If this old wooden bridge could talk I am betting it would bemoan the feeling that it is past its usefully prime. I can sense it would lament that fact and say “Time passed me by”. Yet I would argue with this fine old bridge and say it is still very useful.
For one I would point out that it is a reminder of a simpler time, when things were not hurried and rushed. Next I would attest to the fact it was fortunate that the builders built it well, as it has stood the test of time. It is, I must reminded it, a place where other have left their mark, not as vandals, but as people needing to make their mark in time for future reference. And finally I would confirm that it brings joy to many of us who have had the pleasure of its very presence.
Below is my tribute to this very cool and wonderfully bridge, rendered in HDR, from photos I took with my Powershot SX10is.
I took the series of photos for this HDR merge without the aid of a tripod. I seem to see things that sing to me when I am not able to carry all my gear with me. I used my Powershot SX10is and just free-handed it. I used the grid in the view finder as a guide on each shot. I then did the merge with Corel PaintShop Pro X4. I am happy with it and hope you like it as well.
The Bride and I were on our way back from the big city when she spotted this old fire truck. What caught her eye was the vines that were trying to claim this fine old vehicle. We doubled back and I took several shots of this old truck. As I was standing there I thought it would make a great HDR merge. I did not have a tripod so I free-handed this using the grid on my view screen. I like it but you know one is loves or hates their own stuff so let me know what you think.
The below photo is one of the originals I took for the HDR merge.
I took the set of three pictures needed to do a HDR merge with my Vivitar 8300s at sundown last night. I did not have my tripod handy, which is a necessity for great results on a HDR photo, so I used a barbed wire fence post top instead. Though not a perfectly aligned merge I am pretty happy with the results none the less. So here is a sunset on our place in HDR!