Member Since: October 9, 04
I was wandering around my hard drive looking for something else and ran across these from my last trip to Vegas
I love shooting at night down there. Everything comes alive with color and sound and Fremont Street is a great place to take it all in. If you get a chance to go to LasVegas remember, "The Strip" is fun but don't pass up Fremont Street.
These were all shot with my old Nikon 5000 attached to my mono pod. I used a white balance for daylight.
It's been raining and cold and I don't like getting the camera or myself wet for that matter so I went out to play in the studio.
One blacklight party bulb in a bare socket.
Like I said... I was bored.
Covered Bridges of Cottage Grove Oregon.... Stewart Bridge
Stewart Bridge was built in 1930. This 60 foot bridge located on Garoutte Road was open to vehicular traffic until 1982 when it was replaced with a concrete bridge. The bridge was almost lost in the 1964 floods and the roof fell in under the weight of heavy snow in 1968. While it was repainted in 1987 the bridge is in very poor condition. It needs structural work besides cosmetics. Vandals have knocked out side boards so they can dive off of it into the creek. It is a Howe type bridge and is 60 feet long. Looking up at the bridge.
This is the last of the six bridges I shot in cottage Grove. Next on my list are the ones located East of Eugene on Highways 58 and 126.
Another Bridge... Mosby Creek Bridge... Cottage Grove, OR
Mosby Creek Bridge , also on Layng Road, was named after David Mosby, a pioneer who staked a donation land claim nearby in 1853. Built in 1920 for $4,125, the 90 foot span is the oldest surviving covered bridge in Lane County, and the only local covered bridge open to traffic (one lane bridge). Mosby Creek Bridge was restored in 1990. It is also a Howe type bridge. It was the first bridge in Lane County to use steel rods as cross braces on upper chords. Side view and Mosby Creek.
One more and I'll be off the bridge kick for a while ;-)
Covered Bridges of Cottage Grove, OR... Dorena Bridge
Dorena Bridge Located on the south side of Dorena Reservoir on Shoreside Drive, Dorena Bridge was built to connect Government Road and Row River Road. Constructed in 1949 for $16,547. It is not in current use as a modern bridge was built around it in 1974. It is another Howe type bridge and is 105 feet long. An early picture I have of this bridge in a book shows solid sides. I don't know when the windows were added.4 down 2 to go.
Covered Bridges of Cottage Grove, Oregon... Currin Bridge
3rd of six from last weekend
The Currin Bridge This bridge, built in 1925, is located on Layng Road and spans the Row River. It was rehabilitated in 1995, and is closed to traffic and pedestrians. A modern bridge was built to replace it in 1979. The Currin Bridge is actually a replacement for a bridge that was built on the same location in 1883. This is a Howe type bridge, 105 feet long and not in use. The approach on one end has been removed. View looking through the bridge....
Three more to follow,
Covered Bridges of Cottage Grove, Oregon... Chambers Railroad Bridge
Second of the covered bridges shot last saturday.
Chambers Railroad Bridge:
About a half a mile from Main Street on South River Road, just past Harrison Avenue, this bridge is the only remaining covered railroad bridge in Oregon. It was built in 1925 to bring logs to the J.H. Chambers Mill in Cottage Grove. The bridge is 78 feet long. It sits on private property and should not be climbed on. The bridge is in a very poor condition and could be dangerous. It is a Howe type bridge, built in 1925 and is 78 feet long. Not in use today. The tracks to and from the bridge have been removed. Looking into the bridge.
Covered Bridges of Cottage Grove, Oregon Centennial Bridge
I went down to Cottage Grove last Saturday and shot the six local covered bridges. Rather than one long post I am going to split them up.
This is a pedestrian bridge and is located in downtown Cottage Grove at the corner of Main Street and River Road. It was built in 1987 for their Centennial Celebration with recycled timbers that were salvaged when the Burmbaugh Bridge and the Meadows Bridge were dismantled. Timbers were taken back to the mill and planed down to the proper size. It is a 3/8 - inch scale of the Chambers RR Bridge. It is a Howe type bridge, built in 1987 and is 84 feet long. In use today as a pedestrian bridge. Another view...
More to follow,
Once in a while.....
Some days are like that,
Old Things In B&W
Last Sunday was a great fall day here in Oregon so I decided to go out for a drive and snap a few that I wanted to use for black and white shots. I had been to the Ernest Bridge in the past while driving my '56 Studebaker and knew it was a nice setting.
I'd like to shoot the Crawfordsville Bridge with the Stude in the shot too but the bridge is no longer in use and access to it is blocked.
I decided to take a different route home and ran across this 1951 Studebaker sitting in a farmers field rusting away. I really hate to see one sitting out in the open like that. It looks like a pretty straight and sound car but it is sitting pretty high in the front end. I have a feeling that the old flathead six isn't living under the hood anymore.
Ok... it's raining.....
... time to go indoors.
A side of my shooting you haven't seen yet. I haven't done much digging yet as to limits on the site but I'm sure these are within the limits.
All shots are using a single small strobe bounced off of one white umbrella.
The model is my best friend.
Large one of the thumbnail.
Another pose and backed off the zoom.
Let me know what you think. I really have fun with the black and white glamour. Now if I could find some more willing subjects.