A cobwork bridge by joansmor

A cobwork bridge

This is the bridge between Orr's Island and Bailey's Island. The bridge was built with granite slabs from a local quarry and uses no cement or other joiner. It had to be built to withstand the tides (this is salt water) and the winds when the storms blow. I have removed some of the small wires but like the way the poles lean.
This is some further information for inquiring minds.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bailey_Island_Bridge
This is fascinating Joan; tell us - better still, show us - about the islands when you get a moment.
January 3rd, 2016  
this is cool Joan. I've never been to Bailey or Orr's island! Might have to go this summer!!
January 3rd, 2016  
The bridge looks fantastic, it's surely unusually constructed :)
January 3rd, 2016  
@vignouse Have added a link to Wikipedia.
January 3rd, 2016  
@dianen Diane, I need to take you under my wing and introduce you to a lot of cool places in SOuthern Maine. LOL I had a mother and later a husband who both loved to do road trips and we explored the coastline and well as other areas of Maine all the time.
January 3rd, 2016  
@joansmor That is one of the most fascinating things I've read in a while... glad you posted this.
January 3rd, 2016  
@joansmor I've lived here since I was two....if you want to know Greater Portland, Cape, Rangeley or The Mount Desert area...I'm your girl!! But I love exploring new places! You might have to put up with my husband and dog though! Neither bite! They are both nice boys!! :) @vignouse now I need to go read this link! :)
January 3rd, 2016  
@dianen I got you beat as I was born here. LOL And I think I could put up with both. My dh and I would drive to Rangeley for a picnic and come home the same day.
January 3rd, 2016  
Such a unique bridge, fascinating and great shot showing the uniqueness of it as well!
January 4th, 2016  
This is such an interesting bridge - looking from this angle, might be a little nervous about crossing it! Wonderful shot.
January 4th, 2016  
Lovely B/W of this historic bridge!
January 4th, 2016  
That is an incredible bridge! Wonderful shot.
January 4th, 2016  
Love the looks of this bridge...
January 4th, 2016  
Wow interesting bridge!
January 4th, 2016  
what a fascinating structure! beautifully shot and processed in b&w...

i'm struggling to come up with a suitable push challenge for you... you've done all sorts of things with excellent results!

here are a couple suggestions:

1 - i gather you've recently acquired silver fx and have been playing around with it... so one option for a challenge is to take two or three very different shots, and experiment in silver fx... which preset do you like best as a starting point for which image and why? what about the preset doesn't quite "do it" for you and what adjustments do you want to make?

2 - alternatively, how would you feel about doing a set up shot in the theme of "film noir"?

let me know if neither of those options works for you... i do have a couple other ideas, but thought i would start with the b&w :)

January 4th, 2016  
I love the wavery lines.
January 4th, 2016  
Great b&w!
January 4th, 2016  
WOW...what a pov. Great lines and patterns. Looks a little unstable, but I am sure it isn't.
January 4th, 2016  
thanks for the link, it is an interesting bridge - well presented
January 4th, 2016  
Amazing :)
January 4th, 2016  
Very cool! But gosh, that would be a spooky bridge to go across. It looks like it is about to collapse! Great design to it -- how clever they must have been.
January 4th, 2016  
@northy Either of these works I will just see what works when I have some time off. Thanks.
January 4th, 2016  
@eyesmile @taffy If it were unstable the tides would take it down. it is a very stable bridge. Even in some of the worse storms it has remained standing even if the poles you see have come down.
January 4th, 2016  
This is such an unusual bridge. It almost doesn't look structurally safe.
January 4th, 2016  
What an interesting bridge
January 4th, 2016  
great bridge. great capture of it also. I really like it in black & white.
January 4th, 2016  
Great B&W image {shady}
January 4th, 2016  
Awesome capture of this dramatic bridge. I like the wave repetition - in the power lines, the bridge and the water. Great in b&w
January 4th, 2016  
Fabulous bridge. FAV!
January 4th, 2016  
What an interesting structure. Don't think I've seen one like that before. Nice detail brought out by the b&w processing.
January 4th, 2016  
Such an interesting bridge, I agree it looks like it could get washed away, but it is obviously quite sturdy & safe.
January 5th, 2016  
Great pov and wonderful image
January 5th, 2016  
Leave a Comment
Sign up for a free account or Sign in to post a comment.