Trestle Across the New

Black And White Photography, Laurie, Photography

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The New River.

Around these parts, folks like to claim that the New River is one of the oldest rivers in the world.  Whether that’s true or not is argued by geologists and historians, but it really doesn’t matter.

We sure do love our river.

Please visit Life on the Bike for more images of the New River surrounded by the beautiful colors of fall.

25 thoughts on “Trestle Across the New

  1. I can hear the laughter and shouting of kids as they swing out over the river, then drop in. Such a classic American scene. Straight out of a Tom Sawyer or Huck Finn story!

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  2. I like pictures of bridges . They tell stories. Where do they go? why are they at this spot? that sort of thing. This is a great looking specimen with a nice landscape well captured.

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    1. Thank you! I too am a fan of bridges. Love to look at them and ride over them. Just this past weekend I was in Pittsburgh, a city with over 400 bridges! We walked over a few of them 🙂

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    1. I’ve been on both the New and the Gauley in WVA – beautiful, dramatic, fun!!
      This part of the New is wide and yes, serene, but also deceptive for it’s deep holes. None the less, perfect for floating in kayaks and / or rafts!

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  3. I really like how the straight-line trestle manages to act like a fulcrum for the bend in the river – not sure the curve would have stood out so well for me without it. And your rich tonal range really draws me in and gives me a sense of the depth in your landscape, Laurie. I like this very much.

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    1. Dave, your comment about the curve in the river is right on target. It is much more clear in the color version. I’m so glad you like the image … your comments are much appreciated!

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    1. Thank you, Carrie. I really liked this image in color, but was happy with this, too. It’s so nice when an image turns out, isn’t it? Phew!

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  4. Great shot Laurie 🙂 Images of railroad trestles over rivers are just so classic and every time I go up to the Adirondacks I try to grab a shot of one over the same river but never had much success with the angle. I guess practice makes perfect 🙂 Very nice job.

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    1. Thank you, Joe. I was telling Stacy that I was worried about that overcast sky … but the image turned out prety well after all. AND thanks for adjusting the wording while I was on the road!

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  5. I love the beautiful fall colors in the photos on your blog, Laurie, but black and white serves this particular image wonderfully. Had it been in color, my eyes would have been drawn away from the trestle; here, I’m happy to study all its details, including the reflection in the water. Well done!

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    1. Thanks Stacy! I was worried that the overcast sky would wash out the rest of the image, but it turned out okay. and I was so happy that the reflections showed up 🙂 By the way, I’ve been meaning to ask what part of Virginia you are in? This was taken in Radford, where I live.

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