Thursday, June 17, 2010

Bridge Crossing

No this isn't the bridge over the Rio Grande. This is the bridge crossing the Mississippi River near Baton Rouge. As we approached and crossed it I just kept snapping images. I love the feeling I have when crossing these structural steel bridges. The car eating up the pavement and the rush of the steel girders overhead. I put up three images hoping that maybe they will give you a bit of the feeling of charging across the bridge.

In my photography collection I have a monotone 36x36 inch image of the underside of a bridge. The image was made by my friend David Fokos. I love that image because of it's strong graphic design. It speaks of strength and power. Shooting out the windshield of the car at 60 mph, my images don't hold a candle to the beauty of David's image but I like the crisp design and the feeling of moving through a tunnel (or door) to the other side, another place, a new adventure.

5 comments:

Jonna said...

those are great images, I love those erector set kind of bridges. I can't believe you took those from a moving car, everytime I try and shoot from the car it ends up out of focus. I guess that's why you are the photographer and I take snapshots. :)

Billie said...

Jonna, next time from a moving car shoot at a fast shutter speed. I usually move my ISO up and then see how fast the shutter is. I like to get above 1/1000 of a second. Always works better if you are shooting out through the windshield than when you try to shoot through a side window.
And thanks.

Calypso said...

Wonderful images amiga.

Gloria said...

Great shots Billie. All that steel. It's actually kind of scary, thinking there is water below. Ayeeeee! I'm afraid of heights. None the less, awesome photos. Have a great Friday.

Sam and Bob said...

Great photos at that speed!