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Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge

This week’s challenge was something to think about on my trip from Pittsburgh to Columbus Friday afternoon.  Sorting through images I had in the archives. (in my mind, obviously)   Nothing jumped out.  And then-

an opportunity presented itself, right in front of me. Standstill traffic.  On Route 70 West, Friday afternoon.

A 3 1/2 hour trip took almost SIX hours to drive today due to congestion from road work and merging to a single lane and perhaps a bad accident that was cleaned up by the time I got to the site.

I saw police and emergency vehicles driving the other direction with lights and sirens.

A truck reflected the sky AND an old fashioned airplane is in the left door panel.  It looks like a bird. The sky seemed to merge with the reflection in the shiny truck.  Nature and machine-made merge.  I waited to merge to the left single lane. Other interpretations of merge are here

20 responses

  1. Sorry about the delay, but what an amazing opportunity sprang out of it! 🙂

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    August 18, 2012 at 12:04 am

    • Thanks. A good test of patience. Grateful I wasn’t IN the accident. Friday afternoons and evenings everyone wants to get somewhere, and fast!

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      August 18, 2012 at 12:07 am

  2. Very nice!

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    August 18, 2012 at 1:02 am

  3. what a great photo!

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    August 18, 2012 at 1:33 am

  4. Excellent!

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    August 18, 2012 at 1:46 am

  5. Vincie

    Very cool!

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    August 18, 2012 at 8:54 am

  6. Manifesting in action – with wonderful results. Glad to hear you got to where you were going safe and sound, if somewhat delayed.

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    August 18, 2012 at 9:08 am

  7. It can be so frustrating to find yourself stuck in one of those traffic tie-ups. You did put the time to good use, though. That’s a great photo, Ruth, and a clever answer to the challenge.

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    August 18, 2012 at 9:45 am

  8. Sue Reinfeld

    What a wonderful reflection of the sky. That seemed to be one clean truck.

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    August 18, 2012 at 9:52 am

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  10. Nice! I thought of something similar..very nice..I was looking for your camera in the reflection!

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    August 18, 2012 at 4:42 pm

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  13. Erica Wells

    A wonderful response! As it says on the truck: “PRIME JOB!!!” 🙂 Enjoy your weekend in Columbus! Remembering the entry from M and E’s 10th Anniversary a few days ago!! Love

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    August 18, 2012 at 7:30 pm

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  15. what a good thing you had the camera with you on that long slow trip! a wonderful picture rutheh🙂

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    August 19, 2012 at 1:51 am

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  17. Great shot Ruth!🙂

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    August 19, 2012 at 9:01 am

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