#536 Bridge Columns
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Foggy14
Registered: May 01, 2010
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These bridge columns, which support a portion of the pacific coast highway, provide some nice contrasts in the late afternoon sun.

Thanks for looking!



karmaportrait
Registered: Aug 31, 2012
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great shot!

i was actually thinking of something similar, but my shot was up at Pismo Beach. maybe go to plan B



leighton w
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Very well seen Jeff.



John Richter
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Nice lines in this one. Good work.

JBR



Foggy14
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Thanks Chris, Leighton and John!



Travis Rhoads
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I like the geometries created by the shadows and columns, nicely seen and executed, and very fitting for the weeks assignment.



Foggy14
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Thanks Travis!



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
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Nice strong lines.



Foggy14
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Thanks Scott!



smallrewards
Registered: Jan 08, 2012
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my favorite so far, though I wonder how it would look with the foreground in focus too.



Foggy14
Registered: May 01, 2010
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smallrewards wrote:
my favorite so far, though I wonder how it would look with the foreground in focus too.


Thanks much for your comment.

On the question of foreground focus, that was something I played with while working on shots in this set. Since the column shadows are a product of light diffraction, their edges were not going to be as sharp as the adjacent rocks. I found this combination of sharp rocks and diffracted shadows in the foreground to be a bit busy and to take attention away from the stronger contrasting elements in the shot (the columns, people and clouds). The "solution" was to have the foreground rocks and shadows blend together in an out of focus area that, hopefully, draws attention to the contrasting elements in top half of the frame. I'm already seeing things I would have done a little differently, but that was the idea anyway.