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Challenge: Coin Slot (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) for Nikon
Location: Royal Gorge
Date: Oct 7, 2011
Galleries: Landscape, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Oct 11, 2011

A ribbon, I never thought this one even had a chance....... My first! Thanks everyone, from the comments I see several people would like to see a little more. I will post some more images in a few days. The Gorge and the bridge are pretty impressive, there is also a tram to the right of where this shot is taken that goes over the gorge and a rail car that takes you to the bottom of the gorge. You can walk or drive over the bridge and the decking is all wood with gaps between the wood so if you do not like heights this can be a pretty intimidating place. On the down side it really is a tourist attraction and the cost is a little pricey but well worth seeing.


[Oct. 16th, 2011 09:39:32 PM]

ABOUT THE ROYAL GORGE BRIDGE, Canyon City, Colorado
“Awe” doesn’t begin to describe what you’ll feel when walking or driving across the Royal Gorge Bridge. As one of the world’s highest suspension bridges, it is an unforgettable quarter-mile journey through the clouds.
On June 5, 1929, construction began on what would be the world’s highest suspension bridge at that time.
Construction was completed in November 1929.
During construction, Lon Piper was president of the Royal Gorge Bridge and Amusement Company, and George E. Cole was the chief engineer and project superintendent. O.F. Copes was the north side construction superintendent, Fred Rice was the south side construction superintendent, and O.K. Peck served as consulting engineer throughout the construction project.
Length: 1,260 feet (384 meters)
Width: 18 feet (5 meters)
Height: 956 feet (291 meters)
Main Span: 880 feet (268 meters)
Towers: 150 feet high (46 meters)
2,100 strands of No. 9 galvanized wire in each cable
Weight of cables: 300 tons
1,000 tons of steel in the floor of the Bridge
Walkway: made of 1,292 planks of deck; about 250 are replaced annually
Original cost to build: $350,000, with a cost today of about $18 million
Bridge will support in excess of two million pounds
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 57
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Avg (commenters): 8.5000
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Views during voting: 362
Votes: 176
Comments: 34
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10/23/2011 09:41:00 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon for this lovely view - well done!
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10/23/2011 09:00:57 PM
congrats on the ribbon, very deserving
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10/22/2011 02:54:12 AM
Excellent ! What I find amazing is they started construction in June 1929 and finished in November 1929 !

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10/22/2011 02:32:24 AM
First of all, congrats on your Red Ribbon. I missed this challenge, but saw your pics on your thread. Thanks for posting the info on Royal Gorge; gotta put it in the "places to visit" list :)
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10/20/2011 06:02:40 PM
Mega Congratulations, Papa! I have tried to photograph an award winning photo of that bridge in the past, but its hard to do. Bravo to you!!! :)
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10/20/2011 03:50:17 PM
Awesome title. Congrats on the win!
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10/19/2011 09:49:32 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon!!!
I think it won't be your last.
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10/19/2011 09:03:41 PM
Wonderful shot - gorgeous view - congrats on the ribbon!
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10/19/2011 08:01:10 PM
Originally posted by PapaBob:

Originally posted by vawendy:

wow.... My first reaction as "I want to drive that bridge!!" My next reaction was: "there's no way I want to drive that bridge!!"


The bridge is not bad, the Tram that goes over the gorge was a little intimidating, you are slightly higher and hanging from a thin wire. I asked how long will it take to hit the ground if it fell, the operator said 8 seconds, the people riding with us were not all that excited I asked the question....lol

should have asked how many seconds it takes to reach terminal velocity directly after he answered the first question.....

ooh and congrats!!

Message edited by author 2011-10-19 20:01:30.
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10/19/2011 06:23:21 PM
Originally posted by vawendy:

wow.... My first reaction as "I want to drive that bridge!!" My next reaction was: "there's no way I want to drive that bridge!!"


The bridge is not bad, the Tram that goes over the gorge was a little intimidating, you are slightly higher and hanging from a thin wire. I asked how long will it take to hit the ground if it fell, the operator said 8 seconds, the people riding with us were not all that excited I asked the question....lol

Message edited by author 2011-10-19 18:26:54.
10/19/2011 01:47:44 PM
Congrats on your ribbon! Great shot!
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10/19/2011 12:08:23 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon! Well deserved too!
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10/19/2011 11:29:37 AM
Super image for your first ribbon,Congratulations.
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10/19/2011 11:12:53 AM
Congratulation on the ribbon and a great shot.
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10/19/2011 10:21:59 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon, and a great shot!
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10/19/2011 09:13:07 AM
Congrats on your Ribbon. Very nice image!
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10/19/2011 07:44:05 AM
Hah, how about that! 3 "binocular people" in the top 10, and Papa Bob leads the charge! Congrats on your first ribbon!
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10/19/2011 07:21:54 AM
My congratulations on your first ribbon! Great job. Also, thanks a lot for all the information about the bridge, it's really an impressive sight. Congrats again!
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10/19/2011 06:47:43 AM
wow.... My first reaction as "I want to drive that bridge!!" My next reaction was: "there's no way I want to drive that bridge!!"

Congrats on your first ribbon!! (I loved your background on the bridge. Thanks for including it! You may want to edit it and add the state, however. I had no idea where this was. :)
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10/19/2011 04:21:40 AM
Well done Papa, looks like an awesome view, congrats on the ribbon.
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10/19/2011 03:23:17 AM
WooHoo!
Awesome job Bob!
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10/19/2011 01:56:55 AM
And to my surprise that this is your first ribbon - well overdue! Congrats! A spectacular image!
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10/19/2011 01:03:19 AM
you beat me by 0.0069! Grrr!

Just kidding, congratulations!
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10/19/2011 12:35:26 AM
Congratulations! Awesome! Interesting history. I still can't believe what I'm seeing. How did they do that?! You did it justice with this image.
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10/19/2011 12:19:09 AM
congratulations!! and yikes...
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10/19/2011 12:17:52 AM
Alright Mr. Cross...welcome to the Club...finally..great photo
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10/19/2011 12:07:41 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/18/2011 10:01:35 PM
It's an awesome photo but I feel it's more about the scenery then the slot. However, I've looked at 24 images in the challenge so far and it's most certainly the finest of the photos.
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10/17/2011 09:37:04 PM
Terrific shot!
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10/12/2011 12:39:53 PM
Wow. Where is this??
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10/12/2011 12:18:30 PM
Has an unreal look that I really like.
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10/12/2011 10:03:39 AM
Wow, I predict this will do well. (voting later)
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10/12/2011 09:19:24 AM
Good job on capturing the Royal Gorge scene. Always a challenging lighting situation. Well done!
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10/12/2011 08:56:25 AM
excellent leading line formed with the bridge.
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