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Bridging the Gap

Happy Friday everyone! Another long and busy week draws to a close. First off, I'd like to thank all of you for visiting, and sharing. This really means a lot, particularly in times like this when my time is not my own. Some of you may have noticed that I've been visiting during all sorts of odd hours lately, but I hope to return to a more normal schedule soon.

Today's images was taken just a few days ago, a late Winter shot of a plain and simple bridge. It's a simple 3-shot bracket where I was able to squeeze out some decent color from what initially looked like just another drab image. So this hopefully will bridge the gap between late Winter and early Spring, a time many of us are so looking forward to.

Bridging the Gap
Bridging the Gap

The strong arch and abutments on this short bridge is what drew my attention, so I decided to venture down along the stream bed for a better view. In post-processing I was tempted to straighten the roadway portion above but decided to leave it as is since this is located at the base of a steep hill. But I did break out the digital easel and give this a dash of a painterly look.

Next we have a B&W version, which I actually like better in this instance.

Bridging the Gap - B&W
Bridging the Gap - B&W

Until next time, have a fantastic weekend!

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Arches

Having long been a fan of buildings and architecture I find myself snapping images of structures regularly. In the previous post we had a look at a building that I found in a small town that caught my eye. In today's post we'll focus on one of the elements of architecture, the arch. Arches are often used for their aesthetic appeal and ability to support weight. The church below is a common example of this, as they help support the brick and mortar work above and around the doorways.

Arches on a church
Arches on a church

There is always something fascinating about buildings, at least for me. :-)

Arch on church - Vertical View
Arch on church - Vertical View

Until next time... have a great day!

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