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Humber Bridge



30 secs f16 iso 400 @12mm

30 secs f16 iso 400 @12mm
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4 Comments | Report
Lionel
 
Lionel September 27, 2013
well done,congratulations on the award
jleiweke
 
jleiweke September 29, 2013
Congrats!
edvarela
 
edvarela December 14, 2013
voted
tetvet PRO+
 
tetvet January 22, 2016
great shot,cool pov

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photograph under the Humber Bridge in Hull, UK. The majority of the photographs you'll see of the Humber Bridge are from the opposite end which has a completely different look to it! - I was determined to capture this bridge differently so I decided to head to the other side to see how it looked from that angle! I soon discovered the reason you probably don't see this side of the bride too often in photographs is down to the difficulties in actually getting there! Once you cross the bride you're literally on a duel carriageway, I quickly jumped out of the vehicle and went on foot to find the underside of the bride. I had to walk a fair distance to get there get this vantage point, (and a long way back to my driver after getting the shot) but I think it was well worth it!
Time
The photograph was taken at 2:30pm
Lighting
From a lighting perspective this image was shot using ambient daylight. It was an overcast day which prevented any harsh shadows cast from the bridge. It also gave a nice soft and even light which I feel works well for this image.
Equipment
This photograph was taken on my D300 on a 12-24mm DX lens. I wanted to take a long exposure to smooth out the clouds and water so I used a 10 stop B&W neutral density filter with a low iso and a really narrow aperture (f22) for maximum depth of field and to help increase my exposure time. I used a Manfrotto 190X PRO B tripod and the timer to prevent camera shake and left the shutter open for 68 seconds.
Inspiration
I love symmetry and architecture, so having the chance to capture this amazing structure was one I couldn't miss out on! I was also keen to try and capture it like I've never seen before so the challenge of getting to the other side of the bride and then photographing it, inspired me to take this shot.
Editing
I ran the image file through Adobe Camera Raw, gave it a subtle boost in exposure, contrast and sharpening before giving it some treatment in Nik's Silver Efex pro plugin - Here I was able to make some minor adjustments to bring out more detail in the bridge.
In my camera bag
Bodies: Nikon D800 / Nikon D300 (backup) Glass: Nikon 70-200 f2.8 / Nikon 24-70 f2.8 / Nikon 50mm f1.4 / Nikon 14-24 f2.8 / Sigma 8mm fisheye Lighting: Jinbei DC1200 / Genesis GF400 / SB 600/80dx Modifiers: Lastolite Ezybox / 60cm Bessel Gridded Softbox / 37' Godox Octabox Beauty Dish/Reflectors / Lastolite tri-grip reflector Thinktank belt system & Black rapid strap
Feedback
From a technical point of view, my main advice would be to ensure you use a tripod for stability and select a suitable aperture to get everything in focus. for a perfectly symmetrical shot you must make sure you're bang in the centre! In terms of capturing a photograph with originality you need to try and think outside the box and look at different possibilities, rules are there to be broken and while things may not always work how to expect them too, occasionally you'll hit the jackpot and create something you're really proud of which is worthy of wall space!

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