Bridge in the gaps #1

Bridge in the gaps #1

For this shot, I wanted to capture the sweeping curve of the Tay Rail Bridge. I knew that it was feasible to shoot the far side of the bridge through the spans in the foreground.

I’m pleased with how this one turned out. The shimmering river was a bonus; and the sunlight starburst (not added afterwards) was a complete fluke!

Taken at Tay Rail Bridge, Dundee.

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Tay-side

Tay-side

I recently visited Dundee, and decided to walk along the path beside the River Tay (rather than visit the V&A). It was a beautiful, clear, warm autumn day, so the outside option, away from the crowds, was a clear winner.

I was enjoying the way the afternoon sunlight was playing on the surface of the water. I wanted to capture that as well as the structure of the bridge. This has turned out quite close to how I intended it. Ideally, I would have caught a bit more sunlight reflecting on the bridge, but it’s close!

Taken at Tay Rail Bridge, Dundee.

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Golden tones

Golden tones

This is the same sunrise as yesterday’s entry. This time, I zoomed in on the clock tower. This created a nice silhouette and emphasised the golden tones. I was tempted to remove the floodlights to the right of the image, but decided to leave them.

Taken in Perth, Scotland.

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Super sunrise

Super sunrise

This week’s photos will still be based on the theme of autumn. But, the emphasis will be on the quality of the light. At this time of year the light seems softer and presents opportunities for some spectacular photos.

I’ve started with an amazing sunrise from a few weeks ago. No filter, no fuss – just nature reflecting God’s glory.

Taken in Perth, Scotland.

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Overhead #2

Overhead #2

So, what do you do when you have a perfect backdrop for your image?

Naturally, you change it. I decided to remove all of the blue by de-saturating it. I think it provides an interesting variation.

But I still prefer the full-colour version.

Taken at Lady Mary’s Walk, Crieff, Scotland.

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Bronzed

Bronzed

I’m aware that I’ve used this post title before. But what else could I call this one? (Seriously, that’s not a rhetorical question.)

I like the way that this fern leaf was set off by the blue of the river and the warmth of the autumn sunlight.

Taken at Lady Mary’s Walk, Crieff, Scotland

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