I share your sentiments on the shadows in the second photo, but I like all three of these. The lightest is a really nice shot. The shadows definitely add some character to the middle photo. And I’m a big fan of the dark photo because the light inside the bridge gives texture and life to a bridge that would otherwise be a nearly unrecognizable shape in your composition. I also love how you set up your composition; great use of the rule of thirds with the tree on the left side, and the bridge really leads the eye across the entire photo. Well done.
I cross this bridge when I run to the gym. I like how prevalent the shadows are in the second picture. I had to remember the exact angle and settings on the camera. I wanted to get the same exact shot each time. I can get in the way of myself of trying to be a perfectionist. Shot with my Samsung Smart Camera.
Nice bracket; it shows how lighting can really make or break a photo—the first is really great, the second one isn’t the most appealing and the darkest isn’t aesthetically pleasing at all. It’s a shot of the heavy bag, but the shadows show more going on outside of what’s captured, so the photo is busier than what meets the eye.
shot with my Samsung Smart Camera