Tuesday, September 9, 2008

How?

How did this light and shadow pattern cover the facade? Keep reading to find the answer.

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Here you see another photo that I took a few minutes after I took the one above and the one in yesterday's post. See the tall tower behind Nordstrom? Notice the sun on the strips of glass on its surface? Get the picture?
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The Fox Tower covers the entire block. On the SW Park Avenue side of the building, you find the Regal Fox Tower 10 and the Fox Tower Stadium 10 movie theaters in the southwest corner, while a deli known as Elephant's is in the northwest corner.

Bright sun peeked from the clouds and reflected light from the Fox Tower onto the featured building, making a most intriguing sight for me to photograph. I doubt it would have been as interesting without the alternating non-reflective strips. What is your opinion?

10 comments:

Louis la Vache said...

Great captures, Lynette - both in this post and the one below! The play of the light from the reflection on the texture of the older brick buildings is very fine!

Jim said...

AH, now I know. I like the old building with fire escape, but the shadows make it jump.

Neva said...

I like this one as well...Nordstroms...love Nordstoms Rack....

Saretta said...

Actually, I think the buidling would be fascinating even without the shadows. Can we see a shot of it in plain sunlight sometime?

Abraham Lincoln said...

Did I say something about reflected light the other day. I thought about it but maybe never said it because I can't imagine a building that tall. Honest. I have been around 3 and 4 story buildings all my life and anything bigger is in a city and I try to stay out of cities.

I liked the photo the other day and like this one too.

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AVCR8TEUR said...

Very creative shot. If you didn't give us a clue, it looked like hundreds of bats were invading the city. :D

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I love the tall buildings - none like that here...

enc said...

So thaaaaaaaaaat's how it happened. I love the dappling.

Columbo said...

Love the shots, very creative. I just love Portland and all the old buildings mixed with the new. Great posting, Lynette.

brian said...

i like how the shadows play on this building... and thanks for the post yesterday, I was off work and watched the Today show.. and really agree with your view on blogging!