Pictured above is the Main Street Bridge in Columbus, OH.  This bridge was opened three years ago on July 30, and is one of only five bridges to utilize an inclined arch superstructure.

Constructed of 3,765 tons of steel and 6,690 cubic yards of concrete, the bridge not only generates visual interest along the riverfront, it helps to connect neighborhoods in the city. And, with a final cost of $60.1M, this architectural masterpiece elicits strong reactions to the budget conscious citizens of the area!

Hi everyone.  Apologies for my absence – I hope things are well with you!  The photography class and work have been more than I imagined…

Below is this week’s response to the weekly photo challenge:

Golden Hour

It was taken at a local metro park, early in the morning as the sun was starting to rise.  Sitting on the deck, listening to the wildlife, and enjoying a cup of coffee – the golden hour indeed!

We were walking around downtown this week and came across the Ohio Supreme Court Building.  Outside is a large, metallic gavel, so I had to take a picture for the A Word A Week Photo Challenge: Metallic!

Metallic Gavel

This gavel, made of stainless steel, sits in the south reflecting pool and was created by Andrew F. Scott.  There is more art around the Ohio Supreme Court, but this one fit the challenge nicely.

As previously mentioned, I’ve recently started taking a photography class.  The class title is, Introduction to Digital Photography, and my goal for the class is to learn how to take better, more consistent pictures.

Our first assignment was to take five good pictures of color and detail, with the following constraint – there can be no edits other than resizing the image to 700 pixels at its largest dimension.  No exposure modifications, sharpening, cropping – the image must be created in-camera.

Here are my five images:

I’ll post some other pictures, as well as the four other assignments that will be completed over the course of the semester.

I’d also love any feedback that you have regarding the images.  I may also post any feedback that I receive that I think is interesting, we’ll see.

As always, thanks for stopping by and visiting.