Bridges

This is a really exciting post, not only because it brings great photos with it, but because it is the first collaboration between Robert Doyle from Soundtrack of a Photograph and Soranny Martinez from Sory’s World . We both decided to photograph our favorite subject, at the same time, same day and using the same camera model, the trick? We are both in different cities and we have never personally met! So after a little playing we both set camp on October 6, 2015 to capture our snaps (Robert in New York, Soranny in New Orleans), taking two shots one at sunset and the other an hour before, one in color and the other in black and white, and now we are here to share the final work with you.

Soranny- It’s funny what you can accomplish with a little planing and a vigorous interchange of about 40 emails,  Robert and I came across each other on the The Daily Post Community Pool a few months back and fell in love with each other’s work at once, now we are collaborating, isn’t that awesome!? Robert not only shares the love for photography with me but also we both enjoy photographing bridges, so when he came up with the idea of working together the first thing that came to mind was “We should work on bridges”!An other fun fact is that I personally am afraid of heights and water gives me the creeps, but there is something about bridges, specially the CCC, that just makes me feel at peace. One of my favorite things to do is to sit under the bridge and watch the people pass on their bikes or working out in peace, contrasting with all the chaotic traffic crossing the bridge. Also I look at bridges as connectors, keeping us close even across water. Makes me feel that all though my friends are far from me, it’s not really that much of a distance, I can literally cross waters and be with them again. I really hope y’all enjoy our picks as much as we enjoy planing and taking the plan into action, it was really a lot of fun and we came up with great photos to show. Also don’t forget to check Robert’s blog for more great photos, writing and MUSIC (he likes to pick songs for his posts and it’s pretty cool), you will fall in love with his work as I did. Here are the photos he chose for the project:

59th Street Bridge- New York
59th Street Bridge- New York
59th Street Bridge- New York
59th Street Bridge- New York
Robert- “So it was that a few months back I was introduced to Soranny and her blog-https://sorysworld.wordpress.com/ via a weekly feature on WordPress called Community Pool, that allows fellow bloggers to give one another input on layout, graphics, and photos. When I investigated her blog I was immediately impressed by her work, mostly inspired by her new home of New Orleans. As I began going through her photos I saw that she has a great feel for architecture, texture and vibrant colors. Digging deeper I noticed one thing especially. She had posted some amazing photos of bridges. When I asked her about it she admitted it was one of her favorite subject matters. I had done an entire blog last year about the Manhattan Bridge, so coming across someone as passionate about bridges as her was a great find.  Please make sure you check out her blog for yourself. Soranny’s choice was the GNO Bridge in New Orleans and mine was the 59th Street Bridge, both of which really seem to represent where we both are.  For Soranny it represents the love of her new home in New Orleans and for me, my new home in Queens. I like to think that bridges represent both the actual structure, and the transitions we both made.  Here are Soranny’s photos”:
Crescent City Connection, New Orleans LA
Crescent City Connection, New Orleans LA
Crescent City Connection, New Orleans LA
Crescent City Connection, New Orleans LA

And to finish we leave you with our selfies, also taken that same day and links to all of social media pages and our blogs, please comment, like, share and follow!!!

Robert- New York 10/06/2015
Robert- New York 10/06/2015
Soranny - New Orleans 10/06/15
Soranny – New Orleans 10/06/15

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12 thoughts on “Bridges”

  1. Y’all are both awesome!

    I know Robert from the writing course we did through WordPress and he shared this post in our FB group, Café Blog. Great photos, Robert! But I’m not surprised. Your previous posts have kept me visiting since we first met and I’m so pleased you collaborated with someone from my home city!

    Soranny, I’m from New Orleans and now live in Slidell after many years away from home. Your pictures gave me goosebumps because I’ve been across those bridges many times in the 3 years I’ve been back home. My sister lives on the West Bank, so I cross them when I visit her from Slidell. I’ve followed your blog and invite you to visit mine and keep in touch. You’re welcome to join us at Café Blog if you want to. facebook.com/groups/cafeblog

    Thank you both for this post! 🙂

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    1. I am so happy you liked it! I am not originally from Nola but I love this city and sharing it with the world is the best thing I can do, good to find someone from the city here that can appreciate it as much as I do. I will check on your blog and FB!! Thanks again!

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    2. Thanks Carol. I have yet to been to New Orleans but I may be going next year for a wedding. This has been an awesome collaboration. Incidentally I shared this with that same friend getting married who is originally from Baton Rouge and she told me that her grandfather was an engineer who worked on the lift bridges (not the swing ones) mostly in South Louisiana on the bayous for all the shrimp boats. See, its all about bridges isn’t it! 🙂

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    1. I thought that was great too! Other than being bloggers, photographers, and bridge aficionados I doubt Soranny and I have much in common. Certainly in terms of age there isn’t lol! But I love how this came together and I couldn’t have asked for a better partner than Soranny.

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