Big Sur, CA – Bixby Bridge (HDR)

From a few weeks back while traveling down Pacific Coast Highway…the photo above is the Bixby Bridge.  Another west coast bridge that is photographed very often!  There is a small rest stop right before the bridge.  Here you can park and grab some shots!   Such amazing views all around…for this one I just wanted to focus on the bridge.  It is a simple and cool design.

Info from the web:

Bixby Creek Bridge is a reinforced concrete open-spandrel arch bridge in Big Sur, California. It is located 120 miles (190 km) south of San Francisco and 13 miles (21 km) south of Carmel in Monterey County along California Highway One.  Bixby Creek Bridge is important historically because it introduced automobile travel to Big Sur, connecting the remote coastal towns to each other.  It is 714 feet (218 m) long, 24 feet (7.3 m) wide, over 280 feet (85 m) high and has a main span of 320 feet (98 m). Its two heavy buttresses are unnecessary to support the structure, and later arch bridges such as the Frederick W. Panhorst Bridge omitted them from the design. It is “one of the most photographed features on the West Coast”because of its location along the scenic Central Coast of California, and has frequently been used in automobile commercials. The construction of the bridge began on August 24, 1931 and was completed on October 15, 1932.

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 18-200 f/3.5-5.6
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 42.0mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:  HDR 5 exposures (+2 to -2)
  • Aperture:  f/25
  • Gear:  Tripod
  • Post Process: Adobe CS4, Photomatix, Viveza, Silver Efex Pro
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    2 comments on “Big Sur, CA – Bixby Bridge (HDR)

    1. maria says:

      hey nice job u do i like it good work ….thanks for sharing
      Central Coast Web Design

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