~ Lens-Artist Photo Challenge #40: Something Different ~

This week Tina challenges us to show something “out of the norm…something we wouldn’t normally expect from you.” Since most of my posts feature nature, this time my subject is man-made metal objects.

Before Creighton and I bought the condo on Long Beach, we vacationed yearly on Orcas Island. To get there involved a wonderful hour on one of Washington State’s Ferries. I loved getting out of the car to explore the vessel and breathe the fresh air. The images above were taken on one such walkabout.


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The Astoria-Megler Bridge is an amazing engineering achievement. Its construction bears witness to what happens when two states cooperate, as Oregon and Washington did to complete this major infrastructure improvement. Creighton and I gladly paid the toll to cross when we visited Astoria, then drove up the Long Beach Peninsula on our honeymoon in 1969. Driving across this bridge still is a thrill!

 Random Acts of Metal…

“Once, even the simple metal needle

challenged the conventional thinking of a time.”  Jonathan Ive


“Looks real to me, mom!”


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7 Responses to ~ Lens-Artist Photo Challenge #40: Something Different ~

  1. Tina Schell says:

    Have taken that ride once or twice, it’s magnificent! Your man-made post is quite different for you! Nicely done

  2. Amy says:

    A wonderful, different post from your nature focused post. The Astoria-Megler Bridge is amazing! Good to read about it. and the deer looks real. 🙂

  3. Lovely pic. I have been to this bridge twice whenever we visited Long Beach or Astoria. Its wonderful man made creation with that rolling height.


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