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Taken 20-May-13
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Category:Architecture and Structures
Subcategory:Bridges
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Keywords:Black Rock, Black Rock Canal, Buffalo, Buffalo NIagara, Ferry Street, NY, New York, Niagara River, Robert RIch, Robert Rich Way, Squaw Island, Western New York, bridge, bridge silhouette, canal, car, colorful sky, colors, head, head-on, headlights, new name, on, oncoming, renamed, silhouette, steel, street, structure, sunset, way
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Dimensions4000 x 2666
Original file size4.69 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken20-May-13 20:30
Date modified23-May-13 23:07
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D600
Focal length45 mm
Focal length (35mm)45 mm
Max lens aperturef/4.1
Exposure0.6s at f/22
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Sunset behind the Squaw Island Bridge, Black Rock Canal, Buffalo, NY.

Sunset behind the Squaw Island Bridge

Squaw Island Bridge on Robert Rich Way (previously West Ferry Street) in Buffalo, NY at sunset.

It was a beautiful evening, warm, with fresh breeze over the river. Sun had set, the sky was colorful. A crane ship was docked at the nearby water treatment plant. Most people were wrapping up their evening on Squaw Island and heading home. I also photographed this same scene without the incoming car but like this one much more. It feels more alive!

The bridge is a lift bridge, or a bascule bridge and crosses the Black Rock Canal (I've also seen references to Black Rock Channel) that runs parallel to the NIagara River in Buffalo, NY. It provides access to the Squaw Island and its Broderick Park and the Bird Island Pier. The park is under construction as of this writing and repairs are also scheduled for the pier.