Foggy bridge, toned in Lightroom. As a side note, I feel compelled to mention that I detailed the steel railing on this bridge many years ago, as part of my “real” job. Meaning I drew the detailed blueprints of the rail, using the architect and engineer’s more general drawings as the basis. That’s what I do for a living, although usually for buildings, not bridges. The fog made everything look good.
A fiery sunset behind one of the bridge towers in downtown Wichita. Some people think the design of this pedestrian suspension bridge was overdone, overpowering the site with it’s tall dual towers. I find it pleasing and a favorite photographic subject that I am drawn to again and again. If nothing else, I know it looks very interesting in the fog, or with a spectacular sunset behind it.
This is one of my favorite foggy morning images, with some major manipulation. It started as a photograph, I don’t know what it is now. I like it though, and am curious if it appeals to anyone else. Here’s a link back to the original black and white conversion.
This is the underbelly of the Douglas Ave bridge, arguably the main bridge in Wichita. It was rebuilt from scratch a few years ago, and I think it’s underside turned out to be a fine subject for some HDR work. This was your basic three exposure combination, merged with Photomatix, then worked on some more using Lightroom to adjust some levels. The base exposure was per my D700’s matrix metering, then bracketed exposures were made at -2 & +2. (Actually my Nikon D700 cannot be set to bracket at 2 ev intervals, so I have to take 5 exposures to get my final three – a minor annoyance.)
Even man made objects can be made to look extraordinary by the fog. I remember photographing this bridge during a summer photography class back around 1980 or so. That time it was in bright sun to illustrate the concept of contrast for a class assignment. This time it was a little different, this scene is probably as London-like as you’re ever likely to see in Wichita, Kansas.