The bridge at Two Guns

(click to make the photo bigger (you must have a pretty big monitor!) or so it fits your screen)

I’m exhausted, I must say. Four hours of yardwork on Saturday resulted in a bit of a sun burn. Sunday I joined my buddy Rick Young in shooting a destination beach wedding in Los Angeles. More sunburn. Flew in at 7am, got home around 10:30pm. Last Thursday I was notified that I was needed in Vegas this week for my day job, so today I was up at 4:15am after hitting the sack around midnight.  And here I sit in the little control room wanting to focus on work, but I’m tired, cranky and miss my girls back home.

So of course I figured why not write up this blog post real quick, since I haven’t had anytime to do it before now.

I love this image. It was taken on our trip to the Two Guns ghost town back on April 2nd.  To get in this spot, I hiked down an animal-created path that was made up of a combination of deer prints and perhaps a few bear prints. My buddy Ken Peterson told me I’d probably get bitten by a snake while down here too. Lots of tall, dead things. It may be hard to tell, but all those tall branches at the bottom of this image were over 12 feet tall at least.

But I saw this bride out in the distance and wanted to see what it looked like underneath. The aforementioned Rick Young has a great shot of the bridge from far away right here. I love how he applied a bit of Focal Point foreground blur to make the image pop.

I liked this angle though and am glad I made the hike to get here. A beautiful, old bridge and one of the main reasons I wanted to visit Two Guns in the first place.

(exif: canon 5d mark ii, tamron 17-35mm 2.8, 17mm, iso 100, f/16)

  • Scott Wyden Kivowitz

    Wonderful processing and perspective

  • Jan Winther

    Excellent shot today Mike, well, as always. I really dig the way you composed this shot. Awesome.

  • Hans

    Wonderful POV on the shot. Excellent composition!

  • Jan Winther

    Nice typo too.. way better than mine. 🙂

  • Jim Denham

    Great angle and perspective Mike! Well done!

  • jina

    Love the perspective on this one… Unexpected and awesome!

  • Jesse

    Love the framing. Beautiful sky.

  • Chris DeAngelis

    Awesome perspective! Love the broken wall/building in the background!

  • Edith Levy

    Beautiful image. I love the way you’ve processed it.

  • Jim Nix

    fabulous POV, well done Mike!

  • A.Barlow

    Sweet bridge shot! I like the rundown building to the side. Just adds a bit.

  • Jason Hines

    Awesome perspective man! I hope you get a chance to have a rest soon.

  • Dave DiCello

    Looks awesome man, I love the POV and of course the processing is perfect.

  • Charles Dastodd

    wow this is a real beauty, Mike! love the point of view!

  • Mark Blundell

    That is insane – what a great shot – lovely PoV and composition. The texture on the grass and wood are wonderful.

  • Curt Fleenor

    Awesome shot Mike – I love the perspective!

  • Chrisdmrf

    Excellent POV on this, love the juxtaposition of the bridge, derelict building and foreground plants

  • Kristi Hines

    Not sure how we totally missed this, but we totally missed this. It wouldn’t have worked out with a flat blue sky anyway though. Great shot!

  • Toad Hollow Photography

    This is one of the coolest bridge shots ever! I LOVE your composition on this one Mike, you lead the viewer right through the frame, but we get to take in a lot of wonderful details on the way! Awesome shot.

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  • Jacek

    The newest pictures of Two Guns, paintings are still changing