I was asked by a client to go and Photograph the Severn Bridge as the bridge had just reached its 50th Anniversary. They really wanted to change the appearance of the bridge so they fitted lights all over the suspension cables. On the big launch this really transformed the bridge and made it look spectacular. I can remember flying back from a weekend away in Paris and noticing these lights standing out from the window of the plane.. I had to go a photograph it!!!
The following day I Checked the tides as I wanted to have two separate shots of the bridge one with high tide and one with low tide. As a keen fisherman I know the area very well and love how the bridge reflects off the water.
New Canon 5D MKIV
This was my first ever play around with my new CANON 5D MKIV (full review on the way) WOW what a camera!!!!
When I went out on high tide I wanted a sunset with this certain tide, the weather was defiantly on my side and I knew this was going to be a great evening to try out the new camera.. I got there early to get all my gear set up and a good composition.. It was a cloudy sunset which for me worked very well as I had great detailing in the sky and the colours really made it pop out..! ! Around a week later I caught low tide at around the similar time as before, but this time the sunset was just perfect, No clouds just pure colour in the sky, as the tide went out it left such a beautiful reflection of all the lights from the bridge and the sun setting amongst the waters edge.! Once the sun was set I still had one more shot in mind, this was now pitch black so I carefully walked under the bridge and grabbed myself a shot at a different angle.
I had shots at different angles on different tide so my client had a good variety to chose from on ordering some prints.
Since then I have sold numerous copies of these prints 🙂
‘The bridge, which took three and half years to complete at a cost of £8 million, was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth ii on 8th september 1966.! At the time it was the lightest suspension bridge in the world for its span and loading, and the seventh longest in the world – a real feat of british engineering!’ – Caption from Itv News