Friday, January 28, 2011

silhouettes and the city


I so enjoyed seeing everyone's silhouette photos in the pool over the past couple of weeks.  I will admit though, I struggled a bit shooting my own silhouette for this post.  I had my mind set on an outdoor shot.  And when you live in a large city, it can be tough to find those classic long, uninterrupted horizons without the urban jungle getting in your way.  When I saw this photo from London by cafedereves below, it hit me...let's try and work with this urban silhouettes thing instead of against it!

I took all sorts of pictures: down alley ways and up tall buildings...over water towers and under statues.  None of the photos spoke to me as much as this one of my muse, the George Washington Bridge (you may have seen my photos of her before!).   What can I say, she's always there for me, and with the late day sun setting behind her earlier this week, I found exactly what I'd been looking for.  

~christy of urban muser

Piccadilly Sunset
piccadilly sunset by cafedereves

14 comments:

Clare B said...

I love both these sunset cityscapes. Makes me really long for a big, red, impressive sunset to enjoy... bring on longer days and warmer weather!

ruffedgedesign said...

They are both great shots. I especially love the blue of the sky in yours, Christy, and the flagpoles on the right in the photo by cafedereves.

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

Love the colors here. Perfect.

Anika said...

I love that bottom image. But the colors in the sky of the top image are just spectacular. These are both really great silhouettes.

Lianne said...

wow - LOVE that bridge shot (I am a bridges fan myself) the colours in both are lovely

Ashley Sisk said...

Christy - you are amazing and I knew you would capture a beautiful urban shot. Love it...and this other shot is incredible. I love that glow. Wonderful job.

Jamie said...

Oh - how I love your bridge shots!

mosey said...

gorgeous pairing, Christy.

April said...

Stunning!!!

Anna said...

Christy - you prove the urban jungle can provide beautiful images, all that is needed is the right light and the vision to "see'!

maureen said...

What a stunning shot of your muse bridge. I always love seeing your urban photos, and this is no exception. Great pairing of photos.

Life with Kaishon said...

Wow. The bridge. LOVE. The city scene? LOVE! : )

Kirstin said...

There's something so very lovely about city silhouettes! And these are both such lovely examples....

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I love a fiery sunset. And bridges make the most beautiful silhouettes. Both are gorgeous shots!

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