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I've always wanted to shoot from here
Posted By: Peter Zack, 02-22-2008, 10:44 PM

Some of you will know that I cross a 9 mile (14Km) bridge to go to work on a regular basis. Near one end is this point of land and an old somewhat forlorn lighthouse. I see it all the time and from the bridge there is a great angle on it. But the catch is, the speed limit is 80kms/hr (about 50m/hr) and you are not allowed to slow down or stop. The bridge is constantly patrolled and there are cameras everywhere.

So today the traffic was thin and the light was great and I just had to... ya know?

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02-22-2008, 11:32 PM   #2
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Wow! A beautiful scene! Would love to have such breathtaking things to see on the way to work!
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That is a sweet location Peter,
I'd pull over with conditions like that from time to time for a picture
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Nice photo Peter, I've seen it but never when the water was hard. Thanks for posting it,


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Really beautiful shot, Peter. I wish that kind of view in my neighbourhood
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Peter you must find a parking spot and hike over to that lighthouse and get a series on it. I would love to see a photo spread on the lighthouse.
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Very beautiful.

Just in case, open your trunk and make out like you just finished changing a flat or something.

I know the frustration you must have felt in having to drive past that scene every day. I have the same thing on the expressways that line Tokyo Bay.

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Thanks everyone. I was wondering if the ticket is the mail, time will tell on that. They are fairly strict and you're not supposed to stop for any reason. There's usually 2 patrol trucks on the span at any time, must have been a coffee break. I didn't quite come to a total stop, Just slowed down enough to grab one shot. Conditions permitting, I'm going to try a couple of other shots in other seasons.

This is a great spot under a full moon but I think setting up a tripod would be pushing my luck.

I need to spend an afternoon in the spot. Lots of interesting views.

This was just a few seconds later and you can see the second lighthouse on the breakwater. Might have to go climb a tree for that shot.
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Peter, I take it you drive a truck since we can't see any guardrail or whatever its called. So, presumably, you're up high eh!

Consider mounting the camera on a thing made for car windows - I'm really lost for words this morning - anyway, with that mounted and the wired release, you should be OK.
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A van actually JC. Just high enough to get over the cement barrier. I thought about the car mount thing. Might be cool if I could figure out how to aim the camera. But there is a day every summer when they have a bridge walk and I might try to do some shooting that day in the summer.
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Great Scenes Peter. Congrats
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Beautiful stark image Peter. Nice composition. Exposure's spot on.

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I think the shot would've been worth the ticket (hopefully not). Sometimes you just gotta do it.
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Great capture Peter. And I love the ice and the low tide.

NaCl(there ain't nothing better than a good lighthouse shot)H2O
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I love the back-story on that... exactly what I would do. The end result was well worth the risk!

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