View Full Version : Coyote Creek Covered Bridge WIP
12-23-2003, 08:11 PM
Finally finished putting the new engine in my van and with camera in hand decided to see if it would run and while I was at it, see what this bridge looked like. I'll call this a work in progress, or a study session, since it is a very dark dreary day with a storm about to hit. These pic's are not in sharp focus....no tripod and with the poor light the shutter was open too long for my shakey hands to hold it steady.
Picture taking angles are limited due to private property on all sides of the little country road.
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12-23-2003, 08:30 PM
What lovely trim lines this little bridge has, Jack! The face-on shots show it beautifully. Frustrating not being able to get it from much of an angle. Come summer, you should back a canoe or rowboat on top of your van, then you can take pics from the river (as in, "the true artist will go to any lengths....." etc etc) Or at least wear camouflage and creep around in other people's gardens :evil:
Seriously, if this is shakey hands, you must be dynamite with a tripod! And the middle shot is a nice angle (you can always clone out the telephone pole) - how much zoom do you have on your camera?
12-24-2003, 01:54 AM
I may be able to get better angles with more time. Unfortunately, the best side is defaced by a power pole. Here's a shot from the other side.
This side may give me more to work with. I also have an idea for a distant shot across a meadow. I didn't have a chance to check it out today.
My camera has an 8x optical zoom (30-300mm).
12-24-2003, 02:38 AM
Great idea to do a study session like this. Looking forward to seeing more.
12-24-2003, 04:21 AM
I like the last shot. I'd like to be as shaky as you are, LOL! This project promises to be interesting.
Wearing camouflage or using a rowboat should be heaps of fun, too :D
12-24-2003, 11:40 AM
Is the bridge roofed to keep off heavy snowfalls?
12-24-2003, 01:00 PM
Chris, We rarely get much snow here. As you can see....near end of Dec.....no snow. However, we did get a massive snow storm in 1965 that collapsed the roof on this very bridge. We lived in the area then and had 42" of snow in our front yard. These bridges are all wood, including the beams. The roof was to protect them from rain that causes dry rot.
12-24-2003, 03:43 PM
This looks like a promising project. I can hardly wait to see others.
This is as pretty a little bridge as you could want. With all the white it would most likely be better to shoot it on a cloudy day.
I like your first shot the best. It will be easy to clone out those power lines.
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