The Bridge to Somewhere

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Back in October, I took a lunchtime photowalk with some friends along the Mississippi River in Downtown Minneapolis.  This is the railroad bridge from Nicollet Island to downtown Minneapolis over the Mississippi River.  About a minute later, a freight train roared through this exact spot.

Vital Stats: Canon 40D w/Canon 10-22mm lens @ 10mm.  ISO100, f/5.6, 1/250sec.

6 Responses to “The Bridge to Somewhere”

  1. erik December 10, 2008 at 11:47 pm #

    I took that exact same pic, from a bit farther back and at 17mm vs. 10mm. Unfortunately, 17mm is as wide as the Andersonfam kit gets currently. The effect of the 10mm is really stunning.

  2. erik December 10, 2008 at 11:54 pm #

    Err…now that I examine the EXIF for that photo, it looks like I took it at 34mm. Not sure what I was thinking there.

  3. Mark December 10, 2008 at 11:54 pm #

    Funny – from being 10 feet back, it looks like a completely different spot. Looking through Hilden’s fisheye was even MORE dramatic.

  4. erik December 11, 2008 at 12:05 am #

    Very true. For comparison’s sake, I went ahead and uploaded Matt’s version of the picture.

    This picture was taken by a friend of ours with an old medium-format and a fisheye lens. You can see Matt in action with this awesome boat-anchor of a camera here. Oh, and for a bunch more geek points, Matt hand-developed this at home. Not too shabby 🙂


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