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© Bailey Cooper
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UploadedJune 27, 2014
TakenJune 25, 2014
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D7000
Exposure1/125 sec at f/4
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length40 mm
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My brother (also a photographer) is here from Chicago for the week so a day trip to Babcock State Park was logical. I didn't shoot this time because we were just there in May, but I really enjoyed watching him get as jacked up as I did the first time I saw it.

Because the New River Gorge Bridge (famous base jumping site) was minutes away, we ran over there. I wanted to shoot it from the top. However, explorer Tom took us to the bottom down a switchback single lane road. Finally, we found a bridge, crossed the water and stopped there. Clouds were embracing the mountains and the massive bridge 1000 feet above us. It was breathtaking, but oh so difficult to shoot.

As the sun was setting it was time to head home. For our final hurrah, we decided to drive across NRG bridge. Just the tips of the mountains were visible through the clouds against the setting sun.

Tom couldn't stop on the bridge, so we shot on the fly. Though I love the shots from the bottom, these are my favorites. A mythical cauldron it seems.

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34 responses

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (26 Jun 2014):

    What a beautiful shot Bailey!! It was worth all the running!!

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone gave props (27 Jun 2014):

    Wonderful !

  • Elyseo

    Elyseo gave props (27 Jun 2014):

    wow, stunning

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon   gave props (27 Jun 2014):

    Just dreamy beautiful!

  • Pamela Haberman

    Pamela Haberman gave props (27 Jun 2014):

    Nice on-the-fly shot!

  • Fred Moskey

    Fred Moskey gave props (27 Jun 2014):

    "Wild and Wonderful" at it's best! Outstanding photo!

  • daniele castellucchio

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  • Raymond Fausel

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  • Nathalie Duhaime

    Nathalie Duhaime (Deleted) said (27 Jun 2014):

    Beautiful shot!

  • Kathryn Meyer

    Kathryn Meyer gave props (27 Jun 2014):

    So soft and delicate! The birds add the finishing touch!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (27 Jun 2014):

    Pure magic. I sure enjoyed the narrative. Glad that good things are happening there.

  • David de London

    David de London gave props (27 Jun 2014):

    Beautifully done. Great perspective, coor, detail...

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (28 Jun 2014):


  • Barbara Kurth

    Barbara Kurth said (28 Jun 2014):

    Mystical and beautiful....I love the birds flying overhead and the narrative was great !

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt gave props (28 Jun 2014):

    love this!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (29 Jun 2014):

    A magical shot and the birds just add the right touch. Love the narrative too!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (29 Jun 2014):

    Cauldron is an absolutely inspired title for this incredible image ! Were there not three witches in Macbeth . Cool to have the three birds.

  • Evelyne Schulte

    Evelyne Schulte gave props (29 Jun 2014):

    Wonderful image!!!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker gave props (30 Jun 2014):

    magical! i especially love that you caught the birds in this.

  • Patrick Marella

    Patrick Marella gave props (30 Jun 2014):

    great shot! beautiful view!

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (30 Jun 2014):

    a wonderful image!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (1 Jul 2014):


  • Aaron Schwartz

    Aaron Schwartz gave props (2 Jul 2014):

    Brothers are a very good thing.

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (6 Jul 2014):

    fantastic shot....

  • call me crj

    call me crj (Deleted) said (6 Jul 2014):


  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (7 Jul 2014):


  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (7 Jul 2014):

    Beautiful shot! I like the birds that you included...

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (8 Jul 2014):

    Love this photo, it is so mystical and beautiful, great to have the birds in the photo - plus the great narrative about your brothers visit.

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (8 Jul 2014):

    Wow, Bailey. This is magnificent. Some of my best shots have been on the fly. And, yes, the birds provide that special point of focus.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (9 Jul 2014):

    Fantastic image!!!!

  • Lew Harford

    Lew Harford gave props (10 Jul 2014):

    I've been there many times and love it. This is a beautiful image that does the place justice.

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (18 Sep 2014):


  • nikonphotog

    nikonphotog (Deleted) gave props (15 Nov 2014):

    Great shot and story. Love the adventuring. Anyone can take easy shots but some just get the good ones naturally. Good for Tom taking the road less traveled

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