Saturday, May 1, 2010

A Bridge Out of the Past

This is an old train bridge in Langhorne Pennsylvania.
I was trying to make it look like an old photograph. I just wish I would have captured an old steam engine going by. I was several decades late though. :)

This is my entry for Louis la Vache's Sunday Bridge Series.

23 comments:

  1. I am enjoying your b&w series, James. We have a few active steam trains left in Scotland. Don't forget about the steam train in New Hope! Here's their website: http://www.newhoperailroad.com/history.cfm
    :) Lizzy

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  2. This is such a wonderful photo!!

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  3. The whole area looks like it has been allowed to just be natural. I like the shadows and arches.

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  4. Beautiful shot. Great black and white.

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  5. Excellent, James!

    This works very well in B&W!!

    «Louis» has linked it!

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  6. Oh...wouldn't a steam engine be wonderful in this photo...what are you doing tomorrow? Just wait...it's bound to come by, sometime. My Japanese friend, in Japan, has been photographing steam locomotives that have been converted to tourist trains. He has captured some amazing scenes of them and old bridges too. Trains are so dang photogenic!

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  7. Great photograph of the old bridge James.
    Have a great day.
    Costas

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  8. Each time I see such bridges I like to imagine the hard work men had to do to build them, and without our modern security conditions.; How not to admire them?!

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  9. And I imagine buggies and carriages... Lovely!

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  10. OH James, this bridge is amazing,I like the stones and arches and I imagine this scenery in some old romantic movie, it's beautiful!
    I would love to visit there someday!
    Léia

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  11. Well, I can almost see the old steam engine because of your beautiful photo.

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  12. Really nice photo. Even without the steam engine, it still has that old-timey feel.

    Love those big arches too!

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  13. You can always photoshop one in :)

    Lovely shot James, especially the way you have presented it.

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  14. They sure don't make them like that any more.

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  15. your black and white series are truly beautiful a journey to our past and reminder of history....keep them coming!

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  16. You succeeded in your intent! This black and white series does not seem of this time. It's as if when you press the shutter, you travel back in time and space! I am enjoying this exhibition immensly.

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  17. I have enjoyed your black and white shots and they do indeed capture a different time. The bridge is really lovely and I, too, can picture the steam engine. Really wonderful series, James! Enjoy your day!

    Sylvia

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  18. Loved this shot...the bridge has so much character!!

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  19. Wow. I really am enjoying this series. I thought I was off black and white for awhile, but I'm admiring your work a lot. It does look old. I think we can all imagine that old steam engine going by, so thanks for planting the seed.

    Re: the tapir's eye. Tapirs in captivity often have a corneal cloudiness that comes from too much light, as they're mammals of the deep forest. It doesn't hurt them, but that being said, I'm not sure if this picture shows the cloudiness, or if it's simply the way a tapir's eye looks. You can bet I'll be investigating with my zoom lens every time I get a chance now that I've accidentally taken the photo on one occasion :)

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  20. I think it looks very much like an old photo, with or without a steam engine. Beautiful photo ;-)

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  21. What a stately old bridge, I can just imagine an old steam engine huffing and puffing over it. Really enjoying your B&W series.
    Sunny :)

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  22. That would make it complete, I agree! But it's a great picture as it is, the B&W really adds to the nostalgic feeling one gets looking at this old bridge. I love it James!

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  23. Bricks show the history of this bridge.
    Scenery does a heart peacefully.

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