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Post by minniev » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:15 pm

There is no way to stop on this bridge between Canada and the US, and walking around either side can create problems, so the only option was to shoot through the windshield of the moving vehicle.Which creates a skewed perspective. If anyone has any ideas, or comments, or edits, please share.
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Post by Graham Smith » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:59 pm

You could use the horizontal perspective tool in PS or LR but I think that it would introduce too many other other distortions. I like it, leave as is, that's my opinion :)
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Post by LindaShorey » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:53 pm

Do you mean because it's not perfectly symmetrical? I wouldn't notice that at all, if opening didn't mention perspective. What I see is a tiny car in the distance, hinting at the scale, and then all kinds of wonderful lines in the architecture.
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Post by minniev » Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:10 pm

Graham Smith wrote:You could use the horizontal perspective tool in PS or LR but I think that it would introduce too many other other distortions. I like it, leave as is, that's my opinion :)


Thanks Graham. I did use the perspective tool a bit on it, but doing more than a little seemed to actually make it worse instead of better, so I gave it up. I'm sure there are those who can do more magic with those tools than I can.
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Post by minniev » Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:13 pm

LindaShorey wrote:Do you mean because it's not perfectly symmetrical? I wouldn't notice that at all, if opening didn't mention perspective. What I see is a tiny car in the distance, hinting at the scale, and then all kinds of wonderful lines in the architecture.


The lines and curves were of course what I wanted to capture. it necessitated cropping out the dashboard and rearview mirror, and cloning some bird poop. The bridge was interesting in that it was wide enough to accommodate two cars but had no lane definitions, so the oncoming was pretty much headed towards us.
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Post by Matt Quinn » Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:33 am

minniev wrote:There is no way to stop on this bridge between Canada and the US, and walking around either side can create problems, so the only option was to shoot through the windshield of the moving vehicle.Which creates a skewed perspective. If anyone has any ideas, or comments, or edits, please share.


Cool. Works for me. The oncoming car looks as if it is in your lane. Since you posted this photo, I guess the road was wide enough. I have wanted to take photos of the new Tappan Zee Bridge over the Hudson, but I am always driving when we get there. Someday. Matt
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Post by St3v3M » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:05 am

I've had the same problem with several other bridges where they seem to frown on you standing in the middle of them. LAF

I think this is well done with what you had to work with. I especially like the lone car coming toward us. Thank you for adding this! S-
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