Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Whizzing by the Willamette Building

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See the slightly curved roof overhang above the double doors, on the right? If you look really close, you can read Willamette Building running across the front. Can you recognize the shape that the tiny white lights are on, standing up above the words? It's a giant diamond solitaire, made out of some sort of metal, but a diamond solitaire shape nonetheless. I've been wanting to show you that "rock" practically since I started Portland (OR) Daily Photo Blog in September.

I'll try to get a closer, better shot of the solitaire when it's not raining. Since the holidays are here, I figured why not go ahead and get a wide shot of the building, complete with Christmas lights, vehicles and pedestrians whizzing by on their way home from work. I'm tickled with how the photo turned out. All hail serendipity!

I first noticed the Willamette Building as I rode by on the bus one morning back in January, after the bus mall closed and my going-to-work bus went down SW 3rd Avenue before turning southeast to cross the river. I found a 2004 newspaper article about the Willamette Building that I think you'll enjoy reading. Turns out its right in the middle of Portland's diamond district.

11 comments:

AVCR8TEUR said...

I can't see the curved roof that you mentioned. Anyways, since your picture is so clear, did you use a tripod, are you using the timer on your camera, or are you just stead with your hands?

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

I see everything and I think that the rain gives a great atmosphere

Jim said...

I love night pictures. This one is great.

Olivier said...

encore une belle photo de nuit, avec une bonne gestion des mouvements des voitures, bravo

Still photo of a beautiful night, with the proper management of the movements of cars, bravo

Andrea said...

Yes, I see all you have mentioned. Great picture. And you can tell the cars are moving.

FĂ©nix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

I like the movement in this shot, Lynette.

Denton said...

What a great photo and a funny comment about "All hail serendipity". You should take full credit that you set out the capture the perfect rainy night scene and this was the result.

Lynette said...

Thanks, everyone. I appreciate your comments so much.

Denton, to tell you the truth, I took the picture rather quickly because I wanted to get the pedestrian with the umbrella--it had neat, great big flowers printed on it. So, in part I did plan to get this photo, but I figured it would be a blurry mess because I felt I might have rushed it. I had no idea what I was getting altogether, but when I saw it on my computer screen, I knew I'd done the right thing; thanks for your encouragement.

dot said...

They are whizzing by for sure! Love this photo. Good job!

smilnsigh said...

Grrrrrrrrrreat photo!!!! As you know, I LUV such night shots. And the movement is amazing! Yesssss!

Mari-Nanci

Jim said...

I do love this pic. I like ther person thats moving I think more than the car. You can see the persons back foot moving. Neat capture.