single frame: Shadow play on the old truss bridge

Bridge on Prince William Road

Shadow play on the old truss bridge
Canon PowerShot S80

I love driving under a truss bridge on a sunny day. You can almost feel the truss shadows as you move through them.

Indiana has done a very nice job of reusing many of its obsolete highway truss bridges. This is one of them. You’ll find it on a country road in Carroll County, Indiana. At the time I came upon it, it had clearly recently been restored.

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9 responses to “single frame: Shadow play on the old truss bridge”

  1. marcusterrypeddle Avatar

    Nice lines in the shadows. And I like the green paint used on the bridge. Looks like a brand new bridge.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Green was the standard color for these highway bridges for a long time. It was a nice look. Recently, the state has started using baby blue when they refurb one of these old bridges. It’s okay, but not as good.

  2. Marc Beebe Avatar

    You should try desaturating this to B&W. In fact many of your bridge pictures might look very interesting in monochrome.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I’ve experimented some with desaturation but have yet to find the right look with it. There used to be some plugin for Photoshop (now no longer supported and not fully functioning) that let me do more pleasing b/w conversions. I wish that thing still worked.

      1. Marc Beebe Avatar

        I use the most basic of processing programs, GIMP. It can desaturate ‘3 ways’ – Lightness, Luminosity, and Averaged. But I usually tweak the contrast a little as well. I find out-of-camera B&W to be dull and flat, lacking the richness of a true monochrome print (something to do with the colour filter info having to be reprocessed into B&W). I generally try for the tones of my favourite, albeit long-discontinued, printing paper; Kodak Medalist.

  3. Nancy Stewart Avatar
    Nancy Stewart

    What a nice bridge !! And I agree with you on the color … I much prefer the green instead of the blue.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      The green just looks right. The blue isn’t terrible, but it’s not as right as the green.

  4. Read.Count.Craft Avatar

    its like going into another world like, The Shire is just right over there lol

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      It sure felt that way when I came upon it by surprise on that back country road!

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