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.
I 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.
Last 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.
Then 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.