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Bridge into the night

By Argolith
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I have to interrupt my Negative Space series in order to meet the deadline of the =PhotographersClub's Night Photography theme. My girlfriend Doris (~picturenoise) and I recently visited her hometown, where I took this picture.


Judenburg, Styria, Austria


Canon EOS 1000D
EF-S 18 - 55 mm IS lens
Giotto's VT 802 tripod

Technical details:

Aperture: F/10
Shutter speed: 30 s
ISO setting: 100
HDR processing (single RAW file)
Image size
1010x677px 259.13 KB
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redwolf518's avatar
Your wonderful art is featured here [link]
Enjoy the Nights! :fuzzydemon:
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Thanks a lot for featuring my picture — I appreciate it!
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You're welcome. Cheers! :fuzzydemon:
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I want to improve my skills in English writing, so I keep on commenting using this language. (So please: excuse my clumsy speech!)

At the topic: The present shot is balanced and composed in a (for me) stunning way. I´d like to explain this.

The upper two thirds of the left border are dominated by the underside of a bridge, which leads "into the picture" for exactly two thirds of it's dimension. It ends not at the line between the under and the middle third of the picture, but about one centimeter deeper. This fits perfectly to the suggestion, that the bridge describes at its end a smart curve towards the depht of the picture.

Exactly at the point between the upper and the middle third of the right border starts the silhouette of a mountain, softly falling towards the center and ending about one centimeter on the left of the midpoint. That fits to the fact, that one light on the bridge near the midpoint is not congruent with it, but situated about one centimeter deeper. So the center gets a diameter of about two centimeters. It is black and seems to have an unknown depht.

Furthermore the end of the mountainsilhouette points towards the center of the bridge, which is indicated by the area, where the arch gets near the upper line of the bridge. You can draw an equal-sided triangle between the endpoint of the mountainsilhouette and the two points on the borders in the middle of the bridge. This figure would recur in the street signs too.

At least there is a visible line between the initial point of the bridge-underside on the left and the initial point of the mountainsilhouette on the right side, which makes the composition balanced.

Now, to the situation of the lights: The biggest light is exactly in the middle of the left border. The second biggest light is a bit left to the middle of the bottom, which is in line with the middle of the bridge. You may draw a line from this light to the point between the under and middle third on the left border. There are three lights on this line, which become smaller (rhetorically a climax). Along the bridge there are lights, which are in line and become smaller as well.

I stop here. My point is: You really have an eye for composition!