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In September 2001 in Tavira (in the Sotavento region of the Algarve) had a big art festival, The city was converted into an open air art gallery On the old Roman bridge huge brightly coloured sculptures were placed which informally turned the brigde into a chldrens’s playground.
Displayed here are two of the biggest pieces of the festival: a wire/metal contraption spanning the river Gilão and a covered boardwalk flanking it. The blue structure in the top right of the pic is part of the river spanning contraption – it’s kind of a giant twisted canopy.
In my picture taking I‘m often drawn to strong lines. Sometimes those lines are a result of the natural forms of the landscape, the result of looking at building from a certain angle or a combination of these things– in this time it were lines themselves that attracted me .
The metal suspended structures form a contrast with the old buildings on the waterfront and at the sime time echo their elementary forms.

PS-E2 tech: rotated, cropped, levels and contrast adjusted, selected parts of the picture lightened with the fill flash, saturation (master & blues) boosted, sharpened (whole pic) , frame layer added and saved for the web.

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Additional Photos by Bert Hoetmer (bertolucci) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1928 W: 122 N: 4345] (14052)
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