Bridge Over Icy Water
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Nanto, Toyama, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl,
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/640 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos

Holy cow, six days without a blog post... I think that's the longest dry spell since 2005. I'm just too busy with LR3 preparations, sorry.

I'm still too busy to post properly, so going to my archives for some low-hanging fruit. This shot is from the last day of our short New Year's trip. In the thumbnail view above it's a picture of a bridge over a river, but view it full size and it becomes something much greater.

It joins a few other photos from the trip that got their own post, including “Theme For Our New Year's Trip”, “Deceptively Clear: Snow-Covered Mountains in Exquisite Detail”, and “Snowy Mountains”.

Continued here...

All 9 comments so far, oldest first...

Beautiful scene Jeffrey! I really like how the details of the trees are so sharp!

— comment by Drew on April 12th, 2010 at 9:29am JST (13 years ago) comment permalink

It almost looks like when someone colorizes parts of a b&w shot. Had the reflection of the bridge not been so perfect, I may have suspected some artful photoshopping 🙂 Very cool!

On a similar note – A few days ago, we had a big storm. The next morning, in the early light, the sky was a bright vivid blue, the new spring leaves & grass were eye popping green, and the tulips were fluorescent yellow & red. I didn’t get any shots, but I figured it didn’t matter. On the off-chance I managed to capture what I was actually seeing, everyone viewing it would think I’d used lightroom and ramped up the vibrancy way beyond the point of believability.

— comment by Marcina, USA on April 12th, 2010 at 11:05am JST (13 years ago) comment permalink

Stunning image. I like the simplicity although it’s full of details.

— comment by Håkan Dahlström on April 12th, 2010 at 1:41pm JST (13 years ago) comment permalink

Yep, great shot!

— comment by Zak on April 12th, 2010 at 4:45pm JST (13 years ago) comment permalink


Beautiful….this is one of my favorite photos of yours yet.


— comment by Marty on April 13th, 2010 at 2:24am JST (13 years ago) comment permalink

I usually just lurk, but I really like this picture and just wanted to let you know!

Also, thank you for all the information you post and all the plug-in work you’ve done for LR. I don’t use any of the plug-ins at the moment but hope to in the future.

— comment by Carrie, Scottsdale, AZ on April 13th, 2010 at 3:10am JST (13 years ago) comment permalink

Very cool picture! Deserves a good print and a nice frame.

— comment by Luc on April 13th, 2010 at 11:01am JST (13 years ago) comment permalink

Fantastic photo. I like the whole black and white effect with the red of the bridge that makes this whole photo pop.

— comment by Earnest Barr on April 13th, 2010 at 10:00pm JST (13 years ago) comment permalink

nice shot Jeff. I’ve been following your blog for about a year ever since I stumbled onto your LR picasa plugin. Enjoy both the plugin and your blog. Thanks!

— comment by stefan on April 16th, 2010 at 1:50pm JST (13 years ago) comment permalink
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