DescriptionExcerpted from Flickr:I have been in a very bridge-centric frame of mind lately, and though it has certainly been concentrated on bridges other than this one, I can't not shoot this bridge. Believe it or not, there is no post processing done here. I was under the bridge in Cathedral Park one evening wandering and trying to find a new perspective or two and noticed this angle, made a mental note to come back and a few nights later was down here for sunset with the appropriate camera, in this case my Pentax 67. This shot is actually taken fairly well after sunset, as the lights on the bridge have come on. I think the exposure was about two minutes in length. In fact this was sort of the phenomenon that had originally caught my eye. I was sort of interested in not only this angle, but how the lights on the bridge spilled over and lit up the tower as well. I had not counted on them providing so much illumination as to color the passing clouds as well, but that is my best guess as to the color of this shot as, like I said earlier, this was well after sunset and those colors had long since set for the evening. I do enjoy it though when a roll of film comes back and it contains a picture that surprises me, and makes me pause a moment in wonder. I love finding these new views, maybe more, I love the pursuit of them.
Zeb Andrews, Portland, Oregon Member Since July 2007 Artist Statement I believe:
Photography is magical. The ability to capture our vision physically so that others can share in it, amazes me constantly.
There is always a picture to be taken, it is just a matter of seeing it.
Enjoy what you do and you will begin to love it, love it and everything else will follow.
Hard work, passion and dedication will trump talent every time.
Photographs should never be taken for granted, by the time your grandchildren pull them from a box in the attic in 50 years, they will be priceless.
The best photography does not impress, it inspires.
Titles should be irrelevant. Amatuer. Professional. Master. If you use a camera, then you are a photographer, as simple as that.
Cameras may be remarkable instruments, but it is the people behind them that create.
Whether it is film or digital, 35mm or large format, color or black and white, they are merely different ways of doing the same thing, making photographs.
It is never enough to assume, no matter how frequently photographed a place is by a particular photographer, or a group of them, that every perspective has been explored, every vision realized, and every scene recorded fully. The best photography is not discovered in this manner at all. The best photography is born from the realization that there is always a new perspective to be found, a new vision to be realized, and a new way to record even the most familiar of scenes.
"Make visible, what without you, might perhaps never have been seen." Robert Bresson.