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Some people from a local photo club wanted to know why I have so few images of this bridge. So in order to raise the bar a bit, I'm trying to show the bridge with lots of things happening to it all at once. So when the rare coincidence of low fog and high clouds looks like it might occur, I'm off to the bridge. This is more like how it feels to be here.

After shooting a nice red sunset filtering through the mist, the clouds opened up and I lucked out! The intentionally overexposed moon was actually a very small thin crescent at 20mm, but the overexposure and movement over 2 minutes makes it look much larger and more full than it really was. I've commuted from the sun into the fog many hundreds of times, but it is better to watch it happen from here.

I am in a study at nearby Stanford University for an injection to cure my little finger (er um... 'pinky' according to Koen!), which is getting bent by a disease related to my ancestors being from Scotland! It must be the loch water or something, lol. Anyway, I will be away again from EPZ after this Thursday for a couple of weeks. So I'll try to catch up over the next couple of days.

2 minute exposure @F8 with ND grad 0.9

Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:Canon 17-40L @20
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Into the Mist
Username:PatrickSmith PatrickSmith
Uploaded:7 Jan 2008 - 3:49 PM
Tags:Architecture, California, General, Golden gate bridge, Landscape / travel, Long exposure, San francisco
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JohnParminter

The lights reflected off the water are very appealing as is the overall image.
John

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7 Jan 2008 - 3:53 PM

This is brilliant, very well done
Leon

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7 Jan 2008 - 3:54 PM

Wow as usual - always a pleasure to see your shots. Good luck, have a wee dram to cure the pain Wink

Freda

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7 Jan 2008 - 3:55 PM

Appealing is an understatement..the reflections and colour are outstanding, I could look at this for ages. A wonderful composition. Happy New Year Patrick.
Di

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7 Jan 2008 - 3:57 PM

Truly amazing!


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alanDwest
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7 Jan 2008 - 4:01 PM

Fantastic .. What else is there to say.

Alan

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bricurtis
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7 Jan 2008 - 4:04 PM

Love the bridge disappearing into the mist and thats a superb sheen on the water Patrick.
Happy New Year.
Brian.

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7 Jan 2008 - 4:08 PM

Amazing and a very good gallery.
Will

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MalcolmM
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7 Jan 2008 - 4:08 PM

Great long exposure shot - reflections & colours superb. Happy New Year, Patrick.

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7 Jan 2008 - 4:09 PM


Quote: I am in a study at nearby Stanford University for an injection to cure my little finger, which is getting bent by a disease related to my ancestors being from Scotland!

Please tell me you mean your pinky ?

Smile

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7 Jan 2008 - 4:10 PM

Happy New Year Patrick

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7 Jan 2008 - 4:10 PM

Fantastic Patrick - as always - happy new year to you

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7 Jan 2008 - 4:12 PM

Thanks for looking and for the new year's wishes!I'll catch up soon!

Thanks Freda, I'll need it.

LOL Koen, ok, I stand corrected!

Patrick

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7 Jan 2008 - 4:13 PM

Patrick - this is a beauty! So much to like about this one, the golden reflections, the mist and the wonderful sky, love the hint of red and of course the moon! Hope all goes well.

Sarah *

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7 Jan 2008 - 4:14 PM

Sounds like you might be from Morningside in Edinburgh, Patrick they drink tea with the pinkie pointing straight out, a terrible affliction or affectation which ever way you look at it.
Your image of the bridge is very interesting with the fog apparently traveling along the bridge structure while the moon shines high above.
Your work as ever is very interesting to view.
All the very best
Dougie

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7 Jan 2008 - 4:24 PM

Excellent image
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7 Jan 2008 - 4:25 PM

Outstanding as ever...

Gavin ...

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7 Jan 2008 - 4:27 PM

Another beauty patrick, excellent capture.
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xinia
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7 Jan 2008 - 4:27 PM

tremendous light and atmosphere conveyed here Patrick

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PatrickSmith
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7 Jan 2008 - 4:31 PM

Thanks for your comments!

I hope it does too Sarah. It is a bit like torture but it will be over in a few months I hope.

LOL Dougie, maybe it is because I stopped drinking that tea!

Patrick

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7 Jan 2008 - 4:35 PM

Truly amazing image, so wonderfully exposed and captured. Superb angle and comp

Dave

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JouŠo
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7 Jan 2008 - 4:37 PM

grand image, Patrick!

Happy New York Wink

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7 Jan 2008 - 4:44 PM

Hi Patrick,
Love the light,reflection,colours,angle and detail. Hope your pinky is feeling better soon.Happy New Year from Scotland.Take care,AnnSmile

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7 Jan 2008 - 4:45 PM

magical Patrick

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ChrisIW
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7 Jan 2008 - 4:46 PM

That is such a lovely shot Patrick, great reflections on the water, I love it

Chris

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7 Jan 2008 - 4:50 PM

wonderful image,nice work

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7 Jan 2008 - 4:52 PM

wonderful lighting and very nicely captured

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7 Jan 2008 - 4:56 PM

lovely night shot Patrick - Happy New Year to you and all the best for '08 Grin

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7 Jan 2008 - 4:57 PM

good luck with yer pinky PatrickSmile

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7 Jan 2008 - 4:57 PM

Love the atmospheric feel to this photo
nice one
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7 Jan 2008 - 4:59 PM

fantastic capture - very atmospheric

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7 Jan 2008 - 5:14 PM

Sometimes I enjoy reading your descriptions as much as looking at your shots, but this one has to be the best so far. LOL - Sorry, but on a serious note, I do hope your pinky does get better soon Patrick.
Laura

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7 Jan 2008 - 5:19 PM

very nice.

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PatrickSmith
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7 Jan 2008 - 5:20 PM

Thanks for dropping in! Thanks for the new year's and pinky wishes.

LOL Laura, that's why I write them!

Patrick

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7 Jan 2008 - 5:27 PM

This is fabulous. Love how the mist is just starting to engulf the bride. The reflected lights in the Bay are lovely too.
I have pinky that's becoming bent too - it's genetic?? It hurts too.
Anne

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7 Jan 2008 - 5:34 PM

Great image Great shot

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7 Jan 2008 - 5:35 PM

stunning image, great portfolio, andys0707

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7 Jan 2008 - 5:36 PM

One of your best again Patrick, & a happy new year to you all.



Brian.

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7 Jan 2008 - 5:40 PM

An incredible image Patrick, terrific light, reflections and atmosphere. All the best to you in 2008, and hope your finger gets better soon, Ed

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7 Jan 2008 - 5:40 PM

Thanks for looking!

I hope so too Ed.

Anne, it is genetic and both my parents have it so that makes it 10x worse! Here is more information.

Patrick

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7 Jan 2008 - 5:44 PM

Nice one...

Alch on the finger, you got Viking blood in you then too Smile

Tommy

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7 Jan 2008 - 5:47 PM

Nice image - like the colours and lighting in this - well worked.
Regards Richard.

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7 Jan 2008 - 5:48 PM

LOL - I think so Tommy. That is where it originated!

Patrick

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7 Jan 2008 - 6:13 PM

Wonderful. The mist really gives this a great feel..
( Thanks for the horizon tip... Note to self.. 'pay more attention to detail'. I am sure that was put on a few of my school reportsSmile ).

Regards

PS... Hope you have expunged that Sottish problem !!!.. They have bad fingers due to trying to climb Hadrians Wall to get to the land of milk and honey..Wink

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7 Jan 2008 - 6:18 PM

Thanks Richard!

LOL - Edgar! You may be right....

Patrick

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7 Jan 2008 - 6:22 PM

Just the one word Patrick. Awesome! Smile

Phil.

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7 Jan 2008 - 6:24 PM

Superb,
Fred.

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7 Jan 2008 - 6:29 PM

Stunning shot Smile the large view is even better Smile

Dougie

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7 Jan 2008 - 6:38 PM

Wow!

Steve

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7 Jan 2008 - 6:38 PM

Fabulous

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7 Jan 2008 - 6:49 PM

This quite simply is stunning.

My bro says you've had a bit of rain over there recently? Good luck with the pinky...
Martin

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7 Jan 2008 - 6:49 PM

Pure Patrick - SUPERB!

Rgds
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7 Jan 2008 - 6:53 PM

Thanks for dropping by!

Yes Martin, we had about 5 inches in the past 3 days, or 1/4 or our yearly total. That is normal though. The 5 biggest storms usually give us over half of our yearly rain. 8-11 feet of new snow in the mountains too!

Patrick

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7 Jan 2008 - 6:54 PM

Some superb light here and as superb as always

Peter

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7 Jan 2008 - 6:54 PM

Absolutely stunning, a really fabulous image.
Hope the finger gets sorted.
Annette

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7 Jan 2008 - 7:00 PM

Beautifully smooth from the exposure time Patrick,love the colours.
Hope the finger is O.K....sounds much the same as my Dad had some years ago Sad
Janet

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7 Jan 2008 - 7:18 PM

Outstanding as always Patrick.
Happy New Year.

Mike

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7 Jan 2008 - 7:28 PM

really an awsome shot...I love it

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7 Jan 2008 - 7:33 PM

Hi Patrick,
Crackin shot again. Love these long exposures!


Scotty

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7 Jan 2008 - 7:34 PM

Superb Patrick all the best for 2008.

Mark.

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7 Jan 2008 - 7:36 PM

Terrific image, love the atmosphere.
Andy

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7 Jan 2008 - 7:41 PM

Beautiful Image.

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7 Jan 2008 - 7:52 PM

You have caught the changing conditions perfectly Patrick.

Happy New Year to you too Smile

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7 Jan 2008 - 7:57 PM

Stunning image.

*Mike*

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7 Jan 2008 - 8:10 PM

sure it will be fine - the finger that is. I met up with a bunch of ex work colleagues on Friday and one of those has just had the bendy finger thing fixed Smile

nice picture too, but then that goes without saying.

good luck with the finger.

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7 Jan 2008 - 8:11 PM

A great opener for 2008.
Good luck with your pinky rectification procedures.

Dave

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7 Jan 2008 - 8:13 PM

Outstanding image, great photography Patrick.

Lisa

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7 Jan 2008 - 8:24 PM

Blimey - racing to 100 in double quick time. And rightly so, stunning photography

Alan

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7 Jan 2008 - 8:29 PM

very pretty patrick Smile

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7 Jan 2008 - 8:29 PM

It's all been said Patrick, just superb

Malcolm

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7 Jan 2008 - 8:30 PM

Thanks for looking in and for the 2008 wishes too!

It will be Janet I hope, but both mine have it.

Yes Ian, it is common amongst a small group but is still considered rare in the world.

Thanks Martin, the conditions were changing so rapidly that I tried to get a pano but each shot lasted too long and things were too different from shot to shot to produce a decent join!

Patrick

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7 Jan 2008 - 8:35 PM

An oustanding image.

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sut68
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7 Jan 2008 - 8:36 PM

Excellent work [as ever] and great to see you back. Happy New Year mate, hope all goes well with the pinky!!!

Paul

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7 Jan 2008 - 8:47 PM

Have the ton on me Patrick. This is a stunning image indeed
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7 Jan 2008 - 8:49 PM

This is quite magnificent.
Cheers
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7 Jan 2008 - 8:51 PM

I'm a sucker for a good long exposure image, and this is very, very good. Smile

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7 Jan 2008 - 8:51 PM

An excellent photo and expertly taken. Beautiful work.
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scott_jessuk
7 Jan 2008 - 8:54 PM

Cracking shot Patrick, great viewpoint and super light.

Hope the op goes smoothly so you have no bendy finger problems in the future. Sounds sore and hope it never happens to me. Good luck.

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7 Jan 2008 - 8:54 PM

cracking image patrick
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7 Jan 2008 - 8:55 PM

Excellent shot, Superb.

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PatrickSmith
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7 Jan 2008 - 9:03 PM

Thanks for looking in and for the 2008 wishes too!

It will be Janet I hope, but both mine have it.

Yes Ian, it is common amongst a small group but is still considered rare in the world.

Thanks Martin, the conditions were changing so rapidly that I tried to get a pano but each shot lasted too long and things were too different from shot to shot to produce a decent join!

Patrick

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7 Jan 2008 - 9:24 PM

Thanks for looking in and for the 2008 wishes too!

It will be Janet I hope, but both mine have it.

Yes Ian, it is common amongst a small group but is still considered rare in the world.

Thanks Martin, the conditions were changing so rapidly that I tried to get a pano but each shot lasted too long and things were too different from shot to shot to produce a decent join!

Patrick

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7 Jan 2008 - 9:35 PM

er... how did that happen??

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7 Jan 2008 - 9:45 PM

110 for you., WOW! This is worth 110 and more-- definitely the Golden Gate Bridge--


Best wishes with the finger!


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7 Jan 2008 - 9:59 PM

I don't know what to say that has not been said already. Very, very... very... wonderful.
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7 Jan 2008 - 10:05 PM

Wonderful exposure Patrick. All the best for 2008.


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7 Jan 2008 - 10:08 PM

Thanks for stopping by and for the kind wishes!

The what Jennnn? Never heard of it!

Patrick

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7 Jan 2008 - 10:09 PM

Lovely composure and lighting to this one.
Cheers, Jon

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7 Jan 2008 - 11:57 PM

this is totally amazing, lighting and composition is perfect

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8 Jan 2008 - 12:01 AM

First things first.......Good to see you back.....And hoping your sore lil' pinky is on the mend soon....It was referred to on your 'Asilomar Surf', in case you missed it.....LOL!

More ooooh's and ahhhhh's from the east coast on this lovely image, P....Smile

This one should have made the 'Grand EC" Award by now, don't ya think??
Or at least the "POTW".....??
What's up with that?!

Well, how about the highly acclaimed 'Megamuff Award'???

LOL!

Oh well, I'll give it a couple of days, surely you'll get something.....Smile

Cheers and Be careful of those Stanford Studies, your Mug may show up in a medical book...Smile

Have a good night,
Suz x

PS: You do know what they say about men with the cursed bent pinky syndrome, right???!!!

Well, I'll leave that be for now....LOL!

PSS: Thanks for checking out my Baby shot.....Smile

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8 Jan 2008 - 12:57 AM

Good stuff as ever...hope the pinky gets straightened Wink

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8 Jan 2008 - 1:14 AM

Superb shot Patrick, all been said but I echo all the 'hope it is soon straightened out' comments!

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8 Jan 2008 - 3:43 AM

Thanks for the kind words and comments!
LOL - No Suz, I don't know what 'they' say but they are probably wrong! And as for the *c's and other awards, well you just never know when one will hit. I'll take the MA for now!

I hope too Gill and Chris!

Patrick

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8 Jan 2008 - 5:41 AM

this is stunning Patrick, wonderful work
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8 Jan 2008 - 6:38 AM

Beautiful silky smooth image. Stunning as always.

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8 Jan 2008 - 8:39 AM

Awesome image, its all been said ..

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8 Jan 2008 - 10:38 AM

"As above"
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8 Jan 2008 - 10:52 AM

Stunning shot Patrick, love the fog rolling in and the movement through the water with the light reflections.

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8 Jan 2008 - 10:55 AM

great long exposure shot Patrick - nice reflections & exposure.

well done

Ash

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8 Jan 2008 - 11:21 AM

Excellent camera work here as usual, Patrick. I expected no less from you.
All the best to you in 2008 and good luck with the little finger. It's always something isn't it?

Regards,
Eric

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8 Jan 2008 - 1:06 PM

Beautiful capture as always.
Happy new Year 2008 Smile

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8 Jan 2008 - 1:06 PM

Class ...

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8 Jan 2008 - 1:16 PM

A brilliant capture Patrick.
All The Best for 2008.
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8 Jan 2008 - 3:14 PM

This is just gorgeous Patrick, king of the long exposures lol

Hope all goes well with the finger

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8 Jan 2008 - 3:23 PM

Thanks for your support!

Yes Eric, it is always something!

LOL Mari, but where is the queen?

Patrick

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8 Jan 2008 - 4:15 PM

Super shot as always, Patrick. I'm sure you have thoroughly raised the bar as intended. Hope you're back in action asap. Best wishes

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8 Jan 2008 - 5:15 PM

A bent pinky, sounds very painful. Hope it gets better soon.
A cracking image in all respects. A well good description as well.
Take care.
Colin

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8 Jan 2008 - 5:34 PM

An excellent image Patrick. I wonder if Stanford would like to see my pinkys, they're both corkscrew shapes! Good luck.

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8 Jan 2008 - 5:35 PM

Stunning image in every way. Regards Cheesey.

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8 Jan 2008 - 5:47 PM

yet another fab shot - superb colours matey

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8 Jan 2008 - 5:48 PM

What a pleasure to look at your pictures again! Great work.
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8 Jan 2008 - 6:08 PM

a stunner as usual patrick.
thanks for your kind words

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8 Jan 2008 - 6:32 PM

This is an absolutely outstanding shot Patrick. All the best for the New Year and take care of that finger.
Paul

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8 Jan 2008 - 7:12 PM

A stunning shot Patrick. Love the colours and reflections and the way the bridge disappears into the mist. Hope your finger will be better soon. My brother-in-law had the same thing and now he is as good as new. Best wishes for the rest of 2008.
Valerie

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8 Jan 2008 - 9:47 PM

You don't post many shots Patrick, but the shots you do do post are a joy to view. Good luck with your little finger.

Nigel

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8 Jan 2008 - 10:23 PM

Patrick this is just amazing...
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8 Jan 2008 - 10:38 PM

its all been said already Patrick awsome imagery.

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8 Jan 2008 - 11:20 PM

Very nice indeed.
I am heading your way in Feb. Will send you a PM if you fancy a shoot somewhere. Smile
Cheers, Paul

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9 Jan 2008 - 12:56 AM

Picturesque shot, well taken, welcome back and happy New Year. Spot on! Click!!!

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9 Jan 2008 - 4:58 AM

Thanks for stopping by, and for the hopeful wishes too!

Too late David, you'll have to wait now.

True Nigel. I don't have much time so I make the best of it!

PM sent back Paul!

Good to be back Greg!

Patrick

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9 Jan 2008 - 5:38 AM

Nice smoothing on this, Pat. Smile

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9 Jan 2008 - 7:01 AM

Brilliant - a well deserved award - Jude.

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9 Jan 2008 - 8:26 AM

Sublime, patrick. The long exposure works a treat.
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9 Jan 2008 - 12:13 PM

Wow!!!!!! This is a beautiful image of The Bridge!!!! I really like your self portrait under the pier, too.

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9 Jan 2008 - 12:51 PM

Excellent image, top quality
alan

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9 Jan 2008 - 1:25 PM

Got to pick up Douglas on his suggestions about Morningside as it is a well known fact visitors to that area of Scotland will be greeted by the traditional salutation of, " You''ll have had your tea".....so I don't think anyone from the outside world has actually seen how they drink it!

Great image by the way.

Guy

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9 Jan 2008 - 2:08 PM

A simply stunning image - congratulations.
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9 Jan 2008 - 3:38 PM

Thanks for stopping by!

So how do they drink it Guy?

Patrick

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9 Jan 2008 - 5:39 PM

Wow, I just noticed these award thingys up top. Thanks David and Cornelia!!

Patrick

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9 Jan 2008 - 7:29 PM

Another stunning image Patrick,well captured..........

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9 Jan 2008 - 8:36 PM

Lovely long exposure Patrick,the water looks so smooth.
Hope your pinky`s fixed soon!

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10 Jan 2008 - 9:42 AM

This is one of the best images i've seen for some time awesome !!!!

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10 Jan 2008 - 10:35 AM

A stunning shot. Your gallery is breathtaking! Congratulations.

Rgds Ollie

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10 Jan 2008 - 1:58 PM

Another beautiful image Patrick.

MikeA.

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10 Jan 2008 - 3:43 PM

Incredible as ever, my friend!!!!!!!!

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10 Jan 2008 - 7:45 PM

lovely. love the golden colors.so very nice. p.s. hope the finger heals up for you.

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10 Jan 2008 - 7:47 PM

excellent image, beautiful lighting

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10 Jan 2008 - 9:09 PM

This is just beautiful Patrick,wonderful lighting and reflections.

Mo

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10 Jan 2008 - 9:20 PM

Thanks for stopping by!

I'll be away for a few days but I'll catch up soon.

Patrick

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11 Jan 2008 - 4:10 PM

Another outstanding image Patrick......
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11 Jan 2008 - 11:39 PM

simply superb
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12 Jan 2008 - 5:30 AM

Thanks Babs and sue and the passers by!

I can only use one hand right now so it will be a while before I can make any comments. Have a great weekend!

Patrick

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12 Jan 2008 - 5:33 AM

Good to see you back, I hope all went well! Smile

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12 Jan 2008 - 10:48 AM

Hoping the pinky is on the mend......Smile

Happy Megamuff Award.....LOL!

Hugs,
Suz x

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12 Jan 2008 - 9:37 PM

Beautiful capture, Patrick. I hope the pinky gets well soon.
Ted
Have a great 2008

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12 Jan 2008 - 11:09 PM

lol....i wondered how you got the moon to look so big as i know you had to use a wide angle for this shot, the effect looks good on the water and especially the fog, you were blessed with a good sky too, are you going to post one of the sunset ones from this shoot?

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13 Jan 2008 - 11:25 AM

Fabulous.
Dot

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13 Jan 2008 - 7:21 PM

Thanks for your comments!

I can only type with one hand for this coming week while it heals but I'll catch up after that.

Thanks for the Megzie award Suzan! I'll have to think of one myself. Maybe for seascapes.

And thanks Nick (warney) for your award too!

Yes Terry it is the overexposure that does the trick! In the full version you can see the crescent but even the dark side is overexposed here so it looks full.

Patrick

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14 Jan 2008 - 5:41 PM

Pretty dumb question from your local photo club if you ask me - producing shots like this is justification enough.

Really fine shot - lots of interest and classy comp - the moons a real bonus - I might have hoiked the moon over to the left myself, just to balance it it up a bit ?? - who knows Smile

db

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15 Jan 2008 - 5:47 AM

Thanks for looking! My hand is swollen so I'll still be out for a while.

LOL David, a simple clone and paste will do the job!

Patrick

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17 Jan 2008 - 8:59 AM

Hmmmmm, I thought your Kodak Instamatic Camera only required 1 hand to use????

This is what you need to do:
Get one of those flash cubes you've got lying around the Smith Mansion and snap it on good and tight, then grab a roll of 120 film, move the old bed pan out of the way, give your nursemaid the day off or maybe have her go to the grocery and pick up a large bottle of geritol that you may have run out of by now.....LOL!

Then.....Start snapping some pics...Smile

Hope you're up and about soon, we sure do miss your Kodak Moments...Smile

PS: It's Snowing here.....Smile

Cheerios,
Suz Smile

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18 Jan 2008 - 3:51 PM

LOL Suzan, I'll take that advice into consideration! I saw the Atlanta snow on the tv. And watch out for even colder air heading your way. Most of the plants in my back yard would die if it was that cold here!
Later,
Patrick

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19 Jan 2008 - 8:20 PM

What can I say! STUNNING

Pete

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20 Jan 2008 - 9:25 PM

Awesome stuff Patrick, I hate showing my wife your shots as they always get and instant 'Ooh that is nice' and her response to my shots always has a longer delay before she answers, as if she's trying to find the right words! Smile lol

Cheers, Sean

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21 Jan 2008 - 11:55 AM

I am in a study at nearby Stanford University for an injection to cure my little finger (er um... 'pinky' according to Koen!), which is getting bent by a disease related to my ancestors being from Scotland!

Its known as being tight fisted, If a scotsman dropped a pound coin it would hit him on the back of the head.
Steve

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21 Jan 2008 - 4:22 PM

Well this is most definitely worthy of its astoudning amount of votes. I hope this has made you a lot money!

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21 Jan 2008 - 5:20 PM

Thanks for looking in. No money yet but I'm working on that.

Sorry Sean, but I get the same thing over here sometimes, so don't feel bad!

LOL Steve!

Patrick

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22 Jan 2008 - 4:36 PM

A different class here absolutely breathtaking! Congratulations!

Rgds Ollie

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22 Jan 2008 - 5:08 PM

It's all been said, simply wonderful. Jeff

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22 Jan 2008 - 5:12 PM

Thanks Ollie and Jeff!

And thanks Peter for the star award!

Patrick

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22 Jan 2008 - 11:06 PM

Beautiful exposure.

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23 Jan 2008 - 12:34 PM

Wonderful study of the bridge and top drawer exposure.

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23 Jan 2008 - 6:09 PM

Thanks Eric and Howard!

Patrick

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23 Jan 2008 - 6:58 PM

Lovely image of the bridge patrick. The mist adds a definate wow factor to an already amazing image.

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27 Jan 2008 - 5:27 PM

Holy...flying...cow...

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28 Jan 2008 - 1:48 AM

Thanks Gary!

LOL Mr Chili! I didn't realize that could fly... and that they were holy too....lol!

Patrick

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28 Jan 2008 - 9:43 PM