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The Bridge over River Kwai

Posted by
shoti (somewhere in, China) on 15 April 2010 in Landscape & Rural.

History of this bridge goes way back to the Japanese occupation period in Thailand. It was said that the Japanese were in Dire need of connection to Burma to give supplies to their soldiers there and maintain presence. They decided to build the Thailand-Burma railway, a.k.a. Death railway. They used POWs as forced laborers. These forced laborers worked under the harshest conditions, and so many died as a result, approximately 180,000 Asian prisoners and 60,000 westerners. (wikipedia)

Kanchanaburi, Thailand

NIKON D40 1/50 second F/10.0 ISO 200 12 mm

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tede from Aubenas 07, France

I saw the beautiful film based on the famous bridge, beautiful image. Good day.

15 Apr 2010 6:48am

Sidney from Manila, Philippines

A bridge with a history !
Nice perspective.

15 Apr 2010 7:24am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent framing, beautiful light and colors!

15 Apr 2010 7:46am

Fred from Manila, Philippines

Ang ganda naman ng wide perspective. At ng converging lines. sarap! patravel travel nalang. hahahaha!

15 Apr 2010 9:09am

@Fred: hehe sinwerte lang at nasa mood si erpats pre :D

Jean-Luc from Lyon, France

the framing is super , and i love the big perspective who drive us near the blue sky ! bravo , my friend !

15 Apr 2010 9:52am

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

nice perspective! :D

15 Apr 2010 10:17am

josm from san jose, Costa Rica

great shot ...congrats!

15 Apr 2010 1:39pm

Josh from Madison, Maine, United States

Great shot. I've of course seen the Hollywood movies, and have always been interested in that historical period.

I like the fact that on one side if the bridge, the buildings look older, while on the other side they are more modern. I'm surprised the F10 aperture worked as well as it did. Were you using a filter?

15 Apr 2010 3:01pm

@Josh: Hi Josh. Glad you liked it. I think f10 is enough for this one. I had a CPL screwed on the lens so I had to compensate for the loss of light.

marsa from Tehran, Iran

perfect perspective.

15 Apr 2010 3:27pm

foto-rolero54 from Belgium

This is a nice composition. good perspective, i like

15 Apr 2010 4:17pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

Very informative narrative to go with this well taken image. Your pov is spot on. I actually recall a movie name the same as your title and seeing it when I was younger.

15 Apr 2010 10:00pm

@Self-Indulgence: yes, I've read some things about the movie. maybe I should watch it some time. glad you liked it Kirsten :)

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

excelente composición y prespectiva, muy buena!!

16 Apr 2010 6:44pm

Ardan from Manila, Philippines

ganda nito pare! ganda ng kulay! leading lines! solid! another favorite.

20 Apr 2010 4:58pm

1/50 second
ISO 200
12 mm