Whenever we travel by car as a family, we try to stop along our route, if we can, to see and learn about famous landmarks. Twice now, on our way back from the Southern US, we have stopped at the New River Gorge Bridge which is part of the National Park Service. The New River Gorge Bridge is a 3,030 foot (924m) steel arch bridge over the New River Gorge near Fayetteville, West Virginia in the Appalachian Mountains. With an arch 1,700 feet (518 m) long, the New River Gorge Bridge was for many years the world’s longest arch bridge; it is now the third longest.
Each time we stopped there, I found myself overwhelmed by the sheer beauty of my surroundings, and I took tons of pictures, but we have only passed through there between December and March. I would love to visit there again in the summertime when everything is in full bloom because West Virginia is absolutely gorgeous. It was hard to choose just one picture to post from the New River Gorge, but I decided on this one because I love the way the trees frame the bridge. I also chose this photo because it presents another one of my photography challenges. Sometimes I find that when I take daytime pictures outside the sky appears too bright for the rest of the picture. It seems overexposed I guess. I am still learning Photoshop, so if anyone can give me any suggestions, I would appreciate it.