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Midgley Bridge
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Posted By: Bob Harris, 10-26-2013, 10:49 PM

I left Sedona headed up the 89A to photograph the fall colors in Oak Creek Canyon. Pulling into the bridge turnout to photograph into the canyon really didn't produce much color and then I realized my photograph was right in front of me. The bridge that we had crossed over so many years on our visits to the area but I had never taken a photo from this location. Taking a look at it brought back memories of the Erector Sets I played with when I was a kid so b/w was my choice for the 1939 Midgley Bridge and what it may have looked like right after construction was completed.

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Nicely done Bob. Back then one could think that everyone saw in black and white too as that was how most of the photos were taken.
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It does look like an erector set piece. Nicely seen and captured.
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Nice picture and memories, Bob

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I thought of erector set too. Nice pic Bob.--charliezap
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Nicely done Bob. Back then one could think that everyone saw in black and white too as that was how most of the photos were taken.
That's true Trev, my family has few color photos from back in the day and I don't think we got our first color TV until the early 60's. It seems like my Mom has some photos that were hand colored?
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That's pretty cool.... you've managed to make it look like a very old photograph.
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It does look like an erector set piece. Nicely seen and captured.
It seemed like the light was just right for this photo Susan, take a look at the canyon from the bridge next time you're over this way.

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Nice picture and memories, Bob
thanks Bas, wish I had my old toys now, would love to share them with the grandkids.
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I thought of erector set too. Nice pic Bob.--charliezap
thanks Charlie, good luck with the game tonight.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bob Harris Quote
That's true Trev, my family has few color photos from back in the day and I don't think we got our first color TV until the early 60's. It seems like my Mom has some photos that were hand colored?
I showed my mother a scan of a wedding photo of my Aunt, and it turned out that my mother had actually hand coloured the photo! Hand coloured sepia prints would have lasted much longer than true colour prints. That would have been in the late 40's I think.

Interesting old N-truss bridge! The effect you've used certainly adds atmosphere (I was tempted to say "colour").
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That's pretty cool.... you've managed to make it look like a very old photograph.
thanks Jerry, I used an effect that changed the photo to an older time period.
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Nice image.

A Meccano moment for those of use who played with that stuff as kids.

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I showed my mother a scan of a wedding photo of my Aunt, and it turned out that my mother had actually hand coloured the photo! Hand coloured sepia prints would have lasted much longer than true colour prints. That would have been in the late 40's I think.

Interesting old N-truss bridge! The effect you've used certainly adds atmosphere (I was tempted to say "colour").
You're right about the sepia colors Rob, I remember both Mom and Dad's photos being colored, especially the cheeks. I'll have to get some old pics from Mom when we visit later in the year and post some of the old 40's photos.
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Nice image.

A Meccano moment for those of use who played with that stuff as kids.

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Tom, I got my younger grandsons an erector set and also some Lincoln logs and they really never were interested in either. The kids are constantly on the computer though, funny how times have changed.
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