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Roseville Lines…

by on Aug.29, 2016, under Life, Photography

I was home alone and a little bored one day. So… I decided to check out a spot I’d driven over on a number of occasions but had never stopped to take a look. That was Davidson Park underneath the eastern side of the Roseville bridge.

Roseville Lines

Roseville Lines

NIKON D750 + 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 @ 24 mm, 247 sec at f/11, ISO 50

The Roseville Bridge is a concrete box girder bridge located adjacent to the suburb of Roseville where it crosses Middle Harbour.

It was the middle of the day but there was some cloud in the sky. With a nice strong breeze the clouds were moving through the sky quite rapidly. Looked like it might be daytime long exposure time…

Truth be told I was just here to check out the place for a potential future shoot here. Or even on the other side of the water in the mangroves there. Later on I also checked that spot as well :).

I wasn’t really invested in the shoot and it showed :). Still I managed six (6) long exposure frames in the time I spent at this spot. Unfortunately flare with strong sun hitting the front element killed a few of the frames. The flare was really bad (I could see it in the viewfinder). I did try and shade it with my body and my hat but alas it was difficult.

Still this was the first frame I took there. It’s also the one I was most happy with when looking at them in post. It was crying out for a conversion to monochrome. Some manual lens correction to try and fix some of the distortion from tilting the lens upwards and a nice vertical pano crop.

This final result under the Roseville Bridge is a manual blend of two exposures. One long exposure using the Lee BigStopper stacked with a 3 stop ND for most of the frame. The second a shorter 30 second exposure to reveal some details in the shadowed area under the bridge and a better version of the water below.

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