Under the Rickety Bridge

Posted: June 24, 2012 in Florida, HDR, Nikon D90

Right next to the new 7-mile bridge in the Florida Keys is the old 7-mile bridge (which kind of makes sense). Most of the old bridge is sectioned off, and does not allow any traffic of any sort, however, about a 2 mile stretch of the old bridge is still accessible to pedestrian traffic. That section starts in Marathon Key, Florida and ends up at the tiny island of Pigeon Key.

We took the 4-mile round trip hike while we were in the Keys, and dubbed the walk “The Trail of Tears,” due to the fact that there is absolutely no shade, and well, it just seemed apt. The walk was actually quite interesting because we were able to see some sea turtles and monster tarpon swimming around near the bridge. It was also a neat spot for photography. However, when we reached Pigeon Key I was a bit disappointed because they apparently have an entrance fee of about $11/person, that they NEVER tell you about prior to starting the “Trail of Tears.”

Anyway, this shot comes from directly under the wooden walkway/bridge that brings you down from the old 7-mile bridge to the island. I loved the light filtering in through the beams above, and all the leading and converging lines of the bridge itself.

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