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Bridge.img456, with story by harrietsfriend Bridge.img456, with story by harrietsfriend
In the mid 1980s I rode my bicycle from Seattle, Washington, USA to Eugene, Oregon.  I carried front and rear panniers (bags) along with a rear rack bag carrying my camera, a Super Wide Hasselblad, selenium light meter and small tripod.  Space and weight were critical factors, as I had to carry it all.  The lens has a 90 degree wide angle, with no distortion if set up level.  The lens was a 38mm F4.5 Zeiss Biogon and depending on how much negative you used could be normal or telephoto, instead of its designed ultra wide.

Passing under a large bridge I positioned my camera underneath to record the structure, then continued on to the evening campsite.

Taken with Kodak 400 speed negative color film, I had never printed this image until this week.  When I find the rest of the negatives I will add more to the gallery folder.

Feel free to download, just give me photo credit.

eugene spiegel
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multix Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Do you remember where the bridge could be? and how it does look now? looks like a nice concrete structure.
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harrietsfriend Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Professional Photographer
It is in Oregon, not so far from Washington, near the coast on a back road parallel to the main highway going south.   If you can gather the funds, I would go back again.

eugene
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MayEbony Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You would make an amazing dinner guest.  Congratulations on that ride.  I have some concept of the distances involved - that's coast to coast isn't it?
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harrietsfriend Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Professional Photographer
As of yet I haven't done the west to east coast ride, but this was Washington and Oregon state.  As for distance ridden so far.  If you realize the earth's diameter at the equator is 24,800 miles, then I have done more than four times this distance on bicycle.
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MayEbony Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:jawdrop:  So when is your world tour starting?  Wouldn't it be fantastic?  Keep up with the sun as you travel :iconloveloveplz:
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harrietsfriend Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Photographer
we'll see how well my replacement hip works.  I am tempted to carry gear so I might do it on motorcycle this next time.
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MayEbony Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh gosh, that must be a really horrible operation.  My Dad got one when he was in his early 50s.  The youngest person the surgeon had ever given one to.  A motorbike sounds like a much better idea.  My husband and both sons ride those to work and back and for occasional jolly jaunts.
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harrietsfriend Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Professional Photographer
the operation was fine, although I forgot it all and slept through it.  the recovery seems to be speeding along, but there are still pills to take and exercises to build strength.  soon enough I will be back on the bicycle, but carrying only a light, small digital camera.
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MayEbony Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's excellent news.  I'm so very pleased to hear that Eugene.  My father was set back badly after his because they used an iodine dressing on him, not knowing he was allergic, but they soon found out :faint:

I'm happy that you have your wonderful plans and adventures to look forward to!
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Princess-Amy Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I do like the composition of the base of this bridge!
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