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Forward...Into the Past Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
Forward...Into the Past
Forward...Into the Past

Following many years of construction, the historic Paw Paw Tunnel along Maryland’s C&0 Canal was first open to barge traffic in 1850. It was restored to its present day condition by the Parks Service.
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(Nikkor 20 mm, Provia 100...8 second exposure)

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Paul Michko
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    WOW, what a magnificnet depth composition, Bob. The colors and curves and lines all come together for a grand display.

11/8/2007 2:04:44 AM

Tiia Vissak
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A great point of view!

11/8/2007 2:07:08 AM

Richard C. Viner
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Great photo Bob, well discovered!

11/8/2007 2:45:08 AM

Dominick M. Dimacale
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I love the POV here, Bob.


11/8/2007 3:18:34 AM

Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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SUPER!! I love this one, Batman!!

11/8/2007 3:46:51 AM

Preeti Pat
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Awesome shot Bob.

11/8/2007 5:17:07 AM

Bob Cammarata
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Thanks Paul, Tiia, Richard, Dominick, Carolyn and Preeti for your nice comments.

This was my first visit to this canal tunnel.
I find it quite fascinating that at that time in our history, this canal route was the primary means for transporting supplies to support a growing nation further inland.
Horse-drawn barges were towed along this canal through many miles of harsh terrain traversing many locks, aquaducts and other manufacturing marvels of the period (like this 3118 foot long tunnel through solid rock).

Eventually though, recurrent Potomac River floods, along with the construction of the railroads, forced this then viable "water highway" into the archives of our history.


11/8/2007 5:24:37 PM

Susan Heath
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Very enjoyable shot! Spectacular point of view, color and depth. Love it!

11/15/2007 9:46:20 AM

Bob Cammarata
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Thanks Susan!

11/16/2007 2:00:14 AM

Bob Cournoyer
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Congratulations on your winner, Bob!


12/19/2007 7:36:44 PM

Sharon  Day
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Awesome shot, Bob!!! Big congratulations!

12/19/2007 8:34:36 PM

Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your second place winner, Bob.

12/19/2007 9:00:35 PM

Sylvia Rossler
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Big Big congrats on your win Bob :o)

12/19/2007 10:16:07 PM

Bob Cammarata
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Thanks everyone!

Wow!...I think the judges were juiced on caffeine this month. This is the earliest I can remember for finalists and winners being announced.

12/20/2007 2:08:05 AM

Emile Abbott
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Always love your work, inspiration and teaching and this is another great capture and work from you. Congrats Bob and have a nice Holidays

12/20/2007 8:02:05 AM

Susan Fox
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Congratulations on your wonderful winner Bob!!!!!!!

12/20/2007 9:25:39 AM

Bob Cammarata
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Thanks Emile and Susan!

12/20/2007 4:49:06 PM

Christopher J. Budny
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Terrific capture, Bob; the reflected light on the ceiling is fantastic. Congratulations!

12/21/2007 1:44:37 PM

Bob Cammarata
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Thanks Christopher!

As mentioned, this was an 8 second exposure so much of the detail this photo reveals is barely visible to the naked eye.
Did you get a chance to check out the link I attached? If you are a history buff you may find it interesting.


12/22/2007 1:50:30 AM

Rosario L. Obenza

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this is spectacular! congratulations

5/7/2008 8:29:11 PM

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