Friday, February 4, 2011

Camden Reflections (Weekend Reflections # 72)

Philadelphia, PA (Ben Franklin Bridge looking toward Camden New Jersey)

I wish the first lamp wasn't there because it was so bright and it blocked part of the bridge view.
Someday I hope to take a better pictures from this bridge. I took this one last month and despite the warm colors it was a lot colder and windier than I thought it would be. Plus the cars and trucks make the bridge shake. Next time I'll be more patient and maybe I'll even walk over to New Jersey and capture some Philadelphia reflections.

This will be my Sunday Bridges entry too!


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79 comments:

Johnny Nutcase said...

another really nice night shot, James. Like the angle you chose for this one.

awarewriter said...

This is one of the best images you've ever posted James -- fantastic. Love the composition!

Japy said...

Great photo. It´s a pity the strong light but it´s a great shot. Greetings.

RuneE said...

Lamps are lamps - just part of the life of photographers :-)
Otherwise - a very nice composition.

'Tsuki said...

I love the angle of the shot on this one : there is a work on verticality that is framing the whole view that is very interesting... It musn't have been easy too take (well it would have been for me, as I suffer from vertigo, so I admire your courage...)

Dina said...

Great. I feel like I'm standing right there on the bridge too, with it shaking and the wind blowing. You were brave to go out and get these shots, James.

Ebie said...

I think so too about the lamp. But your pictures make it look so easy to photograph. Love the angle of this shot James.

Woody said...

I need to take a walk on that bridge some day! Great shot!

jeff campbell said...

Lovely bridge and city reflections James...Peace

Jack said...

This is a gorgeous photograph, James. I disagree about the nearest light. It needs to be there and it doesn't distract or obscure the image at all. Nice!

Francisca said...

Like you, I'd sometimes like to be able to rearrange reality to fit my photos (not that I'm comparing my paltry skills to yours). What makes this a lovely image for me, apart from the composition, is the warm hues of browns and lights.

LauraX said...

Both you and Wayne help me to appreciate my old stomping grounds so much more than I did when I lived in the Philly area. LOVE this view from the BFB!

anjoe playhouse said...

Your photo is so great to the theme, waw ;-)

Becky Chalet said...

The railings look like a harp or strings tied to a rope..

Hooked on Memes said...

Excellent photo. It looks like such a difficult shot.

Dorian Susan said...

Love the photo James...with or without the light. That strong leading line in constrast with the horizontal skyline and the beautifully lighted vertical lines of the bridge....what's not to love? Fantastic.

Luis Gomez said...

Great picture James! I love this kind of light.

Cezar and Léia said...

Well James, I think the light lamp doesn't take the charm and beauty in this picture.I don't understand much about photography, I always use my feeling, my heart leads me for the sense of art,and I like the lamp, I like the shot, for me it's perfect! :)
Yesterday I was thinking of the way to have a blog changing things, mainly now when I want to take pictures.Sometimes I don't have my camera in my bag, and I see something special or different and I imagine many angles and "shots", as I could use my camera.Funny isn't it?
I think about photography all day long!
This bridge is outstanding, I hope to visit Philadelphia someday, it's a dream and I also want to come back to NY.

Hugs
and a nice weekend,
Léia

Wick Daily Photo said...

Love the strong lights.

Carletta said...

Lamp and all it's still a beautiful night shot!

Francisca said...

PS. James - re my entry, I considered it in B&W and asked my sweetheart (technically more proficient, having been a pro at one time) and he voted for the color version. Maybe next time I should post both and have you vote. :-)

Gattina said...

What a beautiful shot !

Gine said...

Je serais moins sèvère que toi ! J'aime beaucoup l'opposition de la lumière du pont et du velouté du ciel ...

Malyss said...

No, the lamp attracts the attention to the bridge , and the bridge leads to the warm lights of the shore, so the eyes follow their way till the other edge, from a light to another..
the result is a deep picture. But I can easily imagine the cold along the river!
PS: sorry and thank you for the wrong link!

Pat Tillett said...

you've been posting a lot of great night shots lately, this one is no exception! Really nice James!

Carolyn Ford said...

I like that lamp post, actually. I also really like the combination of the warm lighting and the white lighting at the top of the bridge...that's very stunning! I think you could have a lot of fun returning back to that bridge for the "just one more shot" excuse! It's a beauty!

Martha Z said...

It is a great shot even with the bright light.

Dianne said...

beautiful James
really beautiful

Jan said...

This is such a cool shot. It's got it all, movement, reflection and light.

Owen said...

Cool place to shoot from, I didn't realize you could walk across the Delaware River bridges... must be quite a little hike to New Jersey... that's a big bridge...

Lew said...

Great shot! And the view from the other side is probably more impressive.

JunieRose2005 said...

I love all the lights- even the one you're wishing wasn't there! :)

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

James, that first light sets the rhythm of the remainder as they appear to get closer together...

I imagine that it was a bit chilly but you were successful in getting a shot with great perspective and focus. Yes, please go to the other side to see the Phily reflection.

Bon weekend,
Genie

cieldequimper said...

Marvellous.

There's something wrong with Linky, can't access it...

DawnTreader said...

Great night shot. I can't connect with Mr Linky just now either, I'll be back.
Beyond the Lone Islands

Serendipity said...

Lovely night reflections. I find it very difficult to take pictures at night...

Rekha said...

A beautiful shot of bright lights and their enhancing reflections.

Greyscale Territory said...

The festive twinkling and reflection of light in this picture is superb! Love the strong light in the foreground and then other smaller lights recede, leading into the depths of theimage! delightful!

jeannette said...

It's amazing how you learned to do the night pics when self taught:) Enjoy your weekend - keep warm!

joo said...

Beautiful photo!
Have a nice weekend:)
Joo

Lesley said...

Beautiful photo - and at least the lamp is the same height as the bridge and doesn't jut out into the sky.

Sylvia K said...

I always love your night reflections, James! The reflections on the water are so colorful! Thanks as always for the fun!! Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Sar@h said...

All what I like picture by night and water 8
Great capture

Cildemer said...

So beautiful! Love your night shots!

***
Have a happy weekend, James****

Evelyn said...

Beautiful.

Becky and Gary said...

Outstanding reflections James. Lamp post or not this is spectacular.
B.

ρομπερτ said...

And still, it is probably this lamp, that made bright many a step.

Wishing you all the very best for the weekend and upcoming birthday as well.

daily athens

Stickup Artist said...

Oh you are brave. The height, wind and cold, the mighty river underneath, all the noisy traffic, the shaking, and at night! But you bring us to feel like we are there with you on a nocturnal adventure, rewarded with a glittering view.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

The light doesn't detract for me. But it looks like you were on the other side of the railing to get the shot. THAT freaks me out.

snowwhite said...

Dynamic composition and excellent expression!
No people in your picture but each of tiny orange lights makes me feel people are right there and gives me something warm. I love this very much!!

Boonie S said...

I enjoyed your photo this week, and your candidly honest write-up... although I do think that you're being a little tough on yourself.
Thanks for hosting WR.

All the best, Boonie

Lily Hydrangea said...

wow, that is so pretty James!
Thanks for hosting & have a great weekend.
: )

Antonette said...

I'm running a bit behind on getting things posted on my blog. However, i finally got caught up. My choice for the meme is up. Hope you like it.

~Antonette
http://jottingsfromjersey.blogspot.com/2011/02/weekend-reflections-72.html

Nature Rambles said...

This is a beautiful shot!

Louis la Vache said...

Fantastic, James - double book this one - add it to Sunday Bridges!

Marie said...

Very beautiful reflection in your photo. This is my first time here. :-)

Leovi said...

Great and beautiful reflections night with a spectacular view.

Halcyon said...

I love night shots. And this one is so crisp.

Kristy said...

Have a great weekend!!

AMALTEA said...

A great image which does not lack a beautiful and little star in the sky.

Greetings

Anne-Ma said...

Encore une magnifique photo, James. J'aime beaucoup les couleurs.

Good weekend

Sunny said...

What a great angle on this very cool bridge. Camden looks like it's on fire with all the lights. I really enjoy your night images.
☼ Sunny

Doreen said...

great bridge shot. I like the lights along the bridge. and of course the reflections.

Mama Zen said...

This one's a beauty!

Rose said...

I don't really mind that first light at all...but I tend to love any night shot.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Beautiful, I like the orange glow in the river and the white lights show the distance.

Francisca said...

Happy to see this again on Sunday Bridges, James!

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

Very dramatic James! You have a great eye!

Aruba said...

simply beautiful!

Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

I always love your work. It's all about light AND composition, isn't it? So much going on in this photo, yet quite simple.

Nature's Beauty said...

amazing snapshot...love it!

Webbloggirl said...

what a pro! stunning image you got here..thanks for this beautiful meme!

Ruby said...

thanks for the visit James...you also did a good job in this blog...love all your photos! have a lovely week ahead!

let me know when ur coming back to Germany..

Elisa said...

It´s absolutely amazing:)
Have a nice week James

Rebecca said...

Wow, you are really committed to get this shot. I would be tinkled pink if I had taken this shot. Where in the world did you leave your car?

Rebecca said...

I took the skyline shot from the 8th floor balcony of the Glencairn Museum. I was surprised to see Philly...so glad I looked! It was so hazy, I would love to get up there on a clear day, in the morning or at night. But I guess you need to know someone to get some of those privileges.

T. Becque said...

I don't notice the light, I see the great composition and lighted reflections.

Life with Kaishon said...

What a beautiful image James. I love it! : ) So pretty. Night time shots are super hard for me.

Franius said...

Wonderful night shot!