I am fascinated by bridges. Some of this comes from the notion of how they are engineered, how they actually connect to solid ground, and the idea that these spans connect land masses separated by water, or simply space that could not be connected otherwise. Some may find them an intrusion in the landscape but they present a certain kind of contrast that I find photographically interesting.
The temperature at my 6:45 wake-up read 5 degrees. With the slightly windy conditions the wind chill came to -10. What on earth was I thinking? And not only that I had convinced my pal, Adam Holston, to sally forth into the cold with me. Even bundled up with layers we both felt the cold seep in until we could no longer feel our fingers. This was really a one shot deal for me. I had already plotted the location of the rising sun and I simply needed to be in position a few minutes before the sun hit the horizon. It could not come quick enough though as my 30 minutes on the bridge scouting the shot turned me into an iceberg, even as the ballhead on my tripod locked up from the cold. As the light came I grabbed one shot for the shadow areas and several sun star shots and the event was over. And then we were quickly to the car and Mellow Moods for coffee.
TECHNICAL: Fuji GFX 50s and a Fujinon GF 32-64 f4 R WR at 34mm. Two images were shot to create the final rendering-one at f11 for 1/4 of a second and the other at f16 for 1/8 of a second, both at ISO 100. The two files were corrected in Lightroom and combined using Luminosity Masks in Photoshop CC
Hi everyone. I hope and trust that you all had a great holiday. I have been quite busy over the last few months with several projects, both work related, and photographic in nature. Recently my newest article was published in the Second Edition of Fuji X Passion Magazine as well as two new articles on my switch to Fuji Cameras and the settings I use for the majority of my photography. I have been working on a new series of barns and I recently shot a series of images to test out the auto-focus system on the Fuji XT-2. That blog post is coming in the next few days.
Hi everyone. Last week I posted an image entitled "Morning at Great Falls" (you can see that post here). That image, the first one I made that morning, was shot approximately 20 minutes before sunrise when the color tones of light were decidedly blue. Though I like the tonality of that image and the composition, I felt that there was more that could be done.
Hi everyone. Many of my friends and colleagues who follow my work know that I shoot many of my images at the edge of light. The edge, for me, occurs in the nautical and civil twilight times of the day, before sunrise, and after sunset.