Getting it Right — The Bridge Over the Watauga River

Heidi and I have stayed on the Watauga River twice a year since 2016. The barn, turned cabin sits looking over the river just downstream from a truss bridge.  I’ve taken countless pictures of that bridge trying to get it just right. I’ve noticed something about that bridge. It won’t yield a great picture as long as it is the main subject. It’s a selfless bridge you might say.

Here are two samples of the bridge as the main focus. I’m sure some will think these are great, but be patient.

Now one with the snow. I think the bridge was less self-conscious.

But we finally get to the main point. The bridge completely yields awesome pictures when it shares the lens with someone else.

This was taken on our first trip to the river back in November 2016.

This one was from November 2019 when our boys were with us.

And finally, the bridge was completely helpful with my granddaughter Annaleise…

I’m pretty sure the bridge was completely surprised at how good those photos came out. I’m glad Annaleise was able to help me trick the bridge into cooperating.

All photos are copyright © Timothy J. Hammons, 2022. 

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  1. Beautiful photos and explanations 🌷🙏👍🏼 gorgeous nature and your granddaughter so sweet 🥰👏🏼 thank you for sharing and grace wishes 🌷👍🏼💓🙏


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