Truland Photography

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Bridges and Piers

On a couple of extended walks last weekend I made some photographs of Bridges crossing the Mohawk River between Cohoes and Waterford as well as Lock 5 on the Erie Canal in Waterford.

The first two shots are one of the bridge carrying State Route 32 over the Mohawk River and one from that bridge of the railroad bridge just adjacent to Route 32. The highway bridge was built in 1932 and is slated to be replaced between 2018 and 2020.

Both photos are high dynamic range images made from three bracketed exposures. The exposure information is for the normally exposed file.

EOS 60D, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM at 31mm, f/8 1/125 sec., ISO 100

EOS 60D, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM at 21mm, f/8 1/125 sec., ISO 100

One of the most interesting attractions in New York's Capital District is the Waterford Flight of Locks, which is located just West of the Hudson River and which connects the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers, bypassing the Cohoes Falls. The flight is the largest lift in the shortest distance of any system in the world. Five locks in a space of one and a half miles lifts and lowers boats a total of 165 feet.

This shot is taken from lock 4 looking West toward lock 5. The first image is processed only with Canon's DPP software and the second is a high dynamic range image made from three bracketed exposures.

EOS 60D, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM at 27mm, f/6.7 1/350 sec., ISO 100

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