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New Bridge, Old Bridge
New Bridge, Old Bridge

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Challenge: Free Study XV (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Location: Tacoma, Washington, USA
Date: Nov 25, 2006
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Landscape, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Nov 29, 2006

Construction of the second span of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, showing partially-built new roadway.

Taken from the (moving) southbound train near Tacoma, Washington.

Handheld, auto mode.

-Noise-reduction with PictureCooler
-Retouch/burn small lamp relection near center
-RGB Curve
-Blue Curve
-Red Curve
-Resize for DPC
-Crop a from bottom to 3:2 ratio
-USM at 16%/64 dia/TH = 0
-USM at 66%/0.6 dia/TH = 5
-USM at 66%/0.6 dia/TH = 5 (second application)
-SaveAs JPEG at quality 8/10 = 146kb

Place: 393 out of 501
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12/14/2006 01:26:26 PM
Critique from Critique club,
This is a picture with nice colors and lines. According to the essence of composition this has at least two of the valuable elements, line and pattern. Now I was told sometime back that I do not know what I want to show in my pictures, and I completely agree to that. I beleive the same is true for this picture, there are a lot of things going on, like there are buildings in the background that catch attention. When I consider that this is taken from a moving train I think this is a nice take, but it would be nice to try out from somewhere close where both the bridges cover a larger part of the picture. You would also be able to frame the image at your will. In this picture the diagonal lines and curves are nicely used to draw attention, but it will be more interesting if there are less of distracting objects around. I would imagine, that standing close to one of the pillars will emphasise on the size of the object that is there and also the one that is being constructed. It seems from this pic that there is a connection between the old and the new bridge (mother child) where the old one provides some sort of support, this part is interesting in itself but forms only a small part of the image and is visible only on closer inspection. It is essential in photography to make things simpler so that only the most essential and interesting is shown with the maximum emphasis, so it is indeed important to understand which part of the scene moved you and why you want to share it.
I beleive this is a point and shoot camera and the aperture and speed were automatically adjusted and normally these type of cameras do have a large DOF. So i would not comment on it.
I beleive aside from the colors which is right now the central theme of the picture there are pictures in it which are worth noticing which appeal closer to the caption.
I would be happy to be of any further assistance.
With regards
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/01/2006 06:56:00 PM
The construction of these bridges amazes me again and again. Always new ideas and new plans. Thanks for showing.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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