Just outside of Nashville, Tennessee is the beautiful city of Franklin. One end of the Natchez Trace Parkway is located here. The parkway covers 444 miles through Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi with a very scenic drive. One of the sights not to be missed is the 145′ tall bridge. Opened in 1994 it spans 1,572′ as it crosses over a highway connecting tree-lined roadways.
Once I settled on a view that I liked I setup my tripod to take some photos. With such a wide scene a standard lens was not doing the job of capturing the entire bridge in one shot. I decided to try out my 8mm fisheye lens. This was going to do the trick! The bridge itself is pretty much straight across, however the fisheye lens added in some distortion which bowed it out slightly. I thought it looked cool so I kept shooting from different perspectives until I found what I liked.
This image was shot in February on a very gray cloudy day. There wasn’t a lot going on color wise, so I went for black and white to bring out the textures.
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8 thoughts on “Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge”
Michael, this shot is exceptional. Natchez Trace is near and dear to my heart. You framed the February sky beautifully.
Thank you so much Stephanie! I’ve only driven a small part of it but it’s very beautiful!
Nice to see a larger version on your website, Michael. Love Instagram but…well, you know. This is so good in black and white.
Thanks Jane! Yea I know what you mean. Photos should be seen bigger always!
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Michael, forgive my ignorance. What and where??? Your header photo – sadly the Blog text obscures the view. Thanks.
The header photo was shot at Disney’s Grand Floridian resort hotel in Orlando, Florida. Here is a link to the original blog post about it with a full picture. https://justshoot.me/2012/06/15/the-grand-entrance/
Thanks for asking about it!
Pretty cool shot Michael, I like the B&W treatment
Thanks Mike! The B&W seemed to fit really well to me too!