~The Gates and Bridge~

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~The Gates and Bridge~

Leanne M.E. Boyd February 28, 2005

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

Mary-Ella Bowles level-deluxe February 28, 2005

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 February 28, 2005

Nicely done Bob! #1139785

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe February 28, 2005

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

bob cornelison February 28, 2005

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 March 15, 2005

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

Kathleen Clemons March 15, 2005

Great shot, Bob, congrats! #1175943

Kelly Abernathy level-classic March 15, 2005

Congrats on a great finalist! -K #1176220

bob cornelison March 15, 2005

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 March 15, 2005

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

Grayce Pedulla Dillon March 15, 2005

Hey Bob, good job. Congrats! #1176438

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe March 15, 2005

Congrats Bob!! #1176511

Jane Summa March 15, 2005

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

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 15, 2005

A beautiful image, congratulations!!! #1178288

Toby Tolbert March 19, 2005

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 March 20, 2005

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 April 24, 2005

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 April 24, 2005

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 April 24, 2005

and here it is....? #1287831

bob cornelison April 24, 2005

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

Wayne Nolting May 07, 2005

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

bob cornelison May 07, 2005

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 July 03, 2005

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

bob cornelison July 03, 2005

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

Jill Odice level-classic September 17, 2005

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 September 17, 2005

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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