I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t disappointed that this image didn’t make the finals of the Landscape Photographer of the Year 2020 awards, but really proud that it was shortlisted especially as it wasn’t taken as planned!

The Tyne Bridge, the most iconic of the 7 bridges crossing the River Tyne. Officially opened in October 1928 and built by Dorman Long and Co of Middlesbrough who also built the Sydney Harbour Bridge a few years later.

I took the photo back in December 2018, it had been snowing and I wanted to get a shot of the bridge in the snow. I know snow can melt fast, but I only live in Gateshead so wasn’t expecting it to have melted that fast!

For me, this picture is all about lighting, I was trying to capture the atmosphere. There was no one on the bridge and it felt very eery. I love how it leads right through to the far end of the bridge and includes the church and clock.

I always try to pick out the best a scene or visual has to offer which is exactly what I tried to capture in this photograph.

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