Fernbridge via Fisheye

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Fernbridge, which spans the Eel River north of Ferndale, is the largest concrete bridge still in use. It’s a terrific subject for a fisheye lens. We start under the bridge, first with a visible light photo taken with the Pentax DA 10-17 fisheye zoom, and an infrared version taken with Samyang 7.5mm prime:

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Here’s versions of a shot right in front of the bridge. Here we see the distortion caused by the fisheye quite plainly:

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Here’s a longer view, from the side but looking down the length of the bridge:

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And a long view taking in the entire bridge. Here we run into a common issue with fisheye lenses: it’s hard to keep one’s shadow out of the shot!

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More miscellaneous shots:

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