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Take The Long Way Home by Monte Morton

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Featured in Historic Places

Featured in “Old Things”

Featured in Along The Rural Road

Featured Photograph for All American Seasons month of November

Top 10 Winner in the Country Roads Challenge for The Weekend Photographer

WINNER of the Which Ways on Bridges and/or Overpasses Challenge

Featured in The Beautiful East Coast

Featured in The World As We See It

The Editors Weekly Choice in The World As We See It

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Foxcatcher Covered Bridge in Autumn colors. Located in the Fair Hill Nature Reserve in Fair Hill Maryland (USA), just over the Pennsylvania state line.

In 1860 Ferdinand Wood was contracted by Cecil County to build a bridge over Lower Hills Fording. Its red roof and walls were added to protect the wooden frame from the elements. In 1927 the area around the bridge was purchased by William Dupont as part of his recreational farm and named Foxcatcher Farm. Upon his death the Department of Natural Resources took over the land. By then the bridge was showing the signs of age. In 1950 a truck broke through the floorboards and fell into the creek below. It wasn’t until 1992 that the Department of Natural Resources rebuilt it. While false work supported the original roof, the bridge underneath was completely redone with a steel frame. The old Kingpost splices and Burr Arch chord timber was preserved and used to maintain the bridge’s original appearance. It is registered with the National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges.
This area was also the training center for 2007 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro.

In 1994 it received the State’s Historic Civil Engineering Landmark Award.

Taken with a Nikon D90 and a Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED Lens

No software added!

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  • Rita  H. Ireland
    Rita H. Irelandabout 5 years ago

    just awesome!

  • Thank you Rita

    – Monte Morton

  • Evita
    Evitaabout 5 years ago

    ♥ Beautiful composition, a fantastic capture !! :D♥

  • Thanks Evita

    – Monte Morton

  • Janie Oliver
    Janie Oliverabout 5 years ago

    wonderful perspective.

  • I appreciate the kind words, it’s my favorite. I have shot a couple hundred pic’s of this bridge over the past 3-4 months and this one I like so thank you Janie.

    – Monte Morton

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture!! :D

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsabout 5 years ago

    wonderful image love how you lead us in with the road to that great bridge.

    Would you please just add your camera make and lens make you took to get this lovely image and I can then add it into the D90 group. Thank you Karen : )

  • I will and thank you Karen. This shot was taken with a Nikon D90 with a Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED Lens

    – Monte Morton

  • Gene Walls
    Gene Wallsabout 5 years ago

    Gorgeous photograph, Monte! Love your point of view for this shot! It’s a great setting, too!

  • CraigsMom
    CraigsMomabout 5 years ago

    Reminds me of the words to a Beatle’s song, “It’s a long and winding road”. I love strong foregrounds in photos…and this definitely has it!

  • That would have been a good name for this, wish I thought of that. Thanks for the kind words.

    – Monte Morton

  • Monte Morton
    Monte Mortonabout 5 years ago

    That would have been a great name, wish I thought of that. Thanks for the kind words.

  • CraigsMom
    CraigsMomabout 5 years ago

  • Thank you, I really appreciate that! This is a favorite group of mine and I’m very happy I can contribute.

    – Monte Morton

  • Brian Pelkey
    Brian Pelkeyabout 5 years ago

    This is a very good photo…looks like one that I did as a jigsaw puzzle as a youth.

  • Thanks Brian!

    – Monte Morton

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