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Uploaded: 09/06/05 7:36 PM GMT
Skeleton Of Steel
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As my wife and I evacuated ahead of Hurricane Katrina we spent a lot of time in traffic on old Louisiana backroads. During one particularly trying part of the drive we saw an old train bridge from the early 1900's's, and being who I am I parked the car and ran off down the tracks with my camera and the unheeded warnings of my wife ringing in my ears. This old bridge had amazing bones with its frame, reinforcing plates, and rivets marching off to a perspective point. I shot a lot of photos, but this was the best I could do. I reduced it to 64 colors - as small as I could, but it's still big. I don't know why. I hope you like it.

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::bayoubooger
09/06/05 7:56 PM GMT
g'day Reg,

good to see ya back, hope all the relatives made it also..bogalusa took a terrific hit, but all are well, just no big trees left to go back too? :o(
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::Morwyn
09/06/05 8:36 PM GMT
Hello, my friend.. I am very glad to see you are safe.. Thank you for the lovely image..
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One bead at a time..
::arneh
09/06/05 9:04 PM GMT
Hi Regmar. Itดs great to see you here agaiin....and thanks for this interesting and beautiful shot.
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::Neamh
09/06/05 9:28 PM GMT
The low perspective works good and makes this seem very big.I like your color adjustment if thats what it is.The gray of the steel is just right for this.
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::CaptainHero
09/06/05 9:32 PM GMT
Nice shot. Your poor wife.

I like the composition here and the desaturation works nicely. This pic is good.
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::RobNevin
09/07/05 1:23 AM GMT
Awesome photo, but the best was the news that you're safe. Welcome back.

Rob
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::Quiet
09/07/05 1:23 AM GMT
Beautiful shot, regmar - enhanced by the reduction in colours (imho). Glad you are safe also!
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prismmagic
09/07/05 5:07 AM GMT
Great shot Reg. Welcome back.
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cinny7
09/07/05 1:47 PM GMT
What a perfect capture here...not just the quality, but the emotions that it seems to stir up. Excellent as always!
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::lowlander
09/07/05 2:05 PM GMT
Hi Regmar, Pleased to know that you and your wife are safe and well. This is an amazing picture, given the circumstances. It has a great nostalgic feel to it. I love the way the end of the bridge is centered perfectly in the frame. My compliments and highest vote.
Regards to you and your wife.

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::dreamer100
09/09/05 11:01 PM GMT
I like the desaturation too, without it the rust spots on the beams might have pulled your eyes away from the view. The low angle is great too, I love all those beams and angled plates in a domino like line at the bottom
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nigel_inglis
09/22/05 11:48 AM GMT
Nice photo here. I like greyness to it. Looks like somewhere to think to me...Great shot.
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mrpun46
09/30/05 11:41 PM GMT
Nice train a thought behind this picture ;) Like the feeling of strength. Great composition.
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postaldude66
10/08/05 4:23 AM GMT
I absolutely love the way you have captured this bridge. The angle you took this at is very effective. Great work!
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Infogeneration
10/16/05 2:34 AM GMT
Its very moving because it reminds me of so many other things. The inside of a whale, the ark, industrialization, and because of your comment, Katrina, and all the passion associated.

It looks good with low color too.
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::jzaw
11/09/05 12:12 AM GMT
great geometric capture
love it
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Malwina
05/04/06 5:48 PM GMT
Very nice shot:)
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mr_clough
01/19/07 4:19 AM GMT
well done, love it :)
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.toxiccosmic
04/05/10 7:34 PM GMT
What a great shot! Perfect perspective!
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