I have been planning on doing the Tampa River walk bridges for this theme for a long time. Each time I planned on driving up, I found an excuse, too cold, too windy, too many people. I am good at coming up with a reason. But, Diane and Sue wanted to do some night photography up in Tampa and asked me along. I suggested a couple of spots for us to go and though this spot was supposed to be for sunset, we got distracted at another location. I didn’t want us to miss this, so we swung by Davis Island to get this angle on a couple of the lit bridges beneath the Tampa skyline. They are supposed to change color every so many minutes, but I think with St Patrick’s Day being only a few days before, they were left on green. It works for me as an accent to the yellow lights.
So this is a long exposure – iso 100, 15 sec, f 11, Auto white balance, spot metering. I then took another of my images that was taken with the same settings but at EV +1. I layered them in photoshop and selected the buildings in a layer mask as they were brighter but I wanted the darkness from the other for the two lights from the Sykes building going up in the sky.