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On the Bridge
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On the Bridge
On the Bridge

I thought this was a cool sight yesterday.
Shot through the windshield while traveling about 70 mph.
Unfortunately there's motion blur, but I was pleased to get the truck
right in the center of the frame, with an almost perfectly symmetrical design around it--
no cropping or rotating!

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Michelle Alton
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    I think it's just super cool, Colleen.

12/28/2008 11:50:14 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Love the tones, lines and clarity here, Colleen.

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12/28/2008 11:51:43 AM

 
Clyde P. Smith
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Great capture Colleen. Excellent tones, lines and clarity.

12/28/2008 11:58:04 AM

 
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Awesome driving capture, Colleen. What talent I can't hold the camera steady when holding still. LOLOL

12/28/2008 12:10:51 PM

 
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Incredible shot from inside the car with great linear elements, sharp focus and well converted into black and white, Colleen!!

12/28/2008 12:36:04 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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I hope you were not the one driving LOL!
AWSOME pov and capture Colleen, Amazing clarity for 70MPH!!!

12/28/2008 1:11:49 PM

 
Tiia Vissak
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very cool!

12/28/2008 2:01:46 PM

 
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Wow, Colleen. Absolutely amazing and wonderful work. Hope you weren't driving. Outstanding. Love the B&W too.

12/28/2008 2:22:51 PM

 
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Very good composition, light, details, depth and textures, Colleen

12/28/2008 2:27:44 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Thanks so much, everybody! I really appreciate your great comments.

Yes, I was driving--with both hands on the wheel, I held the camera in my teeth and pressed the shutter button with my eyelashes. What a photographer won't do to get the shot! (Don't even try to visualize it--it's as impossible as it sounds, LOL)

12/28/2008 2:48:30 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Fantastic in every way Colleen! The image and the way you took it!

12/28/2008 3:11:51 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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Don't ya just LOVE it when everything works out so perfectly!!! AWESOME shot, Colleen!

12/28/2008 4:32:27 PM

 
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A fantastic image Colleen. I drove over a very similar bridge yesterday and thought how great it would be to capture it but as I was on my own I didn't try. Now I'll know in future - extra mascara to strengthen my eyelashes for the shutter button!

12/28/2008 4:48:49 PM

 
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Thank you so much, Courtenay, Pat and Beverley!

12/28/2008 8:57:59 PM

 
Deb Koskovich
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Wow, I think you did a great job on this, Colleen! Mine would never have come out that sharp and well composed, I can tell you that for sure, LOL.

12/29/2008 3:41:34 AM

 
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INCREDIBLE, Colleen!!!!! :-) k

12/29/2008 10:04:11 AM

 
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You must have very steady hands, Colleen! Terrific tones, symmetry and detail,! Well composed!

12/29/2008 10:12:56 AM

 
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Loving this one!!! Great lines and tone, Colleen :)

12/29/2008 10:14:26 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Thank you Deb, Kitty, Jessica and Jennifer!

12/29/2008 11:31:58 AM

 
Renata Gusciora
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Incredible perspective and super tones,wonderful shot,Colleen!

12/29/2008 11:51:58 AM

 
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Wonderful b+w photo, Colleen! Excellent perspective, lines, and details.

12/29/2008 12:08:20 PM

 
Kumiko Parkinson
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Great repetition and symmetrical patterns, tones....made a wonderful image, Colleen!

12/29/2008 12:15:50 PM

 
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lol picturing you driving with a camera strap in your mouth! I have a time or two set mine on the steering wheel top and snapped quick! My bad! :)
Awesome, awesome capture!

12/29/2008 1:25:59 PM

 
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I was going to say don't tell me you you driving!!! Too late for that...you be careful girl!!! Great capture btw...But, I wish someone had taken a pic of you in your creative position! Still unbelievable!

12/29/2008 2:36:39 PM

 
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Thank you so much, Renata, Sabrina, Kumiko, Tammy and Laurie!

12/29/2008 5:33:39 PM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Wow, I think its awesome!

12/29/2008 6:45:34 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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Well, I actually like that slight feeling of blur, of going fast down the highway and across the bridge. Really great lines here.

1/1/2009 12:15:17 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Thank you so much for the great comments, Dianna and Mitch!

1/1/2009 8:57:27 PM

 
Phil Stith
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Just a terrific shot, Colleen and the b/w gives it tremendous impact.

1/2/2009 3:09:14 AM

 
Susan Fox
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LOL COlleen! You must have some amazingly strong eyelashes ;-)

Wonderful capture! Looks great in black and white

1/2/2009 7:33:53 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Thank you, Phil and Susan! :)

1/2/2009 10:34:06 AM

 
Judi Morrissey
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fantastic capture!

1/2/2009 7:06:23 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Thank you, Judi!

1/3/2009 12:18:24 PM

 
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Brilliant POV on this, Colleen. I love the black and white. Your tones are always perfect. You just keep creating more and more masterpieces. Deb

1/3/2009 12:26:15 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Thank you so much, Deb!

1/3/2009 2:13:35 PM

 
Allen Hughes
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Another cool shot. Wonderful framing and I love the motion. I'm guessing the Bay Bridge.

1/4/2009 10:17:22 AM

 
Alex T. Mizuno
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Amazing shot Colleen! Can't believe you were going 70mph with your camera in one hand. I can't go more than 55mph even without my camera. I'm a pussy cat driver. LOL!

1/4/2009 3:32:58 PM

 
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This is great Colleen !!! Fantastic B&W !! Anna

1/5/2009 12:12:08 PM

 
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Thanks so much, Allen, Alex and Anna!

Allen, it's actually the Richmond bridge, going east.

Alex, you know I was kidding about driving while shooting, right? ;) I'm a pretty good driver, but way too clumsy with the camera to do both at once! lol

1/6/2009 6:01:38 PM

 
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Boy, is this fantastic!
Love the perspective and pov!
And the BW conversion is great, too!
Sniles, Lisa♥

1/6/2009 10:05:47 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Thanks so much, Lisa!

1/6/2009 10:38:49 PM

 
Antonio Amen
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Nice picture, I have one just look like this one.
Thank you for comment on my photo.
Kind regards
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1/7/2009 2:40:32 AM

 
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Awesome image Colleen!

1/8/2009 8:39:26 AM

 
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Thank you, Antonio and Corinne!

1/8/2009 12:22:55 PM

 
Carol Teal
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Beautiful symmetry and lines Colleen and so artistic in B&W! There is an old bridge similar to this near Tallahassee where we went camping and I wanted to go shoot it. Howeve, when I asked how far it was and they told me an hour, I didn't think we had time, and I was right. Time we got packed and home, it was late New Year's Eve. Now I wish more than ever that we could have made it although there was only me to drive, and I don't think my eyelashes are strong enough to snap the image, although I admit I haven't tried that yet!

1/12/2009 6:30:03 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Thanks for your comments, Carol! I know what you mean about lost photo opps!

1/14/2009 9:21:57 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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Perfect capture CONGRATULATIONS!!!

1/21/2009 5:03:27 PM

 
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Congrats on a great finalist!! :)

1/21/2009 5:10:10 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
HUGE Congrats on your finalist, Best of luck in the next round!

1/21/2009 5:25:56 PM

 
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Amazing shot, Colleen, and I love the b&w conversion. Congratulations and good luck.

1/21/2009 5:40:49 PM

 
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Amazing shot, Colleen, and I love the b&w conversion. Congratulations and good luck.

1/21/2009 5:43:37 PM

 
Laura L. Gonzales
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OUTSTANDING CAPTURE COLLEEN!!!! Congratulations on this perfect Finalist!! Good luck!!! Laura

1/21/2009 5:54:51 PM

 
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hope you weren't driving. Just kidding. congrats on this wonderful capture colleen.

1/21/2009 6:18:55 PM

 
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Congratulations, again, Colleen! A fabulous finalist!

1/21/2009 6:25:52 PM

 
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I like the convergence in this...very nice, Colleeen!

1/21/2009 6:35:11 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on your very cool finalist.

1/21/2009 7:06:53 PM

 
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I knew you were on the way to win when you were driving on the Richmond Bridge :) Congratulations on your Finalist, Colleen!!

1/21/2009 7:16:38 PM

 
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Love the perspective here. Congratulations on your finalist, Colleen!
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1/21/2009 7:31:58 PM

 
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WOW Colleen this is just SUPERB!!! Big congrats :)

1/21/2009 8:15:48 PM

 
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Lovely capture and Congratulations on this amazing Finalist.

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1/21/2009 9:14:56 PM

 
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Congratulations on your finalists, Colleen.

1/21/2009 10:44:24 PM

 
Allen Hughes
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Hey Colleen.... I knew we'd be seeing this again.

1/21/2009 11:18:29 PM

 
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Congratulations on another fantastic finalist, Colleen!

1/21/2009 11:28:57 PM

 
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Congratulations Colleen!

rgs Vitor

1/22/2009 2:22:31 AM

 
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Congratulations Colleen on yet another fantastic finalist! B-

1/22/2009 6:41:58 AM

 
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Awesome finalist Colleen. Peter

1/22/2009 6:48:52 AM

 
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Congratulations again, Colleen!! Wonderful finalist!

1/22/2009 7:07:34 AM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS Colleen! You're on a roll!

1/22/2009 7:37:28 AM

 
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Thank you so much, everybody! I really appreciate your wonderful comments and congrats!

1/22/2009 7:45:52 AM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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Perfection!!! CONGRATULATIONS Again :0)

1/22/2009 8:25:14 AM

 
Allen O. Howard
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A fantastic capture and conversion, Colleen! A big congratulations!!!

1/22/2009 9:11:50 AM

 
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Congratulations - terrific finalist, Colleen!

1/22/2009 9:56:42 AM

 
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This is Terrific Colleen!!!!
Congratulations!!

1/22/2009 10:11:20 AM

 
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Love this shot, Colleen. Congratulations.

1/22/2009 10:29:06 AM

 
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Congratulations!

1/22/2009 10:33:57 AM

 
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Congratulations Colleen!

1/22/2009 10:40:45 AM

 
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ANOTHER GORGEOUS FINALIST, CONGRATS AGAIN!!!

1/22/2009 11:16:15 AM

 
Phil Stith
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Great job, Colleen!

1/22/2009 2:03:23 PM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS again, COLLEEN!!! WTG,my friend!!!

1/22/2009 2:08:04 PM

 
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So glad to see this one again...you and your shooting in the car shots!!! A HuGe congratulations to you on your finalist, Colleen!

1/22/2009 2:08:15 PM

 
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Huge congratulations on this wonderful finalits, Colleen!!

1/22/2009 2:48:59 PM

 
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Big congratulations on this wonderful finalist Colleen!

1/22/2009 4:31:15 PM

 
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Thank you so much, everybody!

1/22/2009 6:18:46 PM

 
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WTGG!!! Congratulations on this very cool finalist, Colleen!!! All the best in the next round.

1/22/2009 8:42:13 PM

 
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Huge congratulations on all your finalists, Colleen!!! (But this is my favourite)

1/23/2009 1:47:40 AM

 
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I knew we'd see this brilliant image again, Colleen!! Congratulations again on another OUTSTANDING finalist! Deb

1/23/2009 6:02:04 AM

 
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Congratulations on your fabulous image!

1/23/2009 5:14:24 PM

 
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Colleen- Stunning on the fly photo work with amazing results that put you in the Finalist group. WTG. Congratulations.

1/24/2009 6:28:30 AM

 
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Another awesome image....congratulations!!!

1/24/2009 3:50:55 PM

 
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Excellent Finalist!!!!
Congratulations!!!!!

~J~

1/24/2009 7:58:18 PM

 
Jennifer L. Taranto
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Super HUGE congrats!!!

1/25/2009 8:15:40 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Thanks very much, everybody! :D

1/26/2009 10:03:28 PM

 
Vladan D. Djordjevic
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Congratulations on your excellent finalist, Colleen! Terrific perspective, lines and tones.

1/29/2009 11:34:47 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Thank you, Vladan!

1/30/2009 8:37:11 AM

 
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Colleen, this is just beautiful. The black and white treatment is fantastic.

10/4/2009 7:06:39 PM

 
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