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Valhalla Bridge Smoke

The Valhalla Bridge in Bothell, WA is not used anymore. I was the adjoining bridge from the Golf Clubhouse out onto the golf course. I've always found the sweep of the bridge beautiful and well designed. Seattle was overtaken by forest fires smoke burning in the nearby mountains last summer. This image shows the smelly smoke hovering in the valley and creek around the trees by the bridge. The filtered sun gives it a mystical look and a rather medieval dynasty like impression.

Marianne McCoy is an American fine art photographer who grew up in Spokane, WA. Her extensive photography career has spanned 34 years. McCoy’s education includes Cornish College of the Arts, University of Washington and The Photographic Center NW in Seattle, WA. She has exhibited nationally, internationally and has been published many times. Years of time in the darkroom has made her an esteemed Lith printer and she was gratified to round out her career teaching advanced classes in studio lighting, natural lighting, plastic cameras and Lith printing at The Photographic Center NW, Seattle, WA.

Awards Exhibition Inclusions:

Center For Photographic Art, Carmel, CA - Honorable Mention
Larson Gallery, Yakima WA, Best Of Show

Paris Photo PX3 - Bronze Award - Architectural/Bridges
- 2 Honorable Mentions, Fine Art and Special Others
Soho Photo Gallery, Krappy Kamera, NYC 3rd Place - “Cuddle”
10x10x10 Tieton, Yakima, WA - 3 images exhibited
Betz Winery, Woodinville, WA - Solo Exhibition, Fine Art Prints

A Smith Gallery, The Imperfect Lens, Johnson City Texas - Hat
No Place Like... Zine

Monochrome Photography Awards - 3 Honorable Mentions in Fashion/Nudes
NW Film Forum - "Instant Dreams" Polaroids, Seattle, WA
Attorney Generals Office - Womens' Exhibition - Seattle, WA
Elvis Presley Museum - Collection, House Hunters
Ansel Adams Museum - Woman - Yosemite
Frye Art Museum - Women of Light - Seattle, WA
Acte2 Gallerie - Paris, FR - Flower Power and Nudes exhibitions - Lith Prints

Entrepreneur, PDN, Wine Spectator, Velo News, PGA, Outside, Seattle Magazine, Concours d’Elegance Show Brochure, Livre de Poche Publication-
3 book covers, Seattle Weekly, Seattle Times, Starbucks, Cycling USA, Wine News.

Commercial Companies:
Coca Cola, Macy's, Concours de Elegance, LeMay Museum, Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, Seattle’s Best Coffee, Starbucks, Glacier Fish, USCF-United States Cycling Federation, Livre de Poche Publisher and Tigerplast Circus.