Bridge Construction Workers

Bridge Construction Workers

He takes a moment to rest and enjoy the view. What’s he working on?

Behold the business end of the St. Anthony Bridge construction. What’s the view like? You tell me.

Is that the coolest job or what?

Technical note, remember the 500mm mirror lens I was playing with? The first two photos were taken with it’s replacement, the Tamron 200-500mm f5/6.3. It’s an ungodly monstrosity to work with, but I’m very happy with the images! I still have a guilty desire to go buy back the mirror lens though. In spite of the wacky bokeh, the images were really clear & the lens was light. There are some really cheap ones out there, maybe…

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  1. bluemoonpaul
    bluemoonpaul says:

    Nice storytelling an reveal. Mitch. I like these bridge pix you’ve been doing lately. I get a glimpse of what’s going on, something I probably wouldn’t see otherwise, even if it’s virtually in my backyard.

    It wouldn’t be the coolest job for me — don’t like heights! He’s welcome to it.

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  2. Strangetastes
    Strangetastes says:

    They are very cool images – hard, skilled guys at work but there is also a lot of interesting abstraction with all those dancing verticals. Nice composition and good work.

    My longest lens is a Canon 100-400. I’m thinking of getting the 1.6X or 2.0X extender when the budget permits. I don’t get any enlargement effect from the full-size sensor on my 5D but an effective 640 mm reach could be fun.

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  3. Rob
    Rob says:

    Balcony view. Interesting construction pics, I like this industrial imagery.

    So, the Cheerio Machine has a hold on you. Always a compromise and trade off.

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  4. Mitchster
    Mitchster says:

    Rob –
    Nope, I was a bit confusing, the Cheerio Machine has gone away and has been replaced. This is the replacement lens, the one you saw at the Arboretum, the Tamron 200-500mm.

    Thanks for the comment,
    – Mitch

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  5. Mitchster
    Mitchster says:

    Strange,
    Watch out for those extenders, they can ruin the photo. If you are talking about a teleconverter, your camera may not be able to auto focus. With telephoto, it always comes down to how big is the front lens is. More light = bigger image. That 2000mm lens I talk about is a nightmare to use, not enough light coming in.
    – Mitch

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