Title: Iron Carpet (revised)

Capture Date/Time: November 21 2004 12:43
Camera: Nikon D100
Lens: 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor
Focal Length: 17mm
Aperture/Shutter Speed: F/6.3 - 1/160 sec
ISO: 200
Flash: None

A closer look at the Kinze St Bridge that goes over the Chicago River. My goal for this shot was to come in close enough but with a large field of view so that it would be hard to identify what this is exactly such as a sidewalk grate, fence, etc. I also wanted to make it hard to tell if i was looking down at a floor or up against a wall/fence. There is something about the missing parts of the bridge that I like as well, i think the imperfections secure its place its existence in the real world. Ok maybe I wasnt thinking about all this when shooting it, but thats more of an afterthought, when i shot it I was hoping it would look cool, hah! (revised 11-22-2004 per good advice from visitor feedback :)

4 commentsAdd yours

11.23.04/09:48 AM Turfdigger said:

This surface has been taken out of context in a creative way - this would have even more impact if it were cropped a bit tighter on the top edge, to eliminate that last little slice of non-bridge. But that's just me:-)

11.23.04/10:45 AM Erik said:

Nice, it really works. The scale is hidden...initially it seemed like some weird view from a plane

11.24.04/03:25 AM Brendan said:

What is your technique for removing lens curvature?

11.25.04/04:36 AM Anand said:

Were the modules of this bridge totally seamless, then it would look more like you were were staring up at the base of a structure. That thick line going through the 4th and 1st quadrants makes it a little more obvious. And the broken pieces are kind of a departure from your other structural pattern shots. Usually you avoid assymetry. Cool stuff.