Bridge (humans only) by Marjolein Katsma

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A splendid day last Thursday, it felt like the first day of summer, though that hasn’t officially started yet; we spent it as a hiking day in South Holland through the Krimpenerwaard, South of Gouda

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One of the stretches in this hike was a nice (exactly straight) foot path, a canal on the right, to the left a row of trees and shrubs, then a ditch, and meadows on the other side of the ditch. The ditch was practically covered with Duck weed and some of the meadows were reachable by a little bridge, usually no more than two beams with planks.

This one was two steel beams with steel rods welded across it: it allows humans to pass easily but cattle and sheep simply cannot pass such a bridge.

I was struck by the contrasts between the ‘heavy-metal’ bridge and the duckweed, both as hard vs. soft and in color, two very different shades of green.

Taken in Krimpenerwaard, Netherlands 2010-06-17
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

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  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariover 4 years ago

    Well spotted Marjolein!! And well captured!! Great photography!! :))

  • Thank you very much, Vicki!

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • phil decocco
    phil decoccoover 4 years ago

    hoorah for your eye, the composition and explanation of the image vis a vis the scene from the trip. The idea is wonderful, the image even better. Well done Marjolein.

  • Thank you for your terrific comment, Phil!

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • MarjorieB
    MarjorieBover 4 years ago

    What an eye you have for all things subtly strange and lovely! — things most of us pass by and never see at all. This is such fun, especially with the explanation and the link to the Wikipedia article.

  • I’m always happy to find some people actually read my descriptions, and do not only look at the image itself. I always strive to add something you cannot directly derive from the image.

    Thank you so much for your lovely comment, Marjorie!

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • hardhhhat
    hardhhhatover 4 years ago

    Great lines I like the composition of this shot.

  • Thank you very much, Vee!

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • Kim  Calvert
    Kim Calvertover 4 years ago

    Great lines..I love the colors..looks amazing in the matte.

  • The bluish green is one of the things that drew my eye, no doubt more bluish because it was in the shadow. The duckweed was just its normal color but also in the shadow. Apart from a few small specks of sunlight penetrating the foliage, that is. :)

    Thanks for your lovely comment and the fave, Kim!

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • tori yule
    tori yuleover 2 years ago
  • Oh, how lovely! Thank you for the feature and for adding this photo to your favorites as well, Tori!

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • Ethna Gillespie
    Ethna Gillespieover 2 years ago


  • Thank you Ethna! And thanks for adding it to your favorites! :)

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • deborah zaragoza
    deborah zaragozaover 2 years ago

    Congratulations on your wonderful feature in Art and Math!!

  • Thank you so much, Deborah!

    – Marjolein Katsma

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