Saturday, August 09, 2008

RAMSEY SWING BRIDGE - SCHWING! EXCELLENT!

TO THOSE NAUGHTY PEOPLE WHO PINCH IMAGES. HANDS OFF, IT'S WATERMARKED, IT'S LOW RESOLUTION, IT'S MINE. YOU WANT THE REAL DEAL BIG HIGH RES IMAGE YOU ASK PERMISSION, YOU PAY. GET THE PICTURE!

Ramsey Swing Bridge No 6( I am not a number I am a free bridge! Apologises to fans of the prisoner, including me. Babooshka is feeling like No 6 today!)

For those that don't know Blah, Blah!, photographing the Bridge 1OO times. Don't ask why or see an earlier post. I live in Ramsey, it's something to do. I have cabin fever living on an island. Someone said I couldn't show so many different views. Anyway, Here we go again. Same bridge, but here's the (yawn) reason it's called the Swing Bridge, it er swings out to allow boats and ships with taller masts to pass through the harbour. No way dude! How cool is that. Exciting isn't it. SCHWING! I seriously need a break if I am quoting Wayne's World.

Oh yes some really interesting photo stuff. As jennifer Aniston would say, here's the Science bit. Manual setting again, wide angled lens, F4, ISO 200. Um let me see anything else. I shoot all images in Raw, Big files, and convert to Tif or jpeg later and re size. Oh I'm bored with all the technical stuff, but I did promise I'd do this more often. Oh yes I cropped a smidgen of the bottom of the pic for balance, otherwise no sharpening, brightening or colour change. Best tip, think before you alter colours. Over saturated images loose, shadows and detail. Leave natural when you can. Can I stop now?

Re yesterday's funky, groovy psychedelic skywatch pic( see post below.) Why you should never shoot into the sun with a naked lens. One you can damage the lens and secondly, more importantly your eyesight. Told you it was a naughty shot, and that was why.

So what little gem of a tip would you like to pass on photography wise that you have discovered?

25 comments:

Wayne said...

I just tuned in, I've never seen this bridge before. I'd have taken the pic just for the clouds and blue sky.

Be seeing you.......

Dusty Lens said...

94 photos of the bridge on the blog, 94 photos of the bridge, post one up, for the viewers to view 93 photos of the bridge on the blog.

I belive it can be done. Not many swing bridges around. Thanks for your photo information. I am curious,though. why resize? And do you photoshop?

BRAD, boston said...

I tried the manual but it went all fuzzy. Could you walk me through on an email? Big ask but I'd really appreciate a heads up. Do you sell downloads or discs?

Try National Geographic.

Party on Lady Dude!

babooshka said...

Dusty, I cropped in photoshop. No other alterations. This is ususally the way I do things, but most images are unaltered, just resized.

I resize from a large image for the blog only, in microsoft office. You wouldn't get all the image on the screen otherwise. As I sell the images I cannot put the best quality larger files, or high res on. I know this bugs a lot of people. When it's your living, hopefully most people will understand than it is actually theft re suing this image without my permission or payment, therefore
I have to have lesser quality pics on. Not that most people notice though until I tell them.

Cheers

B.

Louis la Vache said...

With Mme. la Vache bringing "Louis" a new REAL camera from Japan, "Louis" is taking notes during Prof. Babooshka's Photo Lectures! ;-)

Virginia said...

I agree with Louis, Professor Babooshka. I might need private lessons as well. Thanks for all the info. IT is very helpful. Keep on!

Louise said...

I'm liking the clouds behind the bridge! And the commentary was funny. And yesterday's Skywatch, though naughty, had some fabulous color in it!

Jim said...

I like the birds on the span.

ken mac said...

beautiful sky!

Marie Reed said...

Wayne's World, Excellent,
Party time! You are a wonderful nut!

Bibi said...

Cheerful photo, great colors. I am so upset people are snitching your photos; and maybe mine and others' too, for that matter. I'm almost afraid to run a search.

I like it when people post shooting info on their photos.

Saretta said...

100 photos of the same subject, always different...seems like a fantastic project to me. You're helping us to truly see something we may never have looked at twice if just driving by!

JAMJARSUPERSTAR said...

Whoa, who's been pinching your pics?! I'll beat them up for you cos they're so yours and yours only!
But still, this is probably the most pictoresque of the bridges so far. Still don't know how such a small island has such structures though....
Ciao

Scarlet x

magiceye said...

well done for the 6th time!


have posted roses for you today!

Denise said...

Well I am so pleased to see some blue skies around the place. Grey, raining and foggy here!

Hyde DP said...

I'm with Jim - liking the sneaky seagulls (or were they pigeons?) getting a ride on the bridge.

pts said...

nice photo!

Thiên said...

Lovely shot! I love looking at the clouds against the blue. And the bridge is pretty cool. ;)

karl said...

Thanx for the tips. Fine shot.

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

yes, you have overdosed on bridges, just like i've overdosed on the beach in my blog - can't wait for autumn...

George Townboy said...

Another great shot of the bridge!

roentarre said...

Beautiful boat picture!

Professor said...

I LIKE the pictures of the bridge!

And I know what you mean about creativity... I live in a huge space but you can only show pictures of fences, sage brush and the Breaks before others get... bored?

And I have no photography tips because I'm so new at this...

Lake Lady said...

Loving this series AND the tips. Thanks!

kRiZ cPEc said...

great colour!

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