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05-SEP-2010 Frank Brault

#5

Queens, New York

We just got back from taking a friend to JFK, New York. She is flying to Ireland. We got stuck in a traffic jam on the way back and it took us about 1.5 hours to go the last 3 miles to the exit from the Whitestone Bridge. Our mileage at that point dropped from around 45 MPG (American) to about 39. At least I got a picture. :)

9/06 For the the Original Click Here - http://www.pbase.com/image/128177395

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Jean D10-Apr-2011 01:19
Excellent night candid with superb light, Frank! Well done. ~V
maggie_falconi07-Sep-2010 20:57
I've been in so many traffic jams. Something so common in Buenos Aires!! Well captured Frank!
Mary Terry07-Sep-2010 00:54
Bad traffic can always be expected around here too. Your pic tells the "traffic nightmare" story very well!
Cindi Smith07-Sep-2010 00:37
Wow, looks like you were at a dead stop here. I hate raffic. That's why I want to move to East Texas where there isn't any! Cool shot though. I know I've been there many, many times.
carol j. phipps06-Sep-2010 21:14
Not much of a view! Keep on moving.
Fay Stout06-Sep-2010 18:34
My husband and I made a trip to JFK only once when we lived in N.J.. Never again! The traffic was horrendous and I was a nervous wreck! You obviously know where you are going and have nerves of steel to get such a great shot in all that traffic.
reflectionsofnature06-Sep-2010 17:26
Ah, it's never fun to get stuck in traffic but it's worse when you get stuck behind a truck! It kind of looks like you are in the cockpit of a fighter aircraft with that neat display. This is a great shot.
Walter O. Koenig06-Sep-2010 15:49
I like the way you look at the bright side. Cool display.
LynnH06-Sep-2010 13:07
I'm so fond of driving shots. This is terrific. Composition is great and I love seeing the dash! V
Matylda Lempel-Chareza Photography06-Sep-2010 10:14
excellent shot on this difficult condition,v
borisalex06-Sep-2010 08:46
You are right on target,just a little bit slow! :)
laine06-Sep-2010 08:21
I like living out of town...your friend was halfway across the big pond in the same time :)
Maaike Huizer06-Sep-2010 08:07
I hate traffic jams, but sometimes they seem inevitable.
Mieke WA Minkjan06-Sep-2010 07:56
it was good you were standing still, while taking this picture.
driving a car is all about how to survive traffic jams!
a great capture Frank!
Yvonne06-Sep-2010 06:22
Awful getting held up in traffic, but you got a good shot Frank!
Doug Cruden06-Sep-2010 05:26
I HATE when that happens...I've never been brave enough to capture the moment, I'd be too depressed seeing how bad the MPG had become :o(( Cool cockpit-cam shot though Frank!