Packhorse Bridge



Simon Allen

Ann Corbett

Ben Corbett

Guy Davies

David Dennett

John Davies

Phil Kitching

Sue Snape


Guy Davies

Bridge Lines
Bridge Lines
How I did it

This was taken last year in late May in Valencia in Spain.  The image is a detail from a modern road bridge at the City of Arts & Sciences in Valencia.  I liked the strong lines and experimented with shots of different details.  Back home I was not fully satisfied with the results until I made this one into black and white and then made the sky almost completely black to create a very strong graphic image.  Camera was the Lumix G9 with the Leica 12-60 lens, and the exposure was 1/2000 at f/8 and ISO 320, handheld.  Focal length was 52 mm (equivalent to104 mm full frame).  Opened, adjusted and then made black & white in ON1 RAW.  No further work in Photoshop was necessary.
Simon Allen
A very striking B&W image - the black sky empasising the lines of the bridge very well. I do find it a little unbalanced though and feel a crop of about 1/3 down from the top works a bit better. Beautifully sharp and perfectly exposed.
Ann Corbett

Ben Corbett
Dramatic lines from the bridge with added interest from the lighting structures. A full colour image would lack the intensity of the black and white presentation. This treatment of this image makes the most of the subject.
John Davies
An interesting angle on this very photogenic bridge. From my own experience, there are so many ways of looking at it and creating different images. I think this works well in B&W particularly with the cloudless sky and the relative lack of mid tones. The diagonal lines make for a strong graphic image. It is a shame about the lamp standards which clutter the otherwise clean lines but not much you can do about that.
Dave Dennett
A fantastic shot I really like it. I did one some years ago in colour which  is rather like it. It looked ok in colour but this in B&W looks so much better. The only thing I might do is take out the lines and the little bit’s of the bridge underneath.
Phil Kitching
A very strong image with plenty of contrast. The B/W treatment has worked well and suits the graphic subject matter.
Sue Snape

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