By Cliff Samson.

Rio Antirrio Bridge

By Cliff Samson

Olympus OM-D E-M1; 40-150mm f/4-5.6 lens @ 89mm; ISO 200; 1/2000s; f/5.6

Don’s response

Cliff Samson’s decision to shoot the structure not from the side, but rather looking straight down the roadway nicely captures the beautiful symmetry of this engineering marvel.

Judging from the shadows and flat, hazy light, it was in the middle part of the day. These conditions make the story of the image about the bridge itself, as the landscape is almost uniformly blue.

It would be interesting to see the same angle in Golden Hour light, but that in no way detracts from this picture.

(The 2300-metre long Rio-Antirrio bridge crosses the Gulf of Corinth, and connects the Greek mainland with the Peloponnese peninsula. Completed in 2004, it is considered one of the world’s great cable-stayed bridges.)

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