I bet Im not the only one who loves photographing bridges and water. What is it about these two subjects that begs for the photographers attention? I don’t know, but I do know I’m trigger happy on the shutter release whenever I’m around beautiful sparkling waters and mind-blowing bridges. Here some of my favorites.
On a fine evening we took Spirit Cruises dinner trip out to the Francis Scott Key Bridge and got some good views of the steel monster spanning this busy waterway.
Out west I took a Papillon Helicopter tour to the Grand Canyon flying over the Hoover Dam and the new Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge. What a fun way to see bridges and water!
On a trip to the Glenwood Canyon for biking and fishing I got this shot of the world’s largest hot springs pool in Glenwood Springs, Colorado at night.
Back in the Mid-Atlantic is the might Great Falls of the Potomac River. This is a fun spot to visit any season to see the gnarly rocks and big water.
On the opposite side of the planet in much calmer water I love hanging out by the Avon River in Christchurch, New Zealand. What a mellow trip this ride is. On this slow ride you might get to see many native birds of New Zealand like the fantail or bell bird.
The Akashi Kaikyo Bridge in Kobe Japan has the longest central span of any bridge in the world. No small feat in one of the most active earthquake zones. We went up in the nearby ferris wheel and got a good view of this massive structure that links the mainland of Honshu to Awaji Island. Ultimate engineering allows the bridge to expand 2m/ 6.6 ft over the course of a hot day!
Osaka Castle is a fascinating place to visit for the history and architecture of the cool and famous residence. We were there in the fall and the trees were on fire with color.
Take your pick, bridges and water, or just one at a time. Fast or slow, calm or dangerous. I love many types of water trips from rafting the Grand Canyon to fishing remote parts of Alaska on a self-guided trip in an 18 ft boat. Rivers and big waters are out there waiting for you to ride, fish and photograph your next watery adventure. Get up, get out, and get going.