Here is another image from my Friday morning trek throughout the city on Good Friday. This was my first stop and the primary destination that morning. I’ve only been to the West End Bridge one other time before this and I have always enjoyed seeing other photographers’ take on this view. I have quite a few more images from the bridge to share, so stay tuned!
When I finally made it out shooting last Friday, my first stop was the West End Bridge. After shooting a good bit there, I headed a block or two down Carson street and took some photos along the railroad tracks as the sun was rising behind the buildings. My true motivation was to capture a train in front of the city skyline. Unfortunately, there were no trains to be heard or seen that morning. I was, however, able to capture this pretty cool scene with the sunlight illuminating the railroad tracks.
I finally had the opportunity to get out and take some pictures yesterday morning. I took the day off work and looked at the weather, ultimately deciding it was a perfect morning for photography. I first stopped at the West End Bridge and hung around West/South of the city. On my way home, I decided to stop at Lake Elizabeth to see if the trees had blossomed. I was so happy to see that they were! On top of that, the still water was reflecting the sky and clouds perfectly. I ended up coming home with way more photos than I anticipated!
It’s been quite a while since I have been out shooting. I’ve been getting up and checking the weather each weekend and the sunrise is just bland. I really don’t want to waste my time driving into the city unless it’s a sunrise that is worthwhile. I hope to change that during this upcoming weekend. In the meantime, here is an image from a foggy morning back in October. The fog, combined with dark atmosphere really added to the moody feel of the morning.
I’m not even sure if you can classify this as a waterfall. It stood barely two feet high but caught my attention when my Dad and I were exploring Fall Run Park back in February. The wide angle view certainly exaggerated the size of the “waterfall” a bit. Due to the low depth of the water, I was able to get down at a very low angle to get head on with the water. This ended up being my favorite from the day and it isn’t even the main waterfall.
Often times, when I go out and take photos, I come home with only one, maybe two usable images. Other times, like at the West End Overlook back in February, I come home with plenty of usable, portfolio worthy images. It all depends on my creativity that day and of course, the conditions in which I am photographing. There isn’t much to say regarding this photo other than it’s a tight shot (a style I am working on becoming better at), and it was taken before the sun rose up over the horizon; therefore, the city was behind the shadows of the buildings. Do yourself a favor and click on the image to zoom in and see all of the detail!