Yaquina Bay (Bridge to Nowhere) - Newport, Oregon – Derek Helt
Of course the Yaquina Bay Bridge is fully functional, but Derek captures it in the fog looking incomplete. This image has a great feel to it that reminds me of a shot I took last year of the Oceanside pier in Southern California http://www.photobotos.com/oceanside-ca-pier-at-night/. Both are pretty cool and use fog as a mood enhancer. Please read Derek’s story below and then visit his site for more great images http://brightcloudyday.wordpress.com/.
This is the Yaquina Bay Bridge at Newport, OR, USA. It was built in the 1930s and is in the Art-Deco style. Since I live in Newport, I can take advantage of the weather when it is right for making photos. I took this one last Sept. 14. As I was headed to work, I saw that there was fog in the bay that day, but it was being burned off by the sunshine. So I stopped on the north-west side of the bridge and took several shots, hand-held.
Camera: Pentax K-30
Lens: Sigma 17-70 @ 19mm
Regarding the shutter speed: I used the K-30′s in-camera HDR function. When I saw the resulting JPEG, I then used the camera’s ability to save the HDR composite as a RAW file. I then processed that file in Adobe Lightroom 4
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