Buzzards Bay Bridge Two Views—Working with a Wide Angle.

The former New Haven Railroad lift bridge over the Cape Cod Canal is an imposing structure that dwarfs everything around it.

I exposed these views using my FujiFilm XT1 with 12mm Zeiss Touit flat field super-wide angle lens.

To expose the second image, I extended the XT1’s rear display angling it upward and then looked down to it while holding the camera as close to the water as I dared in order to obtain a more dramatic view.

Among the benefits of the XT1’s display system is the built-in level, which I find very helpful when trying to keep the bridge level with the water.

Using the level with the rear display makes it much easier to make these close to the water photos. Back in the old days, I just had to guess!

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One thought on “Buzzards Bay Bridge Two Views—Working with a Wide Angle.”

  1. Beautiful shots. Would perspective fixing software skillfully applied improve or detract?

    Two other interesting photo opportunities there: a view down the track with bridge up showing the open derail; and the view upwards and at various angles of the towers from an open vestibule window as the train crosses the bridge.

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