Arch (third angle)

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©junebug on August 13, 2007

Fantastic! And I like the rays of the sun... great capture, Ryan!

Ryan Calhoun on August 13, 2007

Thanks, Anne! Yes, I had some help here from my friend, the sun.

Marilyn Whiteley on August 14, 2007

Wow! Terrific shots, Ryan!

I guess I've seen it once. We went through (or immediately around) St. Louis each time we crossed from NE Illinois to SW Missouri to see my grandmother, but of course that was all pre-arch. Mostly what I remember is how hot and sticky it always seemed to be in those days before cars had air conditioning or even effective fans. The deep blue of your sky helps me forget that misery.

Ryan Calhoun on August 14, 2007

Thanks, Marilyn!

I'm glad if this picture helps you forget the heat...it does not do that for me! It's been upper 90s here for three weeks, and over 100 for half of that time. This day was no exception (and my car has no air conditioning either). I could hardly see anything in the LCD display because it was so bright, and I couldn't keep my sunglasses clear of sweat. I had to walk down into the museum a couple times to escape the heat and refill my water (and go through the metal detector each time). I probably took over 50 shots here, at least four exposures from each angle to be sure I got back something good once I could see again! It was miserable, but I knew I'd probably never be so lucky with the clouds again, so I tried to fill my Arch quota for a lifetime.

After all that, I'm very happy with my results, and I'm very glad you and others are as well. Cheers!

Marilyn Whiteley on August 15, 2007

That sounds every bit as excruciating as our trips, trapped in slow traffic, each of us wiping with a damp washcloth to try to keep from being overcome by the heat! But your results were great.

rosina lamberti on August 17, 2007

great catch :)

Ryan Calhoun on August 17, 2007

Thank you, Rosina.

Tamás Borbély on August 19, 2007

Beautiful photo!Greetings from Hungary,Tamás(Thomas)

Ryan Calhoun on August 20, 2007

Thanks Tamás! Greetings from the United States.

Salvatore Clemente on August 20, 2007

Bel taglio compositivo!

Ryan Calhoun on August 20, 2007

Molto grazie, Salvatore!

©polytropos on August 27, 2007

Great shot; especially with this dead straight reflection in the curved arch. A geometrical masterpiece.

Ryan Calhoun on August 27, 2007

Thanks polytropos. The metal surface reflects much of the clouds and sky in straight lines, but is usually too subtle to see. This one really jumps out.

alamos_26 on August 27, 2007

es fantastica Ryan

Ryan Calhoun on August 27, 2007

Muchas gracias, alala

☺Jean & Coco☺ on August 31, 2007

Hi Ryan This one is fantastic, I like a lot your series of Arch. Greetings from France Nano

Ryan Calhoun on August 31, 2007

Thanks, Nano. Greetings from the US.

Marina Cerávolo on September 1, 2007

Hello Ryan! The picture looks marvelous! I really liked it! Greetings from Brazil.

Ryan Calhoun on September 2, 2007

Thanks, Marina! Greetings from the US.

Dana Jensen on September 6, 2007

I like the sun rays.

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