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Bridge in winter



This is my fave place to photograph, Its my bridge on a winters morning with a light frost just caressing the walkway and the light from the street lamp acting ...
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This is my fave place to photograph, Its my bridge on a winters morning with a light frost just caressing the walkway and the light from the street lamp acting like a really soft sun. I love it
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9 Comments | Report
paulacoxrossi
 
paulacoxrossi March 12, 2015
Love the shadow lines!
jld83photography
jld83photography May 01, 2015
Thank you so much :-)
vbFMILLINES229181 PRO+
 
vbFMILLINES229181 March 13, 2015
Thank you jid83photography, very beautiful image
jld83photography
jld83photography May 01, 2015
Thank you so much :-)
CathyHappyHeathen PRO
 
CathyHappyHeathen March 13, 2015
I could get lost in this. Wow! ")
jld83photography
jld83photography May 01, 2015
Thank you so much :-)
jld83photography
 
jld83photography March 15, 2015
Thanks to you all for your lovely comments, really appreciate them :-) Thank you for taking the time to enjoy the image :-)
Dacoprints
 
Dacoprints March 26, 2015
Outstanding. Well shot.
jld83photography
jld83photography May 01, 2015
Thank you so much :-)
Bigcamel
 
Bigcamel April 03, 2015
Exellent lighting
jld83photography
jld83photography May 01, 2015
Thank you so much :-)
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots April 18, 2015
Amazing capture. Congrats!
jld83photography
jld83photography May 01, 2015
Thank you so much :-)
glenhoban PRO
 
glenhoban July 05, 2015
Spectacular shot! Makes me want to do more night photography (I had thought it was the sun until I saw the stars).
Robb PRO
 
Robb September 17, 2016
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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at a local crossing from the local water park. Burntwood, Lichfield. I had crossed this exact bridge so many times but never seen its potential. I was so glad to notice it this exact night as the sky was so clear and the colour of the bridge was so vibrant.
Time
It was a cold frosty morning last year and if I remember exactly it was about 3am. I had set out on my bike about 2am and had rode my bike to the water park hoping to capture some lovely shots of the town lights bouncing off the water. Once I'd capture the water shots I proceeded to male my way home when the bridge and its surrounding setting just stood out so much I had to stop and set up.
Lighting
While taking an image on the opposite side of the bridge, I noticed the street lamp creating an amazing shadow effect on the floor of the bridge. I decided to swap sides and capture it from the opposite side, when I arrived on that side I had to manipulate the tripod to capture the street lamp between the open gaps in the main structure of the bridge. It made for a great sun effect within a night shot.
Equipment
My camera is a basic DSLR consisting of a Nikon D3100 with its standard Nikkor DX 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6G VR lens and a cheap Vivitar tripod I'd purchased for 19.99. I didn't use any flash as I could see the light effects and shadows would have been greatly lost.
Inspiration
The inspiration came from one of the view bug contests I saw just a couple of days before hand it was a bridges photo contest and just looking at the spectacular effects the street lamp was creating was amazing. Plus the image a was seeing was so raw and picturesque I couldn't help but stop and start clicking
Editing
I did use the View NX tool which came with the Nikon camera to adjust the colour, sharpness and highlights, I also cloned my bicycle out from the back ground and made the shadow in the middle of the bridge higher to give the bridge a greater dipping effect out of the picture
In my camera bag
Well to be totally honest with you I only ever carry my camera, tripod, drink, phone and energy bar to keep my warm when needed. I travel light so I can carry my bicycle to the hardest to reach places. I believe its always best to have a fully charged phone, drink and energy bar just to keep yourself from not being able to have the energy to get home or incase of major accidents.
Feedback
I can't really offer much advice being an amateur photographer other than remember even the most unnatural and insignificant objects can make great captures, look beyond the graffiti and mess there might be around you and try to envision what can be. If your looking to capture great night shots always pack a tripod, make sure your battery is full and if you know your infinity point use it as it makes the difference to all night shots.

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