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Dec 30, 2004 16:17 |  #1

Not a lot of explanation needed, I suppose. Just decided to go out and play with the camera for an hour. The northern terminus of the Natchez Trace Parkway is about 10 miles from our home, and I'd never really used it as a photography object. The light wasn't the greatest today, but it's still a fascinating subject. Contrasts, swoops, long shots, close shots, yada yada. Hope you enjoy! :)

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Dec 30, 2004 19:03 |  #2

Great pics. That's a cool looking bridge.


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Dec 30, 2004 19:17 as a reply to  @ D LeBlanc's post |  #3

Glad you enjoyed them! It's the largest "something or other" in the world, and really stands out because it's in the middle of nowhere.

The Natchez Trace is kind of like a tame version of the Blue Ridge Parkway. I'm not sure if you've heard of either. But I have been to Moncton twice! :)


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Dec 30, 2004 19:34 |  #4

That's a pretty cool bridge! Thanks for sharing.


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Dec 30, 2004 19:55 |  #5

Have driven Blue Ridge Parkway a few times, but never the "Trace". It's still on my list of things to do.


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Dec 30, 2004 20:08 as a reply to  @ sparker1's post |  #6

Great shots, like others have said, that's one cool bridge.


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Dec 30, 2004 20:19 as a reply to  @ stoneylonesome's post |  #7

Thanks, folks! Glad you've enjoyed them. Here's more info:

The Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge is the nation's first segmentally constructed concrete arch bridge. Spanning 502 m (1,648 feet), the double arch structure offers motorists a view from 47m (155 feet) above the valley floor and is one of the final links in the Natchez Trace Parkway project. The bridge's arches are designed to support the deck without evenly spaced spandrel columns, resulting in a picturesque, unencumbered appearance.

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Dec 30, 2004 20:26 as a reply to  @ DCB's post |  #8

That's an interesting looking bridge, alright!


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Dec 30, 2004 20:48 as a reply to  @ thomascanty's post |  #9

Here's my very first attempt at editing a RAW file. The first is of an expansion joint. The second is a 100% crop of the same:

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Dec 31, 2004 08:03 as a reply to  @ DCB's post |  #10

Good shots.. I know that bridge well, makes me want to shoot it now. I have lots of family in Louisiana and everytime I drive down there, I make it a point to drive the Natchez Trace. Beautiful scenery and TONS of wildlife.


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Dec 31, 2004 08:10 as a reply to  @ jmjmotorsport's post |  #11

jmjmotorsport wrote:
Beautiful scenery and TONS of wildlife.

Yes, especially wild turkey! Though they, and the deer, seem to stay on the side of the road and not on it, which is courteous of them.

Speaking of a beautiful road to drive on, here's a video I shot of it exactly one year ago today. It's about 2.5 minutes long and is more artistic in nature, with music.

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Dec 31, 2004 10:38 as a reply to  @ DCB's post |  #12

DCB wrote:
Speaking of a beautiful road to drive on, here's a video I shot of it exactly one year ago today. It's about 2.5 minutes long and is more artistic in nature, with music.

(OT Sorry)DCB, what bike do you ride?

On Topic now... That is a wonderful bridge, and some excellent pictures of it


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Dec 31, 2004 10:48 as a reply to  @ neil_r's post |  #13

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(OT Sorry)DCB, what bike do you ride?

That video was shot from my Ducati ST4s. Currently I own a BMW1200GS and Kawasaki KLR650.

My normal home is a discussion board I own for BMWs:

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Apr 20, 2005 07:00 as a reply to  @ DCB's post |  #14

My dad took his life on this bridge. He jumped on Nov 15, 2004. I wanted to see pics of it since I cant bring myself to go there. Thanks for providing some good images even though they make me so sad...
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Apr 20, 2005 08:12 as a reply to  @ katem9579's post |  #15

Wow. My deepest condolences, Lisa. You may not want them, but if you do, I'd be glad to send you digital versions or prints of any of these.

This bridge is about 10 miles from my home and I go there often.

Thanks for posting.


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