Self Portrait 3: Accidental.

Self Portrait 3: Accidental.

I was playing with my latest toy – a remote control shutter release, when I kind of realised I’d crept a little bit too far into the shot. D’oh!

Anyway, this is the pedestrian suspension bridge over the River Clyde, in Glasgow. Like many bridges across the Clyde, it is now floodlit at night, in a rather sinister and oppressive bright red. Like most parts of Glasgow last night, it was bitterly cold, too. I am thinking it might be time to do some more studio work, as its really too cold for me around here now. The biting Atlantic winds we’ve been getting are going to contribute to an expected -25 Celcius temperature this weekend. Ouch!

November 25, 2005


November 25th, 2005

Think I prefered it in red but I do like to angle of the shot. Also you have managed to get it nice and sharp despite the swaying of the bridge. The only thing I would say is the building on the right is a bit bright and distracting compared to the dark left.

November 25th, 2005

Black and white looks lovely, interesting pic. Add a very slight red tint to the image (like reaaaaaaally subtle) to increase depth :)

I think I’ll make a remote shutter release for the 300d; Theres schematics online for it…

November 25th, 2005

I just bought a Nikon ML3 shutter release too. Haven’t used it yet though! Love the picture – no wonder Glasgow’s sky is red if they light all their bridges up with red lights. Think it works very well in B&W though. The ‘dutch tilt’ has worked very well too.

November 25th, 2005

Thanks Curly… I wasn’t sure what you’d think of another one of my tilted shots! :-)

The IR shutter release is very good, I use it frequently when using my tripod and bulb mode.

November 25th, 2005

Brrr, sounds cold. I love the shadows in this, sorta spooky with the added effect of you!

November 25th, 2005

Ahh… that takes me back. I used to walk across that at least twice a day when I worked in Carlton Place.

Is it still carpeted with jakeys and beggars?

November 25th, 2005

Like a lot of Glasgow riverside, it’s actually cleaned its act up. Still, the folk that use the bridge are a bit of a mixed lot, but I felt fairly safe taking this shot.

Steve Graham
November 25th, 2005

Nice pic – not walked across that bridge in a while.

Oh and you talked earlier about pics from Oz.

How much do we have to bet on pics of a kangaroo wearing a wee hat with corks on it. I am sure you can make it happen :)

Steve Graham
November 27th, 2005

just to lighten up the mood – and show that I still have certain nerdy attributes that have not been taken by my brother ….

.:Start Tech joke:.
How much C could a C++ if a C+ could + C?
.:End Tech joke:.

November 30th, 2005

I like how accidental self portraits turn out. It is hard to catch the photographer off guard but then we ourselves as we really are and not as we want to be seen.

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