Tiia Vissak 3/17/2012 3:20:17 AM

great colors, details & pov! #1450064

Jeff Robinson 3/17/2012 3:47:44 AM

Great use of the lens Michelle - Fantastic storytelling capture! #10041439

Lynne Morris 3/17/2012 3:48:40 AM

Fantastic capture Michelle and great history too, bet your loving that lens.:)

Gord MacEachern 3/17/2012 4:21:57 AM

Great capture Michelle, I hate graffiti unless it is in a place like this, not the place to be hanging out at midnight, lol..
You will love your new lens, like mine it will instantly become the lens you never leave home without. #10041470

Jack Gaskin 3/17/2012 5:23:28 AM

GANG BANGERS & DOPERS at the least...

Jack #10041574

Agnes Fegan 3/17/2012 6:55:31 AM

Wow...amazing place Michelle. Must be really scary at night! Enjoy your new lens! #10041695

Robert R. Goodman 3/17/2012 8:31:06 AM

Hi Michelle,beautiful color my friend.Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

Jean-Pierre Ducondi 3/17/2012 10:01:17 AM

Great find and capture Michelle. Thanks for the description. Beautiful work.
JP #10041865

Ann Coates 3/17/2012 11:29:40 AM

Don't you wish if they were going to paint something, they would paint something beautiful to the eye, instead of this rubbish. Certainly an interesting place you visited and an excellent capture here Michelle. I'm envious of your new lens - enjoy it. #10041942

Kevin OToole 3/17/2012 1:44:39 PM

I like the composition and the deep depth of field. I can't belive there is a tree growing in the midst of that desolation. #10042097

Anthony G. Comella 3/17/2012 4:07:00 PM

Wonderful capture - a bit of street art!
Terrific history - we never stop learning. #10042211

Patrick Rouzes 3/17/2012 7:08:59 PM

Not surprised you went there, Michelle! Uour colors, clarity, perspective, moody lighting & comp are magnificent, my friend! As always, Super info on Philly! #10042368

JO ANN CLEVELAND 3/17/2012 7:15:28 PM

Very intresting, hope you were with a crowd! lol

jo ann c. #10042386

Barbara Waldoch 3/17/2012 9:55:59 PM

Wonderful shot, Michelle! #10042534

Ellen Hodges 3/18/2012 6:42:40 AM

LOve all the colors in this awesome capture,Michelle!! #10042908

Neal D. Hatcher 3/18/2012 3:44:22 PM

Fantastic capture -For sure not a place for a night time stroll #10043500

Heather Loewenhardt 3/19/2012 1:56:24 AM

Love the depth and bold colour in this image. There's a similar place here on Maui but hubby won't take me back there for safety reasons. #10044062

Thomas E. Hinds 3/19/2012 4:54:48 PM

Wonderful urban scene, Michelle! Love the depth, color, and comp! #10045342

Jill Odice 3/20/2012 11:29:30 AM

So colorful! I like how it just seems to go on and on! #10046540

Rona L. Schwarz 3/20/2012 8:37:42 PM

I LOVE this one, Michelle! Fantastic depth and marvelous detail and clarity. Of course the bold colors and design really help, but I love the composition. Bet we see this one again! And even though I shoot Nikon, my 24-70 f/2.8 is my most used lens - you will love it! #10047112

Emile Abbott 3/21/2012 8:55:33 AM

Love the extreme sense of depth and fabulous splash of color. Great Composition Michelle. #10047919

Guy D. Biechele 3/23/2012 6:27:21 AM

Awesome location and photograph, Michelle! Love the composition, depth and color. A real eye-catcher! #10050542

Irene Colling 3/28/2012 9:58:50 PM

A wonderful capture of shape and color.

Excellent image Michelle. #10064283

Pat Abbott 4/20/2012 4:21:59 PM

Great shot! What an interesting place! #10101476

Tammy Espino 5/1/2012 8:29:04 PM

Congrats on your finalist!! :) #10117013

Ann Coates 5/1/2012 8:32:52 PM

Congratulations on your superb finalist award Michelle. #10117044

Mukesh Srivastava 5/1/2012 8:37:57 PM

Great colors and compo!!! Huge congrats for the Finalist Win, Michelle!!!! #10117085

Phyllis A. Houghton 5/1/2012 8:39:25 PM

Congratulations on your awesome finalist, Michelle! #10117098

Thomas E. Hinds 5/1/2012 8:52:46 PM

Congratulations, Michelle, on this wonderful Finalist! #10117176

Stefania Barbier 5/1/2012 10:31:27 PM

congratulations on your wonderful finalist!!! #10117337

Danny B. Head 5/2/2012 5:37:04 AM

Great capture! Congrats! #10118046

John Rivera 5/2/2012 5:58:37 AM

Fabulous capture here Michelle!
Congrats on your finalist! #10118153

Lindley Johnson 5/2/2012 6:01:22 AM

What a fabulous urban image, Michelle! Congratulations on your terrific finalist. #10118169

Carla Capra 5/2/2012 6:59:08 AM

Wow, lov'n this one.
Congratulations. #10118381

Guy D. Biechele 5/2/2012 7:30:07 AM

Really wonderful image, Michelle! Congrats and good luck. #10118515

Emile Abbott 5/2/2012 8:02:05 AM

Congratulations on well deserved finalist, Michelle. #10118633

JO ANN CLEVELAND 5/2/2012 8:03:48 AM

What an amazing Finalist Michelle, big congrats!

jo ann c. #10118638

Patricia A. Stalter 5/2/2012 8:23:43 AM

Glad to see this in the winner's circle!
Pat #10118728

Marijana Fajgl 5/2/2012 8:29:50 AM

Big congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Michelle! #10118757

Eivor Kuchta 5/2/2012 8:56:07 AM

An outlet for lots of creativity, I suppose. Great capture and dongratulations on your finalist, Michelle! #10118868

Lydia Williams 5/2/2012 10:27:12 AM

Quite a capture, Michelle! Congratulations! #10119043

Lucy Abrao 5/2/2012 11:26:38 AM

Great colors in this capture and POV, Michelle. Congrats on the finalist too.
Lucy #10119160

Mitch Spence 5/2/2012 1:13:31 PM

Superbly done urban abstract, Michelle. Congratulations. #10119325

Tamara K. Walker 5/2/2012 4:02:26 PM

I would give you a finalist just for being brave enough to go there and a gold for the picture. Congratulations. #10119591

Neal D. Hatcher 5/2/2012 5:12:51 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist #10119715

Carol Eade 5/2/2012 6:03:50 PM

Great shot, Michelle, congratulations on your finalist! #10119865

Phyllis H. Burchett 5/2/2012 7:46:13 PM

BIG congrats Michelle on your finalist! #10120051

Heather Loewenhardt 5/2/2012 7:53:58 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Michelle. Good luck. #10120078

Rona L. Schwarz 5/2/2012 8:24:03 PM

Oh I remember this one well, Michelle! Such a well-deserved Finalist - beautifully composed with amazing depth. And a brave soul to go with it. Congrats on this awesome Finalist - hope to see it with Gold in the next round! #10120167

ALLEN O. HOWARD 5/2/2012 10:26:17 PM

This goes straight into my favorites Michelle! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #10120261

Reynaldo D. Reyes 5/2/2012 10:53:14 PM

A huge Congratulations on this outstanding finalist Michelle. #10120272

Kim Andelkovic 5/3/2012 1:51:47 AM

Congrats Michelle :-) #10120339

Patrick Rouzes 5/3/2012 8:16:47 AM

Love it! Congratulations, Michelle! #10120886

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 5/3/2012 9:38:25 AM

Congratulations on your awesome finalist, best of luck in the next round!!! #10121028

MELODIE C. ROBERTS 5/3/2012 3:58:52 PM

Congratulations Mickey!! #10121457

Nancyj E. Hovey 5/4/2012 11:30:22 AM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #10122628

Amanda J. Tanner 5/6/2012 1:48:21 PM

Congratulations on this outstanding finalist Michelle! #10126450

Merna L. Nobile 5/6/2012 2:34:30 PM

Well here we are, through thick and thin. It is a joy to be able to be supportive and to congratulate each other for another month of magnificent photographs during May, 2012. I send all of you my very best, Merna Nobile #10126532

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Was taken to this incredible place yesterday, between two news shoots in the Port Richmond Area of Philadelphia.
Extending 875 feet into the river, Pier 18 was used for loading of coal and ore from river barges to railroad cars. As recently as 1968, the pier sprouted a six-story steel tower called a McMyler side car dumper, which has been demolished.
It was once the primary terminal for Pennsylvania’s vast coal output.
In 1981, a Historic Resource Protection Plan by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission described elements of the Richmond Coal Wharves site as candidates for historic status, including piers like Pier 18.
This was a scary place and I would not recommend going there alone--but what a haven for graffiti artists and photographers!
(Used my new Canon 24-70mm L lens. Fantastic!)

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/100 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 34.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Uploaded on 3/17/2012 3:09:29 AM Photo Contest Finalist

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