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Viewfinder: Old Drake Hill Flower Bridge

Simsbury photographer Ray Padron shares this view of an iconic bridge near downtown.

Viewfinder is a new weekly feature that will highlight photography by Simsbury's amateur and professional photographers. With the help of the Simsbury Camera Club, which will choose the weekly photograph, we hope to explore Simsbury's creative side.

This week's photograph was taken by Ray Padron.

About the Photograph

Old Drake Hill Flower Bridge:One of my favorite photo-spots in the town is this Flower Bridge.  It has every feature photographers crave for: Lots of color, historic setting, and a lovely river.  This photo was a challenge as I had to eliminate the heavy overhead electric wires on the side of the bridge.  This I did mostly by selecting the angle of the shot and slight use of Photoshop.

About the Photographer

I am an independent Real Estate Broker and Photographer.  As the liaison between the Simsbury Camera Club and the Simsbury Bank Calendar Contest project, I am always looking for scenic views that I can submit for the consideration of the contest organizers.  One result of this orientation toward our town's photo opportunities led to my decision to recently publish a photographic book: "SIMSBURY: A New England Jewel".  And, with the assistance of Simsbury Community Television, I also developed a video based on the book, that can be seen on the intenet using the link: http://simsburytv.org/video/6273401.  The majority of the images that I submitted for consideration by the Eno Photo Committe, came from this book. Three images were selected for display at Eno.

The Simsbury Camera Club is a local group of professional and non-professional photography enthusiasts. Founded in 1955 the club is interested in "enhancing the photographic skills" of members, according to their website.

New members are encouraged to attend meetings on the first Tuesday of every month at the Simsbury Public Library at 7 p.m. and on the third Wednesday of every month at Eno Memorial Hall at 7 p.m. Meeting dates are subject to change. Visit www.simsburycameraclub.com for updated information.

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