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Old Feb 22, 2011, 2:17 AM   #1
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Default Point A to Point B - Old School

Here are three different perspectives of an old abandoned Railroad Bridge. It was built around 1885 to service a nearby gold and silver mining community. It has been abandoned for 80 years or so. I am not sure when they pulled the actual track off. This tressel is now owned by a local historical society, so hopefully it will remain for another few hundred years.
Its fun to imagine them building this 130 years ago. I would bet they didn't have the safety requirements we do today. I would also guess that it wasn't easy for them to get from Point A to Point B with the tools and technology (or lack of) that they had back then.
These were all taken with my Nikon D5000 using my 18-55mm kit lens. The first is actually about 25-30 pictures merged using PS8.
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P.S. These were fun to take today, but it makes me want to go back in the spring when it is green and sunny to try for some better pics.
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Old Feb 22, 2011, 12:45 PM   #2
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Love the second and third, compositionally and colour!
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Old Feb 22, 2011, 1:00 PM   #3
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I also like the second for the same reasons. The first shot looks like it has been "squeezed" through an extreme wide angle lens and the lens is tilted downward.

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Beautifully composed. I would be interested in seeing these in the summer months
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Old Feb 24, 2011, 1:29 AM   #5
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Thanks for the comments. They are very appreciated. I am very grateful for other people's opinions. I like the first one the best and that is why I posted it. Yes, it is a little distorted, but I kind of liked how it shows almost the whole bridge from point a to point b. I like the second OK, and the third is just ho-hum for me. Its interesting that I posted the second and third to just simply to add perspective to the first photo, and its the last two that others seem to prefer. I really enjoy learning from other's perspectives and again, thanks for your comments.
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