Visitors to the New River Gorge overlook near Hawk’s Nest State Park in West Virginia can see almost forever, but the telescopic viewers strategically placed on the platform can bring things even closer. I took in the breathtaking views, of course, but then I turned my attention to the numbers at the bottom of the viewers.


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I’m a semi-retired newspaper editor/writer who loves photography, especially flower macros, lighthouses, old mills and covered bridges.

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  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekalmost 2 years ago

    Well seen and captured Monnie ~ great light and shadow :)

  • Thanks, Susie!

    – Monnie Ryan

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotalmost 2 years ago

    Intriguing image, Monnie. I couldn’t figure out what it was. I would have done the same! LOL

  • I’m not sure whether it’s a good or bad thing, but I really did think of you this morning when I uploaded this one (I’m used to the eye-rolling too)!

    – Monnie Ryan

  • Poverty
    Povertyalmost 2 years ago

    No good to me Monnie. My school only taught us to count to ten. Seriously, a really nice piece of close up work with all of the fine detail of the metal. Steady hand obviously. Cheers. Tony.

  • LOL! Math and I do NOT have a good working relationship! Thanks – and it’s great to see you again!

    – Monnie Ryan

  • Evelina Kremsdorf
    Evelina Kremsdorfalmost 2 years ago

  • Spiritinme
    Spiritinmeabout 1 year ago

    I really believe you should win the numbers challenge with this piece! I usually vote for more than 1 favorite in any challenge, but could not do so with this in the mix. Good luck! and a fave for me :)

  • Wow – thanks so much for the very positive comments! I’ll cross my fingers, of course, but the competition in most challenges is always pretty stiff.

    – Monnie Ryan

  • Kenneth Keifer
    Kenneth Keiferabout 1 year ago

    Great image!

  • Thank you, Kenneth!

    – Monnie Ryan

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