People travel from the dawn of civilization. World is and has ever been in motion! Crossing lands can lead to barriers or obstacles, such as rivers, canyons, creeks and deep valleys, even islands, not easy to pass by. Building the structures like bridges, viaducts or piers help overcome natural barriers and shorten the distances.

 

So, following story is about the structures that let us shorten our travelling paths. TopLighthunters (HTL) and PhotoMondial organized joint thematic photo contest “Bridges” on HTL Facebook pages. More than forty photographers of all skill levels participated, submitting interesting and technically excellent works.

Selecting only a couple of images as contest winners was everything but easy. Our Editors used a complex set of objective criteria: motive; composition; light; overall impression; art; technical excellence and other. Some authors presented us more than one image that may have qualified for prize. However, we respect all authors and keep our rule: one prize per author.

Contest winners list in alphabetical order and their respective winning images:

 

Large bridges:

 

Biserka Vrdjuka - Krk island bridgeBiserka Vrdjuka - Krk island bridge, Adriatic Sea, Croatia 

 

 

 

 Božic Valčić - Most Slobode Zagreb, Croatia

Božica Valčić - Most Slobode (Freedom bridge), Zagreb, Croatia

 

 

 

 Ernesto Pini - Pag island bridgeErnesto Pini - Pag island bridge, Adriatic sea, Croatia

 

 

 

 

Jelena Puškarić - Slavonski BrodJelena Puškarić - Slavonski Brod, Croatia 

 

 

 

 

Milanka Dimić - Brankov mostMilanka Dimić - Brankov most (Branko's bridge), Belgrade, Serbia

 

 

 Mirjana Boćina - Anaabella - DubrovnikMirjana Boćina Anabella - dr. Franjo Tuđman bridge, Dubrovnik, Croatia

 

 

 

 Tome Grbeša - Pedestrian bridge by night, Osijek, CroatiaTome Grbeša - Pedestrian bridge by night, Osijek, Croatia

 

 

 

Other bridges and structures 

 

 

Aleksaandar Dekanski - DrinaAleksaandar Dekanski - Višegrad bridge, on Drina river, nearby Serbia and Bosnia Herzegovina border

 

 

 

Davorka Trbojević - Troubled sea bridgeDavorka Trbojević - Troubled sea bridge, Croatia

 

 

 

 

Frane Pavić - Sitting on the dockFrane Pavić - Sitting on the dock, Zadar, Croatia

 

 

 

Sanja Bradić v- Jelenski jarakSanja Bradić - Jelenski jarak - Deer's ditch, Croatia

 

 

 

 

Vanja Vukadinović - KamačnikVanja Vukadinović - Kamačnik, Croatia