Featured photo – Reflection of Royal Palace
I’m not shooting bridges very often, I just tend to prefer natural landscapes much more than structures created by humans, but one of the great things about bridges is that they make composition so much powerful with all the leading lines they introduce to the image. They make your eye travel through the whole frame making it easier for us photographers to show all we want. If you would like to learn more about photo composition, check out my Photo Composition Primer.
But for today I have a photo of a bridge, which was taken during my workshops in Warsaw. Apart from Slasko-Dabrowski bridge it also features Royal Palace and Cathedral buildings in the Old Town. To capture this image I used 5 exposures spaced 1 EV apart. In Photomatix Pro 5 I used Contrast Optimizer to tone-map them and then spent fair amount of time in Photoshop trying to get contrast and colours the way I wanted them to be.
If you would like to create such photos yourself, make sure to read my HDR tutorial.
Camera: Canon 5D MK III (read my review)
Lens: Canon 16-35 f/4 L IS USM (read my review)
Focal length: 23 mm
Exposure time: 3.2 s
Number of exposures: 5
E.V. Step: 1.0 EV
Flash used: no
Technique: HDR, Tone-Mapping
Software: Magic Lantern, Photomatix Pro 5 (Contrast Optimizer), Capture One 8, Photoshop CC 2015, Topaz Clarity