The Sundial Bridge in Redding is probably the most famous piece of architecture in the north state. Designed by world famous architect Santiago Calatrava, and completed in 2004, the Sundial Bridge draws people from all over.
For me as a photographer, the Sundial Bridge is a fascinating abstract sculpture, and a location amazingly suited for practicing abstract composition. As a result, I have brought my photography classes and workshops to the Sundial Bridge repeatedly, and have used it to teach basic and complex compositional concepts.
But regardless of its effectiveness as a teaching tool, it is a beautiful structure and one that always surprises me with new angles and new beauty.
Here are a few images that I've taken over the years, highlighting the abstract nature of the Sundial Bridge.