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The Trestle at Tempe AZ on the evening of their centennial celebration (1912-2012). The modern trestle is next to a remnant of the original trestle built in 19...
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The Trestle at Tempe AZ on the evening of their centennial celebration (1912-2012). The modern trestle is next to a remnant of the original trestle built in 1912.
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kathykuhn100 PRO
 
kathykuhn100 July 16, 2015
This is an amazing point of view & unique color. Congratulations!
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urbanviewphoto July 17, 2015
Hi Kathy, thank you for the kind words. This was a fun place.
thenickelwell
 
thenickelwell October 12, 2016
wonderful
korinna PRO
 
korinna March 25, 2018
Voted on architecture and reflection

Behind The Lens

Location
This was taken in Tempe Arizona during their 2012 Centennial. Specifically, July 3rd, 2012. I was visiting Phoenix for the first time.
Time
It was evening, approximately 7:30pm or so.
Lighting
I love night photography, and I shoot bridges quite often at night. Since I live on the East Coast, I shoot a great many of the local bridges under different lighting conditions (daytime, evening, night, winter, summer, etc.). Since this was my first (and probably only) trip to Phoenix, I was fortunate that we had great weather and a clear night. I shot this image on a tripod in available light. It was evening, so I shot a multiple exposure bracket (actually, several).
Equipment
Camera was a Nikon D300. Lens: Nikon 10-24mm. Shot on a tripod with shutter release cable.
Inspiration
I remember eating at a local eatery with my wife, and after dinner, asking the waiter if there was anything of interest to see and photograph nearby. He informed us that the trestle at Tempe Town Lake was lit up for the upcoming Centennial celebration. So that is where we went. Finding the Trestle lit up, and next to the remnant 1912 trestle, I thought "Perfect!" and began shooting. Since the trestle was alternating between red, blue and white, I waited for the colors to fade from red to blue, when this beautiful shade of violet came up and I snapped the current image using a 5 exposure bracket.
Editing
Since this was a 5 exposure bracket, I blended the images in post after all clean-up (sharpening, white-balance, etc.) I then applied a liberal amount of clarity to bring out the colors and make the image "pop". The water was virtually glass, so the clarity brought out the reflections.
In my camera bag
Camera, lenses, tripod, ND & CPL filters, cloth (for cleaning), blower (for dust) and extra batteries and media cards (SDHC).
Feedback
Sometimes, the image will find you (as in this case). Just make sure you're ready when it happens: always have your camera/lens; always have extra batteries/cards. When shooting at night, have a tripod and shutter release. My only other advice is to shoot what you like: I love bridges & trestles, so I looked for them. I happened to find this trestle on a one-of-a-kind night (July 3rd, 2012, prior to the 4th of July Centennial celebration). I was fortunate, and ready. "Fortune favors the prepared mind." Louis Pasteur

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