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An Early Morning Under the Bridge

Once again it’s late August and my wife and I visit the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, WV for her to attend a work conference.  I tag along and during the day, while she is busy attending meetings, I venture out to the surrounding area with a camera.  Previous years, I’ve been to the Falls of Hills Creek and Sandstone Falls.  This time I drive a bit further out to see the New River Gorge Bridge and drive the single lane road underneath it.

I arrived just after dawn and roamed around for a few hours waiting for the light and happily stomping around the river.  Once I got the shots I wanted, I headed up to the trailhead parking lot for Long Point.  This trail is almost 2 miles and heads to a beautiful rocky overlook of the bridge and surrounding area.

Other times during our stay, with my wife in the conference, I wandered around the grounds of the resort and happily snapped away at the historic structures.  The kit I brought with me consisted of the X-Pro2, Rokinon 12mm, 23mm f/2,  XF 18-55mm and XF 55-200mm along with a tripod and other small accessories.  For walking around the grounds, I carried only the primes to keep weight down and force me into certain perspectives.  Once again, the Fuji setup was a pleasure to use and produced some great images.

An interesting bridge and a portrait

Today I just have a few things to show off.  Earlier, I was able to get out on a bike and get 20 miles in.  On the way, I stopped at a decommissioned railroad bridge over the Youghiogheny river that I’ve had my eye on for a while.  I first saw this bridge when I first started to date my wife.  We were tubing lazily down the river with friends and once we got to it, we got out of the river and onto the bridge to jump off.  This was the first time I’ve actually jumped from a bridge for a woman, and I’d do it again in a heartbeat.

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