Skyline from Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge

Skyline from Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge - Austin, Texas

Skyline from Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge – Austin, Texas

I’m finishing this color skyline mini-series with this view from the Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge. Unlike the skyline, I posted 3 days ago, I used the bridge as a leading line to the buildings, which creates its own kind of drama.

I actually made a similar photo back in January when I first got the Fujifilm GFX 50R, but with the 63mm lens. This one is made with a slightly wider 50mm. On Day 3 of my GFX coverage, I featured that picture. I made today’s from about the same position, and you can tell how much wider it is, making a considerable difference pulling in more of the skyline.

As with the dynamic range example I posted a few days ago, today’s was equally dark before post-processing. This 60-second exposure at ISO 100 was made at its highest quality. I was able to impressively brighten the shadows, making these kinds of pictures better than I ever could in the old HDR processing days.

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3 thoughts on “Skyline from Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge

  1. Andy, the wider lens looks sharper, on equal size webpage images, on my 27-inch (2560 x 1440) display. Would you agree, looking at the originals on a 5k display? Wasn’t that the less expensive lens?

    Also, the pastel hues, atop that skyscraper, really adds to those images. And, soooo many tall buildings downtown now — wow!

    Thanks for sharing your shooting details, too. Very helpful!
    – Chris

    1. Thanks, Chris.

      It’s hard to tell, but I think both lenses are close in sharpness. I hear there is no bad Fuji GFX lens. The GF50mm f3.5 is the least expensive lens and the GF63 f2.8 is probably the second least expensive.

      However, I think my technique has improved since I shot the original. I’m much more precise about hyperfocal distance and focusing at that point for overall sharpness.

    2. BTW, Chris. On a computer, if you hover over the pictures with cursor, you can see the exposure details and what camera and lens I used. That’s true of almost every photo on my blog since at least 2012.

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