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San Juanico Bridge Revisited

It’s a nice peaceful feeling being able to go back to a place that you like to shoot. And I must dare say I can shoot the San Juanico Bridge again and again… I feel it’s never enough.

A handful of days ago I blogged about this, click the link here –> San Juanico Bridge – they contain photos taken in the (recent) past… but I wanted something totally brand-spanking new!

Here’s what happened just very recently:

The first trip I went there I was met with heavy downpour. Still stubborn enough, I chose to shoot the bridge even with the nasty conditions. I end up with zero keeper. The raindrops kept splattering on my lens, and I was soaking wet in a matter of one minute or so… And I have to remind myself that my camera Panasonic G3 (and I) ain’t weather sealed.

So I came home soaking wet, with nothing. Patience Dave!

So, the next day came, the weather was way better. This time around I was able to shoot some keepers, t’was a good feeling.

“Good things come to those who wait.” (?)

For a change I shot the bridge with my newest Micro 4/3 lens – the Olympus 45mm 1.8. It’s equivalent to 90mm, though mainly a portrait lens, I used this lens to shoot a tighter composition of the bridge. [BTW, the Olympus 45mm 1.8 is so compact and small, especially when compared to a similar focal length of the Nikon which is the 85mm 1.4 (or even a 1.8 for that matter), it’s just liberating and a joy to use, I have added this to my (belt) bag along side with the Panasonic 20mm 1.7 as a companion for my everyday (mis)adventures.]

San Juanico Bridge at Night (Revisited) in B&W

Photographer’s note: F/11, 40 sec, ISO 160, Panasonic G3, Olympus 45mm 1.8, Benro C-298 tripod

 

Here’s another shot… I shot this wide open, and there’s probably only one lens in my bag that can do this — shooting at a wide angle and blurring the background… No wonder it’s increasingly becoming my favorite lens lately!

San Juanico Bridge at Night (Revisited)

Photographer’s note: F/1.4, 1/80, ISO 6400, Nikon D700, Nikkor AFS 24mm 1.4

 

And before I go, I’ll post my favorite shots…

San Juanico Bridge at Night (Revisited)

Photographer’s note:  F/16, 42 sec, ISO 200, Nikon D700, Nikkor AFS 24mm 1.4, Benro C-298 tripod

 

San Juanico Bridge at Night (Revisited)

Photographer’s note: F/16, 71 sec, ISO 100, Nikon D700, Nikkor AFS 24mm 1.4, Benro C-298 tripod

I can’t wait to go back again…

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