On Centerway Bridge

May 22, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Centerway Bridge in Corning, NY in winter in Corning's Gaffer DisctrictA Winter's BridgeThe restored Centerway Bridge in downtown Corning, NY stands above the frozen Chemung River

Along with a number of other wonderful artists from Corning and the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, I was honored to have my photograph, "A Winter's Bridge", chosen into the "The Art of Corning's Architecture" juried art show.  Celebrating 40 years of Revitalizing Market Street, the show is currently on display at the West End Gallery on historic Market Street in Corning, NY.

This photo is of the newly refurbished Centerway Bridge.  A pedestrian walking bridge, it straddles the Chemung River, connecting Corning's north side with the Gaffer District, Corning's historic downtown area.  It's a beautiful bridge and one I have the pleasure walking across every morning on my way to work  I love the way the view that rises up each time I walk across the bridge, and I'm particularly moved by the view from below.  

Over the holidays I received a 10 Stop B+W Neutral Density Filter for long exposure photography, allowing me to keep the shutter open for long periods of time in the daylight.  It's been amazing in its ability to capture a brand new world, one that I have always imagined in my mind, but could never actualize.  

On this day the river was frozen in a sheet of ice and clouds filled the air out of some Northern European sky.  It was a perfect opportunity to create a dizzying juxtaposition between the still bridge and the soaring sky.  For the juried show I printed the photograph on aluminum, creating a sensation that the clouds looked like they would fly off the metal.  I was honored that someone bought it during the opening night reception and I'm happy I could share it with the local community.

Read here for more information on this bridge's reconstruction and its national recognition as the American Public Works Association (APWA) Historic Restoration & Preservation Project of the Year.

 

American Public Works Association (APWA) Historic Restoration & Preservation Project of the Year.


 

 

 


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