I took this photo while on vacation in NY last week. Here is some info about the bridge I grabbed off of the Internet:
This bridge, built in 1853, is the oldest covered bridge in daily use in New York State. It was constructed at a cost of $800. The distinctive diamond pattern of the "town lattice truss" is pinned together with tunnels of "tree nails." The roof and siding serve to protect the structure from the ravages of nature. Popular in the 1800's because of plentiful and inexpensive timber, covered bridges or "timber tunnels" became places for social gatherings.
The bridge underwent major restoration in 1972 by Milton S. Graton, a nationally renowned preservationist. Much of the local work in preserving this treasure before and after the major restoration came from Thompkins County residents Marie and Grant Musser. In 1998 the bridge overlook area was named in their honor and a plaque placed nearby declaring these local volunteers, "Keepers Of The Covered Bridge."
Title: "Newfield Bridge"
Camera / Lens: Canon 40D / Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 zoom
Post-processing: Photomatix to combine three handheld exposures (-2,0,+2) into one HDR Image > Photoshop CS3 for various contrast and tonal adjustments
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