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Posted by on Dec 21, 2014 in Covered Bridges | 0 comments

Top 10 Covered Bridge Photos of 2014

Glessner Covered Bridge, Somerset County, PA.

I visited 39 Pennsylvania covered bridges in 2014, some just once, some multiple times. As with my top 10 waterfalls post last week (which you can see HERE if you missed it), I combed through the thousands of photos I took to pick out my top 10 covered bridge images of the year.  These aren't necessarily the 10 most "artsy", but simply the 10 I most enjoyed creating.  I hope you enjoy viewing them as well.

McGees Mill Covered Bridge, Clearfield County, PA.

10. McGees Mill Covered Bridge, Clearfield County, 2.12.2014
This was my first and only visit to this covered bridge in 2014 - a blustery February afternoon in rural Clearfield County.

Red Covered Bridge, Perry County, PA.

9. Red Covered Bridge, Perry County, 10.17.2014
Visited this one in mid-October and was surprised that the fall foliage was already gone here. Even so, the weathered red sides of the bridge and the blue skies made for a nice shot.

Herline Covered Bridge, Bedford County, PA.

8. Herline Covered Bridge, Bedford County, 11.28.2014
Shot this one on Black Friday, a peaceful alternative to watching folks fight over $5.00 waffle irons at Wal-Mart.

Barronvale Covered Bridge, Somerset County, PA.

7. Barronvale Covered Bridge, Somerset County, 3.30.2014
I’ve photographed this one many, many times in all seasons, but I always like the winter scenes here the best.

Kings Covered Bridge, Somerset County, PA.

6. Kings Covered Bridge, Somerset County, 3.30.2014
The pines in the background contrast beautifully with the red bridge and blanket of white snow. Shot this the same day as the Barronvale Bridge photo above.

Academia/Pomeroy Covered Bridge, Juniata County, PA.

5. Academia/Pomeroy Covered Bridge, Juniata County, 10.17.2014
My first visit to Pennsylvania’s longest covered bridge. I waded out into the middle of the Tuscarora Creek to try and fit it all in, but even with a wide angle lens getting all 270 feet in was a challenge.

Thomas Covered Bridge, Indiana County, PA.

4. Thomas Covered Bridge, Indiana County, 5.19.2014
Pink blossoms in the foreground, blue skies and puffy white clouds in the background – about as good as it gets for shooting bridges.

Lower Humbert Covered Bridge, Somerset County, PA.

3. Lower Humbert Covered Bridge, Somerset County, 9.28.2014
The calm, clear waters and first signs of autumn really frame one of Somerset County’s most photogenic bridges perfectly in this one.

Walters Mill Covered Bridge, Somerset County, PA.

2. Walters Mill Covered Bridge, Somerset County, 9.28.2014.
The first rays of morning sunlight give this one a leaves-on-fire appearance. Shot this the same day as the Lower Humbert Bridge image above.

Harmon Covered Bridge, Indiana County, PA.

1. Harmon Covered Bridge, Indiana County, 5.19.2014
The bridge, the barn, the skies – everything about this scene just works for me. Couldn’t have asked for a nicer day or more peaceful setting.

So there you have it - my Top 10 covered bridge photos of 2014. I look forward to visiting many new-to-me covered bridges in the coming year, and I'll be sure to share those photos with you along way. Merry Christmas everyone!

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