Link Farm Covered Bridge (1912), Giles Co., VA

Daniel J. Matyola danmatyola at
Fri Jan 3 14:52:14 EST 2020

I like what you have done with these!

Dan Matyola

On Fri, Jan 3, 2020 at 2:48 PM Dale H. Cook <radiotest at>

> I am continuing to photograph covered bridges in my region, and
> yesterday visited the Link Farm Covered Bridge (1912) in Giles County,
> Virginia. If any of you have seen Dirty Dancing, that film was set at a
> Catskills resort in upper New York state, but the film actually used two
> resorts in the southeast for the shooting. One was Mountain Lake Hotel
> in Giles County, Virginia, and the Link Farm bridge is just off of
> Mountain Lake Road. Larry Colen kindly suggested some things that I can
> do to improve my photographs, including bracketing images and using
> histograms to avoid clipping. I experimented with that at home, and
> tried to use it in the field for this bridge but somehow got to the
> wrong setting and overexposed all of the images. I was running late and
> did not review the histograms in the field. That was a big mistake as
> all were badly clipped at the high end because of my error. I have
> posted the best of them, using post to correct somewhat for the
> overexposure.
> I have created a new page just for my covered bridge photos, as I expect
> to be taking many more, and revisiting some bridges in better weather:
> and have also redone the post for my earlier photo of Sinking Creek
> Covered Bridge (1916) which originally was too garish:
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