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Bridge to Nowhere (2)

Bridge to Nowhere (2)
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Copyright: Bob Harrison (BobH) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 40 W: 8 N: 192] (650)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-05
Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Reflections [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-04-27 10:51
Viewed: 3634
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I'm still waiting for that elusive spring bloom and the even more elusive free time for shooting pictures of it. In the meantime, here is the first in a series from my archives, from a place many TN members seemed to like before when I posted a couple of images from there. My previous "Loon Island" and "Little Loon Island" posts captured both reflections and indirect illumination at sunrise on a post-glacial Maine lake. Today's image and the rest of the series are from the same weekend on the same lake, and all but one were shot from the same canoe.

While I think all of the images in this series can stand on their own, they are most interesting to me, and hopefully also to you, because of the very different views they present of the same place at slightly different times. This photographically productive weekend (including also my earlier "moss forest" post) is also a good illustration of the range that I routinely demand from a camera that some consider to be a point and shoot (P&S), but which clearly is much more sophisticated than that.

This first image is in the spirit of my earlier post, "minimalist grass art", which took advantage of similarly flat lighting the previous year on the same lake. As with other bridges to nowhere, you are left wondering why this one exists and whether it was ever used. But I can offer no help on either of these points, so just enjoy the image for its simplicity and tranquility.

tech notes-
shot handheld from my canoe, slight cropping, one step PS sharpening, slight tweaking of shadow/highlight balance, slight increase in contrast, no color modification

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To Heaven: a minimalist responseBobH 1 04-28 04:44
To tuslaw: second/third lookBobH 1 04-27 20:41
To eqshannon: your reflective commentBobH 3 04-27 20:37
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Most notably minimalist and well done in that genre...I wonder if your thinking about reflection and refraction gave you a subliminal idea here..if so very good!

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
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Hello Bob,
Simple yet very eye catching, makes you take a second and third look!! Nicely composed! TFS.

Hi Bob!

Your picture is so delicate, and so symbolic. It may be minimalist, but for me this is a compliment. It's not easy to create and expressive image that attracts the spectator's attention just with a few lines. I'm delighted by the simplicity and the beauty of them.

Kind regards


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