Built by Andrew Alden, Lorenzo Bates and Cyrenus Clark in 1825, the Hyde Hall Covered Bridge is not only the olesest existing covered bridge in New York State but also in the United States.
Restored in 1967 by the State of New York and placed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places in 1998.
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carper (96) 2009-03-01 9:09
very nice one neighbor Tom.
a fine winter shot, well composed, good composition, nice balance, good photo job here. I like it, have a nice day.
rodgerg (55767) 2009-03-01 9:09
A very simple but very nice and very well balanced composition for this winter's scene. Good choice of POV and vertical format. The white color is very well collected. Plesant play of shade in the FG.
Have a good evening,
AROBN54 (11473) 2009-03-01 9:29
you sure have a way with these shots. That light is just awesome. Beautiful clear color, wonderful POV, perfect contrast. I love the warm color of the bridge surrounded by the cooler colors of snow and sky and the shadows are lovely. Fabulous shot. I'd like to see a book with your photos of these great old bridges. Many thanks and warmest regards,
martou (1660) 2009-03-01 9:36
another great shot of one of these beautifull architecture, and this one is famous and really old, wow really impressive, I like hte contrasting colors, good job, bravo Martin
bracasha75 (24585) 2009-03-01 9:39
Well this cover bridge deserve a place in architecture history of new world and i like when i know how old this is.
Thanks for sharing
jean11-3 (2799) 2009-03-01 10:30
A good PoV Tom.I like the 'portrait' format.
Good light creating nice shadows across the snow.
I am glad that the authorities have had the sense to maintain the bridge for the future.
Tfs, regards Jean.
cherryripe (21033) 2009-03-01 10:34
I thought covered bridges were a Swiss specialty ;-)
This one is less ornamental than the famous one in Lucerne which burnt down but it is still very attractive especially against the blue sky. Excellent pov and sharpness.
phwall (6785) 2009-03-01 11:12
What a beauty, they don't build em like they used to.
Excellent perspective on this old timer, I like the way you placed him just above center.
fulvio52 (8314) 2009-03-01 12:48
Lovely oldtimer, Tom. Nice and simple, well framed, well balanced, and featuring outstanding lighting. That's all you need in here. Good one! Have a good day, y'all. I'll be seeing you,
Bluejeans (64249) 2009-03-01 14:46
Ola Tom ,
Muito bonita esta ponte de madeira em cru , parece que foi queimada , o céu azul está lindo , boa luz , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
gneufeld (15890) 2009-03-01 18:30
I can't quite tell, but I hope this covered bridge is no longer in active service? Looks rather old and somewhat decrepit but a good photo subject. Well seen and TFS. Gerald
Colombiana (2955) 2009-03-01 19:28
The Oldest Covered Bridge In The U.S. surrounded by beautiful white and blue; simply, yet effective composition--excellent light as well.
Greetings from Miami!
vmf-214 (1648) 2009-03-01 21:00
Great POV of the covered bridge and very well done on the contrast. Lovely white snow and wonderful deep blue sky really make this weathered bride stand out like the vertical angle of the bridge. Great job Tom.
snunney (89108) 2009-03-02 1:20
It seems to have withstood the test of time well. The warm tones and textures in the old timbers make a lovely contrast with the beautiful sky.
jpinkham (870) 2009-03-02 4:06
Nice work here, Tom. I like the perspective, the positioning against the rich blue sky, the light and shadows, the view of the snow and the river. Well done.
Gerrit (50880) 2009-03-02 5:11
well placed in the composition, this unique bridge, and in very appealing light,
Dyerco (10185) 2009-03-02 7:11
Excellent POV Tom. The bridge on an angle so we het to see the detail in the texture of the old wood.
Kielia (24073) 2009-03-02 10:22
I can understand why you are capturing all the covered bridges in your surroundings. They are very interesting landmarks indeed. You have found a very nice POV on this one and the light and the colors are excellent as usual. TFS!
pauloog (11747) 2009-03-02 10:31
A simple wooden covered bridge but with an identity!
Well brought in fine winter colours.
avene (12675) 2009-03-02 16:39
your trademark subject again, thanks to your photos I have learned a lot about these bridges. the simple composition is very effective, I like a lot the contrast of warm wood colours of the bridge against the clear blue of the sky. and the foreground is just right with the patterns of shadows and dry grass. nice :)
baba_flies (8829) 2009-03-03 5:38
Hello Tom! No paint on the bridge :))) so now this comes close to our covered bridges which never have paint. I love this one, it is so totally rural although most of your pictures are from rural NY or VT and yet this one is so natural, almost as it ever was ... something like that :))) Very nice the grass sticking out, making a lovely foreground. How are the snow masses, did they hit your home too? Read about it in the newspaper. Best regards, Barbara.
pablominto (53746) 2009-03-07 23:56
So there still are a few covered bridges you haven't photographed yet..!
I notice this is the oldest in existence, and I'm happy to see it is kept in the original state free for paint, hehehe...
A well balanced composition with good details, the point of view adds dynamics!
denisn72 (8300) 2009-03-11 12:32
This covered bridge is almost 200 years. Wow! I like the different hues of the wood. The point of view is excellent as well as the colours and contrasts. Thanks for sharing and great note!
- Copyright: Tom O'Donnell (gunbud) (34066)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-02-28
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Olympus E-500, 52 mm Circ. Polarizer
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Gunbud's covered bridges. [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-03-01 9:07