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Bryan

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Galloping Gertie
« on: August 01, 2017, 08:21:06 PM »
The Tacoma Narrows bridge, AKA Galloping Gertie, was originally built in 1940.  In 2007 the sister bridge was constructed to handle the increasing traffic on and off of the Kitsap Peninsula in Puget Sound.  The first bridge only lasted about 4 months before it had to be reconstructed (see video link).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFzu6CNtqec

The new bridge has a nice walking path so I decided to take my Canon AE-1 for a walk with a Canon FD 24mm f/2.8 S.S.C. lens and a Canon FD 100-200mm f5.6 S.C. lens.  The film is Ilford Delta 100 developed in beer. 

I started my walk on the Kitsap Peninsula side, that way I didn't have to pay the toll.  This is the approach to the bridge with Tacoma in the background. 
Tacoma Narrows by Bryan Chernick, on Flickr

There's a great view of Mt. Rainier from the bridge.
Rinier Through the Cables by Bryan Chernick, on Flickr

Cables and hardware holding the bridge up.
Suspension Cables by Bryan Chernick, on Flickr

Sister Bridges by Bryan Chernick, on Flickr

Cable Holds by Bryan Chernick, on Flickr
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Re: Galloping Gertie
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2017, 08:26:33 PM »
View from under the tower.
Bridge Towers by Bryan Chernick, on Flickr

Cable connector in the middle of the bridge.
Center of Bridge by Bryan Chernick, on Flickr

One of the towers of the old bridge.
Bridge Tower by Bryan Chernick, on Flickr

A tug pushing a barge passed under the bridge while I was walking across. 
Tug and Barge by Bryan Chernick, on Flickr

Looking straight down at a pleasure boat passing under the bridge.
Boat from above by Bryan Chernick, on Flickr

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Re: Galloping Gertie
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2017, 09:27:45 PM »
A very enjoyable set Bryan. I like the film/dev combination you chose. The grain and long tonal range seem to suit the 'old bridge/new bridge' theme. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Galloping Gertie
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2017, 11:13:20 PM »
A very enjoyable set Bryan. I like the film/dev combination you chose. The grain and long tonal range seem to suit the 'old bridge/new bridge' theme. Thanks for sharing.

Thanks James.

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Re: Galloping Gertie
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2017, 05:01:30 PM »
What a great set of photos Bryan, I really enjoyed them the grain really does enhance the look.

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Re: Galloping Gertie
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2017, 11:07:14 PM »
What a great set of photos Bryan, I really enjoyed them the grain really does enhance the look.

Thanks Irv, it actually turned out a little grainier than I was expecting based on my past experience with that film/developer combo.  But I do like it.