Forward...Into the Past

© Bob Cammarata

Forward...Into the Past

Paul Michko 11/8/2007 2:04:44 AM

WOW, what a magnificnet depth composition, Bob. The colors and curves and lines all come together for a grand display. #781331

Tiia Vissak 11/8/2007 2:07:08 AM

A great point of view! #5043364

Richard C. Viner 11/8/2007 2:45:08 AM

Great photo Bob, well discovered! #5043417

Dominick M. Dimacale 11/8/2007 3:18:34 AM

I love the POV here, Bob.


Dominick #5043505

Carolyn M. Fletcher 11/8/2007 3:46:51 AM

SUPER!! I love this one, Batman!! #5043677

Preeti Pat 11/8/2007 5:17:07 AM

Awesome shot Bob. #5044152

Bob Cammarata 11/8/2007 5:24:37 PM

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.

Bob #5046906

Susan Heath 11/15/2007 9:46:20 AM

Very enjoyable shot! Spectacular point of view, color and depth. Love it! #5077787

Bob Cammarata 11/16/2007 2:00:14 AM

Thanks Susan! #5080632

Bob Cournoyer 12/19/2007 7:36:44 PM

Congratulations on your winner, Bob!

Bob #5231283

Sharon Day 12/19/2007 8:34:36 PM

Awesome shot, Bob!!! Big congratulations! #5231778

Kay E. Mahoney 12/19/2007 9:00:35 PM

Congratulations on your second place winner, Bob. #5232027

Sylvia Rossler 12/19/2007 10:16:07 PM

Big Big congrats on your win Bob :o) #5232456

Bob Cammarata 12/20/2007 2:08:05 AM

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. #5233044

Emile Abbott 12/20/2007 8:02:05 AM

Always love your work, inspiration and teaching and this is another great capture and work from you. Congrats Bob and have a nice Holidays #5234596

Susan Fox 12/20/2007 9:25:39 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful winner Bob!!!!!!! #5234885

Bob Cammarata 12/20/2007 4:49:06 PM

Thanks Emile and Susan! #5236391

Christopher J. Budny 12/21/2007 1:44:37 PM

Terrific capture, Bob; the reflected light on the ceiling is fantastic. Congratulations! #5240451

Bob Cammarata 12/22/2007 1:50:30 AM

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.

Bob #5241974

Rosario L. Obenza 5/7/2008 8:29:11 PM

this is spectacular! congratulations #5897730

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Following many years of construction, the historic Paw Paw Tunnel along Marylandís 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)



Uploaded on 11/8/2007 2:02:33 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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