Sacramento’s Tower Bridge, shown here raised for the passage of larger river craft, is modeled after San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge and is beautifully lit in the night outside of Old Sacramento, California.
The shot was taken in a stiff, freezing wind (which seemed to make everything look more crisp) with an Olympus IR-500 point-and-shoot, long before I had a DSLR. The camera was on the nighttime preset and it did all the adjustments save one: this camera has no way to attach a tripod so I was braced against a light post, pressing the camera down on its concrete pillar, and shooting bursts to get whatever I could. My eyes were watering too much to see the display or the results until I got to the computer.
The processing program was Corel’s PaintShopPro XI which was used for mainly for perspective correction and removal of some stars.
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