earlier than we did. The sun had set a good hour before we actually sailed under it so much boosting of ISO to be done.

5 comments:

  1. Gosh, Gaz, the things you see and have seen. The photos are absolutely stunning. In fact I'm running out of adjectives to use without sounding repetitive.

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  2. The twilight shots have a lot of atmosphere. It's a very elegant bridge. I don't think I've seen a picture of it before.

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  3. Educational film about the Suez Canal - various facts and figures

    http://suez-canal-egy.blogspot.com/2010/12/educational-film-about-suez-canal.html

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  4. I like the angled shot. I sometimes do angled shots of church towers etc but am never sure if I like them so it was useful to see yours.

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