Postcards from the Edge

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© John Linton
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UploadedMarch 11, 2010
TakenMarch 3, 2010
Exposure1/400 sec at f/8
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Focal Length18 mm
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The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines tradition thusly:

1 a : an inherited, established, or customary pattern of thought, action, or behavior (as a religious practice or a social custom) b : a belief or story or a body of beliefs or stories relating to the past that are commonly accepted as historical though not verifiable
2 : the handing down of information, beliefs, and customs by word of mouth or by example from one generation to another without written instruction
3 : cultural continuity in social attitudes, customs, and institutions
4 : characteristic manner, method, or style

I can't remember ever traveling to a well known destination without seeing tourists having their picture taken. On our Hoover Dam Tour the bus driver, Nicholas, insisted that he take everyone's picture in front of the dam. That's him on the right taking the last group of people while another group of tourists are caught in the reflection on the left doing the same thing.

Canon EOS 350 D camera with a Sigma AF 18-200mm DC OS Zoom lens

3 March 2010

55 responses

  • Hector Ortiz

    Hector Ortiz gave props (11 Mar 2010):

    a vote FOR YOU

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (11 Mar 2010):

    Heck yeah!

  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (11 Mar 2010):

    Great shot and entry JL. My vote of course!:)

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (11 Mar 2010):

    awesome entry, John. my vote

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (11 Mar 2010):

    Of course I voted!

  • Mike Olbinski

    Mike Olbinski gave props (11 Mar 2010):

    Good point on the tradition definition!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (11 Mar 2010):

    Well, you've certainly defined 'traditions' with this one! Voted.

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (11 Mar 2010):

    Unique entry, love

  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva gave props (11 Mar 2010):

    So true!

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (11 Mar 2010):

    Cool find! Got my vote.

  • Anne Worner

    Anne Worner (Deleted) gave props (11 Mar 2010):

    My vote - rad, rad, rad.

  • Dhanny P

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  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (11 Mar 2010):

    Oh YEAH/RAD! What a good idea John!

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (11 Mar 2010):

    A great tradition! YES Voted.

  • Frank Summers

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  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (11 Mar 2010):

    You picked a good tradition for the theme...You got my vote!

  • Debrah Leonard

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    JOE FAILK gave props (12 Mar 2010):

    Yea Rad Vote!

  • Aubrey's Oma

    Aubrey's Oma (Deleted) gave props (12 Mar 2010):

    You know it!

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (12 Mar 2010):

    Vote! What a unique tradition!

  • Zerina Phillip

    Zerina Phillip gave props (12 Mar 2010):

    YEAH..I just voted.

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (12 Mar 2010):

    Wonderful RAD Entry

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (12 Mar 2010):

    oh yeah! voted

  • Michel Vaque

    Michel Vaque gave props (13 Mar 2010):

    yes!! my vote !

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (13 Mar 2010):

    Terrific and original entry!

  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (13 Mar 2010):

    Excellent. Voted

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) gave props (13 Mar 2010):

    Good take on the theme. I guess the few that aren't having their pic taken are throwing themselves off the Dam b/c they lost it all in Vegas. Voted!

  • Camil Seisanu

    Camil Seisanu gave props (14 Mar 2010):

    excellent entry ! V+ for sure :)

  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott (Deleted) gave props (14 Mar 2010):

    My vote!!!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (15 Mar 2010):

    Wonderful take on the theme, plus a very cool shot. Voted.

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (15 Mar 2010):

    This is a wonderful tradition that is employed worldwide by tourist. It is great to have this in common with the rest of the world. Great shot and entry, John. voted.

  • Julien Maury

    Julien Maury gave props (15 Mar 2010):

    nice one perfect for tradition.

  • Georges Maroun

    Georges Maroun gave props (15 Mar 2010):

    Traditionfull......My vote

  • Georges Maroun

    Georges Maroun said (15 Mar 2010):

    My vote ...

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) gave props (16 Mar 2010):

    Outstanding entry for the theme! Voted!

  • Julien Maury

    Julien Maury gave props (19 Mar 2010):

    already a favorite, of course voted.!

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (20 Mar 2010):

    a great theme image! voted.

  • Ron LaFond

    Ron LaFond gave props (21 Mar 2010):

    Way too cool, John. One of my favorite places. Great scene. "Yeah!" R

  • Massimo Bardelli

    Massimo Bardelli   gave props (22 Mar 2010):

    Yeah my vote

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (25 Mar 2010):

    Love the three tier affect captured through the Bus window! Great skills and entry John!

  • ! Mario Scattoloni ¡

    ! Mario Scattoloni ¡ gave props (6 Apr 2010):

    that´s so T-rad...great 1 & Vot´d.

  • Dianna Rojas

    Dianna Rojas gave props (12 Apr 2010):

    cool kinda odd

  • Michael Lynch

    Michael Lynch gave props (14 Apr 2010):

    A big YEAH here, too !

  • Chris Whitney

    Chris Whitney said (16 Apr 2010):

    Photography and traditions definitely come together in this one.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (17 Apr 2010):

    My vote,,,I missed this one,,great shot as always

  • Chrisso Newton

    Chrisso Newton (Deleted) said (25 Apr 2010):

    Great POV and excellent entry!

  • jan-louise haller

    jan-louise haller gave props (26 Apr 2010):

    Excellent !!! Vote !

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (8 May 2010):

    voted! Excellent entry

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz gave props (25 May 2010):

    Good photo and fit for the theme -- voted!

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (25 May 2010):

    Very RAD!!

  • Carlos Verde

    Carlos Verde gave props (3 Jun 2010):

    cool shot. RAD for sure.

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (7 Jun 2010):

    RAAAAD for sure!

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (7 Jun 2010):

    been there dam mit !!! very cool title and shot.

  • francesco scipioni

    francesco scipioni gave props (8 Jun 2010):

    love this! my vote

  • Richard Bruns

    Richard Bruns said (8 Jun 2010):

    Yes yes yes. Well done. Between you an Jan Hoffman I think you capture the nuances of the American Spririt as well as anyone on JPG!

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