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Neil


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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Triangle (Basic Editing III)
Collection: A+ Prints
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Canon
Location: Latham, NY
Date: May 9, 2005
Aperture: 8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/25
Galleries: Landscape, Architecture
Date Uploaded: May 10, 2005

These are the "Twin Bridges" in Latham, New York. It's where the Northway crosses the Mohawk River. The vantage point is on a road, but part of the road I frequent as it is a connector road on the very nice Mohawk Hudson Bike path, a 50 mile or so rail trail (with some breaks, requiring connecting roads, such as here.

Here's the Satellite view:

Satellite View of Twin Bridges

Thanks everyone for an incredible week. The first few scores that came in were low, making me wonder, but then it climbed up and stayed above 7 all week!

Thanks again!

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 413
Avg (all users): 7.3101
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 7.1429
Avg (non-participants): 7.5038
Views since voting: 9424
Views during voting: 416
Votes: 287
Comments: 98
Favorites: 32 (view)


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11/12/2012 08:23:56 PM
I love the symmetry, reflections and colors. Very well done Sir!
03/26/2007 10:21:46 AM
3/26/2007: new to site & just cruising..when I did my residency @AMCH, I think we (especially my husband, coming down from VT) drove those bridges 1000 times-what a great perspective! Really good shot!
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11/05/2006 10:03:41 PM
I grew up in the Capitol district and recognized these bridges right away. You did them an incredible justice in this photograph. Belated congrats on this beautiful photo.
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06/06/2006 11:00:09 PM
This is amazing! Congratulations on your 2nd place!
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05/24/2005 12:29:42 PM
The question that I have is the red on the right hand bridge, was it enhanced in photoshop, or just an extraordinary sun shot?
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05/23/2005 07:56:28 AM
Long time coming... well deserved ribbon !
Congrats Neil :)
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05/22/2005 05:47:34 PM
Hmmm...interesting now that I look back and see the vote I gave this shot. I do like it very much. I know exactly where you were standing when taking this picture. I drive over the Twin Bridges quite frequently. I guess my problem was originally I was so captured by your perspective that I completely missed the triangles. All I saw was the humps. If I could take back my vote I would. I am glad you took a ribbon for this. Very nice work!
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05/19/2005 10:57:07 AM
Wow, kewl lighting and tones. Congrats!
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05/19/2005 09:07:05 AM
CONGRATULATIONS on your first Ribbon with this great shot! Well deserved!!
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05/19/2005 08:59:52 AM
Hey Neil, this is delicious stuff! Congratulations on your first ribbon!
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05/19/2005 02:49:45 AM
I like the perspective (converging lines) and the symmetry.
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05/18/2005 11:24:31 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon. It is a beautiful shot. That Google maps satellite linking using natural language input for searching is really cool. I'd never seen that before.
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05/18/2005 08:30:53 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon!
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05/18/2005 07:55:43 PM
Congratulations Neil, it's about time! Really nice shot
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05/18/2005 03:18:13 PM
This is absolutely stunning. Congrats on the well deserved ribbon.
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05/18/2005 01:48:46 PM
Congrats Neil on this fine photograph.

I agree with Shannon, you were long overdue.

Now that the no-ribbon-spell has been broken, reel the ribbons in.
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05/18/2005 12:39:17 PM
Neil, congratulations on a wonderful image and the ribbon!
(it pays to go tack sharp every now and then, right? :))
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05/18/2005 12:26:09 PM
Powerful shot -- congrats on your well-deserved 1st ribbon!
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05/18/2005 11:09:02 AM
Congradulations grate picture. Out standing view.
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05/18/2005 11:02:20 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon.
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05/18/2005 09:48:55 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon! Your picture is excellent!
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05/18/2005 09:24:22 AM
I'm a little late, but congrats on your much deserved first ribbon. Excellent photo!
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05/18/2005 08:41:59 AM
Wow! Great shot! Congratulations on your first ribbon with this outstanding capture!
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05/18/2005 08:37:35 AM
Marvellous shot! Congratulations!
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05/18/2005 08:13:54 AM
YEA!!! Congrats Neil on your first ribbon!!
Well Deserved!

Message edited by author 2005-05-18 08:14:16.
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05/18/2005 08:04:35 AM
Woohoo! Good job niel!
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05/18/2005 07:32:41 AM
Neil, Congratulations on your first ribbon!! This is a truly beautiful photograph. -- paul
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05/18/2005 06:37:08 AM
Couldn`t quite believe that this was your first ribbon Neil.
You certainly nailed it with this one..great shot.
Congratulations.
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05/18/2005 06:36:01 AM
WTG Neil. Glad to see you finally ribboned (many more to come). Very well deserved. I added it to my favorites.

Cheers,

Owen
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05/18/2005 06:25:58 AM
well, what a good morning this is! congratulations, neil!!!

i guess there really is hope in this world ;-)
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05/18/2005 05:42:14 AM
Wow!! Congrats!!! :)
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05/18/2005 04:15:37 AM
Wow, way to break a streak - hehehe - does this spell the end of the camera shaking :P! (It couldn't be a crisper shot if it tried).

Terrific image - but in doing this you lose your claim as many dpc'ers favourite photographer without a ribbon.
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05/18/2005 02:27:00 AM
This is wonderful, strong and imaginative. Congrats on your ribbon.
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05/18/2005 02:25:55 AM
congratulations neil, stunning photo!

Message edited by author 2005-05-18 02:26:22.
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05/18/2005 02:09:04 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon. Beautiful colors.
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05/18/2005 01:37:26 AM
Congrats on the ribbon.. feels great aye!
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05/18/2005 01:36:58 AM
Congratulations !
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05/18/2005 01:36:13 AM
A beautiful shot. Love the colors. Congratulations on your first ribbon.. Very very lovely!! :)
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05/18/2005 01:09:36 AM
Excellent! Congratulations on your first ribbon Neil! It's a beautiful image.
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05/18/2005 01:08:11 AM
that is excellent for you Neil. Well done!
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05/18/2005 01:03:37 AM
Congrats on the ribbon - I chose this image as favorite because I love it so much, it's that good. Awesome job!
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05/18/2005 12:57:58 AM
Super image, congratulations.
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05/18/2005 12:48:47 AM
yay!!! Congratulations Neil!!!!
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05/18/2005 12:45:44 AM
WooHoo, Neil!! I am thrilled for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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05/18/2005 12:41:45 AM
Congrats Neil...Excellent shot...
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05/18/2005 12:20:30 AM
One 1???

Congratulations on the ribbon! I dig the reds.
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05/18/2005 12:15:57 AM
Nice work.....congrats
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05/18/2005 12:15:30 AM
Fantastic! Excellent! Congrats, Neil! Any statement for the Enquirer before I uncover some secrets and expose you? :P
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05/18/2005 12:12:06 AM
All right! Way to go Neil! Many congratulations.
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05/18/2005 12:10:11 AM
Took a while but you finally got your ribbon. Congrats and well desrved.
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05/18/2005 12:08:04 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon. I'm sure there are many more to come.
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05/18/2005 12:05:36 AM
Ah, the ribbon comes to you at last. Congratulations!
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05/18/2005 12:05:24 AM
Great!!!!!!!!!!!! Big congrats on your ribbon, Neil! Hurray!
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05/18/2005 12:04:52 AM
Go Neil...Go Neil!!!! Damn! Congrats and it couldn't have been a ribbon for a better, more deserved guy! Awesome!
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05/18/2005 12:04:33 AM
Congratulations! This was one of the two 10s I gave. Nice work, beautiful.
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05/18/2005 12:03:29 AM
Congratulations. You have truly earned this ribbon. Your image was my favorite for this challenge. Loud Kudos from Jersey City and may you feel the uplift of this reward to carry you further into this art. Again, congratulations on your RED.
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05/18/2005 12:03:20 AM
A well deserved and long overdue ribbon!!!! I didn't get the opportunity to vote this time around, but this is a very interesting shot. Congrats.
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05/18/2005 12:01:22 AM
Woohoo! You were long overdue. Congrats on your first ribbon!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/17/2005 10:40:40 PM
Why bridges win here so often is an interesting question; but you have done nothing to stop that precedence. Your designs, colors and balance all work to make a fine composition. Nice to see someone not bound by (tympani roll here) the gods-ordained "Rule Of Thirds!!!!" You are one I pick to ribbon.
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05/17/2005 10:28:34 PM
Quite an impressive show for this challenge. Great colors. Returning for final bump. Gas to the pedal: you have my ten! No more compelling image in this challenge.
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05/17/2005 09:27:15 PM
Excelent composition. I like the perspective. You may want to re-take it and enter it for the "light" contest.
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05/17/2005 08:39:16 PM
Wonderful perspective. Great color......great shot. I think that you have a winner.
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05/17/2005 06:27:27 PM
Exceptionally well composed image. High technical quality. If there is any fault at all, it is that there is a large amount of black on the left side of the image and it has a red hue.
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05/17/2005 02:50:06 PM
At first glance, this picture seemed to have too much black in it, so I looked at it a bit longer. It grew on me and I do like the picture a lot now, it must the a combination of colour, shape and contrast. Funny isn't it, how you can change your mind like that?
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05/17/2005 02:48:38 PM
Great shot!
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05/17/2005 09:09:53 AM
Very nice silhouette action happening here. The reflection in the water is a plus
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05/16/2005 11:49:57 PM
Wonderful lighting and color tones in this one!
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05/16/2005 09:06:11 PM
Beautiful photo. Love the colors and the contrasts, with the curves and angles, steel and water.
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05/16/2005 07:38:17 PM
Massive metal. -9
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05/16/2005 05:17:36 PM
unusual angle. I like.
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05/16/2005 03:05:12 PM
Beautiful colors and backlighting. Nice framing, maybe a little too much black on the right side (which would mean trimming the left as well to keep centered composition). 7
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05/16/2005 01:21:30 PM
Fascinating photo! I love the colors and shadows. Bumping up. In my top 5.
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05/15/2005 07:26:42 AM
Great colours!
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05/14/2005 07:35:34 PM
Nice. Could it have been balanced a bit more...Lovely light.
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05/14/2005 07:40:43 AM
Although I think that the triangles might not be "clearly shown as a key element" (to me, the arches and background colours form the key elements), I still consider this to be a great shot and worthy of a top 10 spot. Well done.
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05/14/2005 06:04:38 AM
This will do well in Silhouette, I like this and I see where you are going with the triangle. I think other may not be as obliging. Anyway this is one of my top 10
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05/14/2005 02:19:06 AM
Great pic. Well done.
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05/13/2005 11:09:47 PM
ladies and gentlemen, the envelope please...

GORGEOUS! I really like the strong graphic element, and your image is tack-sharp. Well done.
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05/13/2005 06:37:51 PM
really nice shot
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05/12/2005 07:59:45 PM
This is a cool perspective and gives the feeling of tranquility on the river as the sun goes down
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05/12/2005 05:19:48 PM
Magnificient! My top pick! Good luck !
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05/12/2005 12:59:03 PM
a very strong emotive picture, good cotrast of the bridge with the sky it give a great feeling of strength
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05/12/2005 11:03:03 AM
Great shot/angle! Coloring is very nice too!
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05/12/2005 08:44:44 AM
Love this picture. Very nice colors and nice reflection. I gave it a 9.
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05/12/2005 07:06:30 AM
a great picture.
the only complaint I have is that it's better than my bridge triangle picture :-)
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05/11/2005 09:09:25 PM
beutiful shot. The orange/red makes this steel feel warm.
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05/11/2005 08:01:57 PM
moving this up on second take ... great color, expoure, and composition ... very riviting
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05/11/2005 06:13:48 PM
Gorgeous colors... Nice blacks... Good pic.
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05/11/2005 03:11:48 PM
If I had to make a bet - I'd bet on this for a ribbon 10
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05/11/2005 12:18:21 PM
This has nice colours and the sillouetted triangles look great. 10
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05/11/2005 12:18:13 PM
Nice catch
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05/11/2005 11:52:45 AM
GRATE! picture ! love it how you use the reflection in the water. bravo!
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05/11/2005 11:28:59 AM
WOW!!! This is my first WOW photo!!! Congratulations. Really beautiful. WAIT.... you just got a second WOW!!! 10
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05/11/2005 11:17:32 AM
Good job making a regular subject matter very eye appealing! Nice triangles too.
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05/11/2005 10:20:14 AM
Wonderful image!
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05/11/2005 09:48:58 AM
This is a nice image. I really like the coloring of this image as welll as the angle from which you shot and the reflection seen. nice work.
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05/11/2005 08:20:34 AM
One of the first wow pictures of this challenge-vote round for me, and it's very striking. I like the shifting color tones a lot, and the reddish tint on the right side is very evocative in terms of mood. I can't help but think that this would also have scored well with me in the upcoming silhouette challenge. If there were complaints to be made, I'd say the tuft of cloud and little flare on the upper left, and the reflection on the water surface, which could have been burned in some more. But alas, it's basic edit, and given the parameters, I'll still score this my first 10 of the challenge. Thanks.
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05/11/2005 07:12:26 AM
Great find....8
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