The Bridge, 120 seconds

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    I think I can safely say this is my favorite photograph of the St Johns Bridge, not this photo itself, but the picture within the picture. It is probably this photo that first really made me notice the awe of this bridge, and of all places I found it in a Burgerville. Well, inspiration can come from strange places.

    For those who have been interested in what makes me tick when it comes to photography, this is part of it. I do not even know the photographer's name, and though I could find out, that isn't really the point. Here was a moment that occurred long before I was even born, a person stood there with a camera and a piece of film, and captured it so that decades later, others could share and marvel in the experience of it. Photography is a strangely powerful thing, especially when it comes to spanning time and affecting the lives of others. I will never see this moment except as a photo. It happened once long ago, and will never be repeated. I do see plenty of other moments though and I do my best to appreciate that and capture as many of them into photographs as is possible. Perhaps someday long after I am dead, someone not even born yet may marvel at such moments too. Inspiration can from strange places.

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    1. sandge 104 months ago | reply

      Cool! Thanks for sharing.

    2. samgrover 104 months ago | reply

      That's a lovely photo. Old photos are great. Alas, photography is so recent that we can't really look too far into history.

    3. metakephoto 104 months ago | reply

      now you found purpose in life zeb....have a photo show at this burgerville :)

    4. Zeb Andrews 104 months ago | reply

      A photo show in burgerville... I dunno Jeff, they obviously have pretty high standards on the photography shown there. :-p My biggest worry is when that photo comes up missing they will now know where to look...

    5. Zeb Andrews 104 months ago | reply

      Manyfires - You have hit the philosophical nail on the head. Photography for me is not just a hobby or a job, but a way of life or, more accurately, a way to approach life. When you realize that, I guess it is less surprising how passionate I am about photography. I like what you said about possibilities, because the world is a much more interesting place when you realize that you are constantly surrounded by them. So here's to seeing possibilities, experiencing great moments that become great photographs, and feeling more alive.

    6. carolyn_in_oregon 104 months ago | reply

      this must be in that Burgerville right at the end of St John's Bridge no? It's certainly not at the one near my house. mmmm blackberry shakes.

      and I love this photo (of a photo)

    7. .SANCHEZ. 104 months ago | reply

      very nice work!

    8. Wade Griffith 104 months ago | reply

      Wonderful, wonderful. Coolest photo I've seen in a while.

    9. ndouvid 104 months ago | reply

      that picture stopped me in my tracks a time or two, also!
      it's really pretty big and sharp!

    10. Nathalie Bohm 104 months ago | reply


    11. Noël Zia Lee 102 months ago | reply

      Can anyone tell me where this burgerville is? I'd like to go see this for myself.

    12. Zeb Andrews 102 months ago | reply

      Noel, this is the burgerville in St Johns, appropriately enough, right at the base of the bridge itself on the north side. And the trip is well worth it, the photo is even more grand in person.

    13. Laura Mary 99 months ago | reply

      Great shot, wonderful pinholing, and I like your words also. Capturing the moment, as you say. I think that without a doubt, you've achieved as much as the bridge photographer that you apsire to.... the icon is your icon for starters!

    14. nonesistopiu [deleted] 89 months ago | reply

      wow, this is wonderful !

    15. bulbshot 88 months ago | reply

      wooow! ! ! this is... just wooow !
      excellent work ! ! :-)

    16. thestreak100 88 months ago | reply

      a photograph is always invisible; it is not it that we see.
      -roland barthes

    17. Scott Reither [deleted] 86 months ago | reply

      The picture within the picture does look cool, but I love your version too!

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