Pics for Consideration for GEAG
Hi. The other day some friends and I went to Centennial Park here in town. Two of the four of us had our cameras with us, and were lagging behind, because we kept finding things to photograph. The park is lovely, with a sturdy wooden bridge leading onto a long, winding path through the forest.
March's GEAG meeting is coming up in a week or so, and I can't decide which photo to enter into the competition. I have 3 I am considering. So, I decided to let ya'll look at them and have a say. Thanks for looking, and for commenting. It is much appreciated!!!
Firstly I hope I don't get a scolding for posting quickly in succession and secondly I hope Mackinawman forgives me for borrowing his images!
I took a quick snapshot of his knitted bags dilema and tweaked it in Bridge. The downloaded image I took off Photographica obviously doesn't do Mackinawmans original image the justice it deserves. I'm no photoshop expert by anymeans but I sharpened the image and increased clarity and I think there is a little improvement though I guess there is room for lot's more.
The original was downloaded off Photographica and resized by 300% which gave an image size of 597kb.
I do not know how old the bridge is but has been around many years--as a teen remember the area well, and the river used to be a place my dad would fish (dad has been dead 27yrs). The bridge was not really for the 'public' but do remember being on it..Am not sure just when the sign was posted and no one able to get on the bridge now.
Bridge 1 , picture was taken a couple of days ago after a very much needed rain (as you can tell the water is very muddy looking)
Have a great day!
Bridge At Rainbow Falls
The beauty of Watkings Glen State Park is unbelievable, when you are in the gorge it's like being out west in a National Park.
Not a big bridge picture taker. Here's what I found, and most are from PA. Born but not raised in Harrisburg. Took these pics during a business trip.
walking This used to be a railroad bridge over the Susquehanna but is now a footbridge from City Island? to downtown Harrisburg.
night Two views of these series of bridges taken on my way into Harrisburg for dinner and on my way out. Taken from the the first bridge.
Wifey and I like to poke around the almost infinite Maine coastline. This draw bridge is in a sweet little cove in Maine. misty
Finally, a view of SF through the cables of the most famous bridge in the world. This was taken from the old fort on the Marin Headlands while "shopping" colleges with my daughter a couple of years ago. GG
From my waterfall treck today. Dingmans creek at George W. Childs Park Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania
Best of 2009 - Things
Haven't had the camera out much this year. I did get a chance to do some exploring around the Golden Gate Bridge and caught it as the Fog was lifting.
Best of 2009 - things man made
A few friends decided to do a boat trip on January 1st on the Niger river. I had always missed previous occasions, so I was very happy that this group had a spot free. These boats, called 'pirogue' (lit. dug out canoe), come in all kinds of sizes and they are navigated by the Bozo people, the 'masters of the water.' Such a boat trip gives you really unique angles, such as the view of Bamako's 'New Bridge' from underneath.
As one commenter pointed out - you can see how high the water gets at other times of the year. The rainy season is from June to September, and the highest level is probably in Sept-Oktober.
Unintentional forbidden shot
I wanted to take a picture of the sunset. I did so while driving over a bridge out of the driver's window. I did not see the policemen, until I looked at the pictures later. That's scary because they could have easily interpreted my action as photographing the bridge - which is forbidden in this country. Possibly it is also forbidden to take pictures of policemen but I am not eager to find out.
Police men in sunset
Boat trip on January 1st
Bridge A few friends decided to do a boat trip on January 1st on the Niger river. I had always missed previous occasions, so I was very happy that this group had a spot free. These boats, called 'pirogue' (lit. dug out canoe), come in all kinds of sizes and they are navigated by the Bozo people, the 'masters of the water.' Such a boat trip gives you really unique angles, such as the view of Bamako's 'New Bridge' from underneath (#1).
Bozo steering boat We were about ten people and it was a lovely ride, upriver on one side, coming down on the other side when the sun was already setting behind our tour guide (#2). By the time we arrived at our starting point it was dark.
Bozo steering boat
Baby it's COLD outside . . . . .
It's a rare winter in the Pacific Northwest when we get significant snow, and the rain hasn't melted it a day later. That might explain why most people don't know that the roads get slick!!
This water wheel will be out of service for a while.
Rare view of Deception Pass Bridge in the snow - just doesn't happen often.
Even Nessie came out to have a look!
On a Sunday Drive
This past Sunday Michael and I decided to explore the area where his house is. We had time to kill and nothing to do around the house so we hopped in the car for a little drive. I quickly grabbed my camera just in case, even though Michael warned that he might not stop for just anything. It was a good thing I brought it anyway because on our drive we found the Clarkson Covered Bridge. It's a beautiful area. We'd seen signs from the main highway and knew it was in the area but we're so happy we found it. It has beautiful picnic areas and waterfalls here and there. Definitely a place to revisit. I didn't get very many pictures, but I did get a few of the bridge.
And it's fall, so who can resist a shot of the leaves?
Thanks for looking and have a great weekend everyone!