October 5, 2006
Where The Sun Don't Shine
The sun was nearly set as I was sitting waiting for the traffic to clear. The Robert Street Bridge, the way the shadows and the sun was hitting the underside of the bridge was something that I've never seen like this. It was really great timing on this shot and I took the snap, looked in the rear view mirror and there was already a car waiting for me to turn. I just hoped the shot turned out as I wouldn't be at this spot to take a shot like this, with the sun shining the way it was, perhaps for quite a while. The days are getting much shorter and I've been thinking about how I'm going to be able to take photos for this site. I typically take them after work hours, but in a month or so, it will be completely dark when I leave work. Couple that with it being dark when I leave....It could prove to be a challenge at times.
Posted by Steve Cuddihy at 12:11 AM
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I maximized the photo and the bridge fairly glows---almost as tho it's on fire. I noticed that you mentioned taking pics from your car several times in the past, too. I can't quite manage that.
Beautiful shot! I have never even noticed those underneath supports that match the arches above!
It didn't dawn on me either that they matched. It's an interesting bridge and I'm glad they repaired it when they did to the original form versus building a completely new bridge.
I've always wanted to run up one of the big arches and back down when I was a child. I thought it would have been fun to do. Today, oh boy, it's not gonna happen.
Ever since I took this photo and the 'fire' look the sun can have on things, I've been seeing things in a different light as the colors of things really change with the low setting sun. Throw in some shadows, like in this photo and you have a totally different view of objects you see on a daily basis.
This is becoming one of my favorite photos I've taken so far and I do want to get a close up of one of the pillars that is not visible in this photo. I've noticed a plaque driving by with some words etched in the stone that may be a build date or something along those lines.
You're right. That lighting under the bridge is perfect. Right place right time. Shots like this keep you enthused to keep shooting.
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