Stillwater Covered Bridge HDR

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    (Pa. 19-21) Burr Arch design. Stillwater bridge is located on Big Fishing Creek in the village of Stillwater. It is located on Twp. Rte. 629, east of Pa. Rte. 487 four miles east of Benton, Pa. The bridges length is 151 feet and a width of 15 feet 3 inches, it is only open to foot traffic. The structure is owned and maintained by the County.
    The cost of the bridge to build in the year of 1849 was $1,124 and built by James McHenry, whose family was among the first to settle in the Stillwater area. The Columbia county commissioners took over the bridge and in 1959 decided to keep and maintain the bridge for all time in memory of all Columbia Counties covered bridges.. I would just hope someone would remove the eye sore barriers they have put up at each end of the bridge. There has got to be a better way to stop traffic from entering the bridge. I do believe this distracts from the beauty of this historic site. ....

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    1. FelixSS© 53 months ago | reply

      PLEASE, POST YOUR SPECTACULAR PHOTO IN:
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      ₪ HDR & PS Post-Processing ₪ (Add 1 ~ Award 2)

    2. J-Parkes 53 months ago | reply

      Very nicely done HDR, the lighting is very nice.

    3. edpuskas 53 months ago | reply

      Wonderful image!

    4. PhotographyBoy 53 months ago | reply

      Excellent shot! Seriously, this could be a Christmas card or something. Nicely done.

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    5. 100alpha 53 months ago | reply

      Very nicely done Len, I do like the way you enhance your photos with the HDR. Great Job. Picture Perfect

    6. opie0429 53 months ago | reply

      Excellent job Len!!

    7. ngr07 53 months ago | reply

      Lovely photo and interesting history. I like the tones you used.

      Here is a similar bridge - the West Montrose Bridge in Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada. Built in 1881, it spans 198' over the Grand River and is the only remaining covered bridge in Ontario. It is still open to traffic.

      [ West Montrose Bridge]

    8. JLanza 53 months ago | reply

      Len Just perfect , it all comes together in this pic.

    9. rods pix 53 months ago | reply

      Another wonderful shot!
      Very nicely composed.

    10. Hackleltip 53 months ago | reply

      Thanks everyone for your very encouraging comments.

    11. Gregg Obst 53 months ago | reply

      Excellent composition Len. I really like this one with the snow.

    12. simplymelg 53 months ago | reply

      classic!!! just love it! the processing is perfect! makes me think of the movie bridges of madison county-but in winter!
      thank you for your recent comment!

    13. (The) Appleman 53 months ago | reply

      This one would make a great Christmas card theme also, Len. Has that "Currier & Ives" look to it. Matter of fact, this picture is my favorite of all your covered bridge photos (not saying that all your pictures are not excellent but this one happens to be my favorite).

    14. Konabish ~ Greg Bishop 53 months ago | reply

      Excellent work. Incredible mood comes thru in the scene.

    15. Harry Hunt 53 months ago | reply

      Len -- Just a beautiful shot! Someday I'd like to get up to see the bridges in Montour and Columbia counties.

    16. John H Bowman 53 months ago | reply

      Gorgeous shot, Len! I'd love to see this bridge, and many others of the large number of Pennsylvania covered bridges. The perspective and composition here are first-rate -- and you must have been able to hide the barriers you mention, because all I see is the wooden guard rail on the side of the road. But I know what you mean about some of the barriers used to keep traffic off the closed bridges.

    17. Hackleltip 53 months ago | reply

      I know exactly what you mean, thanks buddy...

    18. Hackleltip 53 months ago | reply

      And Harry, when you plan your trip get in touch with me, I will be your personal guide for each and every bridge.

    19. smthomas51004 53 months ago | reply

      I live in Bloomsburg and have seen this bridge in many pictures and in person and I must say this is the most beautiful picture of this bridge that i have ever seen!! I have not gotten to take pictures of any of the bridges but that is at the top of my things I want to take pictures of list!! Beautiful!!!

    20. phu loi 1969-1970 52 months ago | reply

      I know I've looked at this before and was surprised I hadn't commented.

      What a grand shot, doesn't need too much tone mapping to make it a beauty.

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