Under the Overpass

© Colleen Farrell

Under the Overpass

Uploaded: February 04, 2009


I could have spent hours under here, taking photos of the big concrete structures and the dead ivy growing on it. I shot numerous photos (handheld), and kept the one where a car was right in that spot. I was with my brother and husband, so I couldn't dawdle for long. On the way back, I was congratulating myself on finding this great photo opp, when I saw a truck pull over and a woman hopped out, pointed her camera at the same thing, and snapped away.
So much for my oh-so-"original" idea! LOL

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 1/30 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 44.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300


Allen Hughes February 04, 2009

Excellent find, Colleen, and wonderful capture. It seems like those of us who carry cameras "see" more than those that don't. There are photo opportunities everywhere. #1078760

A P February 04, 2009

As long as she isn't a BPer this is Original. LOL Wonderful capture and perfect timing on getting the car in the open spot, Colleen. #7127726

Carol Teal February 04, 2009

An awesome image Colleen and a funny story! I wonder if she was thinking what an original idea she had?? :D #7127733

Tiia Vissak February 05, 2009

a cool find! #7127916

Michelle Alton February 05, 2009

Funny story...but a terrific photo, Colleen. #7128135

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe February 05, 2009

Great comp and tones. I'll post my shots of this place later...Kidding! good story #7128156

Carol Sawyer February 05, 2009

Outstanding capture and tones, Colleen!! #7128344

Gina Cormier level-classic February 05, 2009

It looks fabulous!! Great POV and tones! #7128566

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic February 05, 2009

Fantastic POV, comp and tones, Colleen. So well seen. #7128823

Kimi A. Phillips February 05, 2009

But I bet she doesn't have the "Colleen" style we all know and love!!!! Awesome!:) #7128892

Dianna Murphy February 05, 2009

Hers won't be nearly so great. Awesome DOF and POV. #7129272

Vladan D. Djordjevic February 05, 2009

Fantastic perspective, tones, pov, composition and details. An excellent photo! #7129283

Colleen Farrell February 05, 2009

Thanks so much for the great comments, everybody! :) #7129305

Erin Appelbaum February 05, 2009

Yours is better than hers Collen. Great composition and details. The car adds depth to the image. Peter #7129430

Max Aureli February 05, 2009

The perspective is great and the lighting with beautiful tones is fantastic!! Great shot and timing!! #7129500

Phil Stith February 05, 2009

Totally cool capture, Colleen. #7129757

Renata Gusciora February 05, 2009

Fabulous pov,super colors,details,fantastic image,Colleen! #7130130

Renee Doyle level-classic February 05, 2009

This really is an awesome find and I just love the show of motion with the car while everything else is tack sharp!! Great imagination and capture Colleen!! #7130217

John Connolly February 05, 2009

What a great shooting gallery, Colleen! A fantastic capture with marvelous timing! #7130273

JO ANN CLEVELAND February 05, 2009

Wow! Great find, great timing too Colleen!

jo ann c. #7131037

Lois Adomite level-classic February 05, 2009

Great find, congratulations for finding it first! Lois #7131176

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna February 05, 2009

AWESOME find and capture, Colleen!!!!! :-) k #7131275

Lorri Shane February 05, 2009

Your work is beautiful, Colleen. What great images in your gallery! #7131706

Beverley Scott February 05, 2009

An incredible find, Colleen, and a wonderful image. Have you thought that the other photographer might have seen you taking the photo and rushed home to get her own camera, returning when you were leaving. And as Kimi said, she couldn't possibly have presented it as well as you. Excellent work!!! #7131737

Colleen Farrell February 05, 2009

Thank you so much for the great comments and encouragement, everybody! I really appreciate it! #7132035

Stefania Barbier level-addict February 06, 2009

simply WOW! #7132330

Debra R. Harder February 06, 2009

This is fantastic, Colleen! Excellent POV, details, lighting...another SUPERB image! Deb #7134132

Courtenay Vanderbilt February 06, 2009

LOL Colleen! I love this image and your description! Impressive! #7135775

Kathleen Rinker February 07, 2009

Awesome image Colleen, I love it!! #7138830

anonymous February 08, 2009

Fantastic find and capture Colleen! I'm still smiling after reading your description! B- #7141141

Yulianto Soeroso February 08, 2009

artistic nature in this building #7143614

Nikki McDonald level-classic February 09, 2009

I had exactly the same thought as Beverly, Colleen :) This is a terrific perspective and the ivy really adds to the textural interest of the capture. Beautifully done. #7144188

Leslie McLain level-deluxe February 09, 2009

Great find, wonderful image. #7144743

Susie Peek-Swint February 09, 2009

Great lines and detail Colleen ~ well seen and captured.. I'm sure the 'happy-snapper' didn't get such good shots as you! #7146494

Mitch Spence level-classic February 10, 2009

You know, these mammoth structures are so ubiquitous in our lives that I think we hardly see them most of the time. I'm so glad you "saw" this one, Colleen, and in the way that you did. It is truly quite beautiful. #7149821

Sirsendu Gayen February 10, 2009

Excellent image with great pov and composition. #7150052

Teri Klinger February 10, 2009

Colleen...this is a great shot! funny story to go with it - guess she noticed that you had a great photo op! Ü I love the added texture that the ivy provides. nice capture #7150886

Becky J. Parkinson level-deluxe February 11, 2009

Perfect timing, perfect subject, and great effects applied! This is a fantastic photo, Colleen! #7153649

Colleen Farrell February 11, 2009

Thank you so much, everybody! I really appreciate your great comments and encouragement! :D #7154014

Nikki McDonald level-classic February 12, 2009

Congrats on the EP, Colleen -- I really expect this one to go further. #7159052

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic February 12, 2009

Love the picture and the story..you got yours first, so it is origial. :-) Great tones and textures. The blue car really adds to it. #7159536

Colleen Farrell February 12, 2009

Thank you, Nikki and Marilyn! :) There's at least one more that I got under there, and I'll try to post it soon. #7159682

Lynne Morris level-classic February 12, 2009

Wow what an awesome image Colleen, the pov, colours and clarity are excellent, well seen and captured. #7159731

Colleen Farrell February 13, 2009

Thank you, Lynne! #7161167

Susan M. Campbell February 14, 2009

Wow...look at all that wonderful texture and detail you captured. What a great find. I love the sense of motion on the car. The earthy tones are terrific. #7166530

Laura L. Gonzales February 15, 2009

An amazing capture, Colleen!! Great textures, tones, light and comp! A great find for sure! Laura #7170046

Susan Fox February 16, 2009

Cool capture! #7173028

Colleen Farrell February 16, 2009

Thank you, Susan, Laura and Susan! #7173071

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe February 16, 2009

Incredible depth, cool capture Colleen! #7173282

Colleen Farrell February 16, 2009

Thanks so much, Donna! #7173517

Mitch Spence level-classic February 17, 2009

Yes, EP! Pretty thoroughly had to be. #7176135

Raymond Pauly level-classic February 20, 2009

Cool subject with great perspective and depth, Colleen! A wonderful find, indeed. #7188847

Robert Baer February 22, 2009

good for you venturing to take an image under a freeway. You made a really interesting image by your perserverance. #7192702

Colleen Farrell February 23, 2009

Thanks so much, Mitch, Raymond and Justin! #7200547

Boyd L. Alexander March 02, 2009

Excellent work Colleen! Very powerful composition and outstanding effects!! #7232130

Colleen Farrell March 06, 2009

Thanks so much, Boyd! #7251567

Nikki McDonald level-classic March 22, 2009

Just thought I'd check back in one more time before finalists come out to root for this, Colleen. It is one of those shots that has quite literally stayed in my memory -- much as the plot of a particularly good book or film does. Good luck. #7314813

Colleen Farrell March 22, 2009

Wow, that's a great compliment, Nikki! Thank you! #7314825

Jessica Jenney March 22, 2009

How did I miss this one?? Fantastic image with such interesting lines, textures and perspective, Colleen! Good luck! #7315143

Colleen Farrell March 22, 2009

Thanks so much, Jessica! #7316263

Leslie McLain level-deluxe March 25, 2009

Congrats on your wonderful finalist. #7327617

Erin Appelbaum March 25, 2009

Congrats on this awesome finalist Colleen. Peter #7327630

Jessica Jenney March 25, 2009

Congratulations, Colleen on your fabulous finalist! #7327917

Vladan D. Djordjevic March 25, 2009

Congratulations on your excellent finalist, Colleen! #7327923

ALLEN O. HOWARD March 25, 2009

A FANTASTIC finalist, Colleen1 Big congratulations! #7328049

Stefania Barbier level-addict March 25, 2009

superb... congrats for your finalist!!! #7328105

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic March 25, 2009

Well seen and captured!
Huge congratulations!
~lisa #7328396

Courtenay Vanderbilt March 25, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS, Colleen! #7328475

Tiia Vissak March 25, 2009

Congratulations! #7328857

Susie Peek-Swint March 25, 2009

A big congrats Colleen ~ great shot! #7328910

Renata Gusciora March 25, 2009

Big congratulations on this fabulous finalist,Colleen!!!:-) #7329107

Max Aureli March 25, 2009

Congratulations Collin for this great Finalist!!!! #7329148

Eugenio Diaz March 25, 2009

Congratulations Again! #7329233

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic March 25, 2009

Loved this the first time I saw it. Still do. Huge congrats on another beautiful finalist, Colleen. #7329394

Tammy Espino March 25, 2009

Congrats :) #7329434

MELODIE C. ROBERTS March 25, 2009

A Fabulous Finalist!! #7329741

Lois Adomite level-classic March 25, 2009

I thought we would see this again. congrats. Lois #7329994

Raymond Pauly level-classic March 25, 2009

Congratulations on a most deserving finalist, Colleen! #7330078

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict March 25, 2009

Awesome capture, Colleen, congratulations on yor finalist!

Debby #7330091

Nancy (Peaches) Harker March 25, 2009


HUGE CONGRATS on your finalist!
Best of luck in the next round!


A P March 25, 2009

Congratulations on your outstanding Finalist, Colleen. Best of luck in the next round.


Susan Fox March 25, 2009

Congratulations Colleen :-) #7330948

Beverley Scott March 25, 2009

Congratulations again, Colleen!!! #7331081

Colleen Farrell March 25, 2009

Thanks so much, everybody! #7331087

Sharon Sawyer March 25, 2009

Colleen, congratulations on your fabulous finalist!!! All the bestin the next round. #7331247

Kaye Burazin March 25, 2009

A heartfelt congrats colleen. Superb finalist. #7331548

Terry L. Ellis level-classic March 25, 2009

Congratulations again, Colleen! A fantastic finalist! #7331710

Debra R. Harder March 25, 2009

I knew we'd see this fantastic image again, Colleen. Brilliant work!! Congratulations on your wonderful finalist! Deb #7331839

Tammy L. Newcomb March 25, 2009

Wow, you have such a huge following of wonderful supports....

Congrats on a wonderful finalist.....

Good luck into the next round. #7332012

Susan M. Campbell March 25, 2009

Way to go Colleen. A terrific finalist. #7332128

Laurence Saliba level-classic March 25, 2009

Congrats on this outstanding finalist Colleen!!!! #7332438

Vitor Dias March 26, 2009

Another amazing Finalist Colleen, congts.

rgds Vitor #7333794

Phil Stith March 26, 2009

Congratulations on a well deserved finalist, Colleen! #7334212

Colleen Farrell March 26, 2009

Thank you, everybody! I appreciate it! :D #7334479

Cheryl E. Molennor March 26, 2009

Love the still detail against the moving car! Congratulations on your fabulous finalist! #7334509

Jeana Clark March 26, 2009

Outstaning Finalist!!!!


~J~ #7335181

Nick Lagos March 26, 2009

Wonderful photography Colleen..congrats #7336118

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 26, 2009

Congratulations on your finalist! WTG Colleen! #7336195

Laurie Daily level-deluxe March 26, 2009

Congrats, Colleen, on this terrific finalist! #7336218

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic March 26, 2009

CONGRTULATIONS Colleen on this beautiful finalist !! #7336777

Stephanie Frey March 26, 2009

Congratulations on your finalist, Colleen! #7337270

frank w. degenhardt level-classic March 26, 2009

What a find this is. Congratulations on the Finalist. Way to go my friend. #7338088

Linda Blair March 27, 2009

Great find and capture Colleen....congratulations on your finalist!!!!!!! #7341610

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe March 28, 2009

Huge congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Colleen!! At least you spotted this wonderful place before the other woman did!! #7346215

Cindy Bendush level-classic March 28, 2009

Terrific finalist Colleen! Just think though - your photo has been awarded ... and the other persons???
:-))) #7346267

Colleen Farrell March 30, 2009

Thanks very much, everybody! I really appreciate your support! #7352410

Patti Coblentz April 29, 2009

This is indeed a fabulous structure to photo...great capture of it, Colleen!
Patti #7465985

Colleen Farrell April 29, 2009

Thank you, Patti! #7466170

Richard D. Love September 30, 2009

Wonderful image, Colleen. I love the perspective. Absolutely gorgeous.

Rick #7998467

Colleen Farrell October 03, 2009

Thanks very much, Rick! #8005613

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