Clifton suspension bridge captued at night by john barwoodClifton suspension bridge captued at night by bristol photographer john barwoodClifton suspension bridge captued at night by bristol photographer john barwood

A few nights ago I decided to capture the Clifton suspension bridge for the first time since my move to Bristol, with its lights on, inspired by the idea of getting some nostalgic shots for a good friend who is leaving Bristol to work in America until Christmas. It was about 3am as I marched up to the bridge, camera locked securely on to my tripod. Apart from the furious gusts all was going well, and I was half way through my first set of HDR captures when a police car came flying across the bridge, lights and sirens blazing. It seems that at night (and probably by day as well) a carbon fiber tripod looks a lot like an assault rifle, and the local constabulary had been informed as much by an alarmed member of the public.
Luckily the they saw the funny side of this and i managed to get some good shots.

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