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    Oh how I longed to live closer to the downtown area so I could explore taking shots like this one. Long exposures over freeways with loads of vehicles. Although, I realized when I look at this that it could basically have been taken on any ol' freeway with a pedestrian overpass! But I love it because it's downtown Phoenix!

    I also love the movie Speed, which is the name of the film for my weekly Movie Title Wednesday entry. I don't care how much people hate Keanu Reeves and his acting (or lack of) style...I usually find him entertaining. If I remember correctly, this movie kind of re-birthed Reeves as an action star after being a total dweeb time-traveler in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure.

    Speed was such a fun movie, lots of action, intensity, Dennis Hopper and not to mention Sandra Bullock.

    "Shoot the hostage!"

    Now, this photo has an extra special quality about it because it's ALSO being used to help advertise the "gallery" I'll be displaying my prints in for First Friday on November 5th and for the rest of that month. You can see it being used on the frontpage of www.daytwelve.org/ and displayed on the official flyer for the event (click here to see it!).

    If you live in the area, I hope you can make the event and check out my work PLUS the other five awesome photographers there, including my buddies Dee Nichols and Rick Young.

    Gareth Paxton, RYoungFoto, and 31 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Gareth Paxton 53 months ago | reply

      Just brilliant.

    2. maccie1 53 months ago | reply

      Wonderfully done, love the idea of shooting through the wire fence.

    3. Jeff Rivers 53 months ago | reply

      Wow - this is cool.

    4. inigolai 53 months ago | reply

      fantastik shot, welldone
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    5. LynnF1024 53 months ago | reply

      Awesome shot!

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    6. Jes A 53 months ago | reply

      Very cool.

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    7. Snah51 ;-D200/P7700 53 months ago | reply

      Very nice dynamic image! ;-D

    8. Phoenix Rising Photography 53 months ago | reply

      Great shot! Since you are now spending more time downtown, please let me know if you find a good vantage point to take a picture of the cityscape during sunset. I have yet to find a good location that would allow me to capture everything and not have some billboards or power lines in the way.

      South Mountain provides a nice view of downtown, however it is just a tad too far for my lenses and most of the time the shots don't turn out well due to the dust/pollution in the air.

    9. Rich Beaubien 53 months ago | reply

      A beauty -- excellent framing an exposure

    10. Mike Jung 53 months ago | reply

      very nice. one of my favorite type of shot

    11. Matt Granz Photography 53 months ago | reply

      Light speed to the neutral zone Mr. Sulu!

    12. SybsPics 53 months ago | reply

      Wow, there really is an amazing kinetic energy to this shot.

    13. michael sharp2009 53 months ago | reply

      ₪ Spectacular ₪
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      Seen in the group:
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    14. TheLensHood.Com | Simplyness.Com 53 months ago | reply

      wow, this is spectacular. great shot.

    15. boygriv 51 months ago | reply

      Hahaha, I was scrolling to the comment box and saw "Shoot the Hostage!"

      Great shot.

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