This is the bridge over Table Rock Lake in Shell Knob, Missouri. This is the iconic bridge that I remember crossing as a child. I love that bridge. When we crossed it going to visit my late grandfather, I knew we were about to his place. During our stay, I always wanted to go see the bridge, whether it was from sitting in a boat on the water below or by vehicle.
There are 30' bluffs on the Northeast side of the bridge where I remember jumping off of as a kid. Pizza Hut was not to far from there and their dock to the first cove east had a little red hut on top of it just like the building.
This shot was taken on July 25th, 2007 when I took my kids to see my grandfather and their great-grandfather. One evening we went on a photo and sight seeing excursion to visit the places I remember as a child and to show my children the spectacular views overlooking the Ozarks. When we stopped at the bluffs, I ran out into the roadway with my first dSLR and a cheap 75-300mm lens with my mono-pod while my kids and grandfather watched for vehicles behind me since I was concentrating on the composition of this shot. (I say cheap lens and still even back in 2007 using a non-pro 10MP camera the Canon Rebel xti - I was still able to capture this beautiful and fantastic shot)
I won't forget that day or all those fun times down there. If you have been there to visit then you know exactly what I am speaking of. Grab this iconic piece of treasure to hang on your wall in any format or medium you would like. Bring your memories home.
Original shot as it came out of my Canon Rebel xti in 2007.
Below are the post processed looks I came up with in 2013.
The black and white photo with no captions was submitted into the Midwest Center for Photography (Wichita, Kansas) and chosen as one of their 2013 Hot New Pics entries. The opening reception was October 25th, 2013 and the exhibition was shown for two weeks.