Thursday, May 19, 2011

Drive home from work - Skywatch Friday







I have to drive across a bridge to get home from work. Or rather I sit on the bridge and crawl in traffic. I have my choice of bridges since I both work and live in between the two. I can take Howard Franklin/275 bridge into Tampa or the Courtney Campbell/Highway 60 bridge. If I take the Courtney Campbell bridge, I also have to take the Bayside Bridge. I usually try and check at least two traffic sites on the web before I leave to see if either bridge has a wreck on or near it. Then I take the other bridge. If I'm sitting on the 275 bridge which is always slower, I keep an eye for dolphins swimming by. If I take the other bridge, I can stop on the access road and take pictures. Last week I had my camera in the car and took the Courtney Campbell bridge home. I stopped off right before dark and got the above pictures. There weren't a lot of birds around since the day was so nice. Too many people had been hanging around the causeway all afternoon. The drive home is always nice when traffic is not bad. So is the view from the rear view mirror.

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20 comments:

  1. i hate that you have to deal with so much traffic, but glad that you have such glorious views to entertain you (and share with us!) thos sunset photos... wow!

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  2. Gosh Dina, our bridges are walking bridge or small suspension bridges that you go on one way at a time!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  3. I've been a passenger in traffic on both of those bridges (we have friends in Oldsmar) so I know what you mean, but what a view you get in exchange! Now, if only those long lines of traffic weren't burning up gas and polluting the air the birds breathe...
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  4. Great post....wonderful photography....first-rate blog!!!

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  5. Perfect shots. All are stunning. I like it too to take pictures on the way home, but you are living in such beautiful surrounding.

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  6. What incredible drama on your way home.
    You need cruise control, so that you can ahve both hands on the camera :-)

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  7. So glad to have discovered you! We have a second home on the north end of Anna Maria. So, as you know, that traffic can be at a crawl! But love the area and it gives me great photos. Actually, today's post had several sunsets from Anna Maria!

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  8. Love the sun drenched silhouettes!

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  9. These shots are just simply spectacular. The colors and details amazing!

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  10. This really a awesome pictures. So nice & romantic. Pls visit my entry. Happy Sky Watch!

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  11. What a sky--the color is spectacular. What a way to end the workday. Great shot. Mickie :)

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  12. Gorgeous shots ... I always bring a camera with me. You'll never know if a great motive comes up :o)

    Wish you a wonderful weekend!

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  13. Awesome pairing of the skimmer and black-bellied plover -- two spectacular species!

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  14. You take such amazing pictures - they are gorgeous! I am so glad I stopped by after posting my Skywatch link.

    Hugs, antonella :-)

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