Madison Indiana Photography

” Madison Indiana Bridge “


I thought I might post another shot of the Madison Milton Bridge that spans the Ohio River in Madison Indiana, I shot this one and a few others one foggy morning a few days back, I liked how the bridge disappeared into a fog bank and left you with a feeling of nothingness ( is that a word)

What was really strange was to be standing under the bridge and when a semi-truck would rumble over you could actually see the vibrations of the bridge thru the veiwfinder of the camera, I had it mounted on a tripod, which made seeing it possible. I always hate crossing that bridge, if you lived here you would know what I am talking about !

I actually printed this one off and it came out really nice, the B&W really looks cool with subjects like this, I might post the color version of this as well sometime, usually an image looks good in color or b&w, but this one is nice in both.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look !

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May 28, 2008 - Posted by | architecture, art, B&W, Clifty Falls, DSLR, image, indiana, landscapes, Madison Indiana, outdoors, photoblog, photography, photos, pictures, random, thoughts, travel, Uncategorized

33 Comments »

  1. Bernie, “nothingness” sure does apply here!
    I think B/W does it justice–adds an ominous touch. The fog-shrouded bridge was a perfect subject on that foggy morning. Nice work!

    Comment by Photo Buffet | May 28, 2008 | Reply

  2. I can see why you hate to cross the bridge… with a view such as this from the bottom why would one even want to be up top. This is a beautiful picture Bernie… the fog adds a ‘twilight zone’ feel to it. Awesome! Oh and Yes nothingness is a word in an image such as this!

    Comment by truddle | May 28, 2008 | Reply

  3. Did it look purplish that day or did you process it this way? Either, this is one scary looking bridge. Nice work!

    Comment by stphoto | May 28, 2008 | Reply

  4. I was in Madison on Monday with my sons and we were fortunate to see the Delta Queen anchored at the ramp just off West St.

    I enjoy seeing the bridge from there. I’ve made several trips to Madison this year as I’ve been driving and documenting the Michigan Road.

    Of course, none of my photos of this bridge do it anywhere near the justice yours does!

    Comment by Jim | May 28, 2008 | Reply

  5. This is nice, yes, very nothingness. It’s a great b/w shot. I don’t like trembly bridges so I may avoid this one.

    BTW, I just read an article abut your Madison – I think about all the old buildings downtown. And they had a piece on Clifty. I thought – “Hey, I’ve seen a lot of that park!” 🙂

    Comment by Bo | May 28, 2008 | Reply

  6. This is great Bernie, love it.

    R(etc… )

    P.S. Check your email… 😉

    Comment by Ron in L.A. | May 28, 2008 | Reply

  7. Wow. The bridge is a pretty dramatic drive to begin with but with the fog obscuring the horizon is awesome. I agree that the B&W works great here.

    Comment by Richard Wong | May 28, 2008 | Reply

  8. Sa-wheeet! That mood you set with the tones and colors is amazing, Bernie. I’ll happily pass on crossing this bridge any time soon.

    Comment by HeyJules | May 28, 2008 | Reply

  9. Great image Bernie. I love the mysteriousness of the bridge myself and it is the perfect B&W subject. Very well crafted.

    Comment by Artist Boyd Greene | May 29, 2008 | Reply

  10. Great shot Bernie. It’s like a road to no where.

    Comment by cruxphoto | May 29, 2008 | Reply

  11. What a fantastic shot! Very well done!

    Comment by montucky | May 29, 2008 | Reply

  12. wow – it looks like it just rises up out of the water – from nowhere. And it looks so tall – great angle and composition!

    Comment by kml | May 29, 2008 | Reply

  13. That is beautiful, and damn spooky at the same time. Great B&W.

    Comment by Steve | May 29, 2008 | Reply

  14. very atmospheric with a mysterious tone. excellent capture. thanks for shared

    Comment by vaggelis vlahos | May 29, 2008 | Reply

  15. That is really wicked – I like how the bridge slowly disappears in the fog.. lovely touch. I agree with the nothingness aspect that would be my favorite part about it too. Great catch! I also like the b&w as well it looks menacing and dangerous. Not in a Ted Bundy type of way but more like James Dean. Was that a compliment? I guess only if you liked the movie “Giant.” I did. 😉

    Comment by aullori | May 29, 2008 | Reply

  16. This actually looks to have a steel blue tone to me. Actually quite fitting with the subject – makes the bridge look even more ominous.

    Comment by Mark | May 30, 2008 | Reply

  17. My wife had to drive over this bridge in Driver’s Education Class. The girl (T.C.) who was actually driving at the time got so scared she took her hands off the wheel and covered her eyes and screamed. A fantastic shot! (actually I made it my background screen on my office computer..everyone loves it. Somewhere I have a shot from 1977 or so standing directly under the bridge that my grandpa tok when we walked across the river. It was sort of eerie even in color. I hope to get some shots loaded on my page taken with my new toy soon. My best to all.

    Comment by conchlife | May 30, 2008 | Reply

  18. After reading cruxphoto’s comment…he could not be more correct…….it IS a bridge to nowhere…..have you ever been to Milton, KY?…apologies to any Miltonites,I couldn’t resist.

    Comment by conchlife | May 30, 2008 | Reply

  19. Wow, that’s awesome! Somewhat haunted & quite stunning.

    Comment by Lana | May 30, 2008 | Reply

  20. Hi Bernie, this is a really nice B&W photo, with great tones and contrast. Thanks for sharing, Loic

    Comment by Loic | May 31, 2008 | Reply

  21. You have some wonderful photos on this site.

    Comment by Steve | May 31, 2008 | Reply

  22. I love it! I take it this is early morning from the hint of sun and the southern slant of the bridge. I love the fact that you can’t see it but you know that the bank of the river is eerily and ominously stating that Kentucky is hiding, just there, out of site. Great one for sure. I wish that bridge reached all the way here and I could just walk over it back home. I cross the bridge over the euphrates river several times a week, in the dark and always sigh in relierf when I see the street lights and know I am almost at “home” here in Iraq. Later, JT

    Comment by army man | June 1, 2008 | Reply

  23. Cool bridge shot. I love how the bridge disappears into the fog. Lovely!

    Comment by RecycleCindy | June 2, 2008 | Reply

  24. I really like how the diagonal of the bridge leads your eye, and then leaves it hanging in the fog. Fantastic photo – I’m sure it’s even better framed & matted!

    Comment by Adam R. Paul | June 2, 2008 | Reply

  25. Gorgeous photo!!

    Comment by Hope | June 3, 2008 | Reply

  26. That is such an eerie picture…GREAT JOB

    Comment by Victoria | June 4, 2008 | Reply

  27. Very evocative, Bernie. Excellent work.

    Comment by Bobbie | June 5, 2008 | Reply

  28. You had captured the moment the thick fog which made the bridge mysterious and unigue.Just imagine how the motorists crossing..Beautiful shot

    Comment by visuallens | June 7, 2008 | Reply

  29. That’s pretty cool! I like the way it disappears into the mist.

    Comment by 2sweetnsaxy | June 7, 2008 | Reply

  30. Great shot! I love the colors and the angle of the shot. It’s not just that the weather was perfect for it – you found the perfect exposure and position to magnify it.

    Comment by kirispupis | June 10, 2008 | Reply

  31. awesome shot and perspective, i love how the bridge disappears into the mist

    Comment by ankush | June 11, 2008 | Reply

  32. Thanks for all the nice comments folks !!

    Comment by Bernie Kasper | June 14, 2008 | Reply

  33. If there is that motion you should stop way down and shoot 2 sec shot just as a truck rolls over the bridge to see the blurring in the photo.

    would be especially effective at night.

    Comment by george | May 2, 2009 | Reply


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