Arne Skinlo  


Bridge in the Fog by Arne Skinlo

October 2020 - Bridge in the Fog

October 2020 - Arne Skinlo

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Title: Bridge in the Fog

This picture is from two weeks ago. We were on a weekend trip and when i saw this scene, i just had to stop and capture it. As usual, I have used quite some time on post-processing. My vision was to make a dramatic light scene with reflections from the water. The main issue is the grey tones in the water and in the fog. I have used luminosity masks, dodge and burn, surface blur on the water and a new plug-in called Infinite Black and White. I had to crop quite a lot since I was at max zoom of the lens.

Camera: Canon 5D mark 4 with Canon 24-70mm 2,8 at 70 mm
ISO 100, shutter 1/160s, aperture f13.
Handheld


9 comments posted




Michael Jack   Michael Jack
Well seen. I like the treatment of the fog which has both ends of the bridge in the image fading into it. The cropping looks effective to me compared to the original image although I would level the bridge and consider adding a bit more contrast to make the bridge stand out a bit more. It appears you have applied a vignette which keeps my eye in the image. Good thinking about stopping and getting this shot.   Posted: 10/04/2020 08:00:05
Arne Skinlo   Arne Skinlo
Thank you, Michael. Regarding levelling the bridge; first I was thinking like you, but if doing so, the vertical column would tilt. The bridge is built to be highest on the midle point and getting lower on each side. Therefore, it shall not be in level. I agree, though, that the bridge can be burned a touch.   Posted: 10/04/2020 08:09:29
Michael Jack   Michael Jack
I was thinking just the vertical column should be perpendicular in the image. May be it is and my eye is just off.   Posted: 10/04/2020 08:29:49



Richard White   Richard White
Arne, nicely done. I really like the way you cropped the photo and the way you made the fog the main focus of the picture. Glad you stopped and took the photo, I have many times seen a photo and keep on going, knowing I'll never see that again. I've got to slow down.   Posted: 10/05/2020 22:17:39



Richard White   Richard White
Arne, nicely done. I really like the way you cropped the photo and the way you made the fog the main focus of the picture. Glad you stopped and took the photo, I have many times seen a photo and keep on going, knowing I'll never see that again. I've got to slow down.   Posted: 10/05/2020 22:17:41



George R Phile   George R Phile
Nice image Arne. I like the cropping you did because it makes it a much better image. The vertical column is not quite vertical though and I would like to see a bit more contrast in the bridge. I have to agree with Michael & Richard that I need to slow down and "smell the roses" or see the image in our language. Well done.   Posted: 10/06/2020 12:35:36



Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
There are two things i this image that instantly appealed to me. The first is the mystical, dreamlike feel of the image and the second is the compositional triangles. Those triangles draw the eye into the distance (the vanishing point) and that creates mystery. As has been mentioned,I like how the fog becomes a strong subject in itself. I like your crop and the manner in which the bridge seems to be fading away. When I enlarge it, I can actually feel the fog.

It may be my eyes playing tricks but does the tower have a slight tilt to the right???   Posted: 10/09/2020 14:19:46



Bill Peake   Bill Peake
I really like the mood this image evokes. The bridge seems to be emerging from the fog and there is a mysterious almost dream-like quality to it. I have to agree with the others, it does seem like the vertical columns are leaning to the right a bit, not just the main one but also the supporting columns to the right and the vertical cables. I saw you comment about the bridge deck and it could be this is actually how the bridge is engineered, but it is impossible to tell without the other tower being visible as well.   Posted: 10/11/2020 23:04:05



Debbie DeLong   Debbie DeLong
Beautiful image in color as well as the black and white. For me, the cropping makes the photo unique. I'll chime in that I also need to stop and get out of my car when I see something striking like this.   Posted: 10/20/2020 11:48:34



 

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