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jayboat 06-07-2015 05:14 PM

Rollin' Snake Eyes With FHP - No Dice On The Bridge
 
I've had very good luck over the years on the bridges in Jacksonville. :cool-smiley-011:
But, streaks always end...

Took a chance and bet big on the Buckman Bridge last Saturday...
which on a normal day is an 8-lane expressway.

This day was random bridgework day and one lane was closed. :poopoo:
Traffic was heavy and the trooper I met was not very amused.

I managed to get one boat- walking sideways to my car as he followed with lights flashing.
Took a chance doing that, as I felt if I had asked for 10 minutes- one more time... :silenced:

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jayboat 06-07-2015 05:19 PM

There's a little marina at the base of the bridge, so I headed there to see what was what.

Got a couple of roostertail shots, then when Silverhook went by, I just thought to myself: "this one's over folks".

And headed back to the house.

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jayboat 06-07-2015 05:20 PM

Riverwalk area is very nice at sunset. This is called Friendship Fountain.

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jayboat 06-07-2015 05:49 PM

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Padraig 06-07-2015 05:55 PM

Sorry you missed the boats but you still got some nice shots!

Padraig

Jupiter Sunsation 06-07-2015 06:56 PM


Originally Posted by jayboat (Post 4314246)
I've had very good luck over the years on the bridges in Jacksonville. :cool-smiley-011:
But, streaks always end...

Took a chance and bet big on the Buckman Bridge last Saturday...
which on a normal day is an 8-lane expressway.

This day was random bridgework day and one lane was closed. :poopoo:
Traffic was heavy and the trooper I met was not very amused.

I managed to get one boat- walking sideways to my car as he followed with lights flashing.
Took a chance doing that, as I felt if I had asked for 10 minutes- one more time... :silenced:

I would have mentioned a few things to SGT. FHP:

1. You know Bill Pyburn......Sr. AND Jr.
2. Your on OSO, an elite society even Chris Sunkin can no longer infiltrate
3. Show him your gear, tell him you are with a top secret govt agency taking pictures of fossil fuel abuse for the Prius Society
4. Tell him you know Dolla Bill, he is friends with Reggie and knows someone in the FBI!
5. As a last ditch effort, tell him you are personal friends with Bob Barnhardt the most famous Canadian in the offshore world! :D

Cash Bar 06-07-2015 09:06 PM

Bummer Jay. Sorry we missed you.

jayboat 06-08-2015 10:46 AM

Me, too, Greg.

As far as 'negotiating' with Officer Friendly...
he was no-nonsense, most definitely had had the training in how to direct a conversation...
with each response his tone changed just a little, in a direction that I sensed was not good for me.
Easiest decision I made all day.

before I left the house I had been looking at it like an all-or-nothing $250 bet.
Best case: it doesn't rain and I get some shots; worst case: run off without shots. :picard1:

So I hedged the bet by staying across the river and walking over the bridge to the landing and taking the water taxi return.
The Chart House building is so cool..

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jayboat 06-08-2015 10:54 AM

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jayboat 06-08-2015 11:12 AM

One Bridge Giveth, Another Bridge Taketh Away
 
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