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Over the River
Over the River

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Challenge: Leading Lines II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 17-35mm f/2.8-4.0 EX Aspherical HSM for Canon
Location: Savage Mill, Maryland
Date: Jun 25, 2005
Aperture: 7
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Architecture, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Jun 26, 2005

This is the only bridge of this type left in the world (The Bollman Truss semi-suspension bridge, put here in 1860). Guess I could use it for obsolete since it no longer has trains running over it. Some of you all might think this is a stretch for leading lines. I don't if I go by the challenge details!

This is the first time I have dodged or burned an image. There was sunlight (still apparent) falling across where I didn't want it to so I D&B to even out the wood tones. Also cropped, sharpened, etc.
Thanks everyone for the great comments!

ARGH!! Zoomdak is absolutely right. Sometimes in searching and finding the 'perfect' place, you forget other aspects of the image. Like a subject! I have already scheduled a return to this site for another bunch of images with - you guessed it - something in them. I love the bridge in and of its own but, really, take the person out of the first place image and what do you have? Mine. ;)

No one said anything about the odd crop. Hmmm....

Place: 32 out of 275
Avg (all users): 6.2137
Avg (commenters): 7.9375
Avg (participants): 5.8720
Avg (non-participants): 6.5610
Views since voting: 1481
Views during voting: 319
Votes: 248
Comments: 18
Favorites: 2 (view)

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08/25/2005 09:11:05 AM
I like the mixture of the rich wood tones and steel. The contrasty look to the greenery blends nicely with the bridge. Great shot.
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07/04/2005 04:40:03 AM
Hard to add more than what I said in the challenge.
The tones and mood here say cool, peaceful & timeless.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/03/2005 11:32:57 PM
VERY nicely seen and composed.
This is a superb photograph, with the exposure being perfect!
One of my favorites in & out of the challenge (10)
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07/03/2005 03:57:27 AM
I love the difference in texture between the wood and the metal in this shot! What a great bridge :-) Good job leading the eye into the back of the photo. Nice mood to this shot as well. Good lighting, clarity and all of that! Really like the composition.
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07/02/2005 08:56:31 PM
Interesting juxaposition between the old wood walkway, and the newer metal structure. Your use of Gothic Glow/ soft focus(?) gives this a kinda surreal feeling.
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07/02/2005 05:54:12 AM
great pic, slightly more saturated would have been better.
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07/02/2005 12:44:50 AM
Wow! This one pacts a punch! Not only do the wood lines focus you in but also the metal frame adds much depth to it as well. I'd also like to see this image tried with a person/some kind of focal point at the end of the walk. Awesome job though! Top ten.
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07/01/2005 09:11:07 PM
Oh great... now I'm going to have that stupid "Over the River and through the woods, to grandmother's house we go" song in my head all night. Rest assured, I did not take any points off for that :). I like the way these lines converge. Good shot.
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07/01/2005 06:25:35 PM
Lots of texture here, which makes this an absorbing picture, even in the absence of any obvious point of focus.
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06/30/2005 02:24:01 AM
Looks a little over processed for me, but I like the wood colors with the red iron.
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06/29/2005 10:05:34 PM
What an awesome bridge, well done shot.
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06/28/2005 06:12:32 PM
Leading lines or curves generally have two purposes. One is to lead the viewer into the scene. The other is to lead you toward the main subject. It is most effective if they come in from the lower left because that is the natural direction humans visually scan a picture from so are easiest to pick up.

Nice lines that make the viewer wonder what is on the trail beyond the bridge.
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06/28/2005 10:40:37 AM
Good lighting, I like the yellow hue, and soft feel, did you use a filter?
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06/27/2005 06:11:34 PM
maybe a bit too dark?
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06/27/2005 04:08:54 PM
nice dodge and burn work..great feel to the shot.
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06/27/2005 04:08:01 PM
Very nicely done. The composition is great and the colors are fantastic. I like the dreaminess of the photo. The only thing I don't like is the red iron work. This walkway would look so much better without it. Did it used to be a railway bridge?
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06/27/2005 09:47:42 AM
This really appeals to my eye and is certainly in keeping with the challenge. I love it. Voting High.
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06/27/2005 12:39:01 AM
Nice light and color usage!
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