The bridge between night and day

Hey everybody! I’m doing a much better job of getting myself out the door before sunrise at the moment. Let’s see if I can keep it up for a bit. I have to admit, it’s just amazing to be out in the quiet edges of the day, watching the night give way to day. I shot this photograph from the south end of the old Diestelhorst Bridge. Named for Gotlieb Diestelhorst, whose family owned the land where it was built, the bridge (639 feet long, 24.3 feet wide and nine spans) was completed in 1915. The Diestelhorst was the bridge for automobiles and the first reinforced concrete bridge built across the Sacramento River in Northern California. The bridge was closed to automotive traffic in November 1997 and it’s today listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Veil of darkness removed

As I mentioned in yesterday’s teaser shot here on the blog, I spent an amazing day jetting from one great URBEX location to another.  I still remember arriving at this particular location, somewhere 😉 south of Magdeburg, Germany, with plenty of time to spare before the sunrise.  While the rest of the crew was already busy inside, I headed off to the south-west corner of the church yard to snag these brackets peering through the years of growth back toward the church and the rising sun.  This was the first of two abandoned churches we explored, though there were so many more in the southern part of former East Germany begging for a visit.  So many site, so little time!  (Creative notes:  I post processed this shot to Nox Arcana’s Veil of Darkness.  I shot these brackets with my Nikon D700 and Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 lens.  Post processing done using Photomatix Pro, and several plug-in filters from Nik Software.)


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