Crossing the Tennessee

Crossing the Tennessee

Crossing the Tennessee

Several years ago, I was returning back from a service call in Decatur, Alabama and stopped to photograph this bridge.

Actually there are two bridges. They are called the Captain William J. Hudson “Steamboat Bill” Memorial Bridges after a local steamboat captain. The bridges cross the Tennessee River at one of the river’s widest points. Built in 1963 and 1999 the bridges replaced the historic William Keller Bridge, which was a drawbridge that was completed in 1928.

I was recently contacted by a local marina that purchased this image to use as a logo on their future website.



  1. Journey Photographic October 25, 2011 at 5:30 am #

    Very nice – I can see why locals would want that for a logo.

    • Phillip October 25, 2011 at 8:17 am #

      Thank you it was a great surprise.

  2. Eden October 25, 2011 at 5:47 am #

    Absolutely beautiful! Love how you’ve framed this, and what a great sky.

    • Phillip October 25, 2011 at 8:18 am #

      Thanks Eden. That’s was one of the reasons that I stopped. It was just a beautiful day.

  3. Len Saltiel October 25, 2011 at 5:51 am #

    Beautiful composition Phillip. I love how the willows anchor the image. Well done.

    • Phillip October 25, 2011 at 8:19 am #

      Thanks Len I drove around the area hunting for a place to stop and saw this spot. I just worked out perfectly.

  4. Kris Koeller October 25, 2011 at 9:01 am #

    Great shot. I like the framing with the grass and the crop. Nicely done.

    • Phillip October 25, 2011 at 3:03 pm #

      I appreciate it Kris. I was real lucky to find that advantage point.

  5. Jan Winther October 26, 2011 at 6:27 am #

    Beautiful shot. Love the foreground you chose and the sky.

    • Phillip October 26, 2011 at 7:31 am #

      I appreciate it Jan, thank you!

  6. Jimi Jones October 26, 2011 at 8:22 pm #

    Awesome shot, Phillip. Congrats on it’s selection. Nice touch with that tall grass in the left foreground. Adds some nice depth to the scene.

    • Phillip October 28, 2011 at 7:44 am #

      Thanks Jimi, I appreciate it!

  7. Scott Wood October 27, 2011 at 12:01 pm #

    I can certainly see why they would want to license it for their site. Congrats.

    • Phillip October 28, 2011 at 7:51 am #

      Thank you Scott. It’s always nice when someone appreciates your work enough to purchase it.

  8. Edith Levy October 28, 2011 at 1:37 pm #

    Wow congratulations. It’s a great image Phillip I can see why they’d want it.

    • Phillip October 28, 2011 at 2:07 pm #

      Thank you Edith, it very nice of you to say so.

  9. deniseippolito October 31, 2011 at 9:56 am #

    I like the foreground grasses and the composition.

    • Phillip November 6, 2011 at 11:56 pm #

      Thank you Denise. I just got back from the Gulf, and we had a great time.

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