24 Nov The Bridge

Source: Little Big Travelling Camera

FUJIFILM X-T1 (81.9mm, f/9, 1/240 sec, ISO200)

The USA has breathtaking landscapes and two iconic man made objects. The Statue of Liberty and The Golden Gate Bridge. Everybody in the world knows those signs of the new world.

Even though I travel a lot I still haven’t seen the Statue of Liberty but it’s my third time here. This place is magic and the bridge is an impressive building even by todays standards. It’s our third time here but our first early morning visit. Thanks to our jet lag we managed to come here before the masses. We even found a space in the small car park outside the visitor parking garage.

FUJIFILM X-T1 (74.1mm, f/3.7, 1/1250 sec, ISO200)
FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (18mm, f/8, 1/320 sec, ISO200)

The light was still beautiful and the fog was almost gone. Perfect conditions to take some pictures but it’s still not simple. The bridge is huge and hard to frame. To shoot with a wide angle lens is not an option at least from this point of view. The bridge pier on the other side would be too small. So all the keepers were shot with the Fuji XF 55-200 OIS.

Unfortunately there were no people on the bridge and no ships to give some sense of scale but it helps to know that the pillars are 227 meters high and that the roadways are about 70 meters above the water. That and the fact that the bridge is covered in fog most of the time has

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