Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Day 20: 2nd Narrows Bridge
The 2nd Narrows Bridge is the bridge I must conquer to and from work every day on my bike. On the way to work is mostly downhill, but on the way back is a grind!! The McGill / Hastings Street exit sign is about the halfway mark of the hill, so when I approach it, it's a psychological marker, as I tell myself: "I'm halfway there, I've almost conquered you, you stupid bridge!!" So this time, I decided to stop and take a picture of it. As I did, a quick rider was riding up my butt really fast, so I'm happy I had a reason to stop and take this picture.... or else I'd have to jump on my pedals and make sure he couldn't catch me!!
I did a lot of post production work on this, including fake tilt-shift, equalizing shadows and highlights, contrast boost, sharpening. I also shot it because I liked the shape of the clouds that day. It was just about ready to rain on me........