Passageway+eclipse

By PatrickSmith  
The Golden Gate is both a passageway for people and ships, as well as for lots of ocean fog to cool off the inland areas that can average near 40C in the summer. It is like a big air conditioner blowing from the Pacific on the right, to the bay on the left.

And just for fun, version 2 shows the total lunar eclipse! 1 hour exp. @F8 with ND grad 0.9. ISO 160 20mm wide.
(Straight from the camera for now...)

I just added a version 3 (big) since I'm always trying to get a new view. Definitely a 'shoot and run' situation!

A photo gallery in Carmel (the local artist's enclave) wants to permanently show my work, and the owner liked this picture the most, so I thought I should see what you think. His gallery is between the Edward Weston gallery and around the corner from one that was started by Ansel Adams when both men lived in Carmel.

LOL - Now if I could only also sell my prints for the US $ 100,000+ that I saw posted for one original print. It's true! (the print did look much better than this web image.) And the woman in the gallery said they sold one last month for that amount.

In the Ansel Adams gallery, I committed the faux pas of mentioning the "D' word (Digital) as a rapidly improving type of photography.

Almost got kicked out of the place!

2 minute exposure @F16 with ND grad 0.9 (RAW saturation left flat on zero)
(Don't use 2 ND grads in this situation or you get lots of duplicated reflections!)

Tags: General Fog Architecture Eclipse San francisco Golden gate bridge Landscape and travel Sausalito

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Comments


19 Feb 2008 5:04PM
Pure magic Patrick.
Cheers
Alan

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bayleaf 8 8 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2008 5:05PM
Wow. Super capture Smile

John
Guillaume Plus
9 119 2 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2008 5:08PM
I am speechless in front of such a beautiful shot! This is STUNNING!
Guillaume
elkiebrooks 12 83 5 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2008 5:09PM
A cracking photograph.
edrhodes 11 545 12 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2008 5:09PM
Quality work Patrick.

Ed..
superb atmospheric image

Graeme
19 Feb 2008 5:09PM
Another great shot Patrick, the fog on the bridge really makes it.
Den
19 Feb 2008 5:11PM
superb,
SKavanagh Plus
8 312 5 England
19 Feb 2008 5:12PM
Excellent shot love how the mist is covering part of the bridge
Steve
RogBrown Plus
9 3.1k 10 England
19 Feb 2008 5:13PM
Wonderfully emotive shot. I love that bank of fog over the bridge. Not sure any photo is worth 100 grand though! Pardon my ignorance but what's the D word?
Rog
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
19 Feb 2008 5:14PM
A beauty mate, like this a lot!!!

The 'D' word indeed, could've got lynched for that Wink

Paul
proz 11 205 United States
19 Feb 2008 5:14PM
beauty!!
Pricey Plus
10 57 2 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2008 5:17PM
Another cracker....
19 Feb 2008 5:17PM
Superb image Patrick love the fog

Dave
19 Feb 2008 5:18PM
great picture, this is one i would put on my wall.....

Gareth
Hanners Plus
10 875 10 Ireland
19 Feb 2008 5:19PM

Quote:In in the Ansel Adams gallery, I committed the socal faux pas of mentioning the "D' word in respect to a certain type of photography.

Almost got kicked out of the place!



LOL, would have loved to have seen their faces...

Superb as always Patrick and looks great large and I bet it's awesome in print.

I was watching a programme on the telly the other day about the Bridge, well about the jumpers really, they seem to average about 2 jumpers a month and apparently, it's the most popular place in the world to commit suicide, wondered if you've caught any in mid flight so to speak...
PatrickSmith Plus
11 1.2k 2 United States
19 Feb 2008 5:20PM
Thanks for your comments!

LOL Rog, I can have my delusional fantasies! 'D' as in Digital. They only like 8x10 view cameras. Even 4x5's are frowned upon!

LOL Paul, fortunately I can outrun them. But their upturned noses do provide some good shade on hot days!

Tony, yes about every two weeks someone jumps. It is strange to think that people are jumping just a few miles from where I work. Usually they are depressed and if you can get to them, they are fine months or years later and could not imagine trying it again.

Patrick
19 Feb 2008 5:20PM
This really is absolutely stunning
mavis
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
19 Feb 2008 5:24PM
Perhaps your prints will be worth that someday Patrick Smile this one is really beautiful, really like the colours in the sky and the reflection of the bridge.

Sarah *
mrswoolybill Plus
9 839 1369 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2008 5:25PM
The story reminds me of the old Bateman cartoons, 'The man who...'(eg The man who ate his sandwiches in the royal enclosure).
Meanwhile, the main interest is a totally magical image, this is the real world as we dream it.
Moira
19 Feb 2008 5:26PM
And I thought "D" meant dollars Wink Love the mist hanging there. it would blot out any jumpers though.
Freda
19 Feb 2008 5:31PM
Real quality here Patrick. Almost minimalist. (That's my wee gallery bit Wink )

Who in their right mind would spend that much on a print, ... send them here with cheque book please!!! Smile

Scotty
culturedcanvas Plus
10 4.7k 59 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2008 5:34PM
Nice work as usual !

Dan
Bob_V Plus
8 1 2 United States
19 Feb 2008 5:35PM
Stunning work Patrick, a beautiful composition.
Bob
PatrickSmith Plus
11 1.2k 2 United States
19 Feb 2008 5:37PM
Thanks for looking!

I wish Sarah..I'll even take 10%!

LOL Moira!

Yes Freda, I added that to the description to explain it a bit more.

Yes Scotty, they do say that. There is a lot of money in the high tech Silicon Valley with $40 billion more if Microsoft buys Yahoo. You should see the prices for the older classic art works like Renoir that I see there!

Patrick
19 Feb 2008 5:37PM
Simply Brill !!
Mike
19 Feb 2008 5:37PM
Stunning, again.
Mounters 9 84 2 England
19 Feb 2008 5:39PM
Another breathtaking and beautiful shot. Priceless.
BigCol 14 1.8k 1 Scotland
19 Feb 2008 5:41PM
Love the soft light and the fog hugging the bridge. Nice one.
stano 10 1 Ireland
19 Feb 2008 5:43PM
Fantastic shot very atmospheric
This is so beautiful Patrick.. Your images are stunning
19 Feb 2008 5:51PM
Beautiful Patrick.......
regards
chelseak
Buffalo_Tom Plus
9 2.3k 9 Wales
19 Feb 2008 5:53PM
Wonderful exposure and colour Patrick.A superb viewpoint.
Tom.
dianah Plus
9 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2008 6:00PM
Lost in the mist! This is another wonderful image and I am not surprised someone wants to show your work..all your shots are nigh on perfection.
Di
MalcolmM Plus
10 374 4 Scotland
19 Feb 2008 6:02PM
Love the bank of fog - & everything else! Great image.
olbell 8 47 1 England
19 Feb 2008 6:03PM
Wow Patrick, certainly showing us how its done! Breathtaking work.

Rgds Ollie
robway 11 317 Wales
19 Feb 2008 6:06PM
Wonderful image Patrick, superb image.
John
Sue_R Plus
10 11 6 Scotland
19 Feb 2008 6:07PM
Like the way the bridge disappears into the mist.

Sue
starliz Plus
11 1.6k 3 England
19 Feb 2008 6:08PM
photography at its best....as usual Patrick simply stunning Smile
PatrickSmith Plus
11 1.2k 2 United States
19 Feb 2008 6:10PM
Thanks for your comments.

And thanks to Guillaume for the award!

I wish they were Di. I had to clone out a bit of salt spray, but fortunately it was in a smooth area and it was easy.

Patrick
uggyy Plus
10 2.1k 9 Scotland
19 Feb 2008 6:22PM
We need to learn how to do really bad prints and charge that amount Smile

Another cracker Patrick, you got a great spot there and a good eye for this type of shot..

Tommy
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
19 Feb 2008 6:26PM
A wonderfully atmospheric glow over the whole shot Patrick. Everything appears to be clearly defined yet there is a surreal gentleness that has a dreamlike quality. I love it.
Ron
joolsb Plus
11 27.1k 38 Switzerland
19 Feb 2008 6:42PM
Would look great as an 8x10 B&W contact print, Patrick. Maybe that's where you are going wrong....?

*runs away and hides...*
plugin 11 1 Canada
19 Feb 2008 6:43PM
Awesome.. beautiful capture.
Jim
I recon about 300 people are going to have their say and add their votes ......... brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!

Leon
19 Feb 2008 6:49PM
I reckon you could sell your prints for an hell of a lot more, that Ansel one only goes for that price because of his name, i could take shots like that moonrise everyday of the week! Well, when its not too cloudy then Smile

This is fabulous, the fog bank across the bridge creates the drama and the light is lovely, great work.
rmr Plus
8 1 Wales
19 Feb 2008 6:51PM
superb composition and colours
well done patrick
mark
PatrickSmith Plus
11 1.2k 2 United States
19 Feb 2008 7:03PM
Thanks for looking!

I wish Tommy. You have to go the limited edition route to start with. It is so snooty!

Yes ron, thigs were flowing quickly so I just made sure the bridge was sharp.

LOL Julian, keep running! ... over to that gallery where you belong! Don't forget to upturn that nose or you won't fit in.....

True Neil, that and he doesn't make many prints these days! And here I just let the sunset, low fog and clouds do the work for a couple of minutes.

Patrick
dp Plus
11 163 3 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2008 7:12PM
A beauty Patrick, good luck with the exhibition, you will blow their socks off I reckon.

Dave
wamp Plus
9 276 8 England
19 Feb 2008 7:24PM
Stunning image Patrick, I particularly like the way the lights on the bridge was kind of merged with the mist and the colours are beautiful

Sean
microchip 8 1 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2008 7:41PM
I am amazed that I got in on the 72 A superb image will now go off and sulk, Have looked at your PF ,now will sulk some more,
Alan
19 Feb 2008 7:42PM
Magnificent Patrick.
Paul
User_Removed 11 239 7 England
19 Feb 2008 7:43PM
an exceptional view well crafted & perhaps a future 100K image. who knows what people will be saying then?

gerry
User_Removed 8 2.2k 3 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2008 7:43PM
'Monumental' in every respect Grin
19 Feb 2008 7:43PM
what a portfolio luvly subtle colours great compositions
ashley 12 167 1 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2008 7:55PM
great shot nice colours & lighting

well done

Ash
JouŠo Plus
11 56 Finland
19 Feb 2008 7:57PM
nice one, Californian......

Jouko
19 Feb 2008 8:03PM
Wonderful image, great detail and super light.
Alfie
19 Feb 2008 8:13PM
Cracking shot Patrick, will be there in july on a fly-drive holiday, can't wait.

Andre.
19 Feb 2008 8:15PM
Wow..
Chris
PatrickSmith Plus
11 1.2k 2 United States
19 Feb 2008 8:18PM
Thanks for stopping by!

I hope you are right Dave!

Yes Sean, it was moving through the bridge and over 2 minutes it got stretched out quite nicely.

lol...No sulking Alan!

I wonder too Gerry.

Thanks Finlandian. Is that the proper term? Or just Finn? Finnish wouldn't work in that context I think.

Patrick
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
19 Feb 2008 8:18PM
Super how the mist hides the bridge and gives it a mysterious feeling

Peter
Chriscj Plus
10 96 1 England
19 Feb 2008 8:37PM
Its all been said patrick.


Chris
19 Feb 2008 8:41PM
Brilliant Patrick
Mike
MalcolmS Plus
10 1.1k 13 England
19 Feb 2008 8:42PM
Just superb Patrick, terrific timing

Malcolm
19 Feb 2008 8:47PM
Stunning image. it just oozes quality.
Regards Cheesey.
tepot 11 4.4k United Kingdom
19 Feb 2008 8:50PM
stunning shot Pat, love the colours, i might have cropped off a tad from the right side though, seems to be an empty gap?
Joline Plus
9 27 52 United States
19 Feb 2008 8:51PM
Believe me, Ansel would be using digital if he were around...he was nothing if not innovative. Hope you do well in the gallery, if this is an indication, you will!
MikeA 11 1.3k England
19 Feb 2008 9:03PM
Stunning image Patrick, this image puts the gold in golden gate and hopefully in your pocket Smile , no wonder they want to show your images.

MikeA.
angej Plus
11 477 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2008 9:06PM
superb as usual PatrickSmile
Yogendra 12 22 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2008 9:19PM
Excellent shot, Superb.

Yogendra
Kris_Dutson 13 8.2k 1 England
19 Feb 2008 9:21PM
Superb.

Good luck with the display, and you never know, maybe Clint will wander in and make your day by buying one...I seem to remember Carmel was his favourite place and he was mayor for a couple of years.

Wink
colin 11 697 5 Scotland
19 Feb 2008 9:27PM
Hope this could be your big break, Patrick.
Love the image - the cloud and orange light makes it special.
Good luck!
Colin
Richsr Plus
8 90 219 England
19 Feb 2008 9:28PM
Hope the permanent exhibition - this should be a great seller.
Like the details and colours you have captured.
Regards Richard.
phillips Plus
9 69 2 Scotland
19 Feb 2008 9:29PM
Gorgeous Patrick.

Guy
aftertherain 11 4.2k 2 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2008 9:38PM
Amazing
Merl
Codiac 9 333 3 Northern Ireland
19 Feb 2008 9:42PM
$100,000 easy Smile

Gary
RockArea Plus
9 18 3 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2008 9:43PM
Wonderful image

David
chris-p Plus
10 65 England
19 Feb 2008 9:48PM
A very special image...nice one Patrick
SueTurner Plus
11 81 3 England
19 Feb 2008 9:52PM
simply SUBERB
Sue
MarkT Plus
11 119 2 England
19 Feb 2008 9:56PM
A beauty Patrick and great news about the Gallery Smile

Mark.
19 Feb 2008 10:02PM
special, very special. its got a lovely quality.

good news about the gallery.
19 Feb 2008 10:11PM
Gorgeous !!

*Mike*
bricurtis Plus
10 2.0k 49 England
19 Feb 2008 10:19PM
Another beauty of this bridge Patrick.Superb colours.
Brian.
19 Feb 2008 10:53PM
It's all been said - simply stunning!
Stephen
long scroll...... absolutely stunning and beautiful

Nikki !
GillyB Plus
10 317 8 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2008 11:30PM
One of your best Patrick.

gill
NevP Plus
10 853 13 Canada
19 Feb 2008 11:42PM
Awesome.
User_Removed 8 485 13 England
20 Feb 2008 12:35AM
stunning piece of photography Patrick, up there with the best

rgds
Dave
AnneWorner Plus
8 620 43 United States
20 Feb 2008 12:36AM
A beautiful capture of the fog coming in - superb atmosphere and color tones.
Anne
PatrickSmith Plus
11 1.2k 2 United States
20 Feb 2008 1:49AM
Thanks for your comments!

It was a rather mysterious evening Peter, then the moon came out leading to the shot I uploaded a few uploads back in my PF.

Terry, I could have done that and I do have one without the gap, but that is where a lot of light came through so I included it so people can see where the light originated.

Yes Joline, I bet he would use digital now, or at least experiment with it. I wonder what he would say about it if he were alive today?

That would be nice Mike, we will see!

Kris, it is actually two block from Clint's Hog's Breath Inn. Great food there. I've seen him walking around but not in his restaurant.

You never know Colin. That would be nice. Programming is mentally draining and photography is still challenging but more relaxing.

It could be Richard. I have only made one print and it does look good, even to 30x45.

I wish Gary!

Sorry about the fingers Nikki.

Patrick
LisaRose Plus
9 172 4 United States
20 Feb 2008 3:09AM
This is an amazing image Patrick, really love it! I think you have outdone yourself with this one.

Lisa
When you start moving in circles with these guys it can only be good for your career and financial status Patrick, If anybody deserves this you do my friend. Your dedication and continual high quality is a monument to us all, maybe one day being able to match you.
You seem to have all the elements working for you here,the light, fog sky and colour, quite remarkable image, I'm positive this will be a goo earner for you over the years to come.
Many congratulations, maybe when I visit So Cal I'll be able to see your work with my own eyes.

All the very best my friend,
Dougie
tepot 11 4.4k United Kingdom
20 Feb 2008 4:59AM
i can't make my mind up if this is sunset or sunrise? it looks like sunset with the light coming from the right?
PatrickSmith Plus
11 1.2k 2 United States
20 Feb 2008 5:05AM
Thanks Lisa. I almost slipped in too!

I hope you are right Dougie. And if you are ever in San Francisco, I'll give you a tour.

Sunset Terry. That's why it is brighter to the right as you noticed. There is so much motion over a two minute exposure that it is hard to tell sometimes.

Patrick
chrissd Plus
10 304 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2008 5:53AM
what a stunning image Smile
chris
ripleysalien Plus
9 1.2k 11 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2008 6:50AM
Bravo Patrick, again superb quality.
Steve
imagio Plus
9 12 1 England
20 Feb 2008 7:28AM
Superb image class, fab light..

Bernie
20 Feb 2008 9:24AM
If I could choose only I image to remind me of my holiday there it would be this! Fantastic lighting so well captured and produced. I hope you get your exhibition, it would be brilliant.

Jeannie.
mattw 12 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2008 9:50AM
Another Patrick masterpiece Smile
Love the light from the street lights in this - both on the tower on the right and glowing in the fog. Really special.

Congrats on the gallery - would love to see an exhibition of your prints.
alwolf Plus
8 341 3 England
20 Feb 2008 10:50AM
As usual Patrick ...........Stunning
martinl Plus
12 263 2 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2008 10:56AM
Congrats Patrick, on this image, and getting your work showcased in such a prestigious place.

I'm sure that your images will go down a treat. As said above, your shots are a constant inspration to many of us on EPZ.

Martin
Gorgeous to the nth degree. Looooooove it,
Mac
20 Feb 2008 11:28AM
A wonderful scene and great capture Patrick. Superb.
Briwooly Plus
10 452 5 England
20 Feb 2008 12:20PM
What can you say thats not been said ,Super capture

Brian............................
HowardA Plus
9 231
20 Feb 2008 12:25PM
Superb, stunning...all the adjectives are out for this one. Great work Patrick.

Howard
franken Plus
13 3.7k 4 Wales
20 Feb 2008 1:06PM
A simply stunning image!

Ken
Maddie 10 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2008 1:27PM
very nice patrick Smile
User_Removed 11 524 England
20 Feb 2008 2:04PM
Quality stuff Patrick
20 Feb 2008 3:04PM
Stunning capture Patrick, congrats on getting your pics exhibited, here's wishing you all the best.

Richard
PatrickSmith Plus
11 1.2k 2 United States
20 Feb 2008 3:46PM
Thanks for dropping in!

Glad I could bring back good memories Jeannie!

Thanks Matt, I just let the fog paint the sky for me.

Martin, hopefully the atmosphere of the place will rub off a bit! I'm still skeptical but we'll see.

Thanks Richard, I'll need a lot of luck too!

Patrick
Kevlar 9 161 3 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2008 4:08PM
works for me mate - fab!
TEASE 9 10 England
20 Feb 2008 5:26PM
Gorgeous capture hope you do get to sell some pictures for big bucks$$$....Smile
49er Plus
9 564
20 Feb 2008 5:30PM
Very clear, with stunning light and colour. Cloud colour is a stunner..and of course the mist makes this a stunner...

PS... Now I am retired I might take you up on a trip out to your area..What wildife ( Elephant seals apart ) will get me snapping?

Kind regards... Not a bad wildlife shot of your Ele Seal

Edgar
PatrickSmith Plus
11 1.2k 2 United States
20 Feb 2008 5:44PM
Thanks for the kind wishes. I do hope it works out!

Well Edgar, I must admit that the SF bay area is not really the best for wildlife. Our long dry summers make it difficult for most animals.

There is a nice heard of Elk about 1 hour north of San Francisco in the Point Reyes National Park. They can be 7 feet at the shoulder!

And there are 250 species of birds here, which is almost the variety that you get in the tropics. Most are small and fast though and blend into the dry grass. But there are lots of bird photographers here so they must get something.

The real big game is about 1000 miles away NE in Wyoming, Montana, and places like that.

Fortunately that seal was sleeping!

If you have other questions, let me know.

Patrick
chase Plus
10 1.1k 246 England
20 Feb 2008 7:10PM
I'm lost for words Patrick... !
This is so very beautiful & not a hint of danger Wink
Janet
PatrickSmith Plus
11 1.2k 2 United States
20 Feb 2008 8:23PM
Thanks Janet. I almost went swimming when a container ship that could just barely fit under the 300 ft. deck of the bridge came by! Does that count?

Patrick
20 Feb 2008 8:45PM
Brilliant.
Jo
20 Feb 2008 9:11PM
Not surprised he liked it. It's an outstanding shot.
Paul
20 Feb 2008 10:53PM
Superb,
Fred.
paulstefan Plus
11 509 1 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2008 1:23AM
Very nice. I like the story too Smile
Looking forward to catching up on Saturday
Grin
Cheers, Paul
Fabulous shot, love the colours and the bridge going into the mist.
Excellent composition and clarity, super image.
Annette
21 Feb 2008 10:29AM
Glorious image. One of the best bridge photos I've seen.
Hugeknot 10 1.2k 2 Iceland
21 Feb 2008 1:55PM
Wow Version #1
Wow version #2

Congrats on the permanent gig! I am sure you will sell many images.

p.s. I am sure Adams would have bought a DSLR!!
21 Feb 2008 2:50PM
Brilliant on both counts!! Very interesting shots, great work!

Chris
jeanie Plus
12 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2008 4:11PM
Well done you for getting the eclipse. I am afraid to say I slept through the whole exciting episode.. and it was cloudy anyway here Sad

Jeanie
Grin
(just updating the black book with your last remark by the way! lol!)
PatrickSmith Plus
11 1.2k 2 United States
21 Feb 2008 4:21PM
Thanks for stopping by for a look!

Yes, Ansel would probably have a scanning back and the whole lot!

I slept through it too Jeanie. Not much to do for that hour. Okay well I walked the beach, but I could have slept! lol....There was a remark, or just a bit of accurate recordkeeping for posterity's sake?

Patrick
dathersmith 8 550 12 England
21 Feb 2008 5:33PM
WOW two great images Patrick but #1 is particularly stunning, I can see why it is the gallery owners favourite. Congrats on that by the way, hope you get some good sales from it.

Darren.
Chant57 Plus
10 395 3 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2008 5:48PM
Absolutely stunning image Patrick
C
Gaz_H Plus
9 150 1 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2008 7:07PM
Unbelievably stunning in fact Patrick. Definately a firm favourite for me from all of your work. I love the light and tones, and that sky is just stunning.
mianby 9 12 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2008 8:43PM
fantastic captures Patrick

mike
21 Feb 2008 10:50PM
Both are Absolutely gorgeous...jojo
thorn Plus
11 124 2 Scotland
22 Feb 2008 1:46AM
HI Patrick,
whether it's done in digital or film it's breathetaking and outstanding and excellent work is excellent work,why be an inverted snob about things. There's plenty of room for both.take care,AnnSmile
Absolutely stunning, Patrick. Breathtaking as always.
Tanya
PatrickSmith Plus
11 1.2k 2 United States
22 Feb 2008 5:32AM
Thanks for taking a look!

I put the eclipse in the mods until I can process it properly.

I know what you mean Ann about snobs. The 8x10 group do not realize what is happening with digital. And it puts into jeopardy, the limited edition print, which is a major source of gallery income. So that is a threat!

Patrick
PatrickSmith Plus
11 1.2k 2 United States
22 Feb 2008 3:00PM
Oh, Annette, thanks for the award! I only saw it now. It is on a place on the page that is easy to miss.

Patrick
MrsS 9 4.5k 18 England
22 Feb 2008 5:36PM
Bit of nice light there MrS Wink

(and I like the eclipse shot too!)

Cheers!
Fran xx

PS, sorry it took me soooooo long to pop-in, promise to be a regular visitor from now on! (whether I'm invited or not!!! Tongue)
Phil_Restan Plus
10 280 9 Scotland
22 Feb 2008 5:59PM
Exceptional, good luck with your new ventureSmile

Phil
PatrickSmith Plus
11 1.2k 2 United States
22 Feb 2008 5:59PM
LOL Fran...
I would hide behind a lone tree, but you'd probably find it!
Actually I do wish I could go. Maybe someday!

Thanks Phil, I hope so too.

Patrick
PatrickSmith Plus
11 1.2k 2 United States
22 Feb 2008 8:37PM
Thanks for your award Tracy!

Patrick
22 Feb 2008 8:58PM
Another magnificent capture, Patrick.
Not only do you have great technical expertise, but you also have a superb eye for composition. It's always a joy to see your work; thanks.
Bill
22 Feb 2008 9:53PM
Superb capture.
Dot
PatrickSmith Plus
11 1.2k 2 United States
23 Feb 2008 5:26AM
Thanks Bill and Dot!

Patrick
rusmi Plus
11 35 1 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2008 10:26AM
simply stunning, another terrific shot, well done!

Tom
23 Feb 2008 12:03PM
cant say much more,a stunning image.
ian
georg Plus
11 4 South Africa
23 Feb 2008 2:59PM
You are one of the people on my "favorite" list. Forgive me if I do not make a comment every time I vote on your photos. I am so busy with the flying lately that I just do not have the time to make a sensible comment. This does not mean that I just "click" to give you a vote. Now and then I may surprise you with a written contribution!! Regards.
Georg