Queen Elizabeth Bridge

By SlowSong
Took a trip out to Rainham Marshes today as the weather was doing nice things for a change but for a crisp day it was very hazy.

This was taken into the sun at full zoom with a polariser fitted. The original shows a huge vignette where I was fully stretched but which I corrected in E10 using the camera correction filter, and to even out the light across the image I overexposed the centre. Converted to b/w and desatured quite a bit to enhance the mistyness.

V2 is the original jpeg so you can see how much vignetting you get with the Tamron 18-270mm and using a polariser. I quite like it really as it's clearer and punchier, albeit unintentional, but I'll let you decide.
V1 is more how it actually looked in real life.

You can just about see some vehicles crossing the bridge and the suspension cables holding up the bridge.

Hope you're all enjoying some bright weather for a change peeps. Smile

Tags: General Transport Black and white Digitally manipulated Landscape and travel

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
17 Feb 2013 5:10PM
V.2 gets my vote, Chris, and as I type this at 7.10pm I can hear the rain bucketing down Sad Carol

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gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
17 Feb 2013 5:17PM
I am going for V2 as well, I just think every thing looks clearer. - gary
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
17 Feb 2013 5:20PM
Well, It is just after noon here, no rain but some very cold wind--

You have done some very creative work with this image-- both please, but for different reasons!
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2013 5:48PM
Version 2 for me also Chris.

annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
17 Feb 2013 6:07PM
v1 for me, that is big city fog personified!
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2013 7:15PM
Version one seems to add a rather likeable softness to the already hard subject.

Regards Nathan Grin
saltireblue Plus
8 8.0k 33 Norway
17 Feb 2013 7:40PM
I prefer v1 Chris. Looks as if you are peering through the fos, and the vagueness of the outlines on the ship and bridge and mysterious.

rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
17 Feb 2013 7:46PM
Vi for me Chris, atmospheric !!
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2013 8:10PM
I like both Chris - v2 is clearer, but v1 is very atmospheric SmileSmile
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2013 6:53AM
I really like your recovery work Chris on v1. The cables and cars are excellent through the mist.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2013 11:02AM
Like your V1 here Chris
a very atmospheric image
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
18 Feb 2013 11:35AM
Very atmospheric, Chris...think I go for V1 as my fave Wink
Lotsa sunshine here in Wakefield the last few days...Smile
Trev Smile
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
18 Feb 2013 12:05PM
I like V2 even more as it gives more detail. Great atmosphere, life is not always bright and this certainly offers a different view of something familiar and clear. I like this de-familiarizing effect a lot.
RockArea 11 18 3 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2013 6:06PM
Very moody. I'm going for V2 as I like a bit of a vignette and I like the extra clarity!

Hop-A-Long 11 52 1 England
19 Feb 2013 7:51PM
Quite a misty morning which has given the mono version an old feel to it, unfortunately it appears a little flat which is why I have to say I do prefer V2 as it has more contrast.

Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
20 Feb 2013 10:16AM
Well composed misty shot. I prefer V1 for more mistyness Smile
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
20 Feb 2013 7:01PM
Not the best day for it Chris.

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