Tag: Puente

Day 344 – 345

Day 344

Exif Data: Nikon D3200 ; Lens:  Nikkor AF Zoom 70-300; 100 mm, ISO 100; f/32; 47,5 seconds.

Day 345

Exif Data: Nikon D3200 ; Lens:  Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55; 28 mm, ISO 100; f/5,6; 1/200 s.

Although I’ve been away and haven’t had much time left to post, I’ve been taking pictures every day and finally I got some time to upload them.

I’ve been experimenting a bit with different things, the second picture is something I’d wanted to do for a long time and finally I decided to give it a try; I liked the outcome but I need to experiment some more, I have some ideas in my mind and we will see when they are going to become pictures.

20 days left!

Have a great weekend!

Feel free to leave feedback, critiques or suggestions.

Regards.

Hola!

Aunque no he tenido mucho tiempo para subir fotos, las he estado tomando y por fin pude sacar un rato para desatrazarme aca.

He estado experimentando un poco, haciendo algunas fotos que he querido hacer por un largo tiempo, y por fin hoy me decidí a hacerlas; estoy hablando de la segunda foto, no fue facil pero valió la pena la espera y el tiempo invertido en ella, además fue una experiencia divertida; aunque quiero experimentar más con este tipo de fotos, ya tengo algunas ideas en mente pero ya veremos cuando las puedo llevar a cabo.

Sólo 20 dias!

Críticas, comentarios y/o sugerencias son bienvenidas.

Saludos!

Pablo.

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Day 98

Hi Everybody!

I went to drive around the outskirts of the city to see what I could find; sometimes shooting in the center of the city is quite hard if you are the one who is driving, if you stop for a minute, people will start honking until you move and that’s quite understandable, the traffic and the noise that we already have in this city is enough; therefore, I decided to go far away from the center and I found some interesting things without thinking about the traffic jams and the honks.

I took a road in which I had never been on, it was very long and I was kind of afraid of being lost because it was like endless, there were so many ups and downs but I gotta say that there were some very nice landscapes, and curious things, like the bridge that you see in the picture.

There was a nice house in the other side of the road, and the only way to get there was walking through this bridge, if you see in the photo you will notice that under the bridge there is a river, and I’m sure nobody would like to swim in there.

The bridge color’s called my attention, made me stop and get off the car to take some photos.

If you see it bigger, you will notice all the shapes that the wires create, and the rusty texture of the old tins, which are things that made me choose this picture over the other one I shot today.

Exif Data: Nikon D5000 ; Lens:  Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55; 40 mm, ISO 200; f/7,1 ; 1/200 s.

Feel free to leave feedback, critiques or suggestions.

Regards.

Hola a todos!

Hoy salí a manejar en las afueras de la ciudad para ver qué podía encontrar; muchas veces tomar fotos en el centro es dificil si se está manejando, porque el simple hecho de parar genera más tráfico del que hay, la gente que viene en carros atras se desespera y empieza a pitar, lo cual es totalmente entendible; pero a mi no me gusta estar rodeado de tanto ruido, así que preferí ir a otro lugar donde el ambiente fuera más tranquilo.

Tomé una carretera que nunca había visto, estaba llena de paisajes muy bonitos y algunas cosas curiosas, como el puente que ven en la foto.

Al otro lado de la carretera principal había una casa, pero para llegar allá era necesario cruzar este puente, pues hay un rio que las separa y nadar en el no es una buena opción.

El puente hecho de lata llamó mi atención especialmente por sus colores, que me hicieron bajar del carro simplemente para tomar algunas fotos. Si ven la foto grande, van a notar la textura de las latas viejas y oxidadas, y además las múltiples formas que generan los alambres; esos elementos pesaron mucho a la hora de escoger esta foto por encima de todas las otras que tomé.

Datos de las foto: Nikon D5000 ; Lente: Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55; 40 mm, ISO 200; f/7,1 ; 1/200 s.

Críticas, comentarios y/o sugerencias son bienvenidas.

Saludos!

Pablo.

Day 18

Pereira, Colombia, 2:00 am and we can forecast the weather for the whole day… Foggy, rainy, dark  and maybe cold.

I decided to make a new HDR out of one single black and white photo, just to enhance the details and give a sort of mysterious atmosphere.

“Viaducto César Gaviria Trujillo” is the longest cable-stayed bridge in Risaralda; and makes easy travelling between two cities, Pereira and Dosquebradas.

It was named after César Gaviria, an ex-president who was born in Pereira; the bridge passes over the Otún river and it’s become an important landmark for the region.

Some facts I’ve found about this bridge:

When César Gaviria Trujillo Viaduct was finished, it was ranked 20th in the longest cable stayed bridges of the world.

The bridge was built by a Brazilian and German consortium, with assistance from French and Portuguese firms.

It was finished in 1997, so it’s 14 years old.

Its price was 58 million dollar.

Twelve workers died during its construction.

The bridge was an infamous site for committing suicide, from 1997 until 2005, 88 people ended their lives by jumping off the bridge. Nowadays, there are barriers in the borders, and, since its construction, no one has jump off it, even though some people have tried to climb up the barriers.

Length: 440 meters.

Width: 26 meters

Lane width: 3.5 meters each one, there are 4

Number of pylons: 17

Pylon Height: 96 and 105 meters

Deck height: 55 meters above the Otún river.

Steel Cables: 177 Tons

Metallic Structure: 2.758 Tons.

Volume of concrete used in the structure: 19.500 m3

The bridge has been a key element to reduce the traffic between the two cities. It reduced the travel time between them by up to 40 minutes.

It also had a considerable  region impact by making easier transportation links between the main cities of the Coffee Area.

Feel free to  critique or suggest anything you want.

Pablo.