Trinda Love  

Out of Astoria by Trinda Love

March 2020 - Out of Astoria

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I shot the Astoria bridge February 23rd at 11:39 AM in Oregon. I used my Nikon D850 and my Tamron 15-30mm lens at 30mm. 1/60th of a second at F18 and ISO 320. I was hand holding the camera.

This bridge is stretching across near the mouth of the Colombia river, between Washington state and Oregon. The light was soft and beautiful. I brought out the bridge by lightening it a bit and added saturation and sharpening. The light was great and I didn't have to work on this. I removed a post or two maybe in the water.

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10 comments posted

Mike Patterson   Mike Patterson
This is a breathtaking image. Wonderful job. Definitely something to frame. Kudos for such masterful work! (We took this bridge once -- I made my wife drive while I sat in the passenger's seat with my eyes closed! It's a bit intimidating if you have any fear of heights!!)   Posted: 03/08/2020 20:28:34
Trinda Love   Trinda Love
I returned to this bridge over and over in the last three weeks. On one trip a photographer friend said her photo friend told her she would never ever go across it! It's quite picturesque from the ground though.   Posted: 03/21/2020 16:36:59

John Zhu   John Zhu
Love the lighting and the depth of this photo. The wood posts lead my eye to the far away scenes. I will try to photo from lower angle to avoid the tree.   Posted: 03/13/2020 18:36:46
Trinda Love   Trinda Love
Interesting John, thanks. When I was there I was trying to figure out how to get even more trees into the photo. It never even occured to me to step IN FRONT of them. Maybe next time I'll see if that is a possibility. We all see things in different ways, and that's why we have this group of editors working with us. Thanks for your always thoughtful feedback. I was down at this bridge a bunch of times in the last few weeks. Wish I could zip back there now.   Posted: 03/21/2020 16:40:08

Marla Henry   Marla Henry
I remember this bridge from my trip there. I like the photo, but thought there was too much texture in the water. I took it into PS and decreased contrast, clarity, texture, and sharpening. You can decide if you like it.   Posted: 03/20/2020 14:23:09
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Trinda Love   Trinda Love
Thanks, I agree it would have been great to have that super smooth water in the foreground. It would have been nice to have shot with a neutral density filter to smooth the water, but the trees would have been moving and blurred then. John suggested shooting in front of the trees. I didn't even consider that while I was there. And, my husband was waiting for me while I was shooting, not the most conducive atmosphere for fiddling with lenses and such. I went back a few times but never had flat water. And face it, too lazy in the early AM to figure my filters out.   Posted: 03/21/2020 16:44:52

Nancie Clark   Nancie Clark
The light is beautiful. I like the angling down of the bridge to the far side. The posts lead you across the photo. I like Marla's reduced texture in the water. I think it's a lovely shot. I don't think I can add any suggestion.   Posted: 03/21/2020 15:08:03
Trinda Love   Trinda Love
Thanks Nancie. And I'm so appreciative of all the work you do for our digital group. Herding cats, well speaking for myself anyway.   Posted: 03/21/2020 16:45:51

Theresa Rice   Theresa Rice
Were you at the rest stop? It looks to me like it's closer in your image than I remember it being. It's a great shot. My only comment is that there appears to be a dust spot in the middle of the sky on the left.

My husband says to tell you that we check wind speed on the bridge before crossing it in the VW van.   Posted: 03/26/2020 19:26:57

Gordon Saperia   Gordon Saperia
The lighting on the center column is fabulous. Agree with trying to shoot from in front of the trees. I would love to see the water smoothed even more, say with a 0.5 to 1.0 second shot. Nice work.   Posted: 03/29/2020 03:42:29