Wordy Wednesday #441: “ Palm after Seven Mile Bridge”

The Seven Mile Bridge is a famous bridge in the Florida Keys, located in Monroe County. It connects Knight’s Key, part of the city of Marathon, Florida. in the Middle Keys to Little Duck Key in the Lower Keys. Among the longest bridges in existence when it was built, it is part of the Overseas Highway in the Keys, which is part of the 2,369-mile U.S. Route 1.

There are really two bridges in this location. The modern bridge is open to vehicular traffic; the older one only to pedestrians and cyclists. The older bridge, originally known as the Knights Key-Pigeon Key-Moser Channel-Pacet Channel Bridge, was constructed from 1909 to 1912 under the direction of Henry Flagler and Clarence S. Coe as part of the Florida East Coast Railway’s Key West Extension, also known as the Overseas Railroad.

The above image that I call “Palm after crossing the Seven Mile Bridge ” was made while Mary and I were on the way to Key West. It was shot with a Olympus E-P3 and M.ZUIKO Digital 17mm f/1.8 lens and then processed in Silver Efex Pro. Exposure was 1/800 sec at f/9 and ISO 320. I always loved this little camera, that was introduced in 2011 but still make great photographs. For a look at how I updated its look, check out this post on Mirrorless Photo Tip.


Author: Joe Farace

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