B/W Challenge - Are You Ready To Cross Over?  

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Uploaded: 07/23/13 12:30 AM GMT
B/W Challenge - Are You Ready To Cross Over?
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This is my entry to the B/W Challenge this week. Of course it's one of my favorite bridges to cross in the Hub Trail that's back behind our house. The total length of the trail is 24km/15 miles long. I haven't walked the whole length but I have done it on my mountain bike.

Keep your eyes moving & ears listening for the bear, they are active here lately. Also look out for wolves and coyotes they are around also.

Here is this image in colour" Click Here

Thought this would make a lovely B/W showing lots of detail and depth. Did the work in Adobe PhotoShop Elements 10 on iMac.

I'll be back a little later heading out to do a 9 mile walk in the beautiful weather we are having, that's if the dark clouds don't bring rain. Will play catch up when I return.

Hope you enjoying the view. Thank You in Advance for you comments, deeply appreciated.

Beautiful day to you, ♥ Skates


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07/23/13 12:55 AM GMT
Wow, this scene is perfect for B & W. I like the depth you caught here & the bit of shadow play. Contrasts are wonderful & will do well in the B & W Challenge. Excellent, Pat.
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07/23/13 1:36 PM GMT
Those pillars stopped your hummer in it's tracks..Good lead in...R.
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Never argue with an idiot. They'll drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.
07/23/13 1:48 PM GMT
Pat, this is perfect for the challenge, everything about is is superb in my opinion. We have a lengthy trail here too, but I have never been able to check it out, except for a small portion of it, and it's still in the works. Tigs♥ =^..^=
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Nature in all her glory is my uplift on life and so is my love of photography. sandi ♪ ♫
07/23/13 2:46 PM GMT
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This Image GRABBED my EYE. That's Why I Stopped By. Thanks For Sharing ! Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience
07/23/13 2:47 PM GMT
It is truly very lovely B/W image Pat. The sky looks super and so do the trees and the bridge. No, I am not ready to cross - I need a guarantee that I won't meet any bear on the way.
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Smooth seas do not make skilful sailors.
07/23/13 4:31 PM GMT
Wow the depth of field is one hundred percent in this photo and as for black and white it works with this shot superbly my friend.Also I love the white clouds running down the centre of this photo too.
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07/23/13 5:13 PM GMT
Great shot Pat and challenge entry .
I like how the tall trees are lining the bridge and the dof ! Nicely done !
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07/23/13 5:16 PM GMT
Wonderful capture, great B/W picture. I love it, good luck.
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07/23/13 5:19 PM GMT
It's so beautiful, that I don't mind that it's not in color. LOL Wonderful work, good luck, my friend.
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07/23/13 7:30 PM GMT
Looks inviting, Skates.
B/W works well for this one. I will keep my eyes open for the critters.


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People are like cameras--sometimes they lose focus.
07/23/13 8:35 PM GMT
Somehow it is more dramatic in B/W. I thought something different when you said 'crossing over'. I'm glad I was wrong. lol Good one, Pat!
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07/23/13 9:00 PM GMT
Gorgeous in the B&W and such a beautiful scene Pat!!! Good luck!!
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07/23/13 9:46 PM GMT
Excellent conversion to B&W Pat - especially like the clouds.
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. . . "What a desolate place would be a world without a flower! It would be a face without a smile, a feast without a welcome." A.J. Balfour
07/23/13 9:54 PM GMT
Great for the challenge Pat. I like the way one is drawn over the bridge and I want to know what's on the other side.
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"Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake." W.C. Fields. So, carry on over to see My Gallery.
07/24/13 1:11 AM GMT
Since you put it that way. Nooo...I don't think I will cross over. The hike was enough but you added those critters along for the ride. You do it and be sure to take plenty of pictures. You captured a sharp image here and I love the sky Pat.
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07/24/13 7:48 AM GMT
Great tones!...Looks like a walkers bridge without vehicles
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07/24/13 8:59 AM GMT
Very nice depth in this shot. I would cross over if I had someone by my side who knows what to do if we meet any animal that might be dangerous :-).
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07/24/13 10:53 AM GMT
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07/24/13 11:27 AM GMT
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07/25/13 1:36 AM GMT
Pat - Excellent! Thad
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If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera. ~Lewis Hine The Earth without art is just 'eh'.
07/25/13 2:27 PM GMT
Fine work, my friend. I find it very impressive in B/W.
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07/27/13 4:54 PM GMT
Not quite the Pearly Gates I was expecting to see given the title of this piece. A good perspective in the photo and a great view of the trail bridge Pat. Nice contrasts and lighting in the image.
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08/02/13 1:43 AM GMT
Lookin good!
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