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Last Bridge

Last Bridge
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Copyright: Robert Shannon Sr (eqshannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2458 W: 216 N: 10292] (31141)
Genre: Monera
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Fuji Finepix S2 pro, AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-30 18:11
Viewed: 3566
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The bridge is not really natural however it is the last bridge between anything resembling humans and the real wilderness...for going west of this bridge it will take you 4 days on foot to reach any other civilization. I am standing in the rain at about 2500 feet and looking Northwest towards British Columbia upwards on the sides to 5000 feet US...The River is the Kettle River which leads back in and out of Canada before emptying into the Columbia about 20 miles North of Kettle Falls Washington...the river is FULL of Rainbow Trout...

Again as per the bridge...it is rarely used...only local mountain survivalists and some locals who work at the Kinross Gold Mine use it...otherwise...don't look too long for a pay phone...or anyone willing to let you in to use their phone...friends come here by a long relationship of years....the rest is up to your pleasure or new experience of running into a true survivalist:-)

Nikkor 85mm fixed
EXIF Not available but
if I were to guess....
ISO 400

Adanac, CeltickRanger, tuslaw, jaycee, gorky, oanaotilia, Argus, jusninasirun, pierrefonds has marked this note useful
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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2009-03-30 18:36]

Hi Bob,
Well my friend this looks more like a painting than a picture. It has great beautyto it thats for sure. The soft rain sure adds to the scene here Bob, great work and thanks.

hello Bob

it is avery beautiful mountain/landscape photo,
shot with fine POV and DOF, i love the background
part of the image, TFS


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-03-30 18:53]

Hello Bob,
A very beautiful and peaceful looking valley. This view kind of reminds me of Northern PA. near Tionesta.
I love the diagonal lines of what appear to be some type of spruce trees. The rain and soft lighting gives it that mystical touch. This is my kind of country!! TFS.

Hello Bob,
The terrain looks as wild as you have stated it to be! The rain really allows the image to take on that "wild" appearance as nothing but the bridge brings to one's eye the hint of civilization due the amount of percipitation. The image does take on the feel of a painting,
Excellent post and capture...

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-03-30 21:23]

Hi Bob,

A beautiful scene pulled from your archives. This has it all - river, bridge, trees, mountain and sky. There is wonderful depth to this picture, lovely colors and a superb composition. For some reason looking at this reminds me of the old covered bridges I used to see in NJ.


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  • gorky (22)
  • [2009-03-30 21:53]

Ya, it is almost a painting.
So peaceful.
The misty weather makes it even more enthralling.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-03-31 9:38]

A fantastic landscape captured in subdued drizzly light that helps give the image a fine perspective, like a painting.
The river could well be full of rainbows and its banks full of life that would make the nature photographer burn with enthusiasm a bit later in the year...
Nice one Bob: you and Jane live in a beautiful part of the world...

That's a wonderful place, Bob, so peaceful - you can walk there in pure nature and forget all hectic and stress, that's wonderful - and that's what I feel when I look to your shot, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Seeing this and reading your description makes me anxious for my trips to The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. It is the most remote place in the lower 48 states and I look forward to probing it's secrets with my camera.

I want to sleep alone under the quiet sky where there isn't a single human being within 50 miles, become one with the desert and come back with photographic evidence documenting the experience.

Hi Bob,

You have made excellent documentation surrounding your area. This view is so dreamy with tiers of mountains in the backdrop where the wilderness is in store. Good tall frame shot in pleasing color and clarity.

Well done and TFS.

Hi bob,

The trees are a natural frame to the river. The diagonal line of the bridge is an asset to the composition. The point of view leads our eyes toward the mountains in the background through the rain which is giving depth to the photo. The low light is giving a good contrast to the scenery. Have a nice day.


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