Monday, March 12, 2012

2012, Day 72 - Divided

And we come back to the Fremont Bridge!  Today Brian Matiash wrote a great article on the importance of caution in urban exploration.  Facilities that employ security do so for a reason and the most important thing is that you're safe so if you're out adventuring and security legitmately asks you to leave please have the good grace to do as you're asked.

As we familiarized ourselves with our environment Brian and I found a nice vantage point underneath the Fremont Bridge.  The west hills and Forest Park is dwarfed by the distance and the sheer size of the bridge.  Although you would never be able to see them clearly if you look closely you can see a few stars in the sky thanks to a relatively long exposure.  The light pollution from Portland is enough to drown out all but the brightest celestial bodies.

One of the most important lessons in photography is to be persistent.  Some days you go out shooting and you come home with nothing that inspires you.  It can be disheartening but it is vital to take advantage of the next opportunity because you never know what you're going to find.  I didn't imagine we would be able to find such a spectacular location but the conditions were almost ideal and we were greatly rewarded!

Canon 1D Mark IV, Canon 17-40/f4L
17mm, f5.6, 57 sec @ 200 ISO

1 comment:

  1. I think this is one of my favorites... I love the symmetry contrasted with the sky as your eye follows the underside of the bridge to the vanishing point.