The Bay Bridge Walk (Series)

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  1. The ClayTaurus
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    I walked across the Chesepeake Bay Bridge today. 4.6 miles of slightly inclined concrete. Awesome views of the Volvo Ocean Race restart.

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    This is the beginning of the bridge. The race has just started to the left of the bridge, around the barge.


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    Pilings, and a boat sneaking under where he wasn't supposed to. I thought nothing of it at the time, but later on, after seeing the Coast Guard swoop down on boats not going under the section they wanted, I don't know how they missed this guy.


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    This was the section all traffic was supposed to pass under the bridge. Most of these boats are heading north back to Baltimore after watching the Volvo Ocean Race restart.


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    An ambiguous sign, and two guys who carried a loaf of bread over the bridge. :dunno:


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    My favorite (of what I've processed so far). Feel free to critique/rip it apart :D



    More to come as I process them.
     
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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/theclaytaurus/143102373/" title="Photo Sharing"><img src="http://static.flickr.com/52/143102373_eb39c61a4e_b.jpg" width="768" height="1024" alt="Walkways" /></a>
    Under-bridge detail


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    The bay was CROWDED


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    Away he goes!


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    A beautiful sailboat


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    Catamaran


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    One of the many patrol boats along the bridge. This guy was on speeder duty, yelling at anyone who was on a plane coming under the bridge.

    The boat is the Coast Guard's RB-S (Response Boat Small) and is one of the projects my company has worked on in the past.


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    All approaching the bridge heading north back to Baltimore.


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    As a sailor, this boat disgusts me. As a photographer, I kind of like it.


    Still more to come...
     
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    I wanna go sailing.

    Love the B&W of the bridge.
     
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    Thanks, mom4.
     
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    My favorite as well.
     
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    I Agree, the B/W was very nice, - but what a day! As mom4 said I want to go sailing. That was like showing a starving man a picture of food...
     
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    It should. This one has the best composition. :thup:
     
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    Thanks all :)
     
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    Nice pictures, Clay!

    How did you get that pic of yourself in the brown shirt? ;)
     
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    Digital Camera. Remote Control Helicopter. Duct Tape. :D
     

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