Sunset crossing the Alexandria Bridge.
One shot bridge replacement.
This rig is run by electric motors with a top speed of about 10 ft./minute.
The carrier is designed to hold over-weight loads – in this case a bridge replacement. The bridge is pre-built then moved into place overnight. This reduces downtime for the roadway. Lots of gawkers on hand for the show.
Additional shots to complete the story:
Coming home late, greeted by the house mascot.
This is the United States Courthouse in Richmond. A cold, windy day – not warm enough yet. The folks here are friendly – a buncha good mornings & smiles. Nice.
Back on the road. Travel now is easier – not so much road damage due to ice & snow. Straight line highways heading South. Dinner stop at a country Inn type of place. Knick knacks in the shop, eats in the back. Very popular.
Looking for an overnighter, ended up in Jacksonville, FL. We pulled in at midnight with a
convention going on. Lots of beer.
The minute we stepped out of the car, the warm tropical breezes hit us full in the face.
The second image for today is the view of the harbor from our hotel room.
Tomorrow, Palm Bay & some rest.
Valentine’s Day & I’m off to my print making class.
It’s actually a course in preparing images for printing – more specifically, for getting the best out of what the camera has captured in order to produce fine art prints.
The first few sessions provided Photoshop tools to manipulate the image to enhance the good parts. Next up will be using the tools to prepare an image, then printing using a variety of papers to see the different effects.
Anyway, the trip takes me across town during rush hour (start time 6 P.M.). Had time to shoot out the car window as I waited for the lights.
The route to the parking lot at Algonquin College on Woodroffe Ave. includes an enclosed
walkway. I decided to capture the leading lines created by the lighting and ramp. The figures were a bonus as the shutter speed of 2.5 seconds made for nicely blurred