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Summer Photography Project

Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge – Cornish, NH & Windsor,VT

This is a challenging year to be a photographer. Okay, it’s a challenging year to be anything. Before March, I finally arrived at a point where I felt some improvement in approaching people and making good images of them. The shoot I did at our town’s local ice fishing contest was among my most popular because of both the subject matter and the people. The last few months, I’ve posted daily but it’s been a steady rotation of still lifes and landscapes with the occasional small animal or bird for variety.

The Flume Covered Bridge – Lincoln

As social distancing rules relaxed in the US, I hoped to be able to get out to some local cities and the coast to try to get some variety in my images. Unfortunately, the news has reported that the coast is jammed with people and that parking restrictions aimed at limiting the number of people have caused problems. At this time, even though our area continues to have a relatively low incidence of COVID-19, other parts of the US that relaxed restrictions are seeing an increased incidence of coronavirus. The safe money says to stay close to home.

Contoocook Railroad Covered Bridge – Contoocook

For a while, I’ve considered trying to photograph as many of New Hampshire’s fifty-four historic covered bridges as I can. It’s not easy. They are spread fairly far out. To get the four located in the northernmost part of the state along the Canadian border, I have to drive three and a half hours one way to arrive there. But, there’s not a lot else to do this summer. And let’s face it, this is something I can do without encountering throngs of people.

Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge – Cornish, NH & Windsor,VT

Using websites, I made a list of all the historic covered bridges and their locations. It’s easy to see groupings that go together logically for a single trip in which I could photograph three or four bridges at a time. And certainly, there will be other things to see along the way. The photographs here are of bridges that I had previously visited and made images of in my travels. They are the “low hanging fruit”. So let’s see if I can get all of them, shall we?

In these times we all have to work safely with what’s available to us.

All of the historic bridges that I’ve photographed can be seen on a new page at this site called Historic Covered Bridges of New Hampshire. You can find it here.

The Sentinel Pine Covered Bridge – Lincoln

Cornish – Windsor Bridge

Daily Prompt: Perspective

This river’s edge view of the Old Contoocook Railroad Covered Bridge in Contoocook, NH gives it an interesting perspective.

Covered bridges can be a challenge to photograph. Shots from either end get dull quickly and shots of the span of the bridge are often blocked by trees or debris.

For this shot, I bushwhacked down to the river in my dress shoes after work on Friday night.