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Back River Bridge

Back River Bridge

Driving east from downtown Baltimore City along route 150, also known as Eastern Avenue then Eastern Boulevard, you come upon the community of Essex...

The Crossing

The Crossing

Now that Standard Time has returned and Autumn is in full swing, showing it's vibrant colors, it's a great time to be enjoying the beauty of outdoor photography.

River Crossing

One of the many tools I use for scouting out places to shoot is the free and powerful Google Earth. I've been a user since it's release years ago and it has only gotten better and better. Perhaps too much so, I'll explain shortly. But beside the fact that you can explore the world or your neighborhood from your desktop or phone, and it's loaded with features, I still find that many people don't even use it at all.  Are you a GE user? Anyhow, I love it for it's pinpoint-accuracy, landing you exactly where you want to go. The image below is an example of it's usage. I was scouting a very rural area some months ago and saw an interesting bridge. It looked like an awesome river crossing and I wanted to check it out and see what the surrounding area had to offer. Bridges have no addresses but everything has a GPS coordinate (latitude & longitude), so I entered that data into the vehicle and off I went.

Now this is where I made reference to Google Earth being "too" good. When I arrived, the bridge was a far cry from that wonderfully rendered structure I saw on the monitor. Guess I should have known better. :-) However, it was exactly where it was suppose to be. After shooting some brackets and exploring the area I discovered that this was a hidden watershed that fed a downstream reservoir.

River Crossing
River Crossing

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The bridge needed painting and was looking quite weathered so I applied a painterly effect to help this scene become a little easier on the eyes.

Thought I'd try a mono version as well.

River Crossing - B&W
River Crossing - B&W

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Thanks for visiting!

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Into the Fog

Welcome back and happy Friday! Yet another busy week comes to a close. Had a few too many of these lately, but now look forward to some fun photographic projects I've been wanting to get to for some time. With that in mind, perhaps I should have named this "out" of the fog. :-)

Today we return to the headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay on a foggy morning, the same morning that I captured this sunrise. The scene below was so peaceful and eerily quiet that I simply sat and enjoyed the atmosphere for awhile after taking this shot. There was no boat traffic, people or even a crashing wave, just the fog and near silence.

Into the Fog
Into the Fog

Looking northward from this point where the Susquehanna River empties into the Chesapeake, there are several bridges which in this case, have faded into the fog.

A generous crop was given to this image to create a bit of a pano look and follow the bridge lines. After merging the 3-exposures (-2 to +2) in HDR Efex Pro and cleaning the final image up a bit, I applied a dash of the  "Brilliant Cold" filter in Topaz Adjust 5.

Thanks for stopping by, gang. Have a wonderful weekend!

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