Saturday, May 15, 2010

Schofield Ford Covered Bridge

This bridge is just a couple of miles from my house. A few cars use it but it mostly sees horse and foot traffic. I like the sounds of horses going through. I also like standing in the middle and looking at reflections on the creek through the port holes. This probably won't be the last post about this bridge.


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39 comments:

  1. I can hear the horses and carriages going across this bridge as well. This is a beautiful photo. I'm so hoping it comes up in Weekend Reflections :) Have a great rest of the weekend my friend :)

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  2. We don't have any bridges like this one down here. I love it and it looks great in black and white.

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  3. James, gorgeous shot. Lovely bridge.

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  4. What a fabulous capture, James! I would love to see the bridge! And I, too, can hear the horses!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

    Sylvia

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  5. Fantastic, James - and this subject lends itself to the Monochrome.

    «Louis» thanks you for joining Sunday Bridges again!

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  6. This is such a nice black and white...I can hear those horses now, just like the old times. This is something I won't likely stumble upon out here in so. Cal...so nostalgic, James.

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  7. Beautiful bridge James.
    And a great black and white photograph.
    Costas

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  8. Reminds me of Bridges of Madison County. Great photo and makes one want to walk on through.

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  9. Covered wooden bridges have so much character and nostalgia. Particularly so in BW. Very nice!

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  10. This is yet another thing that we don't have in the Philippines, covered bridges. They look so romantic and from another era altogether. Another beautiful photo, James!

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  11. Black and White... of course... looking forward to it.... nice shot!

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  12. What a great bridge! I haven't seen one of these for awhile!

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  13. Oh I love your covered bridge. I think I've seen something similar on Sunny's post. I also conjure up horses and carriages... What a treat to watch the river reflection through the portholes. I look forward to the next posts.

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  14. Wow that's both a great photo and a fascinating piece of history.. Thanks.

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  15. Fun to see this lovely bridge and your title photo and recognize by their subjects that they were taken in an area near my birthplace. Very beautiful photography and a pleasure to view. The covered bridges are a treasure.
    -Kim

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  16. I like the fact that you noticed the sound of the horses.How many of us can still hear that kind of sound today?..It gives a touch more to your picture. Did you meet a Meryl Streep?..:)

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  17. I wish we had this kind of bridge here, there must be so many wonderful photo opportunities.

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  18. Its a beauty of a bridge James, and B/W it gives a lot of feeling to it.

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  19. That's a fantastic, historic bridge! Not many of those left anymore! Kind regards from EAGAN daily photo in Minnesota

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  20. Awesome!!!!! Love the bridge AND your photo of it. I would love to see more of these if you have them in your area to shoot?

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  21. I love covered bridges and don't see them very often. This is such a classic. Great shot.

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  22. Beautiful bridge! The photo is great!

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  23. VCame across your site by accident and I just love your blo!
    I do love B&W photography. That one is stunning!
    Betty :)

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  24. It looks ancient. I half expect Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd to burst out from the darkness in a DeLorean...

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  25. Such bridges are truly charming!
    God bless you!
    Cezar

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  26. What an amazing bridge, you have given a wonderful explanation of it I am curious to know what the sound is like when the horses go through it:)!

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  27. This type of bridge is incredible! I don't think we have any of the kind here.

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  28. I love covered bridges. I have walked across a couple in New Hampshire and its fun.

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  29. Awesome photo. Love your 2-in-one theme.

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  30. James this is beautiful, I have love for bridges as I work almost everyday on them myself. This is very old school, I like!

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  31. I'm just catching up with you today. I've been looking over your b&w's. You have found your niche, lad! :) I think this is your best work yet. Your composition, contrasts, subjects...excellent. I hope you're enjoying the journey, that's half the fun. ;) Lizzy

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  32. Lovley capture, James!

    I can sense myself being there.
    And I agree with ER - this must be one of your best B&W:s I've seen.

    Have a great week!

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  33. I've often thought it would be great to add sound to the photos. The splashing of a stream, the roar of the ocean, and in this case, the clatter of horse hooves.

    I really love the dark tree trunk on the right. Then the big blackness leading back into the tunnel. I remember reading somewhere that often times the best and most useful part of a given object or structure is indeed its emptiness.

    As you can see, this one really got me ruminating!

    Great work James!

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  34. This picture is breathtaking, especially in black and white. I love the textures of the wood and stonework.
    Great job James!
    Sunny :)

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  35. Before we were married my husband kissed me in that bridge. It will always have a special place in my heart for that. He grew up a stones throw from the park.

    Look forward to more photos of it.

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  36. That certainly provides safety to foot traveller. I haven't seen that well-protected bridge in my life.

    (Been a long time away from photo blogging) and I did have experience trouble in posting comments including my own. However, it looks like this one will get through in yours.)

    I will catch up soon. Just been busy with my new addition.

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  37. It seems to be "The Time Tunnel" . . . .

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  38. The bridge is a my memory.


    When I began blog, I looked.
    Boys playing at this bridge.
    They won through up to my impression very much. . .

    I think that it is considerable like an old thing. . .



    ruma

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