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pandora
31st December 2016, 08:25 PM
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/NYE1.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/91517)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/NYE2.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/91517)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/NYE3.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/91517)

Mrs T
31st December 2016, 08:37 PM
Great shots Mark, did you use live composite ;-)

Happy New Year!

Beagletorque
31st December 2016, 08:40 PM
Happy New Year Mark. That's been all over our news too.

pandora
31st December 2016, 11:15 PM
Amanda, Andrew - Just shot them from the TV with my phone camera, Amanda.

I saw it only on TV last night. Sydney is a 400 mile drive up the highway from Wang'.

I should have made this an open thread, anyone please feel free to add any of your city's NYE images.

Ross the fiddler
1st January 2017, 07:13 AM
Happy New Year to all. *chr

BTW Mark. Don't forget to watch The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on ABC TV tonight (7:30 pm). *yes

*chr

Zuiko
1st January 2017, 09:14 AM
Happy New Year to everyone in both hemispheres.

pandora
1st January 2017, 09:17 AM
I began watching it at 7:30 Ross but it was so boring that I switched channels when those kids on motor cycles began their act that I had seen before. Same with the dancers. But it's recording now as i watch Queen Victoria's Children so later I'll just fast fwd it to see if there's anything new..

Beagletorque
1st January 2017, 11:45 AM
Happy New Year to all. *chr

BTW Mark. Don't forget to watch The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on ABC TV tonight (7:30 pm). *yes

*chr

One for you Ross!

Edinburgh's Hogmanay New Year's Eve Fireworks 2016/ 2017 - BBC One Scotland - YouTube

iso
1st January 2017, 05:26 PM
Yes a Happy New Year to all. Think all worldwide displays had their thing - but you can't beat the Wheel*yes;)*chr

Ross the fiddler
1st January 2017, 10:53 PM
Yes a Happy New Year to all. Think all worldwide displays had their thing - but you can't beat the Wheel*yes;)*chr

Yes, sure we can! With the large 'coat hanger' downunder! :p :D

*chr

Imageryone
2nd January 2017, 08:40 AM
Scroogey !!!!!
I just think that all that all those millions going up in smoke could be utilised in a much more humane fashion to celebrate the start of a New Year.
Couldn't be bothered even to watch :mad::mad::mad:

Phill D
2nd January 2017, 09:58 AM
Happy New Year to you too Mark and everyone on the forum. I saw the fireworks on TV too. When you see the Sydney ones on the News here it sort of marks the start of the year end if you know what I mean.

Ross the fiddler
2nd January 2017, 10:04 AM
Happy New Year to you too Mark and everyone on the forum. I saw the fireworks on TV too. When you see the Sydney ones on the News here it sort of marks the start of the year end if you know what I mean.

I get a NY message 2 hours earlier from my daughter, in NZ. :rolleyes: :D

pandora
2nd January 2017, 12:03 PM
Happy New Year to you too Mark and everyone on the forum. I saw the fireworks on TV too. When you see the Sydney ones on the News here it sort of marks the start of the year end if you know what I mean.

Thanks Phill and all - your fireworks displays were also spectacular, fortunately no serious incidents anywhere world wide aside from a couple of accidental deaths here in Oz by idiots lighting their own.

DavyG
2nd January 2017, 07:55 PM
A belated Happy New Year to you also Mark.

I hope you have a great 2017.

Dave

pandora
2nd January 2017, 08:28 PM
Thanks and backatcha, Dave! *chr

Naughty Nigel
2nd January 2017, 09:20 PM
Yes, sure we can! With the large 'coat hanger' downunder! :p :D

*chr

Looks like a mirror image of the Tyne Bridge! :D

(And there is a good reason for that.)

pandora
2nd January 2017, 09:31 PM
Looks like a mirror image of the Tyne Bridge! :D

(And there is a good reason for that.)

Yeah, you ripped our design (even if we did import the parts from you guys in exchange for our meat! :D)

Naughty Nigel
2nd January 2017, 10:29 PM
Yeah, you ripped our design (even if we did import the parts from you guys in exchange for our meat! :D)

The Tyne Bridge was completed first in 1928, as a prototype for the much larger Sydney Harbour Bridge in 1932.

The Cleveland Bridge Co. is still going strong. :)

pandora
5th January 2017, 12:39 AM
That's interesting. The Sydney Harbour Bridge construction started in 1924, took 8 years to build. Total length: 1,149 m

Tyne Bridge total length: 389 metres (1,276 ft) Btw, does it take cars or is it just a footbridge? :D

Naughty Nigel
5th January 2017, 09:47 AM
Tyne Bridge total length: 389 metres (1,276 ft) Btw, does it take cars or is it just a footbridge? :D

You may well ask my bonny lad.

At certain times of day it resembles a four-lane car park. :rolleyes:

I believe the Sydney bridge has a lower deck for trains?

We have the High Level bridge in Newcastle, built by Robert Stephenson in 1849, which has trains on the top deck, and 'carriages' on the lower deck.

We used to be able to drive over it, but like much of the Toon it is the preserve of buses and taxis now. :rolleyes:

I'm afraid the picture below isn't al that clear as "there's fog on the Tyne". :D


http://www.tonyjollyimages.com/images/galleries/NEWCASTLE-BRIDGES/02_BRIDGES.jpg

Ross the fiddler
5th January 2017, 09:57 AM
Our Sydney Harbour Bridge has the railway tracks on the western (other) side only with traffic using the rest. The Cahill Expressway basically used the eastern (this) side while the rest had changing lanes for peak times in the middle. They have made changes to it over the years, but thankfully I hardly ever need to drive over it now.

http://fourthirds-user.com/galleries/data/505/M3104029_CaOne_adj-cr-s.jpg (http://fourthirds-user.com/galleries/showphoto.php/photo/30289)

There was an incident in the middle of December there. Cahill Expressway truck rollover causes Harbour Bridge and Tunnel traffic chaos (http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/cahill-expressway-truck-rollover-causes-harbour-bridge-and-tunnel-traffic-chaos-20161214-gtayly.html).

*chr

Naughty Nigel
5th January 2017, 12:17 PM
Our Sydney Harbour Bridge has the railway tracks on the western (other) side only with traffic using the rest. The Cahill Expressway basically used the eastern (this) side while the rest had changing lanes for peak times in the middle. They have made changes to it over the years, but thankfully I hardly ever need to drive over it now.

http://fourthirds-user.com/galleries/data/505/M3104029_CaOne_adj-cr-s.jpg (http://fourthirds-user.com/galleries/showphoto.php/photo/30289)

There was an incident in the middle of December there. Cahill Expressway truck rollover causes Harbour Bridge and Tunnel traffic chaos (http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/cahill-expressway-truck-rollover-causes-harbour-bridge-and-tunnel-traffic-chaos-20161214-gtayly.html).

*chr


Nice scenery and supporting structures there Ross. :D

The bridge is nice too. Looks like the Tyne Bridge on steroids. :D :D

pandora
5th January 2017, 05:27 PM
What bridge, Nige' ? *erm

pandora
5th January 2017, 05:53 PM
Ah, you mean this one?
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/PA261480ED.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/91548)

drmarkf
5th January 2017, 06:31 PM
Hmmmm...

I love both Newcastle and Sydney, and would be perfectly happy to spend half the year in each as long as it was the right half year...

I have done the Bridgeclimb in Sydney: http://www.bridgeclimb.com/

...and how many remember this glorious celebration of the Tyne bridges (skip the advert): THE NICE - FIVE BRIDGES (1/2) - YouTube

iso
5th January 2017, 07:02 PM
Ross – you have to understand that ‘fog on the Tyne’ is just a polite way of describing the usual air quality in Newcastle. ;) As for your scenic view of SHB I think a large amount of cropping to Portrait would have vastly added interest to the shot ;););)

Naughty Nigel
5th January 2017, 07:10 PM
Ah, you mean this one?
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/PA261480ED.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/91548)

Oh thank you. So there was a bridge behind those beautiful, slender supporting structures? :D

drmarkf
5th January 2017, 07:17 PM
This thread is reaching truly surreal heights.

Naughty Nigel
5th January 2017, 07:22 PM
Ross – you have to understand that ‘fog on the Tyne’ is just a polite way of describing the usual air quality in Newcastle. ;) As for your scenic view of SHB I think a large amount of cropping to Portrait would have vastly added interest to the shot ;););)


I was actually alluding to the song "Fog on the Tyne" by Lindisfarne. Thankfully air quality in Toon has improved enormously over the past forty years or so, but the nearby North Sea often results in a very cold, thick and wet 'Sea Fret' (sea fog) blanketing the entire area; especially in late spring when the sea is still very cold, but the land is warm.

https://66.media.tumblr.com/e9bc4be9dd51df099db933b99dd866eb/tumblr_oe2j9z57Hh1rj6mfgo1_500.png

Even in high summer it is not unusual to leave home in brilliant sunshine and 25 °C, only to arrive at the coast at Seaton Canoe ten miles away to find it is cold and foggy.

Naughty Nigel
5th January 2017, 07:44 PM
And here's one I took a very long time ago on Kodachrome 64.

The temperature was around -16 °C at the time, but we are used to that. :)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Tyne_Bridge_800X.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/91557)

pandora
6th January 2017, 10:47 AM
I have done the Bridgeclimb in Sydney:

I understand they don't allow photography. They tog you up in a pocket-less jump suit so if you want pictures you buy theirs from the kiosk, I'd rather invest in a drone. And to discourage high jumps they chain you up to a dog run.

Oh thank you. So there was a bridge behind those beautiful, slender supporting structures? :D
Oh absolutely. That bridge knows how to pylon the charm.

pandora
6th January 2017, 10:56 AM
And here's one I took a very long time ago on Kodachrome 64.
The temperature was around -16 °C at the time, but we are used to that. :)

In 1990 Sandra and I crossed that bridge on our drive back to London. I was shooting pictures out through the sunroof of the Rover we hired.

drmarkf
7th January 2017, 03:41 PM
I understand they don't allow photography. They tog you up in a pocket-less jump suit so if you want pictures you buy theirs from the kiosk, I'd rather invest in a drone. And to discourage high jumps they chain you up to a dog run..

Correct, but it was fun to do it with the family. Quite a bit cheaper back in those days, too.

iso
7th January 2017, 06:55 PM
..............pylon.................. I set a 2017 challenge to see if that one is bettered*yes:eek::cool:*chr

pandora
7th January 2017, 08:00 PM
You'll need to visit Oz on a Bridging visa (https://www.google.com.au/search?site=webhp&source=hp&q=bridging+visa&oq=bridging+visa&gs_l=hp.1.0.0l10.2914.8474.0.12265.14.10.0.4.4.0.2 92.2654.2-10.10.0....0...1c.1.64.hp..0.13.2532.0..46j35i39k1 j0i131k1j0i46k1.EGpTJOhvHUA) to better it. *yes *chr
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/PA261469.JPG (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/91573)

pandora
7th January 2017, 08:36 PM
And here's one I took a very long time ago on Kodachrome 64.


That's a very cool shot too, btw.

Naughty Nigel
7th January 2017, 10:38 PM
That's a very cool shot too, btw.

Thank you Mark.

The scaffolding and bright floodlights at the north end of the bridge were unfortunate distractions, but I have always liked the brightly coloured reflections on the river, which only Kodachrome could have captured.

pandora
7th January 2017, 11:08 PM
I don't see the floodlights or scaffolding as distracting at all, Nigel. The floodlights lit the buildings and esplanade that added interest and a critical lead in to the bridge. I agree that Kodachrome 64 was a great film as indeed were reversal films generally. One of my favourites was Fuji Provia, vibrant but less saturated than Kodachrome. Switch off the floodlights and you wind up with a dirty big black hole in the f/g - dare I say as big as the UK budget and ours combined! :o

Ross the fiddler
7th January 2017, 11:37 PM
Just for the sake of it, since there is all this discussion on bridges & our Sydney Harbour Bridge, here is an angled night view during Vivid Sydney 2016 (https://www.vividsydney.com/about-vivid-sydney).

http://fourthirds-user.com/galleries/data/505/M6066866_CaOne_adj-s.jpg (http://fourthirds-user.com/galleries/showphoto.php/photo/30768)

*chr

Naughty Nigel
7th January 2017, 11:49 PM
I don't see the floodlights or scaffolding as distracting at all, Nigel. The floodlights lit the buildings and esplanade that added interest and a critical lead in to the bridge. I agree that Kodachrome 64 was a great film as indeed were reversal films generally. One of my favourites was Fuji Provia, vibrant but less saturated than Kodachrome. Switch off the floodlights and you wind up with a dirty big black hole in the f/g - dare I say as big as the UK budget and ours combined! :o

I feel the floodlights distract from the bridge and coloured reflections in the river, but there was noting I could do about it. And I like it all the same. :)

I cannot disagree about the black hole though.

pandora
8th January 2017, 01:03 AM
You may find this shot interesting and similarly saturated to your night shot reflections.
It is a 5 megapixel Olympus C5050Z image of the Derwent River, Hobart, TAS filched from my 2005 archives.
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/P1010118.JPG (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/91577)