© Paul Mozell 2009
Why do we love covered bridges? Perhaps for the same reasons we love watching the ocean or a crackling fireplace. I’ve been over the Albany Covered Bridge which crosses the Swift River, slicing through the White Mountain National Forest, a hundred times. On this day, accompanied by my 7 year old assistant Molly Mozell, I took a few moments to plant my tripod on the ancient wooden timbers of this landmark, and took about 5 bracketed exposures of the interior of the span.
This shot utilizes High Dynamic Range (HDR), or the blending of multiple images to create a final shot. The result is an image with a range of dark to light values that is much closer to what is seen by the human eye, than what we see in the usual one-shot digital photograph. More on this at a later time, same time, same station.
The bridge was originally built in 1857 by a team of skilled craftsmen. I plan to pair the first photo with one of the hull of a wooden boat – yet to be taken.