“But he that dares not grasp the thorn Should never crave the rose.” ― Anne Bronte
This photograph of the Morrison Bridge is the fourth in my series on Portland, Oregon’s (aka “the City of Roses”) many bridges. I plan to photograph each bridge in a different style.
I hoped that using a blue and gray duo-tone technique would help to exaggerate the Morrison Bridge’s cold, steel lines. To this duo-tone (created from my original photograph of the bridge) I added a macro shot that I took of a rose, some vintage rose fabric that I scanned, and a photo that I took of some clouds.
I tinted each of these elements a rosy pink and layered and blended them into the bridge photograph for a more surreal look. I did this to add some softness and femininity to contrast with and balance the hardness and masculinity presented by the utilitarian Morrison Bridge.
Here are the original photographs that I took and worked from for this project: