Friday, February 18, 2011

River Reflections (Weekend Reflections # 74)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

I took this shot last month. I like the way the lights on the bridge work with their reflections to make what looks to me like a mask.

This will be my entry for the Sunday Bridges meme too.

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74 comments:

Rebecca said...

Purrrr-teee

Jack said...

James, this bridge reflection is spectacular. Good work.

Sunny said...

Mesmerizing! It does look like a mask or eyes with lots of eye lashes!
Enjoy your weekend!
☼ Sunny

Karen said...

Oh....it does look like a mask! Fantastic photo!

☺lani☺ said...

Pretty! Happy Weekend! Mr. Linky doubled my posts like Sylvia, just remove #12,thanks!

Lucka said...

WOW! Amazing magic night.

'Tsuki said...

Your shot is amazing ! It feels like you did get the picture of some gigantic mask : those lights under the bridge and their reflection look like eyes...

Lovely ! and so poetical...

Sylvia K said...

First of all, for some reason, Linky put me in three times and I didn't mean that to happen??????? So please feel free to remove the last two!!!

And what a fantastic night reflection! Absolutely breathtaking!! Have a great weekend!!

Sylvia

Naquillity said...

what an incredible shot. i love the starburst effects on the lights too. hope all is well.

MacDougal Street Baby said...

Oooh, yes. Very theatrical, indeed.

Malyss said...

I have the same feeling than you: Carnival is beginning tonight here, and I was thinking of a mask!
(BTW: those kinds of masks are called in french "loup" , like "wolf").

Pat Tillett said...

Really nice James! No matter how I try to look at it differently, I still see a mask!

Gine said...

Alors là, c'est digne d'un maître ! Bravo ... tu deviens expert en "nocturnes" !

Carolyn Ford said...

It does look like a mask but a mask of diamonds! This is such a beautiful bridge and what an incredible capture! It's a keeper, James!

Lew said...

YOu got some fantasic images of Philly! This one is super!

Dorian Susan said...

Another stunning photo...thanks for saying the mask thing-I would have missed that. Really gorgeous.

Martha Z said...

I always enjoy your night reflections.

LauraX said...

gorgeous reflections James!

Regina said...

Wow fantastic James.
Have a great weekend.

Regina

Woody said...

Bravo, it's beautiful!

DawnTreader said...

Yes... My first thought was it looked like a pair of eyes ;) Beautiful symmetry.

snowwhite said...

Yes, James, this is the mask of Zorro! What an interesting photo! A giant is hiding in the water!
I do love this !!
Have a great weekend!

Hooked on Memes said...

Wow! Amazing!

JM said...

James, you took the words out of my mouth, IT IS a mask! Fantastic!

Cezar and Léia said...

Brilliant picture, looks indeed a mask, big eyes are watching you! :)
The arches in this bridge are so romantic and I've counted about 11 lights in detail, and lots of other little lights, it's beautiful!
Hugs
Léia

Luis Gomez said...

Great image James. Love it!

Kat said...

That is an amazing capture James! What a great shot. Kat

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

This shot is crystal clear, distinct, and beautiful! I do love le loup with its rhinestone sparkles... Mardi Gras celebrations and parades start here tonight...

Bon weekend, mon ami!
Genie

Clytie said...

Wow, this is an awesome shot! I love the diamond studded mask effect!

Fabien said...

Encore une superbe photo nocturne, James dans tout son art !

Dimple said...

Wow! Cool shot!...It DOES look like a mask!

Francisca said...

You see a mask... I immediately saw a pair of eyes! Very cool, James!

Rekha said...

Just one word....fantabulous

cieldequimper said...

Giant specs right out of the sixties. Fantastic!

AMALTEA said...

Very appropriate for Venice and Carnival. A beautiful mask for de ball.

Maria Berg said...

One more good one - I am looking for them, but I do not find them as often as you! Good work!
MB

Margaret said...

You are an inspiration to me. This is breathtaking!

Gattina said...

This reflection is gorgeous ! the light reflection look like two big eyes

Greyscale Territory said...

Amazing mask effect! Incredible how it looks so much like the slanted eyes of a Venetian mask! Wonderful photo!

Dina said...

Yes, two giant eyes looking at us!
Great!

jeannette said...

A second look beyond the eyes - the lights in the background are very pretty too!

forgetmenot said...

Very cool shot!!!!! Mickie

Jan said...

Outstanding. Mask was my first thought.

Leovi said...

The city with two large eyes. A beautiful view with wonderful reflections of light at night.

tapirgal said...

Eyes!!!

Joanne said...

Magnificent!

lotusleaf said...

Yes, they do look like two decorated eye holes of a mask.

marina said...

stunning photo!

Becky and Gary said...

Absolutely awesome! I'd love to see this in person! Beautiful!!
B.

Stickup Artist said...

Quick, call Christopher Nolan. If ever there was a perfect opening scene of Gotham for a Batman movie, this is it! Your work is so cinematic! I am always lead to attach a story to your images.

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

The reflections here in the darkness of the water (that famous Philadelphia river, I wonder) are so special - as usual a great composition!

Louis la Vache said...

What a neat image, James!
Let's link it to Sunday Bridges, too!

paul said...

That's a beauty, James! Well observed and superbly captured.

Lily Hydrangea said...

Ha! so good! made me think of Batman's mask as soon as I saw it.

Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

The eyes have it! Wonderful, wonderful capture. You are so talented!

Lucy Corrander said...

It' odd that, even if we see a bridge with lights reflected in the water ever day, it never fails to enchant.

Lucy

Owen said...

Hmm... the Schuykill ? Near 30th st ? Gorgeous dark water and still a little glow in the sky. Just right...

Betty Manousos said...

Seriously stunning photo!
You got me with this one.
Thanks for sharing it. :)

namaki said...

Makes me thinks of a Carnival mask in Venice ! :-)

katney said...

Beautiful symmetry!

awarewriter said...

Spectacular James. I wonder where you were when you shot this one.

Franius said...

Amazing picture!
And beautiful night shot

Carola Bartz said...

This is completely spectacular! I love the reflection.

Carola said...

Light reflection is something special. This shot is perfect.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

So entranced by the fiery eyes that it took me a while to see the bridge. Nice effect.

JunieRose2005 said...

Fantastic!!

Luna Miranda said...

magical!

Raine said...

Great capture! Wow.

Rose said...

What a shot! It is fantastic.

FrancescPhoto said...

Fantastic shots!! Salut!!

Francesc, Barcelona

http://balapertotarreu.blogspot.com

imac said...

James, what a fantastic shot.

T. Becque said...

This is great - love the shaped reflections!

Sar@h said...

Great reflection !
I like it !

S. said...

Excellent! A few of us have plans to shoot Philadelphia at night as often as possible over the next several months. I'd love to know where this was exactly! It's truly fantastic!