Pedestrian Bridge

Posted by
Jeffrey (Scottsdale, United States) on 22 July 2014 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Location: Scottsdale, Arizona

This bridge allows pedestrians (and I presume, also chickens) to cross the road, on the other side of which (from this perspective) there is a park. I have tried (and failed) several times now to photograph the bridge from other points of view, but this was the first time I've done so from on the bridge itself and the first time, I believe, the result has been minimally successful. In acknowledgement of my OCD nature -- Yes, I know this will be a surprise to many of you! -- I'd hoped to make the photograph more perfectly symmetrical, but after studying the scene for a bit, I realized this was likely as good as it was going to get, because the bridge wasn't built perfectly symmetrically. Or if it was, then I could not find the precise spot to locate my camera so that my photo would accurately reflect its symmetrical perfection. (I don't know about you, but of these two possible explanations, I know which one I prefer!)

And Yes, I'll almost certainly photograph this scene again someday -- er, some night -- and try to improve upon this result, because that's just the way I am.