the ohio river bridge ii


A few months ago, I posted a series of photos I took of the Ohio River bridge in Beaver, Pennsylvania. I have an obsession with this bridge — in full daylight, it doesn’t look like much, but I have captured some amazing sunrises over this bridge. I make it a habit to drive a few blocks out of my way every morning on the way to work, just so I can photograph it. Without further ado, here are the photos I’ve taken since my last post.

*all photos except the last two were taken with my iPhone 4S and edited with ProHDR. The last two were taken with my new iPhone 5s, also edited with ProHDR






















the ohio river bridge


I love this bridge. I love the way it juts up into the sky like mountains. I love how majestic it is. I love how the sun rises over it brilliantly every morning. I love how the fog and mist rise up from the river below and engulf it. I love everything about it.


I drive a few blocks out of my way almost every morning just so I can take pictures of it and marvel at how beautiful it is. A few weeks ago when the weather was warmer, I walked down along the railroad tracks by the river and was able to see this massive bridge from below. It truly is a majestic bridge.


The official name of the bridge is the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad Ohio River Bridge. It spans the Ohio River just west of where the Beaver River runs into the Ohio. It turns out that it’s quite a famous bridge. When I first started posting pictures of this bridge on facebook and instagram, I got so many comments from people on how much they love this bridge. I’ve even been told that there’s a bartender in Pittsburgh who has this bridge tattooed on her chest (okay, that’s weird…). But I definitely understand the appeal. I can’t get enough of it.

20130925-204028.jpgI would love to put together an photo book of all the different skies above the bridge. I think if I took pictures every morning for a year, I would have 365 completely different photos, each beautiful in their own way.

20130925-204357.jpgLast week, I was fortunate enough to be able to capture a picture of the harvest moon over the bridge. It’s a little grainy, but considering I take all of my photographs with my iPhone 4S, I think it’s quite good.

20130925-203203.jpgI’ve always been able to take surprisingly good photos with my iPhone. I used to use just the regular camera app and edit the photos in Instagram.

20130925-203910.jpgThen one day this summer, I discovered a blog with a really great post on taking photos with the iPhone. Ever since then, I’ve been using the Camera+ app or ProHDR to take all of my sky photos. You can get really great colors, and capture beautiful images in both lowlight and bright sun.

20130925-203646.jpgI think that’s enough of me talking now. Please enjoy the rest of my photos of the Ohio River Bridge.

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un-food post, photos from my garden

This post has nothing to do with food, lemons, or VB6. Enjoy a walk through my flower garden. If only everything were actually in bloom all at once as in these photos…that would truly be a sight to behold!

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fall harvest meal

Tonight’s meal in photos:






The menu: “beer can” chicken on the grill, curried roasted cauliflower, roasted acorn squash, and edamame. Everything was 100% local, bought from my farmer’s market or my co-op, Harvest Co-op Beaver Falls.