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Sagamore Bridge after Hours by Joe Kennedy

May 2020 - Sagamore Bridge after Hours

About the Image(s)

A Meet-up group had plans to shoot at four locations along the Cape Cod Canal on a Saturday night. Unfortunately, my GPS could not translate the given coordinates and I spent most of the time here. On a sturdy tripod with a setting for f/16 for 2 minutes. Processed in PS and NIK.

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6 comments posted

Peter Elliston   Peter Elliston
You certainly didn't waste your time. I like the lights but might be tempted to remove the white one far left - maybe crop it out? The other thing that takes my eye is the way the far shore slopes down to the right and although that's probably as it was, it looks as though the horizon is not level. I don't know how you could change that without losing some of the bridge work which is such an important part of this image. Doyou have any with more of the top right part of the bridge?

  Posted: 05/06/2020 11:50:13

Dick Perkins   Dick Perkins
It is a rather pleasing image with an impact from the lights effect. Personally I find the star splash a quick joy that fades fast and eventually begs to say, "OK, now what?" I'm not sure I wouldn't like it better with just plain lights. Fun to think about how to use the technique in other ways, though.   Posted: 05/06/2020 19:41:40

Sheldon Wecker   Sheldon Wecker
I like the composition, the smooth water reflection and the starburst from the lights, but might consider toning them down a little, especially the one on the shoreline just right of center. I agree with Peter that the horizon doesn't appear quite level, but when I look at the girders at the center of the bridge they appear vertical, hmmm. Would it be possible to bring out any detail in the blocked areas along the shoreline? I think that might help balance the visual weight in the image, which is heavily biased to the bridge.   Posted: 05/07/2020 12:56:49

John Hackett   John Hackett
I like the basic composition. I like the night time exposure. I feel like others that the background has a distinct lean, but the bridge seems right. I am in favour of the starlights, and the glow in the sky from city lights. I find the red reflection on the bottom of the arch a bit intriguing.   Posted: 05/14/2020 07:36:39

Glenn Rudd   Glenn Rudd
An interesting architectural study with "starbursts" as a bonus. The horizon does look a little off but not sure how you would fix that.   Posted: 05/16/2020 08:41:11

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
Although a bit of tweaking might be a bonus, I do like the image as is and love the star effect on the lights. I would just consider content aware fill the one on the extreme left light since that one keeps calling my eye.   Posted: 05/20/2020 12:32:05