Eric Schweitzer  

Covered Bridge with Hummer by Eric Schweitzer

November 2020 - Covered Bridge with Hummer

About the Image(s)

Recently we have been taking day trips which include finding and photographing covered bridges. Some, as is this one, are still in use, and we were lucky that some vehicles came across when we were there. I particularly liked this image because there are not many Hummer’s around, and it is an interesting statement between the real old (bridge) and the new old(car). Taken a 1/60@f11, ISO 500, and 40 mm on a 24-105 lens. I cropped and adjusted white balance and tone in Lightroom, and clarity, dehaze and sharpening in Topaz Studio 2. In Photoshop I cleaned up some spots, sized and exported .

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5 comments posted

Ruth Holt   Ruth Holt
Colors are vibrant on this clear fall day. Sharp, good composition. Shows some detail in the dark inside of the bridge. Not only did you pick a fairly new car, but it also looks clean! Great job!   Posted: 11/11/2020 09:28:29

Bill Provost   Bill Provost
This reminds me of the time we spent on the east coast. I really enjoy the auto coming thru the bridge. The background is enough out of focus to keep my attention on the bridge and auto. Thanks for a great photo that brings back fond memories of spending some time in that part of the States.

  Posted: 11/12/2020 10:08:31

Abe Chen   Abe Chen
Nice capture of interesting subject of the bridge and auto. I like the composition with the leading lines of the bridge bring the eye right to the subject. Yes, the subject is in a great spot in the frame. I was also drawn to the picture by the lighting. Quality of light is key to creating a compelling image. You just did that.   Posted: 11/18/2020 23:19:40

Audrey Waitkus   Audrey Waitkus
Part of me wants to say the background is too light and too busy. But because the trees are so lacy, and the colors of the bridge building and the Hummer are so strong, it really works for me. Although I cannot explain the two shafts of light on the inside walls of the bridge, they certainly keep that area from being a deep dark hole.   Posted: 11/23/2020 20:41:07
Eric Schweitzer   Eric Schweitzer
Between the wall and the roof of the bridge there is about a 2 foot opening, presumably to allow wind through so the bridge would not be blown over. I shot it when the sun was to the right and shining through to the left side. Good observation, I did not see it.   Posted: 11/24/2020 09:30:46