Pt. 5, Parting shot

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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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Pt. 3, Swerves and Curves

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Line, shape, texture, leading lines, geometry, it’s all here!  Hard for me to say which version I like best, they both work.  Perhaps there’s a bit more drama in the black and white image, and the lines seem a bit more pronounced.  If I were to frame one, it would be the B&W version.

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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

Retrospective: “Square Squared”

This is an image from a day in downtown Minneapolis, taken shortly before I was told to stop taking photos inside the IDS Tower atrium.  Some sort of security issue apparently.  I couldn’t help myself, it seemed fun to turn this image on its side, but if I didn’t tell, would you have known?

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Canon 7D, ISO 1000, 28mm, f/ 18, 1/800 sec