Bridge and Blur

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Yesterday I revisited the wooden lattice bridge at Bennerley for railway photography. I find the foot-bridge interesting for it's rarity value as nowadays most are high sided steel panel designs.

I just tried this as a different way to show it, with something else to add interest.

I would guess that the train moved about 10 metres in the duration of the exposure.

I find it interesting that the brighter colours of the train persist more in the image than the dark. i.e. the white lettering and bright purple are seen more than the dark wheels/bogies.

There will also be an effect due to the movement of the shutter across the frame.

Shot with K10D/16-45 as PEF, f22 @ 0.3s, ISO100.
04/04/2010 - 10:24pgweber
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Link Posted 04/04/2010 - 22:49
Nice idea and very good shot. Pity the sky didn't offer more. The once pretty bridge is bought bang up to date with rust, graffiti & litter. Might suit a hard B&W with darkened sky?
Last Edited by AndyElliott on 04/04/2010 - 22:50


Link Posted 05/04/2010 - 00:07
Thank you for the comments Andy.

You are right, the sky was unpromising.

The atmosphere of the place is very much of industrial decay (closed coal washing plant behind me) and the bridge creaking and rusty.

I did do a mono conversion too, but the colour of the train brought a bit of life to the shot, so I kept it colour.

Incidentally I shot hand-held with SR on.


Pentax K5
Pentax DA 18-55 Mk1, 50-200 (Samsung), 16-45, 55-300 Mk1, 35 f/2.4
Pentax MZ6 + FA28-90, FA50 f/1.4, M 50 f/1.7
Tamron 80-210mm & 28mm
Last Edited by pgweber on 05/04/2010 - 00:09


Link Posted 05/04/2010 - 08:09
Very nice and effective!
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