April Calendar Image
For April, a view of Austin's Pennybacker Bridge just after sunset. Many people climb the west side and photograph the bridge including a very interesting tree on the cliff with downtown Austin in the background (including me). This time I thought about the sunset glow and moving lights of traffic. So I chose to climb the cliff on the east side of 360.
When I got to the top I saw how many people were on the other side. It would have been hard to get a shot without getting many of them in it. 'I chose the path less traveled..."
As it turned out the traffic was moving much too slowly except for a brief while after the light at Courtyard Drive had been green for quite a while. I stacked a couple of neutral density filters to decrease light by 5 stops to be able to use a long enough exposure to get the blurred headlights.
You may notice the boat's headlight. I like that it appears about where the sun might be at that hour - as if it were shining through the lake.
The long exposure also softened the lake's surface - especially the reflected tree shadows on the far shore.
I hope you enjoy the image. Feel free to download a copy for your personal screensaver or wallpaper on your phone, desktop, or tablet. ©2017 John Scott Stapleton / Focus Realty™
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Have a fantastic April!
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