Thursday, April 2, 2009

Sunshine Skyway Bridge at sunrise

The Sunshine Skyway Bridge is the world's largest bridge with a cable stayed main span.
I have added a link about this bridge for those interested.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunshine_Skyway_Bridge
February 2009, early one morning we were going to
Fort DeSoto Park to see the birds.
Right after we paid our entrance fee (30 cents)
and started into the park, this is what we saw, as we
crossed the first bridge.
We stopped at the end of the bridge and hurried back to the center of the bridge
so I could try and capture the sunrise in time.
The first 3 photos were taken from that bridge.

Then we went straight to the south beach.

The last 3 photos were taken from the south beach at Fort DeSoto Park.
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34 comments:

Sara G said...

WOW, just beautiful!!!
Thanks for sharing.
Happy SWF

Gill - That British Woman said...

super photos.....

Gill in Canada

Erin said...

what a nice series of photos...the colors in the sunset are fab.
thanks for sharing with us.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The bridge is gorgeous in these photos enhanced by such beautiful skies.

Bradley Myers said...

Great colors and great photos for sky watch Friday.

Guy D said...

Leedra those are fantastic.

Have a great weekend!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Photo Cache said...

beautifully designed bridge, and with sunsets like that, wow that's a million dollar view.

Arija said...

A wonderful sunrise, all great shots.

Melissa Weisbard said...

All I have to say is, WOW!! So beautiful. Just stunning, really.

koala said...

"..phootos for fun" I like that attitude. And the bridge too.

The Incredible Woody said...

Sunsets are my favorite!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow Leedra... You got there at a perfect time...How gorgeous... Sunrises and sunsets make me cry ---just 'cause they are so beautiful.

We lived south of St. Pete/Tampa (in Venice) in the early '70's That was BEFORE the interstate went down that far. Anyhow---the first Sunshine Bridge was there during that time. We would drive across it (the boys were very young) ---and it was amazing (just like it is today).

Hugs,
Betsy

Light and Voices said...

Persistance and patience got you these wonderful sunset shots. Good job!
Joyce

ms426d said...

Beautiful, vibrant shots. Lovely beginning to a day.

Barb said...

The bridge alone is a masterpiece, but you captured it at the perfect time! Great shots.

George said...

These pictures of the sunrise are fantastic! Well done!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Wow!Both bridges are a fantastic addition to a beautiful sunrise.
Blessings,Ruth

Pam said...

Gorgeous!

fishing guy said...

Leedra: What an outstanding show with the bridge as the ceterpiece.

BirdingMaine said...

Excellent series of photos... beautiful skies!

My Skywatch Friday: Sunrise Over Plum Island

Susie said...

Oh Leedra these photos are just gorgeous! I love the last one. I can almost feel the warmth from the sun.

Shellmo said...

You might get tired of me saying this - but I'm going to say it anyways - all of these would look beautiful on a card! Love em!

Kallen305 said...

Leedra, they are all simply breath taking.

J Bar said...

Great shots.

Sydney City and Suburbs

Denise said...

Leedra, these are outstanding. Happy SkyWatch Friday.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Wonderful pictures of an outstanding piece of engineering

Tricia said...

What beautiful & colorful skies you've captured here! Really beautiful!!!

Pacey said...

Wow,gorgeous sunrises...they are all beautiful captures. You're lucky to have seen this sky scene.

P-TER said...

Beautiful sunrise in combination with the bridge!
Great pictures.
Gr.
P-TER

Mary said...

Beautiful sky color and the bridge is awesome.

Diane C. said...

Lovely photos, Leedra! Beautiful series, I especially love the reflection in the last photo.

Diane said...

Leedra, Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I love to have you. I love these butterflies, they're spectacular! Have a great day.

Rose said...

Love the soft coloring of these..definitely cannot pick a favorite.

Naturegirl said...

These images are stunning love love the first two!!

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