Monday, March 5, 2012

2012, Day 65 - New and old

Last night I made a quick run to pick up some loser from the train station.  I say loser because I want to see if he actually reads what I write or just looks as the pretty picture...

I arrived a few minutes early and, never one to waste time, I grabbed my camera and tripod to take a few pictures.  This one I liked because on the right you have a modern and probably efficient office building whereas on the left you have the onramp to the Broadway Bridge, a bascule bridge that was opened in 1913.  While modernity might wear well and be easy to live with the almost hundred year old bridge shows infinitely more character, even though there is so little to be seen in this photography.  The concrete has texture, the iron railings are delicate but sturdy, there is a grace that we've lost in the pursuit of efficiency.  Sometimes I hate compromise because nobody wins and everybody loses...

Canon 1D Mark IV, Canon 17-40/f4L
21mm, f4, 2.5 sec @ 250 ISO

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