Eric Schweitzer  

Lower Humbert Bridge ca 1891 by Eric Schweitzer

October 2021 - Lower Humbert Bridge ca 1891

About the Image(s)

Central Pennsylvania has many covered bridges many are only maintained as historical structures. The Lower Humbert is still an operating bridge as can be seen by the tire tracks on the floor. I shot this with my Sony a7 III at 1/25 @f8, and ISO 800. It was an overcast rainy day so I adjusted brightness along with my normal post processing workflow.

3 comments posted

Ruth Holt   Ruth Holt
Sharpness, color, lighting, along with the leading lines are very good. Have you considered darkening the tress on both sides?   Posted: 10/16/2021 10:45:52

Julie Chapa   Julie Chapa
Excellent use of leading lines and perfect exposure and DOF of the bridge. I agree with Ruth's comment. Darkening the exposure on the trees will help keep the viewers eye traveling through this awesome bridge. Great image!   Posted: 10/17/2021 11:04:52

Audrey Waitkus   Audrey Waitkus
I love this photo. I really like the way you were able to put the viewer squarely in the driver's seat so-to-speak. I especially like that by moving just to the right of center you reinforced the idea that the viewer is in a car approaching the bridge. I like the way you revealed the inner structure of the bridge, but considering the light source was outside, I wondered how much light there would have been in the interior. Responding to the comments above, I took the photo into the desktop version of Lightroom and reduced the whites and highlights to soften the light on the trusses, increased the blacks to bring out the lines on the plank floor, and opened the shadows to brighten the ceiling. A very small difference, but it was fun seeing what it would do.   Posted: 10/17/2021 15:11:55
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