Morning at the Bridge

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I had two more shots left on my first roll of Ilford Delta 3200. Actually, I thought I had three. I realized I only had two when I shot the last frame this morning. My goal was to get a portrait shot of my wife and finish up with a couple of iconic night shots of Franklin. The portrait shot will have to wait for my next roll of 3200.

My biological clock woke me up around 05:00. Despite the 25 degree temperature, I decided to finish off my roll of 3200 before sunrise. This entire roll is mostly made up of night shots. I wanted to see how Delta 3200 handled the night scene in my Mamiya 645. I actually did not make it to my destination until dawn, but it was still dark enough for me to get the shot I wanted. I photographed the NOEL sign located on top of the Starbucks in Franklin. I also photographed the Christmas Tree on the square. These are black and white shots. I hope to have these developed soon, so stay tuned.

After tearing down my gear on the last shot, I  drove out to the Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge. This is one of my favorite locations. I often drive out to the bridge if I am in the area. This time I reached for the DSLR.  It’s been a while since I’ve done any landscape work with my digital camera. Every now and then it’s nice to get some instant gratification. Check out the images below.

 

 

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Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge – Franklin, Tennessee – Olympus E520, Olympus Zuiko 14-54mm f2.8-3.5

 

 

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Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge – Franklin, Tennessee – Olympus E520, Olympus Zuiko 14-54mm f2.8-3.5

 

 

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Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge – Franklin, Tennessee – Olympus E520, Olympus Zuiko 14-54mm f2.8-3.5

 

 

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Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge – Franklin, Tennessee – Olympus E520, Olympus Zuiko 14-54mm f2.8-3.5

 

 

 

Obviously this next shot is not part of my bridge photo session, but I decided to post it anyway. After I left the bridge, I drove down the parkway to Leiper’s Fork. I didn’t see the General Lee and the squad car parked next to the road where they are normally positioned. I just happened to look toward the hill on my left and there they were. I wanted to hop the fence to get a closer shot, but the locals might not take to kindly to that. Thus, I settled for a telephoto shot.

 

 

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Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee – Olympus E520, Olympus Zuiko 70-300 f4-5.6

 

 

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