Bridalveil Falls Bridge #3

Bridalveil Fall Bridge

This is a shot of Bridalveil Falls Bridge No. 3, Spanning Bridalveil Creek on carriage road, Yosemite Village, Mariposa, CA. This is several hundred meters downstream from the base of the Falls. This was taken first thing in the morning – we had at this time decided to return to the Falls later in the afternoon to take advantage of the setting sun on the thundering waters. Even at this distance, you will likely be quite well “misted” and getting to the Falls viewing platform will leave you soaked…bring a few dry lens cloths if you plan on taking some pictures.

There are three Bridalveil Falls bridges. They represent the only surviving road bridges in the park dating to the administration by the U.S. Cavalry from 1890-1914.  They also represent the first use of reinforced concrete in bridge construction in the park.

4 responses

  1. Great shot Erik! Were you stopped down here or did you use a ND? I brought mine out and got mixed results with the water moving so fast…

    May 25, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    • It was pretty dark first thing in the morning, f22, 1/10th sec. A nice ND would have helped – but dont have one for my Sigma 10-20mm (yet).

      May 25, 2011 at 9:27 pm

  2. This is GREAT Erik, LOVE the details and tones you’ve captured here.

    May 26, 2011 at 11:06 am

  3. I adore the movement in this! It makes it completely come to life. Great job!

    May 26, 2011 at 11:07 am

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