|From http://www.hmdb.org ; Tim Carr|
Fall Sunset on the Black Warrior – M&O Railroad Bridge
I feel like a weight has been lifted. I’ve had such a love/hate relationship with this bridge that I kind of thought it would always get the best of me. One of my early attempts at HDR was taken of this same spot. You can see it HERE. I have to say I’ve always been a little disappointed with how they have come out before this one, and happy to have finally captured it the way I’ve hoped. Beautiful fall colors line the sides of the Black Warrior River, and the sun casts it’s final shining light thru the trusses of the 1898 M&O rail road bridge. Also, a photo taken in the 1890’s of the bridge can be seen here from the University of Alabama Libraries.
But after all the methods, models, theories, and esoteric “secrets” are revealed, one eternal law of reality remains: The quality of our lives is shaped by what we do, moment to moment – by each choice we make and each action we take. Will we choose the main highways or the back roads of life? Will we travel the mountain paths or seek the forest wilderness? Will we contract or expand, struggle with or embrace life unfolding? Each of us must answer such questions for ourselves and make our own choices on this sacred journey, as the winding path appears beneath our feet. – Dan Millman
And in the spirit of a historic bridge, a ‘historic’ feel to the photo.