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High Trestle Bridge | by Carol (vanhookc)
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High Trestle Bridge

March 22 - A well orchestrated trip, except for the temperature! The photo shoot was planned for 9:00 p.m. to insure the blue lights were on. It was 27 degrees with a wind speed of 15mph. That's cold.


Our mission was a senior photo shoot. We walked almost a mile on the High Trestle Trail between Madrid and Woodward, Iowa! There was a mom, the senior boy, and me! To my Cannon, I said......"Please, don't let me down!" Without tripod, I had to keep a steady hand. When I took my gloves off, I couldn't feel the button to snap the pictures! We had a fun time even though we nearly froze! Right as the photo shoot began, he shed his outer coat, gloves, and cap - down to a white shirt and jeans, perfect for the neon glow! Though the chill quickly set in, he kept smiling for the camera! He was polite as my camera often took too long to click!


We made a good couple dozen pictures. He definitely looked "cool" blue and was happy with the results!!! Mission accomplished!!! We agreed this was a photo shoot best meant for summer.


Oh, by the way, there's a part one to this story! These lights go out shortly after 10 p.m. How do we know? We learned it the hard way, two nights earlier, on photo shoot attempt number one. At sunset we walked to the bridge, took some great sunset pictures, and decided to return to the bridge at dark for a blue lights' photo shoot. We left the bridge and proceeded to have dinner in the local town! Just before 10 pm, we came back, trek number two! At exactly 10:11, we did a test shot! All systems, "GO!" The picture was perfect! As we began his senior photo shoot, the lights went out! Bummer! And so, determined to get this done, we planned the THIRD trek to the bridge in two nights -- no matter how cold!! And that it was!


Hummm, three round-trip walks for this one senior photo shoot equalled about 4 1/2 miles!

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Taken on March 22, 2014