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Under the bridge

Pillars of the Zeeland bridge in a symmetrical photo in the Netherlands

The Zeeland Bridge has been photographed many times and in many ways. This composition is also not new, but I still wanted to try something different.

This photo is a series of photos taken with a focal length of 560mm and later merged with Helicon Focus 8. This way the pillars are all sharp. I deliberately kept the corners of the first pillar a bit out of focus.

The photo was taken from Noord-Beveland to Schouwen-Duiveland. This would not have been possible from Schouwen-Duiveland because that is where the movable part of the bridge is located. There is no view into the pillars here.

A total of 47 pillars can be seen here in the photo. There is a span of 95 m between the pillars. In total, this photo shows a distance of almost 4,500 meters!

The photo was taken during sunrise with a very little fog. This ensures that the left side is slightly lighter than the right side. This gives just a little more depth to the photo.

The tricky part about this photo was actually getting the camera in line with the bridge. This did not happen automatically on the smooth stones of the dike.

Personally, I think the juxtaposition of many light pillars against the lone dark bollard/mooring post makes it an interesting photo.

Gear used

Camera:Canon EOS R5
Lens adapters: Canon EF-EOS R Control Ring Mount Adapter
Canon Extender EF 1.4x III
Lens:Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
Tripod:Leofoto RF-284CT
Tripod head:Leofoto XB-32