The first time I ever drove across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, I was so taken by the structure that I had to photograph it. But, I was alone, and there was no place to stop. So, I did the next best thing … I held the camera up to my eye with my right hand, and drove the car with my left hand as I was looking through the viewfinder while snapping photos.
Now it’s not that I’ve necessarily become smarter or matured, but while driving across the Williamsburg Bridge this last week in New York City, I had the same need to photograph the journey. There was just so much going on … eye candy for some … rail tracks, cars, big beams and girders, plus the view off to the side looking at mid-town Manhattan. Fortunately, my wife Dorothy was riding shotgun, and I handed the camera to her. At first she was reluctant, but once she started clicking away, she couldn’t stop. She got some great stuff.
The image here (taken as anyone can see from the passenger seat) includes some great colors and textures. I ran the file through the OnOne Perfect Photo Suite adding contrast, vibrance, structure, and a slight bit of vignetting.