Monochrome Madness 2- 22 Bridges

This week for monochrome madness being the first of the month, the theme is (1 of 1)

I love bridges and piers, cant get enough of them but there is one bridge that I  particularly like.  It does look better in colour I have to say but when I was looking for a bridge for this week’s entry I wondered what it might look like in black and white.  It is a distinctive shape which would lend itself to monochrome so I gave it a go.  What do you think?

This lovely bridge is called the Huc Bridge and is on Hoan Kiem Lake in the historical centre of Hanoi.  It bridges the shore to Jade Island on which sits the Temple of the Jade Mountain built in  honour of a 13th century military leader.  The bridge was built in the 18th century and is made of wood painted red.

It happens to be a very popular tourist attraction and on the day of my visit there were swarms of people, literally not a second went by without someone there.  My best angle was from the shore taken looking towards the temple to hide most of the people.  I was lucky enough to achieve this but for only a short few seconds.

For more monochrome bridge photos please go to Leanne Cole’s website to view here.

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  1. This IS a lovely piece of bridge architecture Kaz. Really like it in B&W!

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  2. Love the reflections of its “legs” in the water in the colour version.

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  3. For me the red is impressive, but the black and white captures the contours much more distinctly. That surprised me because when I saw the two I thought the colour would be my choice but somehow it detracted from the shapes for me. Lovely. Thanks!

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    • I agree wholeheartedly. You put it so well too. I thought I shouldnt do this in black and white as its the red that makes it appealing but when I did the unusual construction of the poles worked well so its not only the red that makes it work, its more than just the colour. Thanks so much for your comments 🙂


  4. Hanoi looks like an awesome place! Nice shots.

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  5. That is an interesting structure!

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  6. Love the reflections!! Bridges — so many meanings in the words and the material object – so many feelings and moods in these reflections!


  7. Wow that’s really crowded but I appreciated the b/w after seeing it in color. Beautiful bridge!

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