Max Burke, APSA  

Horse Riders on Guffy Bridge by Max Burke, APSA

September 2020 - Horse Riders on Guffy Bridge

About the Image(s)

On August 20 I went with our Chapter members to do a night shoot of the Milky way. We went about an hour early before it started getting dark. and that's when this image was taken.

It is an historical bridge over the Snake River was built in 1897 to ship gold and silver from the mines in the mountains in the background. Ironically, before it was finished the mines closed. They were located in the distant mountains in this image. So, the railroad was continued and used for hauling grains, sheep, cattle etc. for many years. It was refurbished for the public as a foot and horseback crossing. Nearby the bridge the native americans left many petroglyphs in the rocks. Image is a 2 stop 5 image HDR using my 30mm 1.8 Nikkor with the D750 using a tripod. Times ranged from 2.5 seconds to 1/100th second at f/8, ISO 1000. The colors of this were affected by smoke from California fires. Processed by Auora HDR19. Very few adjustments were made only to increase a small amount of contrast.

I know this is too much to enter but wanted to give some background. The horse back riders appeared and I had to move quickly to get them head on set up and fire away and as you can see Auora took out the ghosted image and the results are as you see.

1 comment posted

Rick Cloran   Rick Cloran
The blend looks very smooth. It did a super job on eliminating the ghosting on moving subject. The overall composition is solid as well even with that much sky. Did you try selecting just that and using the Dehaze slider in the Camera Raw filter to see if it might not add a little more drama there?   Posted: 09/11/2020 19:24:59


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