Sunday, January 29, 2012

Cilleyville #16 Covered Bridge, Andover - Will Truax Added Information

I was very pleased to receive an email from Will Truax, timberframer, bridgewright, preservation carpenter, wooden bridge historian & blogger linking me to information he posted on his blog about restoration and local folklore when building Cilleyville #16 Covered Bridge.   Link to his entry Living Memory « Bridgewright, interesting reading. Will was a part of team restoring Cilleyville Covered Bridge.

About Wm. Truax

Proprietor at The Truax Timberwright Woodworks
I'm a timberframer and preservation carpenter, and regularly work on Covered Bridge restoration projects. Bridgewrighting can be a tough row to hoe, for a myriad of reasons. From scheduling issues to differing opinions and philosophies on what is appropriate in methods and materials, to multiple jurisdictions still not sufficiently vetting bidders resumes - Which is to say, just because a company is on that state approved list and capable of building that seven figure overpass, this does not mean they are capable of restoring a wooden bridge... So, I have much to say about all this and more - And despite my tough row observation, I promise not to whine.       

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Cilleyville#16 Covered Bridge located in Andover - Winter

Cloned photo removal of the school bus, wires and houses.

Original photo with school bus, wires and houses
New Hampshire is know for 54 beautiful covered bridges, at one point in time we had 750 covered bridges.  TABLE OF CONTENTS - New Hampshire Covered Bridges

My husband Bob and I have traveled the state locating and photographing our covered bridges, when possible, different seasons of the year.

I took a photo of  Cilleyville#16 Covered Bridge located in Andover, a winter shot.  My original photo had a school bus, wires and houses.  I decided to clone out and make my shot an artistic winter photo.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Minimalist Photography: Pinecone

I tried a different format of photography, minimalist photography. I spotted a lone pinecone in the snow with the sun light exploding jewels on the snow...I had to try and capture.

Again I am using my EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS, taking macro shots.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


I am so happy to be able to play again with my photography. I noticed icicles hanging from the roof and I wanted to try an shoot. I tried handhold, it did not work...I really have a hard time holding my camera steady for macro shots..I used my 70-200 f/2.8L, to take a closer photo of the icicle.

I set up my tripod but still could not obtain a clear/sharp shot through the window..I kept trying without success.

Finally I decided to take out the screen, the screen is inside, opened the window and shot. It was challenge and I was determined!!! SUCCESS!!!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Sun Breaking Through

While out running errands, I found a beautiful scene, the sun coming out from an overcast setting. Naturally I grabbed my camera and took a few shots.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Kancamagus Scenic Byway January, 2012

Pull Off

Rocky Gorge In Winter

Albany Covered Bridge
Last weekend I took a ride on Kancamagus Scenic Byway not sure what I would find, we have the lack of snow this year.  The lack of snow allowed me to pull into a couple of the waterfalls and Albany Covered Bridge.  Usually this time of year we would a few feet of snow and the access for me would have been impossible.

What excited me, I was able to photograph winter scenes of this area for the very first time.

You can check out my photos 
Kancamagus Scenic Byway - a set on Flickr