A (potentially!!) new client asked me to put together a portfolio of images I've created for other firms specializing in bridges, streets and streetscaping, as well as mechanical engineers. BRIDGES: Both of the following images represented some access challenges. Shooting the bridge over I-35W involved getting through some traffic lanes and trudging along a raised berm. Fortunately, I wasn't arrested (the client said they would bail me out...maybe)! The second image involved getting through a long, muddy ditch to find just the right spot. In both cases, time of day played a critical role in capturing these images in just the right light.
BEFORE AND AFTER: Sometimes I'm called after the fact to take pictures when the client's own attempt has provided unsatisfactory results. This bridge also represented some significant access challenges on both sides of the river and lots of mosquitos!! A dedicated Tilt/Shift architectural lens produces wide angle images with no distortion. The tones of the photo were enhanced in post processing. The tree, stuck under the bridge during Spring flooding, was digitally removed.
STREETS AND ROADS: The second image, shot with a fish eye lens is called "Planes, Cars, and Trucks." This unique view featured the decorative rails and fence while showing road use on multiple levels. The first image employs the use of a technique called "High Dynamic Range" photography to bring out all of the shadows while keeping the highlights under control. HDR involves both unique shooting techniques as well as advanced post processing. Nearly all of the architectural images I shoot employ HDR to some extent.
STREET SCAPING: Detail shots and point of view are key components of creating images like these.
MECHANICAL: Mechanical engineers are rightfully proud of their work. There is a certain aesthetic, geometry driven, making mechanical rooms visually interesting. The first image, shot with a panoramic tripod head, shows a "chase" running at a 90 degree angle. The second two images were created to illustrate drama, color, and perspective.
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