Bridges are fantastic subjects for photographers. Their distinctive shapes and structures often provide a unique contrast to the surrounding landscape. They usually span important waterways and notable towns and cities.

Here’s a scene from a commercial photography project I recently completed for an ad campaign for Charter Valley. Captured on a Spring morning in April, it’s a photo of Mark Twain Memorial Bridge in Hannibal, Missouri. The bridge is a steel truss design and spans Interstate 72 and U.S. Highway 36. The bridge was completed in the year 2000.

I shot the photo from the Hannibal bluff tops overlooking the Mississippi River using my 61-megapixel Sony ILCE-7RM4 camera with a Sony FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS lens in aperture mode at ƒ/8.0 with a 1/40-second exposure at ISO 50. I processed the RAW file with Adobe Lightroom CC.

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