Got up before dawn to get some photos of and from the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol. It was about -4 degrees C, and walking up the hill was treacherous. Glad I did, though. As I was crossing the bridge towards the Somerset side (a different county at each end, you see), I spotted this view, and the shape and contrast of the snow-covered trees demanded I took a shot. The shots I *planned* to take were not quite as good as this, which is one thing I love and get frustrated about on a photo-shoot: it's often those you find by chance that are the best.
Rendered from RAW, took one exposure for the sky and another for the trees. Curves and levels and blended together. No sharpening required.
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sacimar (26035) 2010-01-08 16:09
sometimes it's difficult to get good shots, I think this one is ok, I like the atmosphere of the image, well done,
steveegg (418) 2010-03-01 9:00
This has a real 'other-worldly' feel to it. That's probably because it's pre-dawn and that might as well be a different world as far as I'm concerned.
Seriously though, it seems like two pictures to me - top left (smooth) and bottom right (textured, almost jagged). This does give an interest to the shot, though to me they don't seem to fit together terribly well. Maybe that's a consequence of the processing. Or maybe it was really like that?
Overall though I find this a very appealing picture and a great record of a rare sight in Bristol.
- Copyright: Robert Egginton (maderlock) (174)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-01-07
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS350D/Digital Rebel XT, Tamron 17-50mm f2.8, RAW @ ISO 100, Hoya 58mm Skylight
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/8 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-01-07 16:42