Shooting the Bridges

One of the classic sights in St Petersburg is the opening of the bridges on the River Neva to allow shipping to pass.  This is only done at night (to avoid causing traffic gridlock on the roads), and only during the summer months when the river is ice-free. I was very lucky firstly to be there on only the second night of this year's opening, and secondly to be guided by Alyona who found out about the bridge opening and the exact times (sometime after 1am!).

The photos here include three of the Palace Bridge with the Kunstkamera Museum in the background on the far bank of the river. The first in the set is an HDR treatment of a 40 seconds exposure showing the blurring of the bridge deck and lamps as it opens (very slowly!). The fourth image is a distant view of the Blagoveschenskiy Bridge further downstream.



About The Tom Angle

Photographer, food & wine lover, fanatical French horn player and reluctant IT geek. British expat in Switzerland.
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