Photographer's Note

Yesterday I went for a job interview to North East England travelling via Newcastle upon Tyne.
Obviously it is not very professional while going to a formal meeting to have big camera bag and a tripod with me. But the opportunity to photograph a newly visited town was very tempting. Previously when I had an interview (in Belgium) I took the equipment and I left it in storage at the airport. Sadly it didn’t work out. This time I decided to take a small compact camera with me. Compact cameras are great if the light is great but the worse are the conditions the worse become the picture quality. Whole day was rainy and foggy so I decided to try at night. Of course I switched off the lamp, set fixed ISO to 100, used self-timer, and also I tried to modify the exposure time. The longest available time was 1 second. Not too long for the night time...

If you search for interesting views in Newcastle you will find out that the most interesting are the bridges over river Tyne. I traveled by train so I tried to find something in a walking distance from the train station. Have a look at the map in the right panel to see the exact POV which was less than 10 minutes away from the central station.

The photo was taken from the footpath in the High Level Bridge. The smaller bridge in the foreground is called the Swing Bridge and the high one behind it is Tyne Bridge. Much further in the distance you may spot the white arch of the Millenium Bridge.

The design of the Tyne Bride (1928) was an inspiration for the famous Harbour Bridge (1932) in Sydney.
It was designed and build by the same company from Middlesbrough in North East England.

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