All is quiet in the harbor.
The Swinging Bridge
A slightly different take on the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge.
It was one of those rare nights when the harbor was perfectly calm allowing for near perfect reflections of the Aerial Lift Bridge. The only camera I had with me was my iPhone 7 Plus so quality is not as good as I would prefer. I did however use the ProCam app which allowed me to shoot RAW with the hope of salvaging a decent final image. Editing was done on my iPad with Adobe Lightroom CC.
Structure, steel framework carving out a slice of the sky.
Nice clean lines, an almost cathedral like effect. Lines drawing the eye up and over. I came, I saw, I crossed. I am satisfied with the journey.
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When I started working with this image, I almost passed it by. But, something about it kept calling me back. I realized that it breaks some of the traditional rules I’ve learned in photography. It’s heavily weighted to one side, making it awkward and out of balance. It sort of follows the rules of thirds, maybe. But the texture of the concrete is intriguing and adds its own value to the composition. Compared to the metal support moving to the right, the concrete actually appears soft. The metal erupting out of the concrete is well defined and rigid, and giving a sense of launching into space. But, that’s just my interpretation, you may see it very differently.
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This perspective reminds of some roller coasters I’ve ridden. I’m fascinated by the artistry of the graceful flowing arches and the criss-crossing lines forming a pattern against the bright blue sky. The black and white version, for me, brings out the details of the geometry and highlights some of the other subject matter in the image, such as the jet contrail, power lines and shadows.