• Excellent attention to detail here Giles, like how the structures are in alignment with the horizon. - Noel Clegg

that bridge again

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It was an afternoon of experimentation, probably all of us trying to do something different to each other and to Joel and trying to push each other. This is my longest ever daytime exposure at 12 minutes and to be honest its probably the limits of what my camera can do in terms of noise - not to mention the drain on the battery. It was taken a little way down the bank from everyone else. Had tried some closer shots at 200mm but given this bridge is sooo long the wider angle suited it much better I think. Taken in fading light with the sun setting behind me.

I used a new set of Hitec grads for my recent shots and have been surprised at the colour casting I'm getting, for this actually pleasantly surprised, the shot is pretty usable straight out of the camera (albeit with a bit of noise reduction), but other times it can be really hit and miss what colour comes out, and there doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason really.

If you're interested there's a colour version of this albeit not the 2:1 crop on my blog here

I've recently moved Flickr Accounts - you can see my new work here: Giles McGarry new Flickr Page

Much better large on black - hit 'L'

Nikon D300
10-20mm @ 20mm
12 minutes @ F13
ND110 Filter + 0.9 ND Grad (Soft) + 0.3 ND Grad (Soft)
ISO 400

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  1. grantmurrayphotography 53 months ago | reply

    Very nice image, the B&W conversion works really well, great composition

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  2. Rak Tia 53 months ago | reply

    WHAOO. Amazing. It seems unreal.

  3. night photographer 53 months ago | reply

    Amazing picture - that's crazy what you say about your camera's noise problems. I've done an hour and 10 minutes on my 5D with no NR whatsoever and it's clean as. That's why I went canon though cause I only shoot long exposures haha.

  4. Daniel Torridon has a new photostream [deleted] 53 months ago | reply

    Your images are stunning and an inspiration for me to try some long exposure black and whites, awesome work!!

    ~ Commented with Flickr Studio for iPad.

  5. Elena Omelchenko 53 months ago | reply

    Astonishing perspective!

  6. Johnny2bad 53 months ago | reply

    Stunning! Excellent tones and perfect compostion

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)

  7. Andy Brown (mrbuk1) 52 months ago | reply

    Such a photogenic bridge, and although I have seen this shot many times by some of the finest le artists on flickr it never fails to impress me.

    This is a highly credible and appealing shot, well suited to the 2:1 crop. I particularly like the white cloud seemingly emanating from the top of the bridge itself - it feels to me as if a part of it is disintegrating with the wind!

  8. Ana Caio 48 months ago | reply

    stunning job!

  9. Jose Rubio 45 months ago | reply

    Sencillamente extraordinaria, me parece una excelente fotografia, no siempre existe el momento de poder cactar una imagen de estas caracteristicas. gracias por haberla editado.

  10. Nuragic Man~A bit busy 41 months ago | reply

    This precious work was seen in: *** All you need is beautiful♥***
    Thanks for sharing it on the group.

  11. VERY ILL-Please leave a message 41 months ago | reply

    This precious work was seen in: *** All you need is beautiful♥***
    Thanks for sharing it on the group.

  12. gred. 34 months ago | reply

    Stunning eye-shot!

  13. Atelierstrategico.INDIGNATO 34 months ago | reply

    Excellent! An overwhelming, powerful feeling when you look at this one.



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