Dusky Bridge

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  1. oriecat

    oriecat work in progress

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    I don't think I ever posted this...

    Shot around dusk on Ilford Delta 3200, Nikon 4004

    Would love comments and critique!

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  2. Nytmair

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    i think if i were to take that picture i would have focues on the bridge and left the branches out of focus, just using them as a sort of frame surrouding the bridge. of course that's just me :)
     
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    I like it this way I think. The bush being in focus tells me I'm "here" and if I cross the bridge I'll be at some unknown "there."

    It has mystery. :D
     
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    manda instigator of pottymouthedness

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    Yeah I like the branches. Makes me feel like Im in there hiding, waiting..
     
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    Where is that bridge located????
     
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    Immediately I agreed with Nytmare, but after I looked at it for a while I dedided I like this way better. The only thing I would have tried to do would be to get rid of the branch that runs accross the middle, I think it's a little distracting. Otherwise, nice photo.
     
  7. oriecat

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    Interesting, the branch across the middle is one of my favorite parts. It breaks the frame of the branches around the bridge. It says this isn't a pic of a bridge, even tho it is. It is both. To me, it links them together.

    About the focus, I actually took the shot all three ways, bridge in focus, bush in focus, both in focus. I really think this one is the best. But maybe once my darkroom is up and running, I can run test prints of the others and let you compare...

    Kent, that is the Interstate 5 bridge in Portland, OR.

    Thanks for the comments! :D
     
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    I'm not big on the branch across the middle, but I really didn't notice it until someone else brought it to my attention. The rest of it i think is perfect. It has a slightly surreal effect. And from that angle the bridges looks a little rickety. I don't think I'd want to cross it.
     
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    the contrast of the branch is not great enough for that to be the focal point. I keep constantly searching the background for more substance and then when I see the bridge out of focus it all falls apart.

    The bridge is composed to be the focal, but yet you attempted an alternative focal on the branch. I must agree with Nytmair in the first post.
     

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