Each Friday I will be posting one of my photographs (Available on my etsy page) and just telling you a little more about the photo and the story behind it. I see so many beautiful pictures taken by photographers, and I always wonder about the story behind the picture. Now, I understand sometimes a picture is a picture (like a picture of a flower) but most photos have some sort of story to them, and I wanted to go into detail with that on Photo Friday.
This weeks photo is of the Eads Bridge in St Louis, MO..
A little history on the Eads bridge, It is a combined road and railway bridge over the Mississippi River at St. Louis, connecting St. Louis and East St. Louis, Illinois.. The bridge was built in 1874 and is a well known and loved historic landmark.
I had decided the day before to wake up early and leave my house to arrive in St Louis before sunrise (St Louis is about 30 min drive from my home). I wanted to get some great shots of the arch, Eads bridge, the art museum etc. It was a cold day in February, but I really lucked out with the weather. It was sunny and crystal blue skies.
I knew nothing about the Eads bridge, but when I arrived at the arch, I noticed the bridge and just had to take pictures. I am so obsessed with history, and anything that is old. When I took the photograph of the bridge and looked at my display. I saw a photo not taken from 2010, but one taken with an old camera back in the 30’s. It was amazing how without any retouching or editing, this bridge was immaculate and so rustic looking. Its so nice to see that some parts of our countries history still stands tall and proud today, and this photograph of the Eads bridge is my tribute to that.
*Note* I later added some Photoshop effects to give this photograph a truly rustic, vintage feel. It is available at my Etsy shop in a variety of sizes. If you need any custom prints, feel free to email me!