Bai Chuang Shyu  

New Linan Bridge by Bai Chuang Shyu

May 2021 - New Linan Bridge

About the Image(s)

The New Linan Bridge across the canal and located in the central and western district of Tainan city. The Bridge was completed and opened in July 2012, is quite eye-catching due to its beautiful curved shape, which resembles a sailing boat, especially at night when the bridge is lit, and the reflection of the waves shining on the canal is added romantic atmosphere. This beautiful scenery attracted many photography enthusiasts to come to take pictures.
I was attending a conference a whole day in Tainan. Unfortunately I was not able to come at an earlier time of sunset. I did not bring the tripod for inconvenience for the traveling. I placed my Nikon D810 on the fence. The image was taken with f/15, 20 seconds and ISO of 125. Local enhancement of saturation and contrast was done in Viveza2 and cropped in PhotoShop.

4 comments posted

David Terao   David Terao
I am a big fan of unusual bridge architecture and love the lines and curves of this bridge. Your capture of it at night certainly brings out the beautiful design. But, if this is an image of the bridge, I would crop out the building on the far right because the red lights draw my eyes to the right. However, as a nightscape of the city of Tainan, I would leave them in and re-title the image to "Nightscape of Tainan" or something like that. Hopefully, if you get to visit Tainan again, you'll have your tripod.   Posted: 05/01/2021 08:46:55

Ray Henrikson   Ray Henrikson
Good example of night photography taken under less than ideal conditions. Might you have gotten essentially the same image by turning up the ISO to maximum for your camera, or maybe to 6400, and hand-holding?   Posted: 05/02/2021 10:37:09

Don MacKenzie   Don MacKenzie
Colorful image, balanced between the "sail" and buildings on the right, good reflections. Appears to be less than tack sharp.   Posted: 05/03/2021 08:51:49

Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
You handled the lighting and conditions very well. Although it is recommended by many to try to capture the photo when the sky still has a blue color, this image is quite nice and the reflections really make it special. It is a lovely scene and I like your composition very much. You might try to use the unsharp mask in Photoshop to make it just a little sharper. Nice job!   Posted: 05/03/2021 20:50:19


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