Sunday, September 27, 2009

lights, camera.....

Looking from the pedestrian walkway on Colorado Ave, in Bend, Oregon, I was able to capture the reflection on the other side of the bridge one of the restored Old Mill buildings glimmering on the surface of the Deschutes River. Everything in the picture appears to be bathed in a violet wash, since this particular sunset was especially enhanced, because the setting sun's rays were refracted by smoke from a nagging forest fire burning on the western slopes of the Cascades.

In the foreground, the deep-purple mirror of the horizontal concrete deck and the vertical bridge pylons form a shadow box which takes the eye inward through a progression of watery, color-laden, rectangular shapes to the windows. Here, harnessed by glass and river, the white-gold molten sun is divided and cooled, and appears like a bank of stadium lights just before game time.

9 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What an incredible shot, Lee! The colors are stunning! Has an almost other worldly effect! One of those photos that everyone will probably see differently and that makes it even more fun!

Have a great week!

Sylvia

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful Shot !! Have a Great Week !!Unseen Rajasthan

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

What a gorgeous shot! Loving the reflection.

Job well done.

xoxo

B SQUARED said...

You were really in the right place at the right time.

Jacob said...

Hi Lee. I agree with everything you said! I think. ;-)

It is a beautiful reflection, for sure. At first I thought you had your camera's white balance set wrong and thus the "violet wash."

The violet is unusual and also beautiful!

tapirgal said...

What amazing things come out of the camera sometimes. I also thought you had photoshopped it until I read the description. The light was unusual, but you took the time to find the angle and cropping. This is exceptional. So there is at least one nice outcome of a damaging fire (theories aside about what forests should burn, and when).

cieldequimper said...

Oh the colours... ;-)I hope the nagging fire got stopped.

J Bar said...

Great purple hue.
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disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.