Thursday, January 31, 2008

It's a black and white world in the winter


Where I live, there is a long river valley that bisects the city.

There are many bridges to choose from to get from one side of our burg to the other and this one is my favourite, by far.

I have always liked the bold beauty of the black lines and angles against the sky. It seems so solid and permanent, especially during those many times when my life felt anything but.

My husband's grandfather was one of the workers who helped build it in the early 1900's.

Once upon a time, trains and street cars shuffled across the very top many times a day. Now a historical society runs a tram car across it during the summer months.

I did reprocess the raw file to be black and white, It wasn't much of a leap anyway, given the cloud cover and snow. I just liked the slightly more stark feel it gave all the dark lines.

1/250, f11.0,55mm, iso 200 - eos rebel xti camera, no tripod (and it was cold!)

7 comments:

Ampersand said...

I hope it is not too self-indulgent to say that this picture really captures how I feel today, bleak, but beautifully so.

Excellent capture.

angelfeet said...

I'm taken with the contrast between the straight lines of the man-made structure and the softness of nature.

Yankee, Transferred said...

BRRRRRRRRRR. Great photo. I would definitely have taken it down to black and white, too.

Scrivener said...

I like the stark lines in this shot.

Sharon said...

Beautiful! I like your B&W shot!

concretegodmother said...

the trees look like sweep brooms. striking shot!

Cloudscome said...

Nice lines; the trees organic and the bridge straight lines. i like it black and white.

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