Covered Bridge Covered with ColorsAllegany State Park I've been a fan of covered bridges for a long time. No matter where we go we always search the Internet for covered bridges in the area. Covered bridges add to landscape photographs too. They're not a man-made distraction, like many other structures, they add to the landscape and often become the focal point, yet, not stealing from their natural surroundings. They seem to fit in very well. Maybe it's their wooden structure that fits in with trees, maybe it is something else, but I sure am always glad to find one. Combine a covered bridge with fall colors and things get even better.
That was the case during our recent visit to Allegany State Park. After quickly orienting ourselves, since we had not visited in a long time, and grabbing some chili, we circled the Red House Lake and came to the Thomas L. Kelly covered bridge, resulting in an immediate photo stop. The sun was going in an out of clouds resulting in different and quickly changing lighting conditions. I always got my composition ready and then waited, watching the clouds above. Often, I only got a few seconds before the sun disappeared again.
After exploring one side shooting against backlight I crossed the bridge, captured a few photos of the interior focusing on the symmetry of the structure, and moved on to exterior from the opposite site, this time using more of a front lighting. The colors, the bridge, the clouds, the lighting, I was very happy with what the scene offered. It was quite a sight and I hope you'll all enjoy today's photo too!
Enjoy the beauty that surrounds you! (#etbtsy)
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