Altered Perspective | Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge | San Diego, CA

“I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn’t photograph them.” –Diane Arbus

When I photograph a landmark, such as the stunning curves of the Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge, I strive to capture a unique perspective. It can be difficult, especially with places that are frequently photographed. I want to make an image that stops a person in their tracks, a person who has seen that place over and over, and exclaim “I never saw it like that!” I’ve heard it a couple of times and it is one of the best compliments a photographer can receive!

al•ter change or cause to change in character or composition, typically in a comparatively small but significant way

When I captured the photograph below, that is the feeling I was going for – an altered perspective. It isn’t a postcard shot of the bridge (though I have a few of those, too). Rather it focuses in on a few of the details while also allowing other East Village jewels to shine (the dome of the library and Petco Park). I also felt that the split-tone processing really made this image unique.

I hope you like it as much as I do!

Altered Perspective | Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge and Petco Park | San Diego, CA
Captured at f/7.1, 4 seconds, ISO 100 and processed in Lightroom, PhotoshopPhotoshop, and Tonality Pro.

Today I am thankful for:

  • The little things: a productive day, phone calls from loved ones, a glass of wine to unwind, a delicious dinner…

What are you thankful for today?

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