Nitin More 2/3/2008 2:11:08 AM

superb shot have a nice day take care ur self & camera #845519

Carolyn M. Fletcher 2/3/2008 2:41:11 AM

Oh what a mess they made of that poor hill! Nice shot!! #5435843

Lorraine A. Cook 2/3/2008 2:46:10 AM

The price of safety...

Excellent colors and detail in the 'earth-shattering' image, Nancy!<:))

Stay safe while documenting, my friend!!<:)) #5435851

Dominick M. Dimacale 2/3/2008 3:20:48 AM


DOMINICK #5435870

Ray Clarke 2/3/2008 3:23:18 AM

Great story telling shot Nancy, it is such a shame they have to destroy it #5435875

Carol Sawyer 2/3/2008 3:26:03 AM

Great capture, detail and colors, Nancy! #5435884

Melinda F. Schneider 2/3/2008 3:42:52 AM

These photos just keep getting better and better (or maybe it's just me enjoying the story unfold). While it is sad to lose that little bit of landscape, I just LOVE this trio of machines! #5435931

Sheila Faryna 2/3/2008 4:19:37 AM

That's a pretty cool shot Nancy. It is just unfortunate that progress usually means the destruction of something. #5436007

Chua Wee Boo 2/3/2008 5:49:13 AM

Great pov & a beautiful day,Nancy! #5436210

Lisa J. Boulden 2/3/2008 6:08:45 AM

Really a nice composition, Nancy.

Tammy Espino 2/3/2008 6:17:11 AM

Great color and lines , a wonderful photo! #5436328

Tiia Vissak 2/3/2008 7:40:25 AM

great colors, light, clarity & pov! #5436687

Jeana Clark 2/3/2008 8:46:05 AM

Fantastic POV!!
Even though you were's an AWESOME shot from this height and angle!!
Superb colors and excellent details!!

~J~ #5436869

Colleen Farrell 2/3/2008 9:00:42 AM

I agree that this series keeps getting better. Fantastic shot, Peaches! If it doesn't get an EFP in CA, do try EoD! #5436901

James E. Coleman 2/3/2008 10:02:28 AM

Wow, back hoes every man's, er boy's dream!!
Cool image and again you filtered out all the snow!!..:)
Enjoying this "saga"!!
You are right about covering the camera, that particular dust is probably very very bad for a camera because it is from rock and sand.
Jim #5437044

Robert R. Goodman 2/3/2008 11:38:07 AM

Nancy,they are call Hydraulic Excavator.And I hate hauling them out to job site.They are always top heavy on the cat trailer..Wonderful capture,it's sad what we do to the land!!!!!! #5437331

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 2/3/2008 11:51:58 AM

All in the name of PROGRESS!!! HA!!!

You captured this imag perfectly, Peaches!!!!! GREAT color and composition!!!!! , k #5437370

Kathleen Rinker 2/3/2008 12:09:21 PM

Great POV Nancy and great image, love the comp and clarity!!!! #5437424

Susan Weisensel 2/3/2008 12:09:42 PM

Wonderful image girl, hopefully when the project is over it will have a wonderful view. Outstanding color and clarity girl. #5437426

John Connolly 2/3/2008 1:22:57 PM

This is a wonderful seriesof work in progress, Peaches! Your images just keep getting better, I think this is my favorite so far! #5437687

Judy A. Lawhon 2/3/2008 2:39:05 PM

Peaches, I'm afraid of height, too!! Terrific capture!! #5437922

Nadya Johnson 2/3/2008 2:46:38 PM

Holy moly! Looks like they're putting in a freeway, here! Awesome photo, Peaches #5437957

Heather 2/3/2008 3:02:46 PM

Great Capture,You are doing So Well!!! You seem like ur having a Bunch of fun with this Series!! :) #5438058

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 2/3/2008 3:32:06 PM

Nitin, Carolyn, Lorraine, Dominick, Ray, Audrey, Carol, Melinda, Sheila, Chua, Lisa, Tammy, Tiia, Jeana, Colleen, Jim, Robert, Kitty, Kathleen, Susan, John, Judy, Nadya and Heather, thanks all so very much, I really appreciate all you r wonderful comments, support and encouragement, Do have a super night!!!
NOW, Off to watch the Super Bowl!!!

Robert, thanks for the name of the machines, appreciate it!!!

Heather, not sure if I am having fun, I am trying to pick photos as not to bore anyone LOL! #5438180

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 2/3/2008 3:56:51 PM

Sent: Sunday, February 03, 2008 7:57 AM
Subject: A Message from BetterPhoto Visitor Traci

Those machines are called " Backhoes " Nancy. What a bright blue sky, unbeliable what mankind can to do to the earth huh? Pretty picture on your part though.!!!

Thanks very much Traci, really appreciate it!!!
Have a super day!!!

Jennifer L. Alder 2/3/2008 4:00:00 PM

What a terrific vantage point you had, Peaches! Super color, detial and light here! :) #5438288

Patrick Rouzes 2/3/2008 4:18:41 PM

Peaches, you are one feisty lady!!! To have great fear but doing it anyway is a sign of an incredible lady!!!
Wonderful lighting, colors, pov, detail & clarity on this again!!! I-& everyone else- am enjoying this series progressing!!! Take care of yourself,OK? #5438354

Nadine A. Lewis 2/3/2008 5:30:59 PM

This is a major undertaking!!!! GREAT capture, Peaches! LOVE the color & clarity!!! (FYI-I don't like heights either!) <>< #5438554

Ashley Froehlich 2/3/2008 5:46:19 PM

Awesome Capture, Peaches! Love
these series! Can't wait to see
what happens next.. :) #5438602

Ellen Hodges 2/3/2008 6:42:20 PM

Fantastic capture!! Sad to see all this "progress" everywhere. You are documenting this so well. Be careful. Love the color and comp! #5438748

Eugenio Diaz 2/3/2008 7:12:22 PM

AWESOME image, lovely colors, great composition and clarity...An Instant Winner!!! #5438826

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 2/3/2008 7:27:16 PM

Jennifer, Patrick, Nadine, Ashley, Ellen and eugenio, thank you al so very much for the wonderful comment's, I really appreciate it a lot!!!
Have a super night!!!

Giants win the Superbowl, 17-14!!!

frank w. degenhardt 2/3/2008 8:03:43 PM

Peaches- BBBBBBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. Damn mean machines.
Excellent work here girl. Fabulous pov.
It is sad, but if it saves lives, I guess it has to be done. Wonderul clarity and lighting. Love the way the ditails caught the thread tracks. Superb coloring. Details are outstanding and really show whats going on. Textures give it that final wow factor.
Have a super day, take care, be safe my friend. #5439008

Sandra R. Alvey 2/3/2008 8:28:19 PM

Outstanding tone and texture Peaches! Good job in overcomming your fears to capture this gorgeous image hon! Kudo's to you!! #5439114

Teresa A. Burnett 2/3/2008 8:33:17 PM

Wonderful watching this job in progress Peaches!! Another interesting capture of the colors of the layers of soil!! Wonderful comp and color in this one... and yes, again,, gorgeous sky!!! #5439130

Barbara Waldoch 2/3/2008 11:38:09 PM

This is great, Peaches, all those 'monsters' chewing into the hill and great colours! #5439557

Dianna Hauf 2/4/2008 12:46:37 PM

Although I hate to see this kind of thing, you captured it wonderfully well! Great clarity, color and composition Peaches and bravo for your bravery! #5442745

Roxanne M. Bubar 2/4/2008 3:38:35 PM

Cool capture. #5443398

Heather L. Haderly 2/4/2008 4:07:39 PM

Beautiful capture Peaches, Love the different colors on the Earth!!!!! #5443562

Michael Umbreit 2/4/2008 5:16:02 PM

Nancy - All of the colored layers make for a really neat shot! - Mike #5443941

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 2/4/2008 8:25:01 PM

Frank, Sandra, Teresa, Barbara, Dianna, Roxanne, Heather and Mike, thank you all so very much, do have a wonderful night!!!

Frank, you trying to make me fall LOL!
NOT a nice thing to do to someone scared of heights!

Thats one thing I found very interesting was all the different kinds of dirt and rock inside this hill, was amazing to see. #5444816

Reynaldo D. Reyes 2/4/2008 9:19:05 PM

It makes all the grown up boys feel like kids again. Love the terrific action and "earth moving" (pun intended) shot. Gotta love BP! #5444947

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 2/4/2008 9:29:06 PM

Ya, bring the boy outta the man LOL, I had a nice time watching them, was very interesting!
Thanks so much Reynaldo, have a super night!!! #5444976

Z. Banu 2/5/2008 4:11:39 AM

Excellent image!beautiful colors and great clarity!nice job!Nancy. #5446167

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 2/5/2008 11:20:30 AM

Zaanat, thanks so very much, I very much appreciate your visits, have a super day!!! #5448281

Howard B. Cheek 2/5/2008 2:07:53 PM

Interesting composition Nancy, love the color saturation on this one. Reminds me of our county road 3050 here that's under construction, a 7 mile stretch into town. Two more years of dirt & dust :(
Howard #5449022

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 2/5/2008 2:40:44 PM

Thanks so very much Howard, I didn't raise the saturation, this whole series is out of the camera!
Keep your windows closed!!! Dust sucks LOL!
Have a super night! #5449147

Lynn Haack 2/5/2008 5:33:01 PM

Peaches...excellent color and comp! These big boys sure do a lot of work. It's interesting to document this road development. And at the same time, it's bittersweet to see the natural beauty of our county-side carved away in the name of progress (and safety.)
Well done!! Lynn #5449945

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 2/5/2008 9:27:18 PM

Hey Lynn, thanks so very much, so glad to see you up and about!!!
Have a super night and stay warm!!!
We will wake up to more white!!! #5450710

Carol Teal 2/7/2008 6:30:40 AM

Great shot Peaches. I like all the layers of the hill, and the three machines working so hard. Remarkable shooting considering your fear of heights. You wouldn't want to do what I did several times then...parasail at about 400 feet being towed behind a little boat. And they would actually slow down so you would begin to drop until your feet touched the water, then they would speed back up and take you back up in the air. It was fun, but the first time, I was up there for over 30 min because they couldn't get me down! (long story there) #5457922

Peggy J. Maguire 2/7/2008 7:02:09 AM

Excellent colors Nancy, great clarity! #5458075

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 2/7/2008 10:26:34 AM

Carol, HA, you would never get me to do that, it does sound like fun, I like my feet in the water on ski's or a tube LOL!!
Thanks so very much and have a super day!!!

Peggy, thank you very much for stopping and leaving me your wonderful comment, have a wonderful day!!! #5459194

Luigi Di Serio 2/10/2008 10:27:13 AM

Wow I like those quarry photos. Too bad we consume so much of the earth though. #5473856

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 2/10/2008 10:01:59 PM

Thanks so very much Luigi, and for taking the time to stop in, very nice to meet you and have a super night!!! #5476245

Kathy Reeves 6/5/2008 7:04:16 AM

Excellent image of these huge machines at work!! I do not like heights!!! #6021748

janet williams 6/5/2008 8:25:32 AM

Great capture Peaches. Looks like an alien landscape. Hope you are doing better. #6022025

Lorraine A. Cook 6/5/2008 9:09:46 AM

That's some BIG MACHINERY! Super capture, Nancy!<:))

Don't give up on the bees, Nancy!!<:)) #6022192

Renata Gusciora 6/5/2008 10:40:15 AM

Great lighting and colors here ,Nancy!Cool composition! #6022499

John Connolly 6/5/2008 2:33:42 PM

I enjoyed this one first time around Peaches, and it hasn't lost any of its impact in the passing of time! #6023312

Vladan D. Djordjevic 6/5/2008 8:33:08 PM

Terrific photo taken from excellent pov, with great composition, lines, textures, details, color, clarity. #6024368

Eugenio Diaz 6/5/2008 9:44:39 PM

OUTSTANDING, a Winner...Well done!!! #6024517

Avril Young 6/5/2008 11:46:43 PM

Very impressive and moving photo, I hate them....excellent detail....and it does tell a story...DESTRUCTION!
Well done Peaches! #6024695

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 6/10/2008 10:35:06 AM

Thanks so very much everyone for the support and wonderful comment's.
Do have a wonderful day! #6043485

Amber Kennedy 6/19/2008 10:12:46 PM

terrific image!great pov and comp!color is so rich where it needs to be....very well done. #6082862

Colleen Farrell 6/19/2008 10:42:01 PM

Peaches, you've got a fantastic eye--to see and compose this as an EoD image. Beautifully done and congrats on the EFP! Oh wow--I looked back and saw my previous comment suggesting entering this in EoD if it didn't go further in CA! I think you're on to something here, Peaches--fingers crossed for you! :D #6082937

Aleksandra Miesak 6/22/2008 2:56:54 PM

Great shot!

I don't understand why everyone is so upset about the cutting of the hill. If it wasn't for the road cuts, us geologists would have never seen these amazing details of our planet and this picture might not have been as powerful visually. Just think of it as the work that the Colorado River did to the Grand Canyon... now is that really a bad thing...

Just thought I throw in my 2 cents, have a great day everyone! #6093957

Laura E. Swan 1/9/2009 12:47:50 AM

Ooo! This is my favorite of the 3-series you have displayed tonight. It has everything. Color, contrast, interest, action, balance...It's great Peaches!!! -Laura :) xx #7004397

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 1/9/2009 1:15:32 AM

Thanks so much Amber, Colleen and Aleksandra, sorry I missed you back in June LOL, not sure how that happened.
I do appreciate the support and comments.

Laura, Thanks much girl, I thought they made for goodo re-creation enteries.
Have a super day!!! #7004465

John Connolly 1/9/2009 11:42:25 AM

I enjoyed these shots the first time round Peaches! It was a great series! Looks like you computer and internet are working well at the moment!
Congrats on your EP! #7006924

Patricia Ronan 1/9/2009 1:45:19 PM

Terrific series of images on the road building Peaches, great work, well done:) #7007341

Reynaldo D. Reyes 1/9/2009 3:17:10 PM

It's still magical the second time around. So exciting Peaches. #7007696

Wm Nosal 1/9/2009 4:18:45 PM

Good Stuff!
It reminds me of a short film, on CBC
3 tracked backhoes dancing to classial music. It's Canadian #7007864

Phillip R. Connolly 1/9/2009 11:36:47 PM

This is very nicely composed with great colour Peaches! A well deserved EP. Excellent.

Phil #7008952

Sue Marshall 1/10/2009 3:11:00 AM

Fantastic capture Peaches!!
Congrats on your EFP I hope we see this one again!! :-) #7009396

Lorna Shutter 1/10/2009 1:25:02 PM

Congratulations on your EFP for this fabulous image, Peaches!!!!! :)
Photobucket I'm rooting for you! :)


Nancy (Peaches) Harker 1/10/2009 1:28:50 PM

JOhn, Patricia, Reynaldo, Wm, Phillip and Sue, thanks all so very very much, I so appreciate the support.
Have a wonderful day!!!

John, the internet connection goes back and forth, I rolled back a updated driver for the modem and seems to be helping. Just wish it was faster LOL!

Phillip and Sue, the EFP was the first time around, hope they send her through again. #7011624

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 1/10/2009 2:32:36 PM

Lorna, lol, thanks for the suppoert, I didn't mean to miss you, you snuck in on me!!!
Have a super day! #7011929

Nancy L. Green 1/10/2009 6:47:37 PM

Very well worth your brave efforts Peaches, wonderful comp and view of the mechanical monsters at work!! <>< #7012824

Laura L. Gonzales 1/10/2009 10:43:11 PM

This is really neat Peaches!! Lets get in, and play in the dirt!! I'll take the middle one. LOL! What a great shot. I like how they are all lined up. This would be a cute pic hung up in a boys room!!! Great job. Laura #7013360

Aimee S. McMaster 1/11/2009 3:28:59 AM really cool capture Peaches...great pov, light, color & comp....Aimee #7013865

Janet Daniel 1/11/2009 2:53:10 PM

Wow...spectacular color, lighting & pov, Peaches! Terrific shot! #7016301

Susie Peek-Swint 1/12/2009 1:53:09 PM

Terrific colour and detail Peaches ~ pity they had to take out part of the hill though! #7020806

Nancyj E. Hovey 1/12/2009 9:52:08 PM

on your EFP,
this is an amazing image, which took amazing risk for you...and your camera. 8o) #7022149

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 1/12/2009 10:38:50 PM

Thanks so very much Nancy, Laura, Aimee, Janet, Susie and Nancy, apprecate the support.
Have a super night!

Nancy, I think I had a screw loose that day LMAO! #7022252

Vladan D. Djordjevic 1/13/2009 12:51:28 AM

Terrific image! Super pov and comp. #7022615

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 1/13/2009 1:40:24 AM

Thank you Vladan so much, Have a super day! #7022712

Jean B. Hall 1/14/2009 8:40:10 PM

Neat shot! They look like some monstrous creatures from Luke Skywalker's desert planet. #7031890

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 1/14/2009 8:49:46 PM

Thanks so very much Jean, it was quite amazing watching them.
Have a super night! #7031935

Steven W. Lepak 1/16/2009 10:24:06 AM

Bravo Nancy! Great capture of America at work. Keep them coming. Best Regards, Steven #7039924

Max Aureli 1/19/2009 8:31:56 PM

Fantastic capture Peaches!!! Great lineup!!! #7054436

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 1/25/2009 12:22:45 PM

Thank you Max and Steven, have a wonderful day! #7084741

Nancyj E. Hovey 1/25/2009 12:36:27 PM

(READ above where you wrote that you think you had a screw lose.. maybe if you do, you could visit...she has a fantastic driver - ingraved and all!!! Bet she could help ya, make you ALL better... 8o) Still a great photo, and well worth the safe trip... 8o) #7084803

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 1/25/2009 4:29:07 PM

Nancy LOL, WHO are you talking about lmao!!!
pain pills are making me a bit loopy ROFLMAO!!!
Thanks again! #7085854

Bojan Bencic 7/30/2012 1:43:41 PM

Great shot, Peaches. Congratulations on your finalists. #10251137

JO ANN CLEVELAND 7/30/2012 1:56:11 PM

Great month girl! Congrats on this kool finalist!

jo ann c. #10251244

Tammy Espino 7/30/2012 2:14:28 PM

Congrats on another awesome finalist!! Fit the theme perfectly!! :) #10251444

Stefania Barbier 7/30/2012 3:47:02 PM

Congratulations again! #10252129

Lorna Shutter 7/30/2012 4:21:02 PM

Woo Hoo!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist Award for this great image, Peaches!!!!! WTG!!! Good luck in the next round!!! :)

Reynaldo D. Reyes 7/30/2012 4:30:46 PM

Still exciting to see this again and get the finalist. Congratulations Peaches. #10252388

Patrick Rouzes 7/31/2012 4:20:22 PM

CONGRATS once again, Peaches! WTG!

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 7/31/2012 4:28:09 PM

Thanks so very much Bojan, JoAnn,Tammy, Stefania, Lorna, Reynaldo and Patrick, I appreciate the congrats!!!
Have a wonderful night!!! #10255931

Phyllis H. Burchett 7/31/2012 4:39:29 PM

Wonderful finalist Peaches, congrats! #10255987

Laura E. Swan 8/1/2012 9:04:00 AM

Yee Haw!!!!!!! Finally! This got moved to the Finalist that it deserved!!!

Love this one, Peaches!

-Laura :) #10257831

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They dug through this once beautiful hill for a new road.
I don't know what these are called but there were about 5 of them, plus some bulldozers.
I was up on the hill for this shot.
I was very nervous being up there taking these photos
as I was fairly close to the edge and scared to death of heights.
I hated looking down LOL and yes I was shaking!
There was so much dust up there, I had to actually try and keep my camera covered,
and keep dusting it off.
Comment's welcome and have a GREAT DAY!!!
8/30/07, 1/1500 sec, 15.60 aperture, 33.00mm, ISO 80.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/1500 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 80, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 5.50 mm, Model: KODAK Z730 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA

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