Fernbridge via Fisheye

Fernbridge AU13-55

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:

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

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

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!

More miscellaneous shots: