Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sepia Scenes - Spectacular Span




Sepia Scenes allows this subtle sepia monochrome to permeate and enhance the view. This gives the engineered and intricate artistry of timeless designs, the classic creations, their beauty to better stand out.



Today we are traversing westbound on the always impressive George Washington Bridge between Manhattan and New Jersey carrying the important routes of I-95, US 1 and US 9 over the salt water Hudson River fjord. I have used these picture before, but the fantastic shapes look great in sepia. The blue sky would be a (pleasant) distraction here.





The web of structural steel is complex, the cables accenting the vertical tower height of 604 ft (184 M). The roadway itself sits 213 ft above the waterline. The side view from the eastern approach (Henry Hudson Parkway) gives a delicate view of the huge structure. Stylish and strong, the span was opened in 1931, and is so stout a second roadway deck underneath opened in 1962. About 300,000 vehicles cross the bridge each day - so strength and style coexist nicely!

(An excellent history, with mention of the red lighthouse underneath, can be found here.)


15 comments:

Bond said...

GREAT shot ralph...LOVE the GWB

Annie said...

Hi Ralph. I love the drama of these old bridges. The detail is splendid. Newer bridges are alway so modern and sleek. I love the old styles.

Day4plus said...

Super shots. As you said before 'Sepia brings the past alive' as it jumps into modern day. That is quite a bridge that surely has withstood the passing of time. MB

Carly said...

Neat pictures and perspective!

JunieRose2005 said...

I always like to see the bridge pictures. They look great in Sepia!


Junie

Your EG Tour Guide said...

It's interesting that the monochrome makes the fine details look a bit like lace, the sepia makes it look like OLD lace.

judi said...

Beautiful, but you are not going to entice me to cross it! :)

Anonymous said...

The bridge is a testament to time gone by and the sepia is fitting for that tribute.
The last shot looks like a very old shot. Well done Ralph!

Carletta said...

Oops, that was me Ralph, I clicked too soon. :(

Mikabella said...

The bridge looks like it made out of gold! Wow. I love the light and how majestic it looks. Great work! Kram från Sverige :)

kaye said...

that's a great shot of the bridge. It looks so shiny. If you want to wander down my road I’m home.

Heidi said...

Ralph,
I love the way the sepia lends antiquity to these lovely structures. It almost lets the steel feel like lace. I always love to come and see where you've traveled to this week. You let me have a little culture in my life. Thanks!

nightfall00 said...

The sepia really highlights the craftsmanship and gives the structures a romantic feel!

maryt/theteach said...

What an extraordinary job you did with the GW bridge! It looks so beautiful in sepia. don't you remember I posted the little RED lighthouse under the GW bridge in my Ruby Tuesday meme some time back? Here's the link: Little RED Lighthouse Now that I think about it didn't I send you and Patti a postcard with the lighthouse on it?

NatureFootstep said...

the first image is stunning. Looks like gold. :)