Sunday, December 27, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday: Bridges

I took this photo with the new Holga 120N plastic camera I got for Christmas. It was taken with a tripod and the camera on bulb setting with a 5-10 sec exposure. The image was captured on Kodak Tri-X 400 film and developed in Diafine. One unwritten "rule" of photographing with toy cameras is that the image shouldn't be cropped, but I broke the rule and cropped out some street lights across the river. Normally, I embrace the dark corners of Holga photos, but in this case I made an exception. This foot bridge crosses what I believe is an old mill race.

Below is a view, more lightly cropped (note the vignetting in the corners), up the mill race toward the Michigan St. Bridge over the St. Joe River. This image is more about the reflections of the street lamps along the bridge, but there are a few shadows of trees, so I'm offering it as a shadow shot.

Click to enlarge either image.



7 comments:

Sweet Repose said...

Shadow, what's a shadow...the sun is finally peaking through here in Ioway, almost forgot we had one!

That looks a lot like my yard!

Sylvia K said...

Really beautiful captures, David! I particularly love the second one and what great shadow shots!! Enjoy your new camera!! Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

Sylvia

David C. said...

Sweet, same here--shadows only appear when the street lights are turned on.

Sylvia, thanks and Happy New Year to you too.

Serendipity said...

That second shot is beautiful, I really like the reflections. Happy new year!

Jonny Hamachi said...

Great Stuff!

Joops said...

These are gorgeous shots!

My Season's Shadows. May you have a prosperous new year!

MyMaracas said...

Oh my, that second one is just gorgeous! Great photos.

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