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George Washington Bridge - Seattle, Lake Union | by Available-Light Photography
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George Washington Bridge - Seattle, Lake Union

I was bored and looking for a subject of interest for a photograph. A friend of mine had suggested perhaps I was trying to hard to find something and should just relax and shoot. So, on Monday after work I went for a drive and just shot. Being a former Architect, I enjoy structural engineering and aspects of civil engineering. Bridges are a great example. So, at about 9pm I went down to Lake Union and took this shot.


Seattle's George Washington Memorial Bridge, commonly known as the Aurora Bridge, The nearly 3,000-foot, steel cantilever structure spans Lake Union between the Fremont and Queen Anne neighborhoods.


This shot shows maybe 1/8th of the total structure.



Taken with:


Camera: Nikon D300

Lens: Nikkor 28-70 f2.8 IF-ESED Lens

Focal Length: 70mm

F Stop: f/10 -1 EV

Shutter: 1/400 Hand Held

ISO: 200



Post Production was done in CS3 and included:







B&W Conversion w/ control point for color on left.

Graduated Blue Filter to top



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Taken on June 19, 2008