Continuing with the urban shooting theme. If I will already be downtown for drinks or dinner, I might as well spend some time shooting, right? Here the sunset clouds are reflected off the high rise windows at 300 and 400 (Wells Fargo Building) Capitol Mall in downtown Sacramento.
(Click through on the photograph above for the slightly improved 700px view)
While shooting the Tower Bridge, I had an eye towards any possible compositions involving the high rise buildings that line Capitol Mall. The Mall is the main street that leads from the bridge to the State Capital building. Various government departments, law firms, and banks have a presence on this street.
With the somewhat rare clouds making an appearance this summer, we were all fortunate enough to have some great sunset color for about 15 minutes. I took the opportunity to spend a few minutes to not shoot at the bridge, but rather at the reflected color. I had hoped to catch a vantage point where I could get a reflection of the bridge, but didn’t find it this time.
I used the Lens Correction feature in Lightroom to straighten out some of the distortion in the photograph. Based on how the buildings line up, it gives the impression of not being level. Without some advanced processing in Photoshop, this is about the length of editing I’m willing to employ on a photo.
Recent Sacramento street photography:
- Tower Bridge, East Tower, Light Post
- Yellow Line, Concrete, Converging Lines
- \O \ ? IiI ? / O/
- Platform Tunnel, LED Lights, People
- Ice, American Ice Company, B&W
- Abandoned Warehouse, Woman (Vertical, Horizontal)
- (Ic)eland Shadow, Concrete Wall, Charred Door
- Tower Bridge, Sunset Clouds
- Tower Bridge, Light Trails
- Get Beyond Gate Sign, Pedestrians, Selective Color
EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center weighted metering mode, 122mm, ISO 100, 1.6 sec, f/5.6
Cloud Reflections, High Rise Windows. (Downtown) Sacramento, California. September 21, 2012. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.