Tannery Hill Bridge at Dusk

I'll let you in on a little known secret. Ready? There are covered bridges in New Hampshire. I kid you not. Ok, being serious now. If you watch shows like "Northwoods Law", you'd get the impression that there's a covered bridge on every river or stream crossing. Well, there's not. Close maybe, but not EVERY crossing. 

The Tannery Hill Bridge in Gilford is quickly becoming a favorite to shoot. It's very accessible, it's about a mile away from the house. It's a small footbridge, as opposed to a large vehicle bridge over a big span of water.  Because of that, I am able to get the details of the bridge while still fitting it the entire frame. It's pretty picturesque, nestled off the beaten path in Gilford Village.

My wife and I snuck out just before dusk last night, when the light is "just right". Magic hour. I set up my camera on a tripod, tried not to fall in the brook, and snapped a couple shots. This one is the best of the lot in my opinion. Another 2 minutes and the light was gone, but I was able to capture this one.

For you camera geeks out there, this was shot at 1250 ISO, 25mm, 0.8 second exposure, at f5. My speedlight was triggered remotely, inside the left hand side of the bridge. Thanks for checking it out. 

Framed prints are available here.  

Gilford Covered Bridge