Bridge Over Placid Water

Shot this along the waterfront in Washington DC. The bridge is Memorial Bridge and the city behind it is Roslyn in Virginia.

Not in love with this image but the more I looked at it the more I figured why not publish it. There is nothing wrong with it. It’s just not exciting. It’s one of those solid images that work but doesn’t do a lot more.

I shot this on my A7R and I believe my 24-240 lens which is the workhorse of my landscape stuff. I’m lazy with lens changes. I rather have a lens that does everything well than some uber lens I need to switch out to. Sure there are compromises but it produced a good chunk of the images on this site the last year or so.

Editing wise nothing fancy. No masking no nothing. Just a curves adjustment and then local work. With my tone curve I have become more aggressive using it to get better contrast. If there is a weird color shift I just open up the Camera Raw Filter and redo the white balance or just do a hue/saturation fix within Photoshop itself.


Bridge Over Placid Water

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  1. THE MOM said:

    Memorial Bridge and Roslyn, VA. Viewing the bridge from the photographer’s eye you can see the details one does not see traveling around or over the bridge perhaps every day. The bridge was authorized by Congress in February 1925, and was completed in January 1932. As a memorial, its decorative features were extensive and intricate, and resolving the design issues over these details took many years. It is nice to see photos of places we take for granted. The architecture is a work of art and much detail goes into the finished product. We only think of the practical sense of the bridge; the photographer helps us see the beauty and details that went into it as well. I enjoyed.

    March 20, 2017

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