Monday, October 27, 2008

A bridge - a part of my daily world

Those who have followed this blog will know that I'm interested in bridges - anyone living along the coast of Norway will be that. They will also recognize this bridge as the Sotrabroen (the Sotra Bridge) - a subject I have shown very often. It is also a daily part of my life since i Cross it at least twice a day. I'm so interested in Bridges that I host a small, monthly meme the first Monday in each month called Bridges between on this subject.

The present picture is also my first foray into the dark forest of HDR (High Dynamig Range imaging) . The aim of this technique is to extend the dynamic range of pictures and is supposed to require two or more pictures of the same subject. However, following the advice of Troy Mullens, I have tried to make it work with only one. This is based on a high contrast image - as I said, my first attempt.

Back to the present:

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32 comments:

Louise said...

The bridge is beautiful, and I really love the lighting on it. I got lost in the technical stuff, but that's quite OK. Maybe if I read things like that enough, it will absorb into my head!

kjpweb said...

Great shot! I wouldn't have guessed it to be HDR. (Though technically you can't actually create HDR with only one image)
It turned out quite well nevertheless.
Cheers, Klaus

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Well, as you probably know, I'm interested in bridges too. ;-)

Hmmm. HDR. Sounds like something else I want to learn. ;-)

fishing guy said...

Rune: Very neat photo of the bridge

Anemone said...

Flott bro, som også jeg nå har kjørt over faktisk :-) tenk på det du..., og klart snakket vi om deg over den broen. Her sto han når han tok det bildet osv osv :-) Et virkelig vakkert skue akkurat i sundet der, og sikkert alltid noe å se på, bare se uten å bli helt lei.

Klart er broer fasinerende, byggekunst av store dimensjoner etter mye spekulasjoner sikkert.
Gleder mag nå til mandag igjen jeg, og har så mange ideer i hodet at det er vanskelig å velge hav men skal poste om...., men det er litt meg det vet du.

Det er vel ikke mulig at det er en måse med tarmtømming under her du??? Aldri sett på maken!!

Susan said...

My son loves bridges, and collects them on stamps and coins. We'll love visiting your blog for more!

Ivar Ivrig said...

Flott bro Rune. Er det den som var på det kveldsbildet ditt på ABC?

ewok1993 said...

Beautiful brige definitely. I love bridges too. Come and see my world this week, I have a picture of a bridge too.

RAMOSFOREST.ENVIRONMENT said...

Bridges are beautiful. Great World.

marcia@joyismygoal said...

and what a lovely first attempt I share your interest in Bridges

Abraham Lincoln said...

Bridges are fascinating. I like your photo of this one. I am nuts about our covered bridges and while we have some 300 of them left in Ohio, they are often on back roads and most people never see them.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I forgot to mention that there is some new tools in the new edition of Photoshop that gives an impression that the work was finished using more than one shot as in HDR.

Ida said...

Ja, den er flott, broen "vår". ;)
Også får den kanskje en "tvilling" etterhvert....

Reader Wil said...

Wonderful bridge! My daughter has drawn many briges, since she is a technical draughtsman. So I am also interested in bridges.
Thanks for your visit.

WillThink4Wine said...

Being an amateur, I would never attempt such a thing, but the bridge is pretty cool!

imac said...

Hi Rune, what a great photo my friend.
Ahh just cant wait till July 2009.lol.

Daniel J Santos said...

well done.

Migs CFL fan said...

Perfect shot as always. Thanks for sharing!

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

Carver said...

I find bridges very interesting too. Nice to see the magnificent bridge from your part of the world. Carver's Photoblog

Pernille said...

Den har jeg passert! Nydelig bilde av broen din. Bildet er helt perfekt med det lyset! Vakkert som alltid hos deg!:)

Rose said...

I like your picture...my brother keeps trying to get me to try the HDR and maybe sometime later I will. I like this one because it doesn't look fake. The ones that look fake are pretty, but they don't appeal to me.

Texas Travelers said...

Great shot. It turned out well. You didn't overdo it. I can't tell it is hdr.

Klaus is right, and as I said before, It is impossible to tell the difference between single and multiple originals with today's software and good cameras. If the range extends out to more than say 6 stops, you do need multiple exposures. I haven't run into a 6 stop shot yet in my last 20,000 to 30,000 photos shot raw.

Great work,
Troy

Mary said...

What a wonderful bridge! I'll have to take some bridge shots and check out your bridge meme.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Love the angle you took this picture at, great bridge

Lawstude said...

Thank you for the wonderful tour. This 2nd week of meme really makes us appreciate the many places that we don't usually see or ever had a chance to visit like the one you showed me in this post. Hope you get to have time to check my world too. Another great job and more to come in the coming weeks.

Arija said...

That is a very beautiful image of a lovely bridge. Could you at some stage show us a close up of the tracery at the sides of the bridge?
It looks very interesting.

Greyscale Territory said...

What a beautiful piece of architecture! And the shot is wonderful!

AphotoAday said...

I still haven't experimented with HDR -- if you're shooting a lot of photos it just seems like too much trouble to me...

Besides "curves" in Photoshop, I've found the "shadows/highlights" sliders in CS3 to be very handy for rescuing detail from the "mud"...

Inkivääri said...

Your world is beautiful and high level8)

Anne-Berit said...

Fantastisk fin bru,har tatt endel brubilder selv i sommer,og så presterte jeg å gjemme Broer som binder sist gang.Begynner visst å bli senil,hehe....Ha en fin dag!

PERBS said...

Beautiful view you travel daily. I don't understand the HDR but whatever it did to your photo is great.

antigoni said...

Great post!