Arizona, Washington, and Germany – An Artistic Look at Bridges

‘Post processing’ or photo editing can not only slightly improve a photo, it can extensively alter it! Here are a few ‘before’ and ‘after’ examples I applied to photos of Bridges.

Bamberg is an beautiful example of an early medieval town in central Europe. It has a large number of surviving ecclesiastical and secular buildings. It is crisscrossed by many rivers, winding canals, and bridges. Some of the bridges are old and famous and some, like this one, are more modern, but don’t detract from the architecture of the surrounding buildings.

After: FotoSketcher Watercolor filter

In keeping with the feel of an ancient European City, I used a Watercolor filter.


Before: Deception Pass Bridge, Washington

Deception Pass Bridge is the common name for two, two-lane bridges that connect Whidbey Island to Fidalgo Island in the U.S. state of Washington. Pass Island lies between the two bridges.

After: FotoSketcher Emergence Filter

I used a filter called Emergence, which is really a series of triangles. I like the way they highlighted the red rose hips.


Navajo Bridge – The original Navajo Bridge was completed and opened to traffic in January 1929. Prior to the building of the bridge, the only way to cross the Colorado River and its formidable gorge was at Lee’s Ferry a short distance upstream. Construction on a new, wider bridge began in May of 1993. The old bridge became a walking bridge.

After: Pencil Sketch filter

I used a Pencil Sketch Filter – just because…


Have you experimented with using filters on your photos? Which program do you use?

14 thoughts on “Arizona, Washington, and Germany – An Artistic Look at Bridges

    1. Thank you – though I don’t consider myself an artist! But I do have a good time playing around with photos and programs that let me apply filters

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  1. Wow! You certainly covered the different terrains with your bridge pictures. A lot of miles you covered there in your travels.
    I enjoy your filter photos, it’s fun to see how different and artsy the photos look.


    1. Thanks, Peg. I sure enjoying traveling the American countryside – lots of wonderful bridges!


    1. Now that I’m looking for filters, there are a lot of new programs that make it pretty easy to use them!


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