Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Colorado Street Bridge At Night

Maybe not my definitive shot, but I do like this one. Taken at the east end of the bridge, July 19th 2008.

22 comments:

Kelly said...

Beautiful!

Miss Havisham said...

String of pearls

Virginia said...

I like it . I thought I was on a bridge in Paris for a minute!

USelaine said...

ecstatic moth with
unconscious compulsion flies
into mantis arms

Keith said...

Very nice! I really like the way it wraps around just asking to be photographed.

Petrea said...

Hi everyone, we just got back. We were delayed by the Midwest storms (Kelly, you know). I'll have a chance to look at comments and say hello after I eat something. It's been a long trip. Mostly good.

Kelly, many of my high school friends ended up in Geneva and I gave them all your url!

Knoxville Girl said...

hmmm, looks not so much like a bridge, but a shoreline. Half Moon Bay at night. Twinkling crescent of lights.
Welcome back.

Coltrane_lives said...

Reminds me of the last scene in "Field of Dreams" as in "If you build it they will come." Glad you had a nice trip. Welcome back!

Kelly said...

Thanks, Petrea!

I am glad you had a terrific trip! I hope next time you are out this way, we can meet at the Little Traveler for lunch!

marley said...

A lovely night shot. I can see why you like it :)

Laurie said...

Oh Petrea, these are the kinds of night photos I just love. Very Brassai-esque and gorgeous with those streetlamps.

Welcome home! I hope the reunion was fun.

Christie said...

Very beautiful!!

Petrea said...

Oh, I'm so glad to be back! I finally had a decent meal today. I'm not good with road food.

Kelly, next time we'll do it. I won't take such a short trip to Illinois again. I shortchanged myself in doing so. (Speaking of shortchanging myself: I don't think I'll fly again, either.)

Thank you all for keeping the blog going while I was gone. I'm very glad to be back.

Katie said...

I'm with Virginia -- this could definitely be Paris! Really pretty photo. Sounds like you had a fun trip (storms aside); hope we get to hear more about it!

Lily Hydrangea said...

this is a beauttiful shot Petrea! very moody in a nice comforting sort of way.
Glad you are back safely, & I know what you mean about road food!

jill said...

Beautiful night shot petrea. I have yet to attempt any other than shooting the moon. Welcome home.

life observer said...

P, welcome bak. So, now u won't fly plus you won't buy another gas powered vehicle, equals...?

A great pic. (I know I've said it b4) This is a scene you can really do a lot with. I would go out another night & see what others shots you can get with the color bridge @ nite.

Parisian Heart said...

Ooh ... The lamp fixtures remind me of Pont Alexandre III, my favorite bridge in Paris!

Bibi said...

I think it looks like a string of diamonds! A jewel of a shot.

Petrea said...

Katie, I wish I could find our Mayor's quote. He called Pasadena "the Paris of the west coast," or something like that.

Thanks, Lily. My stomach still hasn't recovered...

Jill, thank you. Laurie recommended a lightweight tripod and I'm going to try that.

I'm walkin', L.O. Or maybe I'll fly, but only non-stop and only first class. It's demeaning the way they treat you for the thousand bucks we paid. Unbelievable.

High praise, Parisian Heart, thank you!

Bibi, thanks.

Mike said...

I believe the Bogaard quote was, "The Paris of the Pacific".
You're improved quote with the "west coast" makes more sense since Pasadena is on land, not water

Petrea said...

Ah, but "Paris of the Pacific" is more alliterative. It trips off the tongue so well.