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Kevin Childress on January 30, 2011

The New River Gorge Bridge is the longest and highest arch bridge in the western hemisphere with a length of 3,030 feet and a height of 876 feet. It is now the third largest arch bridge in the world.

david g Johnson on January 30, 2011

What a great achievement in makes you wonder where they started....A good winter scene looks well below freezing !!..DJ.

Closed on January 31, 2011

GORGEous! (I'm sure you knew that was coming)

Have a nice new week! :)GG

David Brown Photogra… on January 31, 2011

Grand as the proverbial owt that there is Kevin !

Ni'mind achievement and all t'rest o'that twaddle... I reckon the poor bloke what stood in all the cold and took this picture deserves a bloomin' medal!

That is truly smashin'


Its a corker ol' mate.

Emerson R. Zamprogno on January 31, 2011

Very beautiful. I looks like engraved! I like it.

Randy Hall on January 31, 2011

Doesn't get much better than this...Great shot in difficult but perfect conditions from a really good vantage point. Very well done Kevin!

Cheers, Randy.

Jeroen Verburg on January 31, 2011

Absolutely stunning shot Kevin! You really know where to go to find these kind of marvelous subjects, but I'm stil wondering how you got it snowing right in time for your trip. I love the combo of the framing and the depth that the bridge generates!

Keep Clicking on January 31, 2011

I think this one is the best of the bunch, but I will litter a few likes about elsewhere.

Karin H on January 31, 2011

hello Kevin wonderful capture ! very well composed view , LIKE , cheers K@rin

Hal Janzen on February 1, 2011

Super shot LIKE Hal

Randy Stewart on February 1, 2011

LOVE IT! Glad you're hands weren't too frozen to capture the moment for the rest of the world!

panoramawolle on February 1, 2011

What could I add that other didn't say? Just a wonderful photo, Kevin! You are developping in the beautiful-bridges-expert of the western hemisphere ;-)

Greetings, Wolfgang

Kevin Childress on February 1, 2011

WOW, what a wonderful reception!!!!

To DJ, GG, Jethro, Emerson, Randy, Jeroen, KC, Karin, Hal, kimchimonger, and Wolfgang,

I am truly flattered by all of your great comments! I knew I liked this one but didn't expect this kind of welcome. Thank you all very, very much!


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Kevin Childress on February 2, 2011

*theverbiage, I like "oooohs"! Thank you for that!

Unda J. on February 2, 2011

this is gorgeous! its mindblowing: how did they build it?! like these snowy scenes!

NikonWoman on February 2, 2011

Hi Kevin, you have surpassed yourself here, this is superb. The composition, lighting and atmosphere are just to die for. In to my favourites methinks! Regards, Nik

Draken on February 2, 2011

Kevin Your photos are getting better and better. I am sure you have a deluxe assistant now. The atmosphere in this photo is wonderful.

Kevin Childress on February 3, 2011

Unda, Thank you! How was it built? Believe me, I wish I knew - it really is an amazingly engineered piece of infrastructure!

Nik, and Draken, wow, guys, thank you very much!!! As always, it is a real pleasure to hear from you both!

Greetings to all from the Old North State ~


Vann Helms on February 13, 2011

A Masterpiece KEVIN... This one was worth the whole trip. When will the calendar be on sale???? VANN, a very envious VANN

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  • Uploaded on January 30, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Kevin Childress
    • Camera: FUJIFILM FinePix HS10 HS11
    • Taken on 2011/01/28 10:57:28
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/300)
    • Focal Length: 13.30mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash