Those of you that sometimes follow my work know that I have been photographing the Manette Bridge over the past three years. A new replacement span is being build right next to this one. The view you see above is forever gone. I have ventured down to the waters edge, perhaps twenty different times and usually in the wee morning hours before many people have had their morning cup of coffee. I favor a lower tide, fog and eeriness as part of my scenes. I have had a couple small talk conversations with homeless people that sleep in the shrubs near where I took this shot. I feel bad for them and I always speak with them with respect and kindness. At any rate, I look at photography as a creative process and I favor being here in this place. Most photographers shoot this same scene in perfect sunshine and from the road above. Their shots look fine, but I think this old span deserves a retro feel, thus I gave it one.

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