Suspension Bloom

Suspension Bloom © Robert Jay Matejcek

I couldn’t find the name of this pedestrian / suspension bridge… it’s located near ‘Picnic Island’ in Forest Park, though. And it’s quite bouncy in parts.

About this image: digital photograph taken and modified with smart phone


58 thoughts on “Suspension Bloom

    • That is very kind of you to say, S.E… thank you! As you’ve probably noticed I’m pretty happy to see some spring weather (I just wish those colors would stick around a bit longer)!

  1. This is a fine example of your work my great friend and the colours are
    amazing 🙂 The blur effect really adds to the foreground detail, which is the
    main focus of your study and in doing so offers a natural blend to the whole
    scene that I really like 🙂 🙂 Your talents are infinite, well done 🙂

    Have a wonderful Thursday SIG 🙂

    • Incredibly kind of you, as always, sir! I have to admit that sounds worlds better than when I was just thinking, ‘Well, I’m out here, anyway – I guess I’ll see what happens if I go throw my phone up in a tree..’!
      Thank you very much, Andro! I hope you have a good one, too – and a wonderful weekend as well!

  2. Suspension bridges always unnerve me. There’s always some kid who jumps up and down making the whole thing sway violently.
    Luckily your photo has me on sold ground! Great image.

    • I have to admit the ‘bounce’ did take a moment to get used too…
      something tells me if this bridge was more than a few feet off the ground I might have started to get a bit nervous!
      Thank you very much for your kindness, as always, Ms. C!

    • Thank you very much, Amy! I’ve walked over / around by this bridge a few times, but I don’t think I have ever been there when the trees were blooming like that – it was a very nice surprise!

    • What a kind comment – thank you so very much! I don’t know how much credit I can take for that, though… I was half-way hanging onto the tree with one arm and shooting with the other… I imagine I looked pretty silly, to say the least!

    • Hahaha… seems like that violates some kind of convention, doesn’t it?
      Funny you should mention that, Loon… I was half-way wondering what would happen with a little air-brush pruning on that very branch…

    • Hahaha… you know, that’s pretty much what happened, too, Madame… I half-way climbed up that tree… come to think of it I’m kinda lucky there wasn’t an ‘incident’…

  3. Oh, great, another tree picture that makes mine look stupid. The only upside is that your tree reminds me of this weird sculpture thing on the path we used to walk by the East River (R.I.P. KamKat), which reminds me of a rollercoaster. So, I hate you, but it’s pretty.

    • That will be the day!
      Although I do fell all techie, now (I don’t know if anyone’s ever sent me a link to a map before… I feel all Lewis and Clark-ish… you know… if they… lived… in the age of… computers and such)!
      Also I’m pretty sad after the ‘R.I.P. KamKat’, so… the numbness helps with that last sentence.

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