Friday, April 29, 2011

Cira Centre Sunset (Weekend Reflections # 84)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Cira Center is one of my favorite buildings in Philadelphia. I was rushing to get to the other side to capture the best lighting when I saw the sun shining right through the building and some golden reflections of other buildings. I ended up taking some night shots too which I'll post on a later date.

I won't be blogging very much this weekend but I'll try to check in and take care of Linky problems. Just Three weeks until I leave Pennsylvania for California. It's getting hectic but It's pretty exciting too.




Have a great weekend everyone!


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58 comments:

Rebecca said...

Wow, what a stunning image.

Luis Gomez said...

Great shot James! Beautiful! How is the back doing?

Dianne said...

when your blog opened I just sat here and said "Wow" over and over

this is wow/wonderful James :)

Dorian Susan said...

Holy Crap James...that's an awesome shot. Glad to hear I'm not the only one that runs to get a shot. My sense of sanity has returned. Get packing!!

Lucy Corrander said...

This picture is so strange it's almost frightening.

I've got a bit left behind with where you are at - have even been wondering if you are settling in Paris . . . but you are moving to California?

Hope your back is not causing you too much trouble.

Lucy

Malyss said...

Your today's reflection is absolutely fabulous!
You must be among towers of boxes and luggage..Best wishes!

Carolyn Ford said...

Wow, James! I was pleasantly surprised to see SUCH a brilliant reflection from you today! This one is the "icing" on the cake!!! It's such a golden find and capture! Welcome 'back' to California, James. Take care of your back during the move...just be careful!!!

Leovi said...

Beautiful composition with nice contrast. A reflection magic. Very beautiful.

awarewriter said...

Perfect James. Your efforts all came together at the decisive moment when the light was just right. I like this one -- a lot.

jennyfreckles said...

A most unusual reflection, it's spectacular.

texwisgirl said...

great golden image!

Martha Z said...

Another amazing reflection, James.

Sunny said...

I'm speechless! What a unique image!
I've been without a computer for a while...are you moving to California?
Hope your back is feeling better.
☼ Sunny

Ebie said...

Beautiful reflection of that building! I see a colorful and rainbow like arch in the background from the sun light!

Sylvia K said...

Stunning reflection, James! I love it! Hope you have a great weekend! You and I are both in the middle of a move!! Mine isn't as big or far as yours, but at this stage of the game it's big enough! Mine will be over this weekend and I can finally settle!!

Sylvia

JM said...

Well spotted, James! Great shot.

Stickup Artist said...

Oh wow, that approaches biblical proportions! I've never seen anything like it. Truly amazing!

I do so envy your cross-country trip! I did it 4 years ago but it was before I got into photography. It was a fabulous time and I have many wonderful memories of people and places. Hopefully you'll get a chance to blog from the road here and there.

Happy Trails!

Gine said...

L'immeuble est beau, mais avec ce reflet, il est ... magnifique ! Très belle image !

Cezar and Léia said...

Splendid!
The building is so beautiful and modern and the traditional building reflected is amazing as well!
Bravo! :)
Léia

Dyche Designs said...

Stunning image, it looks magical. Good luck getting ready for your move, you must be counting down the days.

DawnTreader said...

It looks surreal! Wonderful shot.

snowwhite said...

James, breathtaking photo! Building is fusing with gold!! Your shot is beyond my vocabulary. Have a nice weekend.

kaye said...

you may have outdone yourself with this one :)

Owen said...

Wow ! Wild lighting and crazy image on the tower glass... no wonder you stopped to click a few.

So what's the scoop, are you moving ??? Drop me an email if you have a minute, I'd love to hear what's going on these days...

GW Bill Miller said...

To the 39 comments preceding me I can only add; Wow! amazing.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Now, that is just the bomb! It is as if you took a shot of Americana and then put that glorious slice of blue and respendent gold on it - wow!

I was in Paris when you spilled the news about your move and only just found it by your reference here today. I wish the very best for you two and will faithfully follow both your blogs... wishing you a safe and easy move, my friend.

Bises,
Genie

Thérèse said...

A golded shot!
Good luck with your move.

Gattina said...

Very beautiful picture !

Cildemer said...

Wow! It's magnificient! I understand why why you took some more shots!
Thanks for sharing,James;o)

***
Have a nice and happy weekend****

Emille said...

Since you're coming back to CA, I'll say WOW! Can't wait to see what you're going to capture here with your camera:)

Maria Berg said...

PERFECT PHOTO! You were at rigth place at the right time!!!
MB

Francisca said...

Brilliant, James!

MyMaracas said...

That. Is. Awesome.
Love it.

Have a good, safe trip!

Kay L. Davies said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, James! What wonderful luck (and skill)!
Keep us posted on the move, if you can.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

ρομπερτ said...

First I saw an Buddha being reflected. Probably a unique moment, as well as your picture.

Please have a good weekend ahead.

daily athens

Tash said...

It looks surreal. Wow!

Lew said...

Gold medal winner! I suspect there are only a few days in spring and fall when you can get that combination of light and reflection.

Chip "Rocket Man" Allen said...

What a shot! Wonderful capture!

Evelyn said...

What can I say but WOW. Happy weekend James.

Kaori said...

Holy cow, that is gorgeous! I love how golden the reflection is!

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend :-D

'Tsuki said...

Wow James, that is such a stunning reflection... Really Breath taking... You spotted the perfect place at the best moment to capture this very reflection, bravo !

Carolyn said...

Wonderful capture of this stunning reflection!
Have a great weekend.
Smiles

Sar@h said...

Wonderful !
It seems like a gem.
congratulations

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

Amazing capture!

Pat said...

What a cool shot! I love it!

eileen @ Cottage Beach House said...

I just found your blog and putting you on my list of things to do. I love your puddle shot of Willy Penn and human.

Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

Wow, as usual. Even the parking lot doesn't hurt this fabulous shot, just adds compositionally and in mood as well. Love it.

Lynette Killam said...

Just a stunning capture, James...well done! Looking forward to the shots you'll get on holiday, especially if you make a detour to Manument Valley...:)

Lynette

imac said...

What a real treat James.

Lily Hydrangea said...

SO cool! you are a master!
& how exciting for you & your impending move!

♥~Judy~♥ said...

Your shot is absolutely stunning!

Doreen said...

all I can say is WOW!!

S. said...

Excellent.

Pat Tillett said...

you have blown my mind with so many of your photos. This is one of them! It's AMAZING!

Jim said...

Talk about being at the right spot at the right time! Nicely done.

Elisa said...

I´m here, in Argentina, again.
I loved your country.
NYC is wonderful
Greetings
Elisa

Fabien said...

Exceptionnelle cette photo, j'adore !

Andy said...

You were rushing but your mind wasn't. You were still look around when you spotted this great shot.