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Taken 20-May-13
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Category:Architecture and Structures
Subcategory:Bridges
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Keywords:Bird Island Pier, Buffalo, Buffalo Niagara, Canada, Fort Erie, NY, New York, Niagara, Ontario, Peace, Peace Bridge, River, Squaw Island, US, USA, United States, Upstate New York, Western New York, artificial, blue, blue hour, blue sky, border, bridge, colors, crossing, dusk, flow, international, international bridge, lamps, light trail, light trail, lights, long exposure, moving cars, reflection, river, tail light, transportation, water
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Dimensions4000 x 2175
Original file size3.64 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken20-May-13 21:19
Date modified7-Sep-13 22:55
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D600
Focal length45 mm
Focal length (35mm)45 mm
Max lens aperturef/4.1
Exposure30s at f/14
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Peace Bridge Dressed in Blue, with Hints of Green, Red, and Yellow. Bird Island Pier, Buffalo, New York (NY).

Peace Bridge Dressed in Lavender and Blue

The Niagara River has always been, remains, and is going to be a draw for people whether they take a walk on its banks, jog, bike, enjoy a sunset, or photograph it. Peace Bridge is also a structure I enjoy photographing a lot. It's a mighty structure crossing a mighty river. And since 2009, it's LED lighting makes it even more attractive after the Sun goes to sleep.

In this photograph taken a short while after sunset, the lavender-lit bridge took on an overall blue tone being surrounded with the blue sky above and its blue reflection in the Niagara river below interrupted by the green traffic light and its reflection, the red trail lights of the moving trucks and cars on the bridge, and yellow glow from the street lights on the Canadian side.

Peace bridge forms an international border crossing between the cities of Buffalo, NY on the US side and Fort Erie on the Canadian side. It bridges the Niagara River as it flows out of the northeast side of Lake Erie. The bridge has two sections. A through-truss span over the Black Rock Canal, and five arched spans over the Niagara River. Peace Bridge is 5,800 feet (1,768 meters) long. It opened to public in 1927.

Bird Island Pier starting at Broderick Park on the southern tip of Squaw Island had traditionally provided great views of the bridge from both sides and also great views of downtown Buffalo from its far end. Unfortunately (as of September 7, 2013), the pier remains closed past Peace Bridge allowing for a view of the bridge only from the north, and cutting the beautiful walk significantly shorter. I hope the city will find a way to improve its structural stability soon to be able to reopen it.