Tim's One Photograph a Day

Padlocks, or “Love Locks”.

Padlocks on Bridge.

Padlocks: Representing Undying Love.

Representing Undying Love.

A recent trend has been for loving couples to place padlocks onto bridges. There to express undying love for one another. You are supposed to throw the keys into the river.

I have walked past these locks on many occasions. They are on what is known as the “American Bridge”. Technically, though, this is a bit of a misnomer.

The original American Bridge was built during WWII. This was to cover in case the then only other crossing, the Town Bridge, was damaged. It was only meant to be a temporary structure.

However, it became a popular alternative route, and survived until 2001, when it was replaced with the current bridge.

Today’s photo captures a number of the padlocks on this bridge. I have used a telephoto lens with a wide aperture to focus in on just one. The conversion to black and white adds to the impact of the shot.

Photograph Details:

  • Taken: 22 Aug 2017
  • Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M10 MkIIA
  • Lens: Olympus 40-150mm 1:4-5.6
  • Focal Length 200mm
  • F/5.6
  • 1/100 Sec
  • ISO 200

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