Pittsburgh In Black And White: Circles, Shadows, Reflections

Here's a photograph I made with my little Olympus XA 35mm rangefinder camera while in Pittsburgh last month: Circles, Shadows, Reflections

I made this while walking through the pedestrian walkway to Point State Park. The walkway goes under the I-376/I-279 roadway that crosses the small piece of land right before the point, where the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers merge to create the Ohio River.

As we  were walking along I noticed the reflecting pool and how the reflections in the water gave a nice symmetry to the arching roof and the circular light boxes under the bridge. I attempted to line myself up as best as I could to get right in the middle between two sections of the roof. I didn't have my tripod and the rangefinder focusing is still a little wierd to me but I think I did a good job of getting things as symmetrical as possible. The film used is Acros 100, my "go-to" 100 speed B&W film, and I developed it in Kodak HC-110 for 6 minutes at 70 degrees. Once I scanned in the negative a did a quick adjustment in Lightroom to bring out a bit more detail and darken the shadows along the bottom of the frame.