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Walking from the east river side overlook, this was the first impression of the bridge. From this perspective the viewer is presented with the geometry of the construction, shadows from the morning sun and the white on blue of bridge and sky. The arch gives the sense of leaping into the sky as one crosses from one side to the other.
The monochrome version strips away the color which emphasizes the lines, shapes and shadows. Multiple leading lines take the eye from one side of the bridge to the other. Unlike the cars and pedestrians, the eye can fly up and over the arch, perhaps taking the opportunity to imagine the view up river, all the way to the headwaters, or downriver toward the skyline of the city and eventually the Gulf of Mexico.
Canon 5D Mark ll, ISO 100, 62mm, f/7.1, 3 image bracket, HDR Efex Pro 2, Silver Efex Pro 2