Reflections on a year in 365 photographs


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Here’s a straight shot of a local industrial complex.  Later on in the project I’ll try a High Dynamic Range (HDR) image of the same complex just for comparison.  I suspect that sort of treatment will be far more effective as it will handle the bright lights, but still allow detail in the darker portions of this particular image.  The photograph was taken from the Don Holt bridge here in Charleston, SC which is quite long and high in order to allow ships to pass underneath for the State Ports Authority terminal.  The weather was frigid and clear which meant the exhausts were clear and interesting.

Lesson for the day:  I’m going to need to learn to use higher ISOs for situations like this where f8.0 still gave me a 10 second exposure time which was not optimal when shooting from a bridge with passing traffic.  However, I don’t have noise reduction capabilities in my software beyond that supplied with Aperture 2 and Adobe CS3.


Written by Brian Fancher

January 4, 2010 at 3:43 am

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  1. I love this type of picture. The foreshortening of the plant shows the beauty of nature backlit with man’s destructive power. So cool.


    January 5, 2010 at 3:16 pm

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