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The Bane of South Florida Existence

Posted by
Susan (Pompano Beach, by Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States) on 16 February 2009 in Architecture and Portfolio.

This is Las Olas Blvd in Fort Lauderdale, with it's pain in the ass bridge open, for a change!! During season down here, when there's the most auto traffic, I swear they raise this bridge every 15 minutes, so all the big boats can mosey on thru...which causes more massive auto congestion each time!!
There, complaining over for the day, and I feel better now!!

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/60 second F/4.0 ISO 100 17 mm


WABIKOJA from Shiga, Japan

That's a great capture of a lovely structure.

16 Feb 2009 5:14am

@WABIKOJA: thank you very much!!

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

great shot Susan must be annoying at times. Beautiful light in this

16 Feb 2009 8:16am

@jamesy: yes, annoying, but made for a nice photo!!!!

Jerry from Tampa, United States

LOVE this image Susan! I live in Tampa and we have same situation! AWESOME work!

16 Feb 2009 11:52am

@Jerry: So glad you like it!!!! It just sucks to live in Florida, huh??? NOT!!!

Judy from Brooksville-Florida,, United States

Great last light shot, Susan, and the bridge scene happens up and down the coastal areas. You're right, the boaters seem to amble their way through and be in no rush!

16 Feb 2009 12:31pm

@Judy: Yea, it's especially aggravating when you're in a hurry to get somewhere!!

zahai from Berlin, Germany

Great light and colors, perfect processing. Beautiful :)

16 Feb 2009 3:01pm

@zahai: Thank you for your v&c!!!

Lindsay from North Carolina, United States

Wow...I am always amazed with those bridges...but I can see if I lived there and had to deal with it...it would get on my nerves too. Great shot though...well worth the hassle.

16 Feb 2009 5:53pm

@Lindsay: Yes, luckily, i was not held up by this one!!

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, California, United States

Well a little traffic jam is always good fodder for a great photo. Love the fading sunlight on the steel.

17 Feb 2009 1:14am

@Suzanne: Lucky for me, I wasn't waiting for this bridge to go down....since I was under it!!! It did make for a nice shot though!!!

Jen from St. George, United States

I love the light in this scene. I know the bridge being up causes frustration, but somehow this scene looks relaxed and lazy and peaceful, because of the light. Since I'm not the one stuck in traffic, I think it looks great!! :)

17 Feb 2009 10:22pm

@Jen: I wasn't stuck in it's traffic either, but it was fun to point out to everyone what a pain they are!!

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Gorgeous shot the light and colors are superb, I can understand for those who have to regularly drive over this bridge it must be so frustrating when its up

18 Feb 2009 1:57am

@JJ: You are just too kind!!! yup, those bridges can be a real pain in the butt...luckily, i don't encounter them going to work..,,only when I go to the beach!!

1/60 second
ISO 100
17 mm