Riegelsville-Roebling Bridge at Dawn


This photograph was taken this past Thursday morning at dawn when the fog finally returned. I'm looking forward to more foggy mornings this spring. :)

I'm in Toronto this weekend at the big international photobloggers meet-up and I don't have the EXIF data or post-processing info handy, but I'll post it when I return to Durham on Tuesday. My next update will be Tuesday - thanks for visiting Durham Township!



Kathleen ,
What a great place to start your day , the foggy bridge welcoming a bright day ahead .

Posted by Adolph on May 21, 2006 11:34 AM

I like the feel and mood of the picture but I think it would be better flipped horizontally and also benefit from less greenery around the edges. I appreciate it frames the image but I feel it reduces the impact of the picture.

Posted by shooter on May 21, 2006 11:35 AM

Great atmosphere. A pleasure to look at!

Posted by KPK on May 21, 2006 11:48 AM

Great moody shot. I like the way you hid the sun behind the foliage, keeping the brightness in the sky without overhelming the rest of the elements.

Posted by Harry on May 21, 2006 11:49 AM

I'm speechless....

Posted by Kris on May 21, 2006 11:56 AM

This is an absolutely beautiful shot, I love the bold framing with the leaves/trees.

Posted by Justin Gaynor on May 21, 2006 12:49 PM

Lovely shot!

Posted by Ashish Sidapara on May 21, 2006 12:53 PM

awesome image, love how silhouette from trees create frame! great photo as always!!

Posted by leova on May 21, 2006 1:13 PM

My favorite part of the early morning is that it is such a secret-- the moments spent just as the sun rises are yours alone. to me this photograph captures that secret perfectly; framing and all.

Posted by katherine on May 21, 2006 1:38 PM

What a wonderful misty scenery you captured here. The way the bridge dissapears in the distance gives a very dreamy touch to the landscape. Those soft, greyish colors reinforce this feeling. Very poetic!

Posted by Peter on May 21, 2006 2:27 PM

I am utterly jealous! You found fog! What has been passing for fog around here lately is just annoying when it comes to taking pics, it's just been haze, nothing useful.

I absolutely love the tone and the way you framed the bridge. It's the kind of shot I dream of getting one day.

Posted by Laurie on May 21, 2006 3:23 PM

just gorgeous.
the feeling is amazing :)

Posted by Rui on May 21, 2006 3:46 PM

Like Monet in London, waiting for the sunrise.
(just my impression)

Thanks for the span of time and space!

Posted by David Tinnon on May 21, 2006 4:51 PM

nice foggy morning shot whit a nice framing. lovely shot.

Posted by shaped on May 21, 2006 5:01 PM

very cool.. its as though the bridge is disappearing.. lovely shot. :o)

Posted by f. d. rahman on May 21, 2006 5:38 PM

Great idea using the trees to compose your shot. It gives dimension to the bridge.

Hope you bring many photos from the photobloggers meet-up. ;-)

Posted by nuno f on May 21, 2006 7:19 PM

very nice. keep working.

Posted by rambohoho on May 21, 2006 8:00 PM

amazing. that is all that can be said.

Posted by faustina on May 21, 2006 8:03 PM

WOW - What a way to start a Thursday morning. This is just perfect. Thanks for sharing your morning.

Posted by Tom B on May 21, 2006 9:10 PM

Very beautiful. One of my favorites of yours.

Posted by Craig on May 21, 2006 9:46 PM

I can imagine your excitement the morning you awoke to fog. Stunning image! I really like the framing, as well.

Posted by micki on May 22, 2006 1:58 AM

you have to puttt this one on your "Best photos" site :) its great and defenetly your best! ;)take care :)

Posted by bruno on May 22, 2006 5:00 AM

Super photograph. I'd hang it on the wall.

Posted by Jack Bush on May 22, 2006 7:01 AM

Just lovely. I have seen this in the morning and you have captured it magnificently. It is an awesome sight to see. This shot is perfection :)

Posted by Noreen on May 22, 2006 8:28 AM


Posted by tetsu on May 22, 2006 8:43 AM

i have passed out, when i saw this picture!!! u're the greatest!!!! since now u re my favrit photoblogger

Posted by forestm on May 22, 2006 9:51 AM


Posted by Sandy on May 22, 2006 10:40 AM

Hey Kathleen. This has to be another of your best images. I LOVE IT. Stunning composition with the framing and the bridge disappearing into mist. Lovely colours and atmosphere.

Posted by John Arnold on May 22, 2006 11:58 AM

I like the toning on this, and as commentted the framing. Timeless.

Posted by dcr on May 22, 2006 4:08 PM

I love this image Kathleen. I've been a lurker, watching your awesome work for a while now. You never stop amazing me. You are a very talented lady.

Posted by Suzette on May 23, 2006 1:12 AM

The framing of the trees at the top and bottom of this photo works very well, as does the bridge fading into the mist. You should be proud of this one.

Posted by Ryan on May 23, 2006 9:53 AM

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Posted by EJ on May 23, 2006 5:00 PM

Awesome Kathleen! As an engineering technologist I love suspension bridges!

Posted by James the Marathoner on May 23, 2006 9:06 PM

Hey Kathleen,

Great to meet you this weekend. Had a great time at Rannie's expense. Still haven't congratulated Marc U shartel! What a hoot!

Oh, and great shot. I really love how the bridge fades in the background; gives the sense that crossing the bridge is crossing into the unknown.

Posted by Jonathan Greenwald on May 23, 2006 11:01 PM

What words can I add. None of them are sufficient. I leave in awe in the knowledge of perfection.

Posted by Marc on May 25, 2006 6:52 AM

Beautifully done!

Posted by Paxton Prints on May 27, 2006 7:06 PM

really a very stunning photo! gorgeous!

Posted by Tom on May 28, 2006 4:29 AM


Posted by Maile Lani on June 29, 2006 2:15 PM

really fascinating mood surrounding this photo. truly a metaphor of life - we all walk this bridge but no one can see so far into the future. great use of a stark border, top stuff. thank you

Posted by Ed on July 30, 2006 4:53 PM

Stunning shot Kathleen...you gotta love the photographic possibilities with fog...we get so little of it here. Phil

Posted by [t e r r o r k i t t e n] on July 31, 2006 5:05 AM

Wow! What a shot.

Posted by Margie Milne on September 30, 2006 4:07 PM
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