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Teasel and Bridge

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 30 August 2009 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

This is the North Bend bridge. The teasel was a lovely shade of purple. The grain (applied in Silver Efex) and the out of focus bridge are intentional.

NIKON D300 1/320 second F/11.0 ISO 200 105 mm (35mm equiv.)

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

This is a departure for you. And a very appealing and successful one at that.
I really enjoy this lovely soft focus.

30 Aug 2009 5:33am

@Dulcie: Thanks, Dulcie. Doing a series can get boring if one doesn't inject a little variety.

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5 stars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

30 Aug 2009 5:41am

@PATRICK: Merci.

masoud from tehran, Iran

singular capture,great !

30 Aug 2009 6:48am

@masoud: Thank you.

masoud from tehran, Iran

singular capture,great !

30 Aug 2009 6:49am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful photograph and beautiful post processing

30 Aug 2009 7:02am

@Didier DE ZAN: Merci.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

A Work of Art....oh I love the sentiment you created here, bravo Jack!

30 Aug 2009 7:22am

@Lorraine: Merci.

Mhélène from Paris, France

A very artistic photo !

30 Aug 2009 8:14am

@Mhélène: Merci.

Veronelle from Lens, France

hoooooooooooo, wunderfull vintage, i like it very much

30 Aug 2009 9:02am

@Veronelle: Merci.

"...م.ر.گ..." from Tehran, Iran

the old mode is great
very well done
i like it

30 Aug 2009 9:04am

@"...م.ر.گ...": Thank you.

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

great work ! I love the vintage mood, composition and DOF ! very well done Jack !

30 Aug 2009 9:13am

@Anna.C: Merci. It printed beautifully.

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

Beautiful! I love it
Great tones and dof

30 Aug 2009 9:35am

@Anina: Many thanks.

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Such an artistic shot..worthy of a place on somebody's wall. Very good work!

30 Aug 2009 12:47pm

@MrsAmber: Thanks, Kate. You motivated me to print it, and it printed out beautifully on a Red River Aurora Fine Art Natural paper (a rag paper).

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Awesome work of art! I love the softness and the grain...It makes this a very timeless shot. Beautiful!

30 Aug 2009 1:36pm

@Tracy: Thanks, Tracy.

Don from spokane, United States

I like the special effects you created in this shot. The close focus and blurred bridge work out very well. Nice job of shooting and processing.

30 Aug 2009 1:40pm

@Don: Thanks, Don.

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

This picture has a really lovely atmosphere! I love it!

30 Aug 2009 2:03pm

@Elena Kotrotsou: Thank you.

Betty from Phillipsburg, United States

Very nice processing, Jack... looks like an antique postcard! Very well done.

30 Aug 2009 2:07pm

@Betty: Thanks, Betty.

jeff (aka dogilicious) from Millerstown, PA, United States

Very well done.

30 Aug 2009 2:25pm

Ajay from Pune, India

Is that really an old shot? Or the result of your amazing processing work?

30 Aug 2009 3:09pm

@Ajay: It was shot on our recent Charleston trip. The credit for the processing goes to Silver Efex Pro. Before the conversion, I did soften the bridge a bit more.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Absolutely beautiful.

30 Aug 2009 3:23pm

@Steve Rice: Thank you.

Barbara from Florida, United States

Indeed a vintage shot. The mood really takes me back in time. (from photography stand point, not age)
The process is an excellent match for the scene. You are correct about variety.
Life can be so rigid and routine, ones creative view can expand life immensely.
Well done, Jack.

30 Aug 2009 3:58pm

@Barbara: Thanks, Barb. What I find with series is that the photographer often sees each shot as quite unique; while to the viewer, they can seem quite similar. For example, I have a whole bunch of what I think are great shots of sea stacks, but I decided to limit myself to one for Am3. Possibly at some future date, I will haul out another one.

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Very nice composition with great processing and tones. I like the DOF and bridge is really nice.

30 Aug 2009 4:14pm

@Vitor Martins: Thank you.

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is a wonderful piece of work.

30 Aug 2009 4:54pm

@Michael Rawluk: Thanks, Michael.

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

five stars for his poetic shot !! jack

30 Aug 2009 6:46pm

susan from United States

Wonderful image....I really like what you've done with bout the same shot, but with the teasel in color.....since you mentioned that lovely shade of purple?

30 Aug 2009 6:48pm

Chris Parr from Jefferson City, United States

Fantastic processing. Great work.

30 Aug 2009 6:55pm

@Chris Parr: Thanks, Chris.

mo.langel from Switzerland

Beau travail!!! comme une ancienne photo!

30 Aug 2009 7:02pm

@mo.langel: Merci. I played around with the photograph quite a bit before arriving at what you see.

Mary from PA, United States

This is spectacular Jack. Love the b&w and the grain. Splendid old time feel to this!!

30 Aug 2009 8:37pm

@Mary: Thanks, Mary.

Sidney from Manila, Philippines

Great work.... nice vintage feel !

31 Aug 2009 12:01am

@Sidney: Thanks, Sidney. Wish that you were on Am3.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Cool - looks like an oldie. Nice processing.

31 Aug 2009 12:52am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Very cool processing :)) I like that bridge in distance .

31 Aug 2009 2:12am

@MARIANA: Thanks, Mariana.

Nadia Olisa from Canberra, Australia

like something out of an old movie. great processing. :)

31 Aug 2009 2:19am

@Nadia Olisa: Thank you.

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

A splendid job of processing Jack. Almos as if a pinhole camera was used to take this shot.

31 Aug 2009 2:49am

@Lee: Thanks. I have a friend who does major work with a pinhole camera.

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Wow! This is so beautiful! Your treatment take one back in time...stunning work Jack!

31 Aug 2009 3:38am

@bluechameleon: Thanks, Sharon. I like the way that it printed, but Ellie is not quite as enamored as I am. One of the best parts about photography is diversity of opinion, both for photographers and for viewers. It certainly makes it easier to just go ahead and try to please oneself.

Annie Viguié from Bordeaux, France

absolument géniale ! i love !

31 Aug 2009 7:18am

@Annie Viguié: Merci.

k@ from Paris, France

Wow, this one is GOERGEOUS and i LOVE it WHOLE !

31 Aug 2009 7:52am

@k@: Merci.

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

This is superb...beautifully composed and great tones...bravo

31 Aug 2009 5:21pm

@StarCosmosBleu: Thank you.

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

amazingly dreamy! love the view, the crop, the processing and the grain!

31 Aug 2009 6:08pm

@dj.tigersprout: Thanks, dj. It came at the end of a long day of shooting. The main span of the bridge is cyan, and the teasel was purple.

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

LOVE this Jack!! Absolutely excellent mood ... Excellent nostalgic image!

1 Sep 2009 3:28am

@amy: Many thanks, Amy.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Love it! What a wonderful treatment!!!

1 Sep 2009 4:17pm

@Magda: Thank you.

Celeb from Madrid, Spain

I also like the retouching... It helps the picture a lot, very nostalgic...

2 Sep 2009 7:07pm

@Celeb: Thank you.

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

silver efex is an excellent softwre !

2 Sep 2009 9:50pm

shallowregret from Kongsberg, Norway

great use of the effect, looks very old

8 Sep 2009 7:29pm

@shallowregret: Thank you.