Mary Sue Rosenthal  

Under The PAG Bridge by Mary Sue Rosenthal

June 2020 - Under The PAG Bridge

June 2020 - Mary Sue Rosenthal


About the Image(s)

Info: Nikon D300, Lens 18-300mm, Focal Length, 100mm, ISO 160, 1/10 sec, f/16

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19 comments posted

Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
(Groups 36 & 67)
Nice job. I've photographed this bridge in the past. It certainly allows for some dramatic images. Were you sitting on the concrete trying to poke your lens through the rails of the fence when you took this?

Great job!

Just for fun, try changing the white balance and see how you can change the mood of the image.   Posted: 06/04/2020 10:40:50
Mary Sue Rosenthal   Mary Sue Rosenthal
Thanks, I will play with that...   Posted: 06/08/2020 10:55:51

Randolph Shine   Randolph Shine
That is one beautiful well done photo. It would win 1st place in any contest. From the original to the submitted photo took a lot of work.
Question: Where is the bridge? I Googled "PAG Bridge" and the bridge that is shown is the one in Croatia and it cannot be the one in your photo.   Posted: 06/05/2020 16:11:50
Mary Sue Rosenthal   Mary Sue Rosenthal
I do not know the official name. I try to find out but even the residence was sure of the name. It is the bridge that takes over to Pass-a-Grille, Fl where I stay when I am there. It's a beautiful bridge.   Posted: 06/08/2020 11:01:08
Randolph Shine   Randolph Shine
Thanks to Jerry Treadwell I tracked down the bridge.
It is the Pinellias BayWay Bridge in Tampa connecting to St.Pete Beach. Below is the same photo taken during the day.
The difference between your night time photo and the day photo is art vs reality. Just looking at the bridge one would never see the beauty underneath.   Posted: 06/11/2020 20:15:35

Ruth Sprain   Ruth Sprain
Beautiful photo! I like the symmetry of the bridge and the pattern of the repeating arches. In my opinion, your processing has made your image has made the scene even more dramatic with the golden glow and stronger line of turquoise. Like Randy, I'm curious where the PAG Bridge is located.   Posted: 06/07/2020 15:10:31

Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
(Groups 36 & 67)
I would bet that this is the Pinellas Bayway Bridge in Tampa Florida. I've photographed it several times. It really is this beautiful from underneath.   Posted: 06/07/2020 18:31:38
Mary Sue Rosenthal   Mary Sue Rosenthal
That could be the name but it really not in Tampa, maybe that doesn't matter. I love the bridge and hope to more images of it at difference hours.   Posted: 06/08/2020 11:07:52
Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
(Groups 36 & 67)
I certainly do not mean to hi-jack your post but I'm placing a link to one of my photos of this bridge just so you can see a different look. It probably won't show up as a link--but you could copy and past it should you be interested.   Posted: 06/08/2020 12:50:22

Stuart Caine   Stuart Caine
(Group 42)
I like the image, with the reflections, depth of field and leading lines taken you deep into the image.   Posted: 06/11/2020 14:32:01
Mary Sue Rosenthal   Mary Sue Rosenthal
Thanks!   Posted: 06/24/2020 10:34:20

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)

Visiting from 48 & 80
This is a beautiful image. My only suggestion might be to crop off just a little from the bottom to bring the viewer further into the image.

  Posted: 06/11/2020 19:11:40
Mary Sue Rosenthal   Mary Sue Rosenthal
Thanks, for your comment. I agree with cropping some off the bottom. The reason I left it was my concern for the horizon line not to be in the center of the image. But, in reality the horizon line is actually back by the turquoise light.   Posted: 06/24/2020 10:42:21

Kieu-Hanh Vu   Kieu-Hanh Vu
Excellent image! Your composition and your post processing are well done! I'd prefer to know more on tools you used to process your image from original to final product.   Posted: 06/18/2020 10:59:38

LuAnn Thatcher   LuAnn Thatcher
Hello Mary Sue,

Interesting architectural image. Are you submitting this photo in competition?

What do you, Mary Sue, see as the focal point?

My initial thought is the image has nice curved lines running front to back. The subdued lighting leads my eye to the blue area in the background.

For me, I do not think the image as it is currently edited has enough weight to hold my attention because I am looking for a focal point. The histogram shows the color weight heavy in the black section.

The other point no one else has noted above is with regard to the bright lights in the foreground on either side of the bridge. These lights appear very bright almost too bright. My eyes seem to keep coming back to them instead of going through the image to background.

What do you see when you view this image?

Best regards,

  Posted: 06/22/2020 13:03:53

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
I like those reflections there. For me they tend to act as a base for the pillars holding up the arch. Overall an excellent image   Posted: 06/24/2020 11:26:14

Mary Sue Rosenthal   Mary Sue Rosenthal
LuAnn, thanks for your comments. Unfortunately, I was not there at the blue hour which would have created a whole different feel and mood. I kept it on the dark side to enhance the dramatic feel that is there in the image. I hear what you are saying about the lighting in the foreground but because the lights are focusing downward to the water I think it really adds to the drama. But, I get the brightness, I'll see what I can do to tone that down some.   Posted: 06/24/2020 11:32:31
LuAnn Thatcher   LuAnn Thatcher
I have never done architectural photography but have several friends that do. I am glad I could offer some help.

LuAnn   Posted: 06/24/2020 11:50:50

Lisa Cirincione   Lisa Cirincione
Beautiful Mary Sue! I had to look at it several times to see how that is the underneath of a bridge... Definitely crop off a lot of the bottom of the image to get closer to the bridge, but other than that, it should win in competition a lot.   Posted: 06/30/2020 18:16:13