Pt. 2, Suspension

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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.

The Lowry Ave Bridge, Part 1

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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

The Lowry Ave Bridge, Introduction

 

I don’t typically do my posts as a series, but I will break with tradition in this instance.  I’ve had my eye on this bridge for a couple of years and finally made time to pay it a visit.
The Lowry Ave Bridge crosses the Mississippi River north of downtown Minneapolis, and with it’s more contemporary style, is a departure from many of the older stone and metal bridges that span the river in Minneapolis and St. Paul.  For more history on this bridge:

The Lowry Avenue Bridge is history

Former Lowry Avenue Mississippi River Crossing

I feel that each perspective deserves separate attention and comments.  I will be presenting both color and b/w versions of most of the images, you can decide which you prefer.

Bright Skies, Troubled Waters

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A textured abstraction, open to interpretation.

Canon 5D Mk ll, ISO 50, 50mm, f/1.8, 1/20th sec, Silver Efex Pro 2

To The Horizon, #2

Another point of view for seeing all the way to the horizon.  This is the view from Mt. Shasta, looking west/southwest, in northern California.  I love the hazy mist that fills the lower elevations, it adds a bit of mystery to the shot.  For me, it instills a feeling that I should put on my hiking shoes and start walking, to see if I can reach the horizon, and knowing that if I walk far enough, I’ll arrive at the Pacific Ocean.

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Watchers On The Ledge

Three old friends stand together, silent observers of the landscape that lies below them.

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Like A Spider

I’m reminded of a spider working its way down a slender strand of web to reach a distant destination in its smaller world.  Although, this world was a bit bigger, as was the spider.

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On The Edge

Smith Rock State Park is world famous for its rock climbing opportunities and there was no shortage of participants out the day I was there.  This particular climber got my attention as he negotiated the edge of the cliff.

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