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The Long and Winding Path



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Contest Finalist in Looking Down Photo Contest
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Contest Finalist in Wide Angle & Fish Eye Photo Contest
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5 Comments |
Pblais
 
Pblais November 23, 2015
Congrats on the Finalist Win!!
simonrackleft
 
simonrackleft November 24, 2015
This is an amazing photo. I love it! Well done.
How was it taken?
jones_pereira
 
jones_pereira December 21, 2015
Perfeito!
yamanireddy
 
yamanireddy January 20, 2018
Amazing!
tami1121
 
tami1121 December 24, 2020
Great capture of my hometown 💖
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Behind The Lens

Location

This photo was taken during a trip to Chattanooga which has become one of my new favorite cities to shoot in because of all the amazing scenery and architecture available in the downtown area. This picture was taken late in the evening after I promised my wife and daughter ice cream for going out and taking a few late evening phototures.

Time

This was taken between 11 pm and midnight on a evening with light rain falling.

Lighting

The lighting was all ambient light available onsite by design. No additional lighting used.

Equipment

Canon 5D Mark iii w/ a Canon 24-105 L lens on a Tripod with an intervalometer.

Inspiration

I was inspired to capture this image because of the incredible pathway leading up to the gloriously design meuseum. I am an engineer and design captures my eye. The pathway alone was absolutely incredible! I'm sure it was constructed to provide ADA access to the bottom and the amount of money it must have taken to design and construct was likely a HUGE number but man does it ever provide a super cool visual for the casual observer!

Editing

The image was shot in raw and did have a little white balance correction as well as some adjustments to the highlights and shadows. Some clarity was also added.

In my camera bag

I shoot with a Canon 5d Mark III with Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 L, Canon 135 mm f/2.0, Sigma 50mm f/1.4, Canon 24-105mm f/4.0, Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8, Sigma 1.4 TC and Sigma 2.0 TC

Feedback

My advice is always look for something extraordinary whether that be in design or creation. I like to tell the story of this architect's vision and applaud the efforts my the design engineers to overcome a tremendous design hurdle. When you are exploring what images to capture keep in mind that unique angles are often required. For this image I wanted to get as much of the pathway in site as possible which meant I needed to be higher than the path. I found my way on the pedestrian bridge where I set my tripod up for a long exposure. I took another picture lower that required me to Hang my tripod over the edge of the bridge to get the correct angle. I used my intervalometer to snap the image all while my daughter is saying dad this is stupid you are going to break something. We had to do quite a bit of hiking to get the right vantage point but it was worth it!

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