A Light From Above
A recent message from a fan of my photography who has a wonderful gift of prose…
“Since viewing your marvelous photos of the Indian River Inlet bridge at night, I could not help but write down my thoughts and dedicate them to your art. Enjoy and do as you wish with them.”
She reaches her arms to the heavens.
Her lights glistening in vibrant colors pierce the night sky.
The stars sparkling in the distance in humble response.
The waters below her lap at the solemn churning shores,
Beating as the heart of life.
She is a thing of beauty,
Of peace, calm, and welcome.
Engulf her solitude and strength.
Know that she is….The Bridge!
by: David George
I certainly appreciate David’s compliment. I realized I had to share the wonderful words he wrote about “our” Charles W. Cullen Bridge over the Indian River Inlet.
To see more of my work please visit Bill Swartwout Photography at USPictures.com.
The Charles W. Cullen Bridge across the Indian River Inlet is an engineering masterpiece and, with its night lighting, has become a very popular landmark of the Delaware Seashore – both day and night. The Bridge was opened/dedicated in January, 2012, and Bill Swartwout’s night photograph was created in December, 2013. Here is a picture of Bill holding a 21″ x 32″ art print of his night photo of the bridge. He is standing in the location from where the original image was captured.
You can have an art print or a photograph on artist’s canvas of your very own to hang on the wall of your home, office or beach condo. Bill’s photo is unique in that it was captured with just enough humidity in the air to make the sky luminous with the blue light of the bridge lighting.
This photograph is one of my personal favorites – so I’m not very surprised that is has been purchased by a LOT of Indian River Bridge fans from my storefront on Zazzle for only $14 for the mid-size (14″ x 11″) print. This twilight image was captured about a half mile inland from the Bridge, itself, from the southern riprap of the Indian River Inlet.
Indian River Inlet Bridge 2017 Calendar Will Be Available Soon
Yes, it’s finally here. I put some of my photographs into a set and decided to create this calendar for sale.
The George W. Carlson Bridge over the Indian River Inlet in coastal Delaware is an architectural delight. It has become an iconic landmark for vacationers and locals alike and is a beautiful structure both day and night. These photographs by Bill Swartwout Photography, USPictures.com, will enable you to enjoy “The Bridge” every month of the year.
Buy your calendar today. Click this link for info and/or purchase: Indian River Inlet Bridge 2016 Calendar
These calendars are “Printed On Demand” (POD) by Zazzle, Inc., one of the world’s leading retailers in the POD industry. They specialize in enabling millions of people create their own custom items for themselves and/of for sale to others.
Being a customizable-oriented company, you can make some changes to these calendars when you order them. For example you get to select small, medium or large sizes and change the style of calendar grid if you like. Click HERE to get started.
A do-it-yourself calendar page for October, 2015.
Click the picture below to open a larger .jpg image. That image is (hopefully) sized correctly for an 8 1/2 x 11 (letter size) sheet of printer paper. Right-Click on the large image and save to your hard drive. You can then open it in your image software or (maybe even) Word or Open Office word processing software and print it out. You may also be able to print directly from your browser.
This is designed to print as a “full bleed” document – meaning the photo has no borders. Not all home or office printers will do “borderless” so you may end up with a border and/or may have to resize it a bit to make it fit.
Disclaimer: Note that this is a “sample” and there is no charge to give it a try and it is intended for personal use only. The image is copyrighted so you may not reprint this for sale or other commercial use.
Good luck. Please leave me a comment (below) to let me know how you like it and if you would like so see more. Also let me know if you would be interested in a printed and bound 12-month calendar for 2016.