Boardwalk with silhouettes

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Comments (16)

Leo Roundtree on March 15, 2009


I love the silhouettes. That is great!

Best wishes, Leo

marecki-lysy on March 16, 2009


Bart Aerts on March 16, 2009

Your latest photos are full of atmosphere Maryline, great job!. Greetings, Bart.

Hank Waxman on March 17, 2009

You're missing the mapping! This is too good a shot not to be mapped.

Best regards,


Nawitka on March 17, 2009

A very inviting bridge, great shadows Marilyn!

Nick Weall on March 17, 2009

Simple and simply wonderful ~ Ciao nick

trikermike on March 20, 2009

OOooooh! to wheeeel along this, close to heaven for me!

better than on the grond

as there my whhels get all dug in

and I get hunkered down.

Beauty in timber, made by local crafts persons, no doubt? Are there many boardwalks in this locale, Murray lin?

Marilyn Whiteley on March 20, 2009

Thanks, all of you: Leo, Bruce, marecki-lysy, Bart, Hank, Nawitka, Nick, and Mike.

This high boardwalk formed the last part of the path to the nature-observation building with the tree window. The first part, Mike was ground, but so solid I think you wouldn't have had any problem. It was marked as being accessible, and I think it was.

Thanks, Hank for reminding me about the mapping. Do you see that horizontal white in the background? That's as close as we got to looking at trains in Chattanooga! There's a rail line across the creek valley: I think you can see it if you zoom in on the map. There was an almost constant procession of oil tank cars along it. That's what the white is.

Amelia Royan on March 20, 2009

I couldn't agree more with all of the above comments Marilyn, the silhouettes are brought to life by the shadows on the bridge - I had to look at where the "cut -outs" had come from - and was delighted when I discovered.

Greetings, Amelia

Amelia Royan on March 20, 2009

There is much to be said here da Moose.

Sometimes the 'roving eye' sees the 'photo', never steady - always moving around - but the camera picks out one image - which may be disappointing. I would say that a well planned and conceived location, time and place does not always recreate the hopes of the photographer. Sometimes the lens in the camera produces something so accidental as to be magical and surprising. The real joy is when the eye and the lens are in harmony with the inspiration and/or perception of the image, then you get a result like this.

© mARTin on March 21, 2009

Zick zack boardwalk and a great shadow. I like it.

Greetings, Martin

Marilyn Whiteley on March 21, 2009

Thank you, Martin, for your comment, and Amelia and Bruce for the interesting conversation.

I hate to admit that I almost missed "seeing" this photo. We took the path and then this elevated boardwalk to the nature observation cabin with the tree panel (that I photographed) in its door. According to the map, the path went on and made a loop to near where we'd begun. I was disappointed to see that the continuing path was closed because they're constructing a new canoe landing off it.

I had been so focused on making the loop that only as we retraced our steps did I look around and decide that the boardwalk itself was worth a second look. I liked the wood and the angles, but not until I was taking the picture did I notice the silhouettes!!

Victor de Lara on March 26, 2009

Beautiful composition of lights and shadows Marilyn, great shot. I wish that my comment is just a little point of a long line of comments

Friendly greetings, Víctor.

Marilyn Whiteley on March 28, 2009

Many thanks, blai, D., and Victor, and greetings from Canada. Marilyn

Madidi on March 29, 2009

Excellent shot Marilyn: superb lines and use of the light and shadows too. Sometimes the simplest subjects produce the most pleasing results. Y* from me :>)

Kind regards and enjoy your week,


Marilyn Whiteley on March 29, 2009

I'm glad you like the picture, Séan. There are those who might think this was a strange thing to photograph!


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Photo taken in Lookout Valley Neighborhood Association, Chattanooga, TN, USA

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  • Uploaded on March 14, 2009
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    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Taken on 2009/03/07 14:03:28
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
    • Focal Length: 10.26mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: -0.70 EV
    • No flash