Sunday, October 24, 2010

Center Street Bridge - Sept 28 2010

The more I look at this picture the more I like it. I wasn't sure at first.

I was driving home up Center street and had just crossed the bridge. There is a steep road just after the bridge that climbs up the hill and gives you this view. The sunlight was nice so I stopped and took a few shots from the side of the road.

I was shooting with a 24mm tilt shift lens. It's a prime lens which means it only has one focal length - I can't zoom in and out to compose the shot. At the time I felt that the composition was really tight and I was worried that I wouldn't have enough sky in the shot.

I`m still learning how to use this lens - which is manual focus and has tilt/shift movements that allow me to adjust the focus plane so that it`s not always perpendicular to the lens. I was trying to get the focus plane follow the bridge and have the edges out of focus to draw your attention in.

The colours are nice and I was lucky enough to be there with the sun coming in at a low angle.

Thanks for looking

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