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16 Comments | Report
maureenlight
 
maureenlight February 06, 2013
Nice shot!
julieeverhart
 
julieeverhart February 06, 2013
Beautiful shot!
korinna
 
korinna February 07, 2013
Voted! If you like any of mine, pls vote for it:
http://www.viewbug.com/contests/at-a-distance-photo-contest/1840816
http://www.viewbug.com/contests/at-a-distance-photo-contest/2412607
johnpa53
 
johnpa53 February 07, 2013
awesomw capture, voted
Khrich409
 
Khrich409 February 07, 2013
I love absolutely everything about this shot! Very well done! Voted!
Ehjax
 
Ehjax February 12, 2013
Great Capture. Voted
redwriter Platinum
 
redwriter February 12, 2013
Great capture. Voted. - Jake
ArtQ
 
ArtQ February 13, 2013
very nice shot, voted!
jinjeanninelewis
 
jinjeanninelewis February 13, 2013
stunning & lovely, crispy, voted
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 March 21, 2013
LOVE this! Simply awesome! Wow!
hwishnick Ultimate
 
hwishnick July 30, 2013
Great perspective. Looks like it's a mile long.
andrewpage1
 
andrewpage1 August 10, 2013
Very nice!!
AliAlzuhair
 
AliAlzuhair August 10, 2013
Nice!
kasper Platinum
 
kasper September 04, 2013
Outstanding picture.
mferreror
 
mferreror January 22, 2015
Wonderful!
dareco
 
dareco March 05, 2015
voted

Behind The Lens

Location
Ponte della Maddelena, Borgo A Mozzano, Nr Bagni di Lucca, Tuscany Italy
Time
Mid morning end of September
Lighting
Weak sunlight through even light clouds
Equipment
Canon 5D3 17-40mm @ 17mm f8 - 7 shot HDR from 1/400 sec - 1/6 sec in 1EV steps tripod and polarizer
Inspiration
We passed this iconic bridge most days from our base when exploring Tuscany, the light was never really that good and I wanted to get a slightly different image. I waited for a bright but not too contrasty light and a bridge free of people and tour coaches on the road. I loved the typical faded tuscan colours and the milky green river - it really was that colour!
Editing
I used Photomatix Pro to process a series of 7 images from 1/400 sec - 1/6 sec in 1EV steps I then optimised exposure, tone, sharpness, clarity etc. in Lightroom before blending with some of the original frames in Photoshop
In my camera bag
Canon 5D3, 7D Canon 17-40mm, 24mm TSE, 50mm 1.8 Sigma 70-200mm 2.8, 120-300 2.8, 1.4 teleconverter Tamron 90mm 2.8 macro, 17-50mm 2.8 Tokina 11-16mm 2.8 Manfrotto 055XPROB with 498RC2 head HiTech filters from which I take whats required for each day/shoot!
Feedback
Look for a different take on well photographer iconic sites, this can be POV, processing treatment or even time of day/night etc.... If I'm visiting an area for while I'll try to get an idea of light directions (Using The Photographers Ephemeris or compass!), when and how many people are visiting and if for images like this it is floodlit. I will try and get an image early in the stay and use it to fine tune a visit when the weather and conditions are optimal - don't however put shooting off expecting these optimal conditions to happen!

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