The Covered Bridges of Ashtabula County

State Road Covered Bridge #1

State Road Covered Bridge #1

I went shooting a couple of Ashtabula County, OH covered bridges with a couple of my photography friends yesterday.  There are 16 of them I believe and we’ve been visiting a few at a time over the past month or two.  We’ve seen the leaves change color and even though they reached their peak last weekend, we were surprised to see some nice rust colored leaves still hanging on.

State Road Covered Bridge #2

State Road Covered Bridge #2

All 3 of these photos were take with a lens system called the Lensbaby.  It’s a system that has different effects depending on which optic you use.  I used a soft focus optic which gives the entire photos a soft, somewhat out of focus look.  Seems crazy doesn’t it?  We always tried to have most of our photos “IN FOCUS” and now here we are purposely softening the focus!  It does have an artsy look and many people like it!  Other optics that I use with this system, have a “sweet spot” of clear focus surrounded by soft focus.  You will continue to see me use this system from time to time.

State Road Covered Bridge #3

State Road Covered Bridge #3



About Kolman Rosenberg

My interest in photography began as a college newspaper and yearbook photographer during the stormy 1960s and 1970s. I was influenced by many of the great photojournalists and documentary photographers such as W. Eugene Smith, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks, Margaret Bourke-White and other black and white photographers of Life Magazine and the earlier Farm Security Administration. Though many of these photographers documented the horrors of war and the plight of poverty, they also showed me the dignity and adaptability of human beings in their desire to prevail.
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4 Responses to The Covered Bridges of Ashtabula County

  1. Janet Kody says:

    These are the first lensbaby photos that iI have admired. Thank you for sharing your excellent work, Kolman!


  2. Beautiful, serene photos, Kolman. I love them all, but my favorite is the top image.

    Kathy Nelson


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