Lazy 365, Day #3
The theme of my Lazy 365 challenge is this: See a shot, then get out the camera and get that shot.
H is for Highrise!
A slightly different view this time... I'm beginning to think I should just own the fact that I love these buildings that I drive past every day, and work my way toward a series of South Waterfront shots. Maybe something like Hokusai's Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji.
Each day, both directions, the buildings are a different color. Since they are all so reflective, the colors of the sky (which are affected by the time of day and the weather) and the colors of the river (also affected by the weather and by the sky) play a huge part in the colors of the buildings.
Of course, I also like to play with those colors a bit once I get those shots onto my computer, but I'm not adding colors that aren't already there. If you look closely at the SOOC shot below (left), you can see the pink, purple, blue, and yellow sky colors reflected in the shorter building.
This shot was taken from inside my car, through a rain-drenched passenger side window, from the driver's side. You can see a couple of blurry spots that must be droplets of water on the window. Can't fix those, but I can do other stuff. What I did to this shot in Photoshop Elements 3:
3/6/2011 06:53:25 pm
Very cool photo. Love the colors of your edit. What a unique approach to P365. Thanks for linking up with OLW Captured this week :)
3/8/2011 02:54:33 am
heights towards the heavens!
3/8/2011 03:39:28 am
Love the edit! Neat highrises!
3/8/2011 04:17:38 am
Great choice for letter H. Gorgeous shots.
3/8/2011 06:44:23 am
Love all the different color plays with your buildings. I can see how they look different everytime you pass them.
3/8/2011 10:08:26 am
It's amazing how beautiful these high rise building are. I could not imagine if the sunrise will reflect on on of the building it will be an awesome sight.
3/8/2011 11:31:41 am
3/8/2011 05:31:24 pm
A beautiful photo -- the world as it should be seen, via Photoshop!
3/8/2011 11:53:28 pm
Love your edit. It changed the picture a lot, and it gave it the beautiful blue sky. great job. love the reflection itself, btw.
3/10/2011 09:26:28 am
That is such an incredibly cool shot and edit!
3/12/2011 05:38:46 am
Fascinating! As a "country" girl all my life, I'm always fascinated by the tall glass towers. (This shot wasn't taken in Portland, was it? It doesn't look like a Rose City building....but I'm really not that familiar with the downtown, anyway.)
3/12/2011 06:21:51 am
This is Portland. It's not downtown, it's in the South Waterfront area; a collection of buildings just south of the Ross Island Bridge.
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