Mervyn Hurwitz  

George Washington Bridge by Mervyn Hurwitz

January 2022 - George Washington Bridge

About the Image(s)

I liked the way I was able to frame the bridge between 2 trees. Was an overcast day.
Sony A7 208mm. ISO 400. f11, 1/1000secs

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11 comments posted

Jose Cartas   Jose Cartas
What makes this photo is the perfect framing of the bridge between the trees. I don't see anything to change here: the tones are adequate, and the main subject stands out even if some branches overlap with the structure.   Posted: 01/10/2022 19:05:02

Bob Benson   Bob Benson
My suggestion would be to crop some of the top off, but leave enough sky above the bridge, as I think this brings the focus in a little better.   Posted: 01/10/2022 21:38:34

Anges van der Logt   Anges van der Logt
Nice image! I like the framing, I use this technique myself a lot as well. I agree with the comments of Jose and Bob above, cropping the image a bit at the top would focus it more on the bridge even more.   Posted: 01/12/2022 01:39:33

Christine Perry   Christine Perry
(Group 15)
Perfect framing between the trees… Love this technique if context is not lost! Love as is... Muted colors add to the cloudy day vibe. Perhaps, shooting from a lower angle would elevate the bridge a little higher and allow you to capture more of the tree tops. This would add more context and eliminate the need to crop the top, leaving just two sticks. Cropping will lose context and may look a little odd with just hanging branches/leaves next to two sticks. Great concept and shot!   Posted: 01/12/2022 06:43:22

Mervyn Hurwitz   Mervyn Hurwitz
Here is my new version cropped as suggested from the top. I feel it loses some of the drama. What do you think?   Posted: 01/12/2022 12:51:52
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Andy Patterson   Andy Patterson
Hmm, I am not sure I like the cropped version as much either! Maybe crop less? I don't really have a problem with the original though in that regard though.   Posted: 01/13/2022 23:44:25
Bob Benson   Bob Benson
I think the cropping improves the image by adding to the importance of the structure.   Posted: 01/14/2022 09:32:39
Andy Patterson   Andy Patterson
I see your point but keep going back and forth.   Posted: 01/15/2022 15:18:02

Andy Patterson   Andy Patterson
To me it seems a bit overall busy, although I am not sure how one would fix that. Maybe clone out some, but not all, of the branches? The structure at the bottom bothers me a bit--doesn't add much to me and is a bit distracting. I do like the framing, as well as the muted color of the bridge.   Posted: 01/13/2022 23:43:24

Tony Au Yeong   Tony Au Yeong
I like the framing. I agree that the branches of the trees appear a bit busy and distracting. Since the colors are muted, I wonder if turning it to B&W could draw the viewers attention to the bridge.   Posted: 01/25/2022 10:06:47
Mervyn Hurwitz   Mervyn Hurwitz
Thanks for the suggestion I will try it in b&w.
  Posted: 01/25/2022 10:31:58