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

Alan C cole at
Fri Jan 3 23:33:41 EST 2020

Well it looks pretty good to me. An interesting project.

Alan C

On 03-Jan-20 09:47 PM, Dale H. Cook wrote:
> 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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