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Bridge over the Rio Grande gorge, NW of Taos, NM
Posted By: deadwolfbones, 10-03-2007, 01:21 AM

Spent an hour or so at this massive bridge over the Rio Grande gorge on US Hwy 64 after hiking all day north of Taos, NM. Sun was about an hour from setting and the light was perfect.

You can see the location of the bridge here.

Most of these have been touched up slightly in photoshop. The first couple bridge shots were underexposed, but I felt like that kinda added something. The B&W at the end is a simple manipulation of the original using CS3's B&W function.

C & C, please!

This first one is with the SMC-M 50mm f/1.7

f/4(?), 1/500sec, ISO200

The rest of these are with the kit lens

f/8, 1/1500sec, ISO200

f/8, 1/2000sec, ISO200

f/8, 1/350sec, ISO200

f/8, 1/1000sec, ISO200

f/8, 1/750sec, ISO200

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10-03-2007, 02:12 AM   #2
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That is a pretty beautiful bridge!

How far down is the river?

Nice photos, esp. 2 & 3, the underexposure does help!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Matthew Roberts Quote
Nice photos, esp. 2 & 3, the underexposure does help!
I agree the undersexposure, it makes the picture bolder and holds the color better!! Thanks for posting the pic and what you used ..

As a beginner it is nice to be able to see the difference between the timings..

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Gotta love the NM sun.

QuoteOriginally posted by mtnbearhug:
As a beginner it is nice to be able to see the difference between the timings..
Oh, I'm a total beginner too.
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That bridge is not for people with height issues. I remember standing in the middle of the bridge when a big truck went roaring across and whole thing started bouncing up and down;a bit disconcerting.
Nice shots.

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