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Old May 21, 2006, 9:09 PM   #1
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A couple of shot from under Carquinez Bridge. The middle bridge is being dismantled.









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Old May 21, 2006, 9:50 PM   #2
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That show you how long it has been since I've been across the Carquinez Bridge. My wife and I were in San Francisco about four years ago but we detoured from I80 through Vallejo and around the north end of the bay so that we could go across the Golden Gate Bridge. Consequently, we were within a couple miles of the bridge but did not see it. I lived in Vallejo for about a year and a half about 30 years ago. Consequently, I've been across that old bridge many times.

I had no idea a new bridge was being built. Are they going to build a second suspension span as soon as the "middle" bridge is torn down?

Here I am getting so excited about seeing an "old friend", I forgot I am supposed to be critiquing the photos. I see strong converging lines in both photos although moreso in the first. The vanishing point is more evident in the second. It is too bad you didn't get better exposure on the interior of the stack of beams. Perhaps spot metering on the "interior" might have helped. It would have blown the highlights big time but the interior lines would have shown better.



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Old May 21, 2006, 11:03 PM   #3
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The middle bridge was built in the 1920's (I think), while the other old one was built in the 1950's (I think). I don't think there are any plans on replacing the other old span. They are also working on a new Benicia Bridge span, and a new eastern span of the Bay Bridge, so I doubt the state has any money for another new span in the area.

The I-beams are probably left over from the bridge, I saw them under the bridge. Yeah, too bad I didn't expose the inside part as well. It was a quick snapshot. I've tried a hacked HDR, but being new to PP, the results weren't good.


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Rey,

Very nice submissions. Yes, the second shot really brings out the concept of vanishing point very well. The first shot of the bridge does have a vanishing poiont although a bit more subtle.

Personally I fond the I-beam shot really great. I wasn't as deterred by the dark exposure of the interior of the beam as Cal was. I perceptually accepted that as inevitable since the interior of the beam was so small. In a tunnel I might look for more light. Just a personal preference.

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