Bridging It

FUJIFILM X100T @23mm, ISO 400, 1/125 sec, f/6.4 [click image for larger size]
FUJIFILM X100T @23mm, ISO 400, 1/125 sec, f/6.4
[click image for larger size]

At first I saw a series of shapes. Then the colours light up my eyes, not because they were dramatic but because they were simple, blocky and contrasting and finally, as I caught sight of the reflections in the windows, I felt the whole scene came into view.

The person seen at the end of the bridge had walked past me while I was stuck in my stare and before I knew it they had almost crossed the bridge. I got my senses together and snapped off five shots. While photographing I was doing my very best to will the person to move into the centre of the image, as I wanted them to line up with the shadow that is drawn down the centre of the bridge. Luckily for me, in the third frame, everything lined up (almost) perfectly. After they had disappeared I took a few more photos of the scene, with the different people wandering through but this was always going to be my favourite.

One of my favourite parts of the image is the miniature bridge that is caught in the reflection to the left of the image, simply makes me smile.

Original unedited image
Original unedited image

This image did not need much editing. I just a little straightening up, heightened the vibrancy then intensified the contrast by darkening the blacks and that was it really. Ready for the show.

All thoughts and comments are more than welcome.

Happy Viewing

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