Defending the Drawbridge

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Comments (10)

Mario Escherle, der … on March 5, 2009

Interesting look-through, like I would be the person who has to defend the bridge...

My actual Contest

Greetings from Germany, Mario

i v a n n a on March 6, 2009

I like this photo...

Warm regards from Russia Ivanna

Bruce MacIver on March 6, 2009

That looks like a big boomer! Interesting perspective Marilyn.

Jurgis Karnavicius on March 7, 2009

Well seen and done Marilyn, interesting picture! Greetings, Jurgis

trikermike on March 7, 2009

Excellent example of a shrapnel cannon, one shot would clear the drawbridge and deter further invasion!

Beautifully framed in natural surroundings


Ian Stehbens on March 8, 2009

It is great to see another 'window' image, Marilyn, and as far as I recall it is the first the looks out onto a drawbridge, in yours or anyone else's gallery. But I am taken back to some of your images taken on the stops on your cruise from St Petersburg, where you were looking through some historic windows.

Warm regards


Hank Waxman on March 8, 2009

Hi Marilyn, I'm enjoying your weekend getaways from Atlanta - especially Savannah and its environs. I don't know if Charleston is too much of a push for you, but it too is a delightful stopover. Getting back to photography, however, this is a strong and powerful image. I presume the windows opposite are similarly outfitted with cannon and one must wonder that a couple of protective rounds from these vantage points would certainly destroy a wooden drawbridge in the process.


®mene on March 13, 2009

indeed Marilyn a great capture. This is what the former defenders saw when it was time to make a battlefield. But it seems like that never happened to that fortress?

greetings ... michael

Marilyn Whiteley on March 13, 2009

Thank you for your comments, Mario, Ivanna, Bruce, Jurgis, Mike, Ian, Hank, and Michael.

The enemy did not approach via the drawbridge. I've now posted evidence of some of the damage done by the bombardment on the other side.

Hank, we visited Charleston in 2003 and loved it. But we need to keep these weekend escapes from Atlanta of manageable distance so they will offer rest from five days of hard work rather than providing a burden of driving.


Marilyn Whiteley on March 29, 2009

Thanks, Bruce. Just watch out while crossing the bridge!

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 5, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Taken on 2009/02/28 13:36:01
    • Exposure: 0.010s (1/100)
    • Focal Length: 11.07mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash