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Monday, May 09, 2011 

The Bridge is Light

The Bridge is Light, originally uploaded by Semi-detached.

"This is the Forth Road Bridge at night, about 1 hour after sunset, so the sky is still quite blue. The pink glow in the distance is the light from all the streetlights of Edinburgh and South Queensferry.

It's amazing how much the bridge lights up at night from underneath, it really does look like something out of Close Encounters of the Third Kind! The glow reflection on the water is quite detailed and bright because of the long exposure.

Shame about the weather on this night in terms of the temperature, though, it was absolutely freezing! I couldn't feel my fingers towards the end, which is not a great sign (and not helpful for packing up the gear, unscrewing the camera from the tripod etc...)

This was a 94 second exposure on the tripod with no filters and minimal photoshop, just a bit of contrast and brightness.

Nikon D300 I Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 I Tripod I thick clothes I Ipod I headphones I good tunes to get me through the session."

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