December 2003 - Editor: In September, my most recent trip to Vermont, I took Route 4 East out of Rutland to travel to and photograph covered bridges. As always, I photographed both the bridge outside Woodstock and the bridge inside Woodstock [Lincoln and Middle bridges].
Continuing East I stopped to photograph the Taftsville Bridge. I found that if you drive through the bridge, it is easier to park on the other side from Route 4. You can also walk down to the water from a trail and get a view from the water. It was crowded the day I was there but I was able to photograph the bridge from a couple of different angles and leave out the other tourists.
Photo tip: Be careful when photographing this bridge in the early morning during sunrise; The sun shines directly into your lens when aiming for the east view of the bridge.
I'm looking forward to my next trip to Vermont in December when I will be photographing the covered bridges in winter.
Richard St Peter,
Newport News, Virginia.
[To see more of Richard's work, check out the Spring, 2003 issue of the Bridger on this website. - Ed.]