Sacramento Downtown, Freeway Overpass Curves, Split Tone

ISO100, 55mm, f/14, 1/6 sec
Downtown Sacramento, CA

The reverse S-curves underneath Interstate 5 (“the 5” for those of us that grew up in Southern California, “I-5” for the Nothern California folks) in downtown Sacramento.  I had some trouble framing the sky in the middle among the steel and concrete while keeping out all the construction material on the ground from making it into the photograph.

(click through on the image to view in 700px)

Image has been split toned in Silver EFex Pro 2 to accentuate the bright, but bland sky.

EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center-weighted metering mode, 55mm, ISO 100, 1/6 sec, f/14

Sacramento Downtown, Freeway Overpass Curves, Split Tone. Sacramento, California. February 16, 2013. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.


8 thoughts on “Sacramento Downtown, Freeway Overpass Curves, Split Tone

    1. I agree Mike. The curve was main thing I saw that made me stop and shoot this shot. Just had some double metal fences, construction debris, and a distant casino billboard to work around!


    1. Thanks James. That curve down the middle is definitely the focal point, but I was really struggling with how to frame the rest of the photo. I have a vertical version that just had too much construction clutter at the bottom. I even tried to crop this photo vertically and it didn’t quite work. The negative space (which is the underside of the road, at least for me) needed to be braced by the yellow on the outer edges of the images to make it work.


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