Wednesday, November 11, 2015

I discovered some little quatrafoil shapes

While taking senior pictures I discovered some little quatrafoil shapes.
Rockford Iron Foot Bridge

Isn't it so cool when you aren't even looking for something and all of a sudden there it is. That is what happened to me while taking pictures of my kids on this footbridge. I really love metal I have mentioned that before in a few of my post. But to be looking up at this beautifully old constructed bridge only to discover the Quatrafoil shape I have been on the look out for in current design here in Michigan, was truly a blessing.
Rockford Iron Foot Bridge

I thought I'd just take a few overhead shots where the structure connected vertically and horizontally with all the added support which includes the lovely curved angle iron and all those little zigzag ladder pieces bolted on.
Rockford Iron Foot Bridge
 I was trying to just get a close shot of some of the rust that has developed making it multi-colors of oranges and the many shades of brown. So I was playing around with my camera to see if I couldn't capture these colors. Even though the sun was shining it was coming through many tree branches that surround this spot, which created shadows on spots I wanted to be clearer. I thought I might try to paint this sometime in the future but I don't know how realistic it would be. I love abstract paintings that depict a blending of color instead of a detailed replica of the picture. So this may become a very abstract painting just because I do not want the accuracy.
Rockford Iron Foot Bridge
I don't know maybe I'll have two make a couple of paintings or maybe I'll just have pictures printed. I'm not sure yet, but one thing I can tell you is that I was so surprised, SO SURPRISED that I grabbed my sons arm and said "that's my quatrafoil". I was surprised it was just over my head. All I needed to do was look up.

Connie Bradshaw
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