The temperature was in the low fifties, but, once high up on the middle of the bridge, and certainly once the sun began to fall, along with the wind coming off the Cooper River, the temperature rapidly began to fall.
We had a variety of cameras, from DSLRs to cellphone cameras, and everyone got some interesting shots and angles
I’m so not an early morning person. I do what I have to do, but mornings are not my favorite time of day. However, I knew this would possibly be a good photo opportunity, so I said yes to the meetup, and set my alarm for 6am.
By the time I woke up, got washed dressed and made some breakfast and coffee it was 6.35.
We stayed about an hour and a half and took a number of photos, a couple of which I have posted in here. To see the best of the rest, you can see them in my flickr albums; the link is at the top of the page.
It was foggy out across the Cooper River this morning. The Arthur Ravenel Jr Bridge was not at all visible when we got there, but after a while it started to clear, and by the time we left you could see across the river to Mount Pleasant, USS Yorktown, and the Marina.
It really was an enjoyable photo session, and I worked up quite an appetite for breakfast afterwards!
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First there were two, then two become one. The Grace Memorial bridge, opened in 1929, cost $6 million; the Silas N. Pearman Bridge, opened in 1966, cost $15 million, and the Arthur Ravenel Jr Bridge, opened in 2005, cost $700 million.
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