I don’t now if anyone has ever calculated the number of bridges per mile of road for countries but, if so, I’d bet that New Zealand is up near the top of that list. This is one of the first that we came across during this last trip to NZ. It set the tone for half of the rest of our pictures: bridge, river, trees, mountains.
and a zoom-in on the bridge itself.
Whoever lives in that house at the top has a hell of a climb down to their boat. Also, note the water level marks on the bridge pontoons!
Stopped by a steel bridge on the way to Arthur’s Pass. I clambered down to the river and across the bridge to take some shots.
That red moss was incredible.
Hmm, think I needed to kill the vibrancy a little on this one to get realistic colours but I liked the way the deep red of the moss contrasted with the rust on the steel. I like the image.
I love this one, the way the curved striations around the bottom rock mirror the swirl of water above it in the river.
As the title says, this is the Mount White bridge over the Waimakariri River in New Zealand, a side excursion while we were driving to Arthur’s Pass.
While looking for links, though, I came across this 1913 photograph of the bridge showing the building of the railway line:
If I’d known about this pic, I would have taken my own photograph on the other side of the river.
See, just what I said. And this is one attempt to get as much of it in one shot. I did a couple of panoramic multi-shots but none of them worked – too much difference between the shots.
And, from underneath, with the camera angled to get as much in as possible.
It was a really great place to stop.