Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Another shot from the trip I took to Liberty, Texas a couple of weekends ago. This is the old Highway 146 bridge over the Trinity River.

Title: "Bridge Clearance"

Camera / Lens: Canon 40D / Canon 17-55mm zoom
Post-processing: Photoshop CS3 > Duplicate Background Layer > High Pass Sharpening > Merge Visible to New Layer > NIK Viveza plugin to locally brighten the sign and bridge elements > Merge Visible to New Layer > Distort Lens Correction Vignette


John Carson said...

Hi Barry...I really like the deep blue skies in your bridge shots. A real dramatic impact. In my part of the world we have been having way too many gray days and little sunshine. While viewing your photos I've noticed that you vignette a lot of your shots. Looks good. I found it rather funny though that we spend lots of bucks for the finest lens we can get and then end up darkening the corners. I had an old camera once that did that automatically.:-)

Barry Armer said...

Hello John!

I glad you like the vignetting! I know some folks don't, but to me it seems natural.

You bring up a good point about the lens. I guess I shouldn't have any reservations about buying a lens that is reviewed as good "except for edge sharpness" if I'm most likely going to add a vignette anyway! :-)

I hope you get blue skies in your neck of the woods soon!