Yesterday I visited Roaring Brook where it runs under the I-81 overpass in Dunmore, Pennsylvania. I expected drama and some ugliness, but even the latter was interesting.

Figure 1. Landscape view of I-81 overpass above Mill St. Bridge, Railroad track and Roaring Brook. Dunmore, PA. Photo: author.

I was delighted by the tangled complex of bridges with their disparate architectural styles (figures 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 10). There was wonderful graffiti (figures 4, 5, 7, 11). Even some of the industrial or construction waste was visually interesting (figure 12).

Figure 2. Portrait view of I-81 overpass above Mill St. Bridge, Railroad track and Roaring Brook. Dunmore, PA. Photo: author.
Figure 3. I-81 overpass with nature in the distance. Dunmore, PA. Photo: author.
Figure 4. I-81 overpass above Mill Street bridge and Roaring Brook with graffiti. Dunmore, PA. Photo: author.
Figure 5. I-81 overpass and Mill St. Bridge graffiti. Dunmore, PA. Photo: author.
Figure 6. I-81 overpass, Mill St. Bridge and Railroad track. Dunmore, PA. Photo: author.
Figure 7. The tangle. I-81 overpass, Mill St. Bridge, and Roaring Brook. Dunmore, PA. Photo: author.
Figure 8. Mill St. Bridge and Railroad track. Dunmore, PA. Photo: author.
Figure 9. Red riot. Dunmore, PA. Photo: author.
Figure 10. I-81 overpass at Roaring Brook. Dunmore, PA. Photo: author.
Figure 11. Mask graffito on I-81 overpass at Roaring Brook. Dunmore, PA. Photo: author.
Figure 12. Cable shedding filaments under I-81 overpass at Roaring Brook. Dunmore, PA. Photo: author.

Nikon Z 7ii with Nikkor Z 24-200 mm f/4-6.3 lens.

Figure 1. 40 mm, f/8, ISO 200, 1/320.
Figure 2. 72 mm, f/8, ISO 200, 1/100.
Figure 3. 155 mm, f/8, ISO 400, 1/500.
Figure 4. 24 mm, f/8, ISO 640, 1/320.
Figure 5. 90 mm, f/8, ISO 640, 1/160.
Figure 6. 80 mm, f/8, ISO 200, 1/125.
Figure 7. 24 mm, f/8, ISO 200, 1/160.
Figure 8. 24 mm, f/8, ISO 640, 1/80.
Figure 9. 74 mm, f/8, ISO 100, 1/250.
Figure 10. 24 mm, f/8, ISO 100, 1/250.
Figure 11. 150 mm, f/8, ISO 640, 1/160.
Figure 12. 40 mm, f/8, ISO 1600, 1/40.

All cleaned up in DxO; edited in Luminar AI.

Confessional: Several images (2, 4, 7, 8) have blown-out highlights on pylons when I wanted to make sure I could get the darker areas under the overpass. Note to self: it’s never out of place to tote a tripod and do a bracket exposure. All images are at f/8 because I’m trying to train myself to work within the aperture(s) that are sharpest for each of my lenses. The exposures are quick so as to ensure sharpness despite my shaky hands (and thank God for IBIS).

Published by gsb03632

A college professor living in Scranton, PA

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