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