Saturday, January 16, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday - Cityscape


We search for the shadowy world for Hey Harriet's always delightful Shadow Shot Sunday.

Hartford is the capitol city of the Constitution State, Connecticut. On our way home from the University of Hartford from a basketball game where Allegra and Cameron play in the pep band. I love the wheelchair seating there on the floor with excellent views of the game in process.

On our way home, I commissioned the ever lovely Patti to take these shadowy photos while I was maneuvering the barn sized Ford van (full disclosure). The pictures were my idea, as as driving with the hand controls left no limb ready to shoot away...Safety may be boring, but when on the road, sound policy :>)

On the left, it looks like one building, but it is a two buildings that reflect the old (1880's) house dwarfed by the newish (1962) Cathedral of St. Joseph. The shadow sits around the old as the sun illumines the new. On the right, the view of the modern building canyons leaves shadows up to the fifth floor of the Bank of America building (L) and the 'Gold' building. Shadows and tall buildings seem to be mutually inclusive...




32 comments:

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

A dazzling shadows! You always captured cool shots, bro?

Amazing...

How's your wintery weather overthere? Hope everybody are well tucked!

Have a wonder week-end.

Crafty Green Poet said...

nice contrasting architectural styles in these two photos

Catherine said...

that late afternoon winter light always creates such great shadow shots..

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

In concrete canyons
grim shadows thrive like nightshade—
pestilential blooms.

Shadow-Furrowed Stone

Sylvia K said...

Always marvelous shadow shots, Ralph, and today is no exception! I, too, like the different architectural styles of the buildings! Love the bare trees against the Cathedral! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

bobbie said...

really wonderful shadow ideas. Excellent shots.

Martha Z said...

The tall buildings capture the light this time of year while the short often languish in the shadows.
I hope Patti got to share the good seating.

Spiderdama said...

I like the shot to the left best, it`s great!:-)
You are right that it is not wise to take pictures if you are the driver .. I have tried it ..
Have a nice sunday!

Paula Scott said...

I love the cityscape shot. I hope paying the commission was not too steep! Well done on the collaboration!

fredamans said...

Pretty cool.

Sam said...

Awesome shots Ralph!! That neat creamy coloured church and the shiny mod towers. I adore seeing and learning about your magnificent country! Excellent team work me thinks!

Greyscale Territory said...

Love how you have presented the variety of cityscape architecture! The gaunt tree in the first photo seems to highlight the architectural features of the two buildings. And the skyscrapers seem to squish shadows into submission! Great shots!

Eden said...

Great shadow shots, Ralph. And thank you for sharing something about your city.

christina said...

Like the right shot most, lovely buildings!!

Sweet Repose said...

Love the triple score of the three buildings topping one another, of course the vintage home in the front is my fave!

Being a country girl, the lure of the big city and all of it's high rise excitement is beautiful and mesmerizing, but I'll take a pasture and a cow barn any ol' day...cool shots though!

maryt/theteach said...

I love shots of modern buildings with shadows against them, Ralph! I must talk a trip to Hartford on of these days... I've always passed through on the way to elsewhere, usually Boston. :)

Hey Harriet said...

The photo on the right is an awesome cityscape shadow shot! And I could never have guessed that the photo on the left is of two buildings. It just looked like one odd shaped piece of architecture from the angle it was taken. Clever and tricky photography there! Have a great week ahead :)

BLOGitse said...

The photo on the left two buildings - I had to look twice before I got it.
Skyscrapers make excellent shadows!
Have a great week ahead,
greetings from Cairo's morning!

Gena @ Thinking Aloud said...

Hi Ralph!!!!
Lovely shadow post and great modern architecture shots too!
have a wonderful day!

Gena @ Thinking Aloud

PS. thanks so much for all the lovely comments you have left on my blog!!

Rinkly Rimes said...

City skylines make for wonderful shadows, whether one crashes or not!

Birgitta said...

Great shadow shots!

Serendipity said...

Great shadows - and nice to see some blue sky!

Hot Fudge said...

Thank you for the quick tour of Hartford - it certainly looks a beautiful city. The triple treat shot on the left is very clever and the older building in the foreground looks so lovely. The architectural simplicity of a bygone era shines through.

Dianne said...

pretty town!
your live-in photographer is very talented
I'd keep her if I were you

Golden West said...

Nicely done!

storyteller said...

Such clear BLUE skies in your lovely cityscape photos! I'm glad you let your copilot snap them for you. I always worry about those who (like my sister) try to take photos while they're driving. It seems so dangerous and foolish too ... though I confess I'm occasionally tempted to do it myself when I see an amazing view ... especially when by the time I find a place to pull over, the shot is no longer available.
Hugs and blessings,

frayedattheedge said...

excellent photos!

sarayutouched said...

good to hear of the safety first policy...and thank goodness for other helping hands.
the buildings are lovely-the tall ones grabbing the glory of the sunlight while the shorter ones knowing that are just a glorious in the shadows...

Tom Hilton said...

Lovely light on the cathedral.

foto CHIP Birgitta said...

It's like building puzzles and it puzzels me to look at :)
Like the angle in the second one.
Have a nice week!
Thanks for visiting :)

Stine in Ontario said...

I didn't realize you live in such a big city! Tall buildings create massive shadows!

jabblog said...

Wow! I'd always be gazing upwards (and bumping into things) if I lived among such tall buildings! I really like your second shot.