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Humber Bridge

I decided to travel light today so only have the E-PL5, 25mm and 12-50mm with me....the bright conditions confirmed my decision yesterday to buy an EVF from Dave (on this forum) was a good one as it was really difficult to see the LCD today.

I know its not LFI but I'd welcome and suggestions to improve these...

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(12-50) - I wished I'd had the 12mm prime with me but the 12-50 did a decent job I think.


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Re: Humber Bridge

A fabulous shot of a magnificent bridge, Brian. Brings back memories of driving over it on our return from Scotland to Gatwick.
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Re: Humber Bridge

thanks Pandora.......I think this works in mono too..
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Re: Humber Bridge

Personally again, imho the mono version immediately loses 75% of the original's impact and appeal. I am tempted to ask, what is it about mono that you think enhances the original colour?

Edit: I think it curious that you poms are always wishing you had some of our sunshine, yet when you get a clear blue sky as in the above, then you feel compelled to convert it to the prevailing dull grey because it is more familiar! Now I know how Ron and Effie Glum got that way and btw, does anyone know if they are still above ground?
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Re: Humber Bridge

The second image (in colour) is my personal favourite; cracking shot. I think the mono could work, but lighter water and darker sky would be my way of treating it....
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Re: Humber Bridge

I think they are a great set of shots. I particularly like the first one even more so if I crop off a bit of the foreground beach to focus more on the bridge but just retaining enough beach to ground the shot. For me the B&W also works, it adds a more cold atmosphere to that image although the colour one is good too.
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Re: Humber Bridge

Thanks ...Phill, yes I agree, a bit off the beach does create more focus on the bridge and a stronger image...thanks; maybe I've over darkened the foreground DekHog....I will try some more combinations.
Pandora...I'm not sure why I'm a mono fan, but taking the colour out just does it for me...light and tone without the aid of colour seems to work for me....but I'd hate the world to be without colour......maybe mono just simplifies things. A mono image is always an image and doesn't make an attempt on reality perhaps?
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Re: Humber Bridge

A well thought reply, Brian and full marks for resisting the bait. I was thinking to turn your thread into a lively debate!
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Re: Humber Bridge

I like bridges. And I like blue sky. So these shots have a head start with me. 2 is my fave. But I think 3 would pip it if you cropped the beach out to focus on the almost abstract graphic quality of the design
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Re: Humber Bridge

Hi Roger...yes ....if I crop the beach out that makes a dramatic effect in No 3....hadn't thought of that.

Mark...I think the mono debate continues, and in doing so it certainly helps me to understand photography that bit more.
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Re: Humber Bridge

Hi Roger...yes ....if I crop the beach out that makes a dramatic effect in No 3....hadn't thought of that.

Mark...I think the mono debate continues, and in doing so it certainly helps me to understand photography that bit more.
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Re: Humber Bridge

The mono version is just a wee bit dark for me. The last shot is great in that it gives an impression of the vastness of the bridge.
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Re: Humber Bridge

#2, in colour. No distracting beach and a timeless classic shot; just enough riple on the water to add interest & give it some motion, and a nice haze in the distance.
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Re: Humber Bridge

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#2, in colour. No distracting beach and a timeless classic shot; just enough riple on the water to add interest & give it some motion, and a nice haze in the distance.
I agree with this It makes a cracking shot Brian
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Re: Humber Bridge

Thanks for your comments...they are very much appreciated.
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