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By the Bridge #3

Posted by
DaveB (Exeter, United Kingdom) on 12 October 2008 in Landscape & Rural.

This was taken by the Firth of Forth during the week; the QE2 was moored just on the other side of the bridge for the day while I was working, but had left by the time I got down.

I'll be putting up a B&W-processed version of this tomorrow for comparison. Also, I's sure some people might think the horizon is off (I did myself), but I checked and it's fine. It must be some sort of optical illusion due to the angle of the bridge!

Canon EOS 400D 15 second F/3.5 ISO 200 18 mm

As always, comments are welcome, particularly those offering feedback and criticism on my images! (It's the only way I'll learn!) :)

Em!ly Ng from Residing in: Adelaide, Australia | Home:, Singapore

a sci-fi feel to this industrial-looking bridge and dreamy waters. really like this. any chance of it being HDR? i dont think it is. i'm somehow drawn by the 2 beams of blue light in the bg

12 Oct 2008 5:52am

@Em!ly Ng: Nope, not a HDR shot this time, I used a seperate curves layer for the background and foreground! The beams were there for the QE2

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Stunning Dave, simply stunning. Your very best work!

12 Oct 2008 7:28am

@Ted: Thanks Ted

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Exquisite, and although I love the entire compo, the foreground is a true Delight...WICKED ;)

12 Oct 2008 9:05am

@Lorraine: Thanks Lorraine, good to see you've expanded your vocabulary :)

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

Stunning shot, Dave! Perfect exposure and excellent colours. I like the reflections on the water.

12 Oct 2008 9:41am

@Giovanni: Thanks Giovanni

zOOm from Paris, France

Delightful long pause shot. I'm truly amazed by the rendering of the colors.

12 Oct 2008 10:50am

@zOOm: Thanks zOOm

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

wow.. I could stay up all night just looking at this wonderful creation..

12 Oct 2008 1:24pm

@shoti: Thanks Shoti

MaryP from Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Brilliant image. Love the foreground rocks. Well done.

12 Oct 2008 5:39pm

@MaryP: Thanks Mary

Volodia from Mississauga, Canada

nice, I love the way the water looks, and how sharp and clear this pic is.

12 Oct 2008 6:41pm

@Volodia: Thanks Volodia

Graham Russon from Cape Town, South Africa

Stunning shot, incredible exposure. Nice one.

12 Oct 2008 6:57pm

@Graham Russon: Thanks Graham

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Excellent long exposure here, Dave. I gotta get out and do some of these night shots.

12 Oct 2008 9:38pm

@amy: Thanks Amy, they're great fun!

Double KK Photography from West Richland, United States

awesome night shot

13 Oct 2008 4:36am

@Double KK Photography: Thanks KK

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

The 15 seconds has worked the magic on the water for sure . . lovely effect.

13 Oct 2008 7:50pm

@Ronnie 2¢: Thanks Ronnie

Oly B from Lyon, France

Really great picture !

13 Oct 2008 8:59pm

@Oly B: Thanks Oly

JJ from Jersey City, United States

amazing long exposure capture the colors are so beautiful

18 Dec 2008 11:57pm

Canon EOS 400D
15 second
F/3.5
ISO 200
18 mm

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