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Friday, February 5, 2010

Bridge of 8 arches

This is a shot of the 8 arch bridge that spans the Neshaminy Creek (you see that name a lot in this blog, don't you?).  This bridge is directly parallel to Rt 263 (York Rd) just north of Middle Bucks Institute of Technology.  I literally stumbled upon this as I was driving around at lunch one day.  This bridge is closed to vehicles, but it's OK to walk across. Behind where I'm standing is a modern, ugly, 4 lane bridge that carries all the traffic.  Those traveling it probably don't know this gem exists.

This google map link below shows the two bridges.  You make a turn off York Rd as if you were entering Big Brothers/Big Sisters, then turn left before you hit their parking lot.  You'll be driving towards the bridge.  Just before the bridge, you can make a left and pull into a parking lot.

James, I finally followed the reflection rule #1 (photo contains a visual reflection).  I tend to get caught up in the moment and neglect that little fact.  For more reflections, visit Newtown Area Photo

Note that all these shots all made use of a circular polarizer, which enhances the blue in the sky. 

Submitted for Sunday Bridges

Wide angle view of the entire bridge.  We had snow the night before, which has enhanced the ice.

Canon EF-S 10-22mm f3.4-3.5 USM lens
10mm Focal Length
Exposure 1/160 sec @ f8.0
ISO 200
Curves adjusted

Here's a closer shot revealing the reflection of the arch in the water a little better. 

Canon EF-S 10-22mm f3.4-3.5 USM lens
10mm Focal Length
Exposure 1/125 sec @ f7.1
ISO 200
Curves adjusted

Here's a shot from the bridge deck. Not all that exciting.

Canon EF-S 10-22mm f3.4-3.5 USM lens
10mm Focal Length
Exposure 1/320 sec @ f11
ISO 200
Curves adjusted

Lastly, a shot of the creek from the bridge.

Canon EF-S 10-22mm f3.4-3.5 USM lens
10mm Focal Length
Exposure 1/125 sec @ f7.1
ISO 200
Curves adjusted


David said...

Very nice. I hope you make a large print of the first picture to hang in the house or office.

Nefertiti,deesse NiLuNoah adoratrice d Aton said...

tres joli,bravo

bon w end ;O)

Anonymous said...

I love how the polarizing enhanced the beautiful blues. Very pretty.

Find mine here:

Weekend Reflection ~ Ghostly Images

James said...

What a wonderful find! This is another place to see on my list.
I really like these shots.

Regina said...

Beautiful winter.
Great reflections!

Cezar and Léia said...

Winter give us beautiful scenery for pictures!This place is outstanding and I liked a lot the bridge,it's adorable!
Also, congrats for so cool reflection shot!
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

Lucy Corrander said...

Despite all the traffic instructions the image is tranquil.


Carletta said...

Love these wintery shots.
I also like the trees reflected in that second shot.
Lovely images!!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful scenes and photos! Lovely reflections of the trees.

mbkatc230 said...

What a beautiful old bridge, and a great series of shots. I think the second one is my favorite. Kathy

Woody said...

Thank you David. I have not ordered a print, but I may do so!

Woody said...

Merci Nefertiti!

Serendipity said...

Lovely series. I like the second one best :)

Thérèse said...

Brr! :)

Anonymous said...

Nice shots Wayne. I like the wide angle distortions in the second image.

cieldequimper said...

I like the subdued reflection. What I like most though is this fabulous invitation for a Sunday walk.

earnest said...

All excellent work, Wayne... seem we have more snow on the way and yet more opportunities to shoot pics... or maybe nap.

Luna Miranda said...

a gem, indeed! an impressive stone bridge. thanks for sharing.

Louis la Vache said...

Excellent, Wayne!
Welcome to Sunday Bridges!
«Louis» is delighted that you joined!

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

beautiful photos!and i agree with david...i would love to make a crosstitch of such beautiful photos....

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Such an elegant title, "Bridge of 8 Arches." Would make an interesting title to a book or a chapter in a book.

"Meet me under the bridge of eight arches," he whispered.

"Which arch?" she barked back, ruining the passion of the moment.


Carolyn Ford said...

This is such a beautiful scene with the bridge and surroundings. What a beautiful sky. I love the wide angle! Fabulous lens!