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Silvery Clouds

Silvery Clouds
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Copyright: Lori Cannon (LCannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 359 W: 165 N: 391] (2325)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-02
Categories: Nature, Architecture
Camera: Kodak Easyshare LS753
Exposure: f/4.8, 1/1500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-06-10 10:04
Viewed: 1215
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a view from the Astoria Column, looking down to the Astoria Bridge that leads in to Washington State. The clouds were very dramatic which I've tried to enhance using the clarify tool, giving them a more silvery look.

The Astoria-Megler Bridge, which was formally dedicated August 27, 1966, stretches 4.1 miles from Astoria, Oregon, across the mouth of the Columbia River, to Point Ellice, Washington. The bridge’s main span is 1,232 feet in length, the longest "continuous truss" in the world.

The bridge is designed to withstand some of the toughest attacks of nature, Wind gusts of 150 miles per hour from the fierce Pacific storms that occasionally batter the coast still leave the bridge with a safety factor.

As the final link in the Mexico-to-Canada highway system, the bridge saves motorists driving time. And it provides an awesome view of the mouth of the Columbia River and at night, the twinkling hills of Astoria.

Photo: Cropped, Brightness/Contrast, Clarify, Resize, Sharpened

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  • Tim Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 189 W: 18 N: 240] (1139)
  • [2006-06-10 10:37]

Hi Lori,

My wife and I were there last Spring in Astoria. It is very cool there and we enjoyed it. I like the contrasting clouds in your pic and the fact that you got the entirety of the bridge. Nicely done! Oh, Happy anniversary! God's best,


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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 331 N: 902] (5752)
  • [2006-06-10 14:45]

Hi Lori,

Beautiful capture and well done on the composition.


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