28 October 2013
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They are irresistible, monumental in stature. Bridges stir and stun my sensibilities. They play havoc with my mind. They seem an outlandish human invention that is conceived with a valiant creativity.
Even so I’m sure that the juxtaposition with nature was the original inspiration, and does not take a rocket scientist to understand the connection. But it matters not that beavers and other non-humans beat us to the idea. “We” have easily succeeded, and continue to create designs that astound and woo.
Each bridge has its own voice, its own lesson in ingenuity. Each change in the weather can alter its presence. Fog, ice, rain, sunlight, wind have lessons to tell us about them. It can be mesmerizing to see a beam of light cast through an arch or touch an edge.
Every time I spy a bridge, a teachable moment appears. Sometimes I see them as poetic touchstones for our legacy. Fragments of human history surface, because bridges are very much a part of our story.
I search for bridges–tiny and large, but am overtly ecstatic when they find their way into my day. See my last post for more bridges. Click here.
In the Lens section are views of the Chesapeake City Bridge, which slips across the C & D Canal in Maryland. Each architectural feature stands tall and proud. I had to record its angels and lines.
Here is this arch bridge in full splendor.
Part of the joy in gazing at these wonders is moving into its structure–finding various vantage points. I get as close as possible. My favorite place is underneath its girth–moving along the edge of its shoreline. It takes a bit of sleuthing to get where I want to be. When I am successful, it is a dazzling emotional and visual feat.
Tip of the Week: I’ve added a new category on my Homepage, and it reminded me that giving the blog an occasional boost is good practice. Since I began the site, I’ve had the same masthead and theme. But I’ve not been able to part with either of them. Still at times I do create new headings that inform readers. Please take a few minutes to view my newly-minted page, Blue Moon Moments: 2010-Present. Click here. Actually, it feels good to spice up the masthead with another item. Lately, I noticed that some individuals that I follow are much braver, and do a complete overhaul. Someday…maybe.
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Note: As always I welcome any comment about this post or any part of my blog. Here’s a reminder of the monthly schedule with themes for upcoming Phoneography Challenges:
1st Monday: Nature
2nd Monday: Macro
3rd Monday: Black and White
4th and 5th Mondays: Challenger’s Choice (Pick One: Abstraction, Architecture, Food Photography, Night Photography, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, and Travel).