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Owen’s Bistro

Nikon D7000 10-24mm @ 10mm ISO 200 1/80 f/11 Lr3, TpzSim; PsCS6

There is a small concentration of Chino, California’s oldest commercial buildings on D street and the two brick structures in this are Owen’s Bistro.  The structure on the left, with the tall openings and drapes is the outdoor dining patio, the building to the right houses the interior dining room.  The fountain and sculpture in the foreground are titled “Internal Bridge Between Earth and Sky”.  (I do not know who the sculptor is.)  More on Owen’s Bistro here and here.

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Transit Walkway

Nikon D7000 18-135mm @ 32mm ISOm200 3-bkts f/11 Lr3, HEP1, TpzSim; PsCS5

The structure is the pedestrian over crossing at the downtown Pomona, California rail station.  The two towers, in adaddition to serving as structural supports for the bridge also house elevators; the two structures jutting out from the towers are stair wells.  The dark objects discernable passing below the bridge on the tracks are black tank cars which made up a large part of a freight consist passing through.

In addition to my usual work with Lightroom, HDR Efex Pro and Topaz Simpify stylizing this image, I also used Photoshop to remove an automobile that was in the left foreground.

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Signal Tower & Bridge Superstructure

Interpretive Digital Imaging

Nikon D7000 10-24mm @ 10mm ISO 1600 1/640 f/13 Lr3, ASSA3; PsCS5

This is the signal tower and west end of the pedestrian bridge at the Riverside, California Metrolink Station.  In addition to the stairways, patrons are served by an elevator in the west brick tower and one in the east brick tower, which was the only way I was able to get up on the bridge for yesterday’s image of the freight passing through.

This image is another example of my practicing simplifying images from the initial photo realism in order to convey more of a general feeling of the subjects (instead of a literal representation) so that the viewers’ minds can fill in any details they may imagine.  There is just the hint of the train in the background of this image, but I believe it is enough to enable the viewer to understand there was a train there.

There was much more detail of individual bricks in the elevator tower in my original capture and I purposely softened the detail and over saturated the coloring of the bricks.  I also liked the two converging lines from the crosswalk and upped the saturation and brightness of those as they converged on the tower and bridge.  And of course the processes I applied, including the introduction of a canvas texture resulted in a very painterly rendering.  (This and all of my images are in my gallery and the tools in the gallery will allow you to see the images in full size or near full size, then the texture will become quite apparent.)

Colorado Street Bridge

Nikon D7000 10-24mm @ 24mm ISO 200 3-bkts f/18 Lr3; HEP1

Also known as “Suicide Bridge”, the Colorado Street Bridge crosses the Arroyo Seco in Pasadena, California.  Designed and built in 1913 by the firm of J.A.L. Waddell, It spans 1,486 feet (453 m) and is notable for its distinctive Beaux Arts arches, light standards, and railings.

This view is from the parking lot at La Casita Del Arroyo.  The structure  behind the bridge, which appears dwarfed by the Colorado Street Bridge is actually the Ventura Freeway (CA-134), and it is actually more massive than the Colorado Street Bridge, which is only two lanes, as opposed to eight lanes, and the freeway bridge is actually taller. This is a good example of how perspective can be deceiving depending upon your viewpoint.  I think this image conveys the notion of “Suicide Bridge” fairly well with its dark tones and foreboding clouds and the stonewall, which I made darker than it was in real life.