...lift bridge today!! Great thing happened today! I was out shooting bridges in the flats, revisiting and reshooting stuff. I was on a lift bridge, the kind with the metal grate for the roadbed. I was talking to the operator of the bridge for a bit, and she got a call to raise it. She asked if I wanted to go for a ride. I am mildy afraid of heights, asked a few questions about what it feels like, and said yes. I got to go up twice. The best part is, in exchange for some of the pictures I took, she gave me her phone number and told me she operates all the bridges in the area, and to call her and she''l get me up on some of the other bridges. How freaking awesome is that! Unfortunately I had my 100mm macro lens and not a wide angle, so we'll see if any of the pics I got convey that I was at the top of the structure. I also had to stay to the inside, so as to not be seen by the boat passing underneath. Here is the operator. She didn't want her picture taken, but i grabbed it while she wasn't looking. Unfortunately, it's not the best pic, and I lost detail in the white of her shirt. Also, I don't do portraiture. Oh well.