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St. John's Bridge

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 18 November 2011 in Architecture and Portfolio.

This was taken under the St. John's Bridge in Portland. The bridge got its name from these cathedral like arches. I took 8 shots focusing on a different arch each time (using Live View), and then combined them in Helicon Focus; it worked like a jewel.

1/60 second F/11.0 ISO 400 85 mm (35mm equiv.)

sunstonemaria from California, United States

beautiful colors, beautiful details and great pov! great image !!!

18 Nov 2011 5:16am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Hell of a result here! Very nice work.

18 Nov 2011 5:18am

karla from Omaha, United States

Fantastic! Great processing with the Helicon and interesting look through this amazing bridge.

18 Nov 2011 5:25am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Incredible !
I didn't know Helicon Focus which seems terrific, for some kind of shots.
The image is superb.
Great work.

18 Nov 2011 7:15am

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Beautiful work. Well done Jackl

18 Nov 2011 7:35am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

A brilliant shot, Jack...really unusual and special. Magnificent that it DOES look like a cathedral.
That's what I thought I was seeing in the thumbnail !!

18 Nov 2011 7:49am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Very good! I like the point of view and the perspective!

18 Nov 2011 8:01am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Superb composition and tones.

18 Nov 2011 8:25am

Celeb from Madrid, Spain

The compo is great here, Jack. Good job...

18 Nov 2011 8:33am

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

I love the juxtaposition of nature and structure along with the stunning perspective here!

18 Nov 2011 8:34am

❀ Yvonne Simons ❀ from Tilburg, Netherlands

Very nice!

18 Nov 2011 8:48am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Incredible framing, splendid shot. 5 *. Good day.

18 Nov 2011 9:20am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Excellent ! incredible perspective

18 Nov 2011 9:51am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Awesome framing and composition, great shot.

18 Nov 2011 10:03am

Albert from Sweden, living in Hamburg, Germany

Very nice! Thanks for sharing I mus say your "arching" is successful than the one I also posted today. Thanks for sharing the Helicon Focus tips. I will try it out some day. Do you know if that is what macro photographer also use in order increase the dof?

18 Nov 2011 12:07pm

@Albert: Yes; macro photography is my primary usage of Helicon Focus.

Albert from Sweden, living in Hamburg, Germany

(Sorry for the messy comment.)

18 Nov 2011 12:08pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

As the entrance of a Gothic cathedral. Helicon Focus This is a gem of truth ... Congratulations a work of art! Muchos besos amigo Jack! Adela

18 Nov 2011 12:57pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Yes - a jewel of a shot - brilliant technique!

18 Nov 2011 1:36pm

Judy aka [email protected] from Brooksville, FL, United States

GORGEOUS shot(s) and pp work!

18 Nov 2011 2:05pm

Victoria from Sweden

Wow! Very nice!

18 Nov 2011 2:13pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Stunning framing Jack! ;-)

18 Nov 2011 3:04pm

Harry from Apex, United States

Nice HDR work and nice symetrical framing.

18 Nov 2011 4:06pm

@Harry: Thanks. It's not HDR.

Enzo from Lausanne, Switzerland

Magnifique et rigoureusement composée, félicitations ! 5*

18 Nov 2011 4:23pm

@Enzo: thank you. we need to see some more of your outstanding photographs

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

Fantastic - great work!

18 Nov 2011 4:34pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Extraordinary framing with great treatment and colors !

18 Nov 2011 4:53pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

eine hervorragende Arbeit.

18 Nov 2011 5:03pm

PATRICK from miramas, France


18 Nov 2011 8:03pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That is so cool!

18 Nov 2011 8:51pm

franz from Baden, Austria

very impressive technique and a most admirable result. the resemblance to an old cathedral is striking, to say the least ...

18 Nov 2011 8:56pm

mimicy from Bordeaux, France

Magnifique composition ...compliments

18 Nov 2011 10:36pm

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon,, Canada

Surprising how the shape reminds of church windows, the gothic influence
is so beautiful here.

18 Nov 2011 10:42pm

Jackie from Montréal, Canada

Beautiful result, fantastic and impressive!

18 Nov 2011 10:59pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Just stunning, Jack. Helicon or not. I'm in awe of your mastery. Incredible.

19 Nov 2011 12:26am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Wow that's really beautiful! A cathedral dedicated to nature! Thank you very much for sharing this beautiful photo and the processing of the photo!

19 Nov 2011 3:44am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wow, I like it !

19 Nov 2011 9:14am

Doug Hickok from Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Great eye and technique to capture these cathedral arches of the bridge. I commend you on your game :^)

19 Nov 2011 3:25pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

beau graphisme.

19 Nov 2011 10:12pm

Grandoude from Saint Quentin en Yvelines, France

Super perspective!

21 Nov 2011 6:57pm

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

Outstanding work! My first thought was a church. Then I looked closer, but had to look hard. Your angle of view is perfect. The execution using all those different shots is also perfect. The colors work well--the greenery looks like stained glass windows. Excellent.

23 Nov 2011 10:35pm

marie-france from Mesves sur Loire, France

intéressant ! comme un tableau, presque un parchemin !

29 Nov 2011 9:05pm

elmer from Tours, France

Etonnante perspective cathédralesque ! J'apprécie.

11 Dec 2011 12:01pm

@elmer: A workshop leader exposed me to this terrific pov.