~The Gates and Bridge~

© bob cornelison

~The Gates and Bridge~

Leanne M.E. Boyd 2/28/2005 5:53:28 PM

Cool image Bob! I like the starkness with the bright flags. #219969

Mary-Ella Bowles 2/28/2005 5:59:10 PM

Wonderful!! I wish I could have been there to see this amazing sight, but at least I got to enjoy it through your eyes and photo. Nice one, Bob. #1139768

Murry Grigsby 2/28/2005 6:05:35 PM

Nicely done Bob! #1139785

Jim Kinnunen 2/28/2005 7:21:44 PM

I love the color amidst the snow, Bob! #1139897

bob cornelison 2/28/2005 9:06:08 PM

Thanks Leanne, Mary-Ella, Murry and Jim!
I was on a vacation with family and it was freezing cold so I didn't get to spend as much time photographing the gates as I intended but I did get a few shots and plan on entering them so everyone can see them as I saw them.
They were put up for a total of 16 days never to return...23 miles of them in central park! About 1 millions people from all over the world came to see them and they ALL HAD CAMERA'S so I'm sure there will be many shots to see from others with better equipment than mine. (I saw so many DSLR's that I felt like I just came out of a camera trade show)!
~:O) #1140013

Cathy Barrows 3/15/2005 3:36:23 PM

Congrats!......beautiful...what was the reason for these #1174970

Kathleen Clemons 3/15/2005 5:10:59 PM

Great shot, Bob, congrats! #1175943

Kelly Abernathy 3/15/2005 5:39:04 PM

Congrats on a great finalist! -K #1176220

bob cornelison 3/15/2005 6:01:04 PM

Thanks again girls!
Cathy the gates (safron colored material draped to represent artistic gates) were the vision of 2 artists known only as Christo and Jeanne Claude that have done several huge projects throughout the past several years. These "gates" were constructed to cover 23 miles of the central park in NYC. They stayed for only 16 days, never to return, so that drew over 1 million people from all over the world to view them before they were dismantled. I'm sure there will be many opinions about the worth of this project but I only saw a tiny portion of it and was very impressed. Here is one site to give you more answers... http://www.christojeanneclaude.net/snow.html thanks for asking.
~:O) #1176372

bob cornelison 3/15/2005 6:04:29 PM

Oh Boy! I just realized I repeated myself after submitting the last comment....forgive me...I'm old!
~:O) #1176409

Grayce Pedulla Dillon 3/15/2005 6:07:06 PM

Hey Bob, good job. Congrats! #1176438

Jim Kinnunen 3/15/2005 6:14:53 PM

Congrats Bob!! #1176511

Jane Summa 3/15/2005 6:39:45 PM

Congratulations, Bob :-)!!! Good luck through the next round!!! #1176780

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 3/15/2005 10:03:47 PM

A beautiful image, congratulations!!! #1178288

Toby Tolbert 3/19/2005 11:18:00 AM

Great Image, Bob! It doesn't matter what equipment you use just keep your vision. I use the 8700 too and it will be with me for a long time. Keep up the good work. #1191163

bob cornelison 3/20/2005 8:37:29 AM

Thanks Grayce, Jim, Jane, Donna and Toby!
Toby, I really do like the 8700 alot but the focusing is a bit frustrating at times.
~:O) #1192750

Dorothy E. Reed 4/24/2005 4:00:33 AM

Came back to look for the original spinx and I have to tell you, I really enjoyed your gallery. This is one of the best images I've seen of the Gates.
You have a very creative protfolio. #1285749

bob cornelison 4/24/2005 5:23:01 PM

Thanks very much Dorothy! I really appreciate your comments! I took out the original from my gallery because I like this one much better but if you want to see the original one, here it is... #1287825

bob cornelison 4/24/2005 5:25:56 PM

and here it is....? #1287831

bob cornelison 4/24/2005 5:30:25 PM

OK...I've tried 2 times to download it but I don't know where it is going... #1287844

Wayne Nolting 5/7/2005 9:12:16 AM

Now I understand the "Gates Removed" version. I forgot about that project and remember how it had stirred up public opinion. #1328337

bob cornelison 5/7/2005 12:59:53 PM

Thanks Wayne...the project drew alot of prople from around the world but most of the locals saw it as a distraction. I obviously thought they were pretty cool.
~:O) #1328785

Luis Louro 7/3/2005 3:52:17 AM

Amazing shot Bob!!! great gallery!!! #1548502

bob cornelison 7/3/2005 11:02:24 PM

Thanks so much Luis! I appreciate your comments alot!
~:O) #1551370

Jill Odice 9/17/2005 1:48:35 PM

Bob, this is the best photo I have seen of Christo's orange shower curtains:-) I have seen lots of photos but yours are very different and show them in a much more interesting light :-) #1849203

bob cornelison 9/17/2005 11:49:27 PM

Thanks Jillo! I really wish I had more time to shoot them but I am happy with the few I did get and don't regret it.
~:O) #1850315

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