Friday, February 06, 2009

More from the Susquehanna River, February 5, 2009

I managed to get quite a few images during the few freezing minutes I was on the Nanticoke-West Nanticoke Bridge over the Susquehanna River yesterday. Here are some more of them.

Another view of the blue shadows on the ice.

The railroad bridge that parallels the Nanticoke-West Nanticoke Bridge, located slightly to the West. See the Google Earth image below. This photo was taken through the girders of the bridge I was on and in between passing traffic. It was great fun feeling the bridge shake and sway whenever a heavy truck went over.

The Moon over the Susquehanna River.

The place where ice meets water. (Well, ice is also water, so I should say "The place where solid water meets liquid water.")

This image and the two that follow were my attempts to get a picture of a large bird that was gliding over the river. I'm not sure what it was. If you can't see the bird, click on the image and look for the black dot near the middle! Unfortunately, with the sun's glare reflecting off my image screen and nothing else to use as a viewfinder, I couldn't really zoom in any better than this!

Can you see the bird here?

How about here?

Maybe this will make it easier? Though this may actually be the Loch Ness Monster.

A Google Earth view of the places shown on this post and the previous one. The two bridges on the left (to the West) are the railroad bridge and the Nanticoke-West Nanticoke Bridge. On the right is the John S. Fine Bridge. At the top is Plymouth Mountain, and at the bottom is the flood plain and sometimes farm land known as the Nanticoke Flats.


piglet said...

Don't worry - my guess is that's just Dick Cheney in a hang glider with a pair of binoculars.

Just taking our security into his own hands, since this new administration is so obviously asleep on guard duty.

MaryRuth said...

beautiful photos. you live in a wonderful area.