The Trestle

Pat and I enjoy discovering and photographing old railroad trestles. This trestle was discovered on the Grand River near Rives Junction, Michigan. There was a viewing point pull off that made landscape pictures possible. I wanted some close-ups and some shots from the bridge. To get to the trestle I fought my way through the forest primeval. To my surprise, I came upon a mosquito convention attended by every mosquito in Michigan. After donating a few pints of blood, I reached the trestle and walked out on its still sturdy ties. Next time I will bring a pith helmet and machete.

The Trestle

The Trestle


Structure and Trees

Structure and Trees


Ties

Ties


Tie Garden

Tie Garden


Shore Reflections taken from the Trestle

Shore Reflections taken from the Trestle

Reflections

The story often gets better – and perhaps a little embellished – in the retelling. Our reflections on the event are often “better” than the real thing. Occasionally the reflections of an object in water, mirror, or shiny surface are as good as or even better than the real thing. In the first two images the reflections enhance the image. In the last two photos the reflection is the image. The last shot has an impressionist quality caused by the rustling leaves and the gently moving river where the camera was aimed. As always, I welcome your thoughts, critiques, and comments.

Trestle Over Water

Trestle Over Water


Portage River

Portage River


Shoreline Reflections

Shoreline Reflections


Fall Reflection

Fall Reflection

Trestle, Ivy Escape, and Light Pole

My friend Pat said all there is to say about the mystical, magical trestle we came upon (http://imissmetoo.me/). I expected to see hobbits at any moment. Her post on fire escapes is worth visiting as well. In addition to two pics from the trestle, I have added an ivy-covered fire escape. The final image is a black-and-white shot taken at the farmers’ market. This is from the morning the sun was playing peekaboo with us. Love to hear your thoughts.

trestle

trestle nuts and bolts

fire escape

from farmers market

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