Monday, November 21, 2011

#1, Hawthorne Bridge, focus on the circle between the east-bound ramp and the west-bound ramp

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No, it's not snowing like this in Portland right now--thank goodness. I needed to set the stage, to give you the big picture, of what this circle used to looked like. I figured I'd really get your attention with this snowy photo, especially after I altered it with the Picnik special effect HDR-ish.

You're looking at a spot between the exit and approach ramps which go east and west at the east end of the Hawthorne Bridge. I took this photo January 27, 2009.

You can't see the east-bound ramp which exits the bridge--it's on the left, just out of the photo. The white SUV on the curve is either turning left off it and heading back west-bound on that circle, or it's going to head for the north-bound street you can see a bit of at the bottom right corner of the photo. The west-bound ramp to the Hawthorne Bridge can also be reached by driving on the lower circle, closest to the trees and shrubs. You curve onto it from southbound SE MLK which is the street where you see the UPS truck through the snowflakes. The west-bound ramp disappears out of sight between the roofs of buildings on each side of itself.

9 comments:

parker said...

Sure was a cold looking day when you took that pic! You're getting very good using Picnik's tools.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

You got a great shot... looks so neat covered in snow! =)

alex said...

wow! love the lines, and the contrast of black and white.

VP said...

We got our first cold these last days, but you have already some snow...

Jack said...

I damn near had a heart attack seeing snow so early. We had early snow here two weeks ago and it was a very unwelcome and treacherous visitor.

Melissa said...

Beautiful lines! It's a mesmerizing photo.

Jim Klenke said...

maybe you will have snow for Christmas this year. Like a couple of feet of it, lol.

Randy said...

That is amazing. Great snow view.

Steve Scauzillo said...

I would've believed it was snow. We have snow on our mountains from wintery storm. This photo is so much fun ...it reminds me of Christmas. In New York, where I grew up, we used to travel in the winter to my aunt's house in the Bronx. Maybe that's why. Did you get this effect from Photoshop?