The image above is a long exposure taken of the Second Severn Crossing, a motorway bridge that crosses the River Severn, just outside Bristol, England. I have been asked a number of times how this image was processed, what software/plug-ins were used, so I thought it would be a useful exercise to explain it here.
Shooting the image
I had been thinking about this shot for a while and I knew that there were a couple of important elements that I needed to consider when trying to capture the image:
- I was really keen to get low, relative to the bridge, and shoot a wide-aspect image across the river. Fortunately, there is a footpath that runs along the river bank, under the bridge, that is easily accessible