Darlene Elwin  

Covered Bridge in New Hampshire by Darlene Elwin

September 2023 - Covered Bridge in New Hampshire

September 2023 - Darlene Elwin


About the Image(s)

This was shot in Franconia Notch, New Hampshire. Covered bridges are interesting to me, since we only have overpasses in San Diego! It was late afternoon with overcast skies, so I brightened up the image and toned down the waterfall using Curves and Saturation. The bridge was reddened some with NIK Viveza to warm it up. The area beneath the bridge was too dark, so that was brightened up with Curves. A vignette completed the look I wanted. I do have a question to the group. Would it be more interesting if a person were inside the bridge?

This was shot with an Olympus mirrorless camera. F/4.5 at 1/60 sec, ISO 200. The lens is a Lumix G Vario 14-140.

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7 comments posted

Walter Naumann   Walter Naumann
Old covered bridges are classic photo opportunities. That plus the rapids are a good combination. The bridge ended up small in the composition. Options are crop to leave only the top part or to leave only the bottom part. Just ideas

One or two people on the bridge would add interest.   Posted: 09/09/2023 13:13:40

Bogdan Bricelj   Bogdan Bricelj
Nice stream! Lower part is still dark. I would correct it with shadows and crop more.

People on the bridge wouldn't add more, because they are so far.
  Posted: 09/17/2023 16:19:41

Renee Nalley   Renee Nalley
Very sharp and impactful image! I think the image in intresting enough without a person in the bridge.   Posted: 09/19/2023 14:25:40

Dr V G Mohanan Nair   Dr V G Mohanan Nair
Beautiful image. I liked your post processing. The image is sharp and has nice lighting. A slower shutter speed would have made the stream smooth. Adding a person inside the bridge is not essential as it will be insignificant for the present composition.   Posted: 09/21/2023 08:59:46

Terry Campanella   Terry Campanella
Darlene, this is a GREAT image! I think you cropping is spot on. You post processing has added to making the image great. I do agree with the suggestion of make the water at the bottom a bit lighter (as it is in the original). I used Photoshop Dodge Tool and I think it will give you just the right amount of lightning you need. I would NOT like to see any people inside the covered bridge because in looking at is as captured, I would like to imagine myself there. Thanks for sharing....   Posted: 09/27/2023 13:52:19
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Darlene Elwin   Darlene Elwin
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Terry and others who commented on lightening the water, thanks for the suggestion. I DO like it better with lightening.
Thanks for all the positive (and improvement) comments.   Posted: 09/28/2023 10:34:59

Joan Funk   Joan Funk
A perfectly lovely shot of a covered bridge with the waterfall from under it. And your post-processing greatly enhanced it. The image is interesting enough without people - a lot to look at, as it is   Posted: 09/29/2023 00:12:59