Friday, February 29, 2008

City Skyline At Sunset

Last Friday, on the way to the play, I was on the bus at sunset zooming across the Ross Island Bridge. I've tried taking this photo from the brigde many times before in the car, however, in the car I sit too low and all I get is a view of the guardrail.

This is one good shot I got of the City of Portland downtown at sunset. The double decker Marquam Bridge is in the foreground. It appears to me that the buildings in the shot look rather squat and stretched out somehow. I think it may be a visual effect created by the rapid speed I was moving at the time I pressed the shutter.

4 comments:

Travis said...

Thanks for your comment and link. Once again, I love this photo. Your pictures are wonderful. I really enjoy your blog. Thanks for sharing.

oldmanlincoln said...

I had to look twice to see the bridge. The colors blend in so well that it almost disappeared.

Sandpiper's Place said...

Beautiful light on this! I love taking pictures of city scenes, but don't get much of an opportunity to do so.

brucesc said...

Terrific for a drive-by shooting, Linda! The buildings may be just a bit wider from the motion, but the bridge rail hiding their bottoms adds to the effect. I would never have noticed if you hadn't said anything.