Inside of the Covered Bridge
For me this somber weather really doesn’t do anything for me – black and white really looks old and dingy. I guess it is still a fitting tell for her age.
However the bridge is photographed, it becomes timeless art. Below is my artsy take on the bridge. Did a little ghosting of the image to show movement. The objective is to show motion in an image while trying to keep the bridge in sharp focus. To the process, I added a light tree branch texture over the top, processed in black and white and bumped up the clarity slider to make the black pop.
Wouldn’t be me without trying to mess around with a good thing and make it mine – or even ruin it 🙂 In manual mode, I moved the lens focus in and out with mid-grade tan or bronze colored plastic wrap acting as a light filter – dragging the shutter, while manually moving the focus in and out slowly. If that makes sense? It doesn’t always work for me. Once in a while, it does and turns out rather cool. Sorta like the whole panning for birds in flight via a tripod works out for me 🙂 Sometimes, I’m actually lucky!
The Sign Says
According to the sign next to this bridge, is the lone standing covered bridge in all of Wisconsin. That is a cool fact.
Had to try some HDR to giver’ a little life. I need to get back to this location during the fall to see those trees pop with color.
Little History I Dug Up
The bridge was built in 1876, the original span measured 120 feet long and 12 feet wide. Its construction was of a certain type of pine found near Baraboo, Wisconsin.
The pure history behind this landmark required a visit.
Want to Visit For Yourself?
Cedarburg Covered Bridge
1700 Covered Bridge Road
(Google maps will get you close enough)
Google Map It
When in Cedarburg don’t forget to bum around in all their unique shops and visit their winery. It is a historic little town that I found plenty to keep me busy for the day.
Have yourself a wonderful week!! See you back here next Monday with another Midwest Moment!
Want Something to Do in Wisconsin?
If you are looking for something to do in Wisconsin —> Visit my explore Wisconsin category. I’ll be backdating some postings for Wisconsin locations in the coming months because they were on another site. I just need to search a crap ton of files for the picture files because they were stripped during migration.