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  #175 Leading Lines
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No Parking       ©2016 Mepo
Canon EOS REBEL T3i       7th place, 114 points
1/639s, f5.6, ISO 100, 176mm, Aperture Priority, Center Weighted Average, no flash
 
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Jade O.
Aug 30, 2016
    They must be on to me. Last time the US Border Guard said, "Citizenship" and I said, "Toronto" he didn't bat an eye!

Mepo
Aug 30, 2016
    Jade: They told me that was all due to someone trying to cross the border with a Toronto Passport.

Jade O.
Aug 30, 2016
    Funny I was crossing the same bridge must've been just minutes after you cleared Canadian customs. The black ops helicopters overhead, swat teams swarming everywhere, reports of terrorists taking photos of strategic targets apparently caused a multi-national alert.....

mrsawyer
Aug 30, 2016
    Simply beautiful Mepo! Great eye! Congrats on your high finish.

Mepo
Aug 30, 2016
    Thanks for the comments and votes. I'll try to answer the questions.

This is the Ogdensburg/Prescott international bridge over the seaway and the St. Lawrence river between Ontario and NY State. Built in 1960 when I first drove across it. I've always admired the design of the bridge which is almost minimalist. No fancy frills, just a beautiful efficient and robust structure. The deck is perforated metal and you can see the water underneath if you look straight down. Car tires make a delicious sound if you drive across at the right speed.

I got the bridge cleared by mentioning that I was a friend of Doctor R. Lavker. That caused a security alert and cleared all traffic in both directions. Seriously, we were returning home with our trailer in tow and just doodled about until the way was clear. I'd taken some test shots on shore so as we drove up the bridge all I had to was poke my head through the moonroof and take the shot. I do have a couple of shots with cars coming towards us but they spoil the sweep of the lines leading up to the centre of the bridge.

The sidewalk is on the left side in the photo - one person wide and a recommendation to turn sideways if a truck comes though :-0

At this point, we were still on the US side. The border with Canada is just after you get on the suspended span.

I'm glad some thought I was standing on the bridge. I wanted a sharp photo so chose a low iso and a high enough speed to cancel the effect of our moving vehicle.

RobertLavker
Aug 29, 2016
    This was my number 1. I love the lines. You obviously used the help of Chris Christie (gov. of New Jersey) to create some "bridge gate" so that there were no cars.

NEAT
Aug 29, 2016
    You were my third pick really love those leading lines they're everywhere

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jomari
Aug 29, 2016
    I like the curve and the bridge structure that one's eye is led to. That's an interesting road surface - lots ans lots of extra leading lines. In my tt.

Old Finn
Aug 29, 2016
    Suits well to the topic. Nicely composed. My first choice

Jade O.
Aug 28, 2016
    Love to know how you managed the shot. Nicely done.

Lo
Aug 28, 2016
    Beautiful curved lines leading to the suspension bridge. Great detail and lovely colour in the sky

elliott
Aug 28, 2016
    great example of what this challenge was looking for.

andyon78
Aug 27, 2016
    I had to put this in my top 5. I love the texture of the road.

davemisunas
Aug 27, 2016
    well captured texture on the road surface ... it and the railing make for good leading lines.. how did you manage to stand in the middle of the road I see no sidewalks

forkcandles
Aug 27, 2016
    yeah right about parking. the lines are great in this image

aoc46
Aug 27, 2016
    Attractive scene with classic LLs. Some people or a vehicle on the bridge might add to the appeal.

RobertLavker
Aug 27, 2016
    I love the sweeping lines of the bridge superimposed with the lines in the road. How did you take this image without cars, etc.? Great capture, high in my favs.
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