I had a very limited amount of time to shoot today, but had the shot I wanted in mind when heading downtown. I haven’t been to this old historic bridge since middle of last summer and have never had the pleasure of shooting it. I love this part of downtown because the roads have stayed true to their brick paved origins. Although its repaved with new bricks you still feel the history beneath your feet as you take your strides across the street.
It was an extremely gray overcast sky today opening the details up in the scene so I decided what better time to shoot some HDR. Despite my shivering body from the stark cold weather and lack of tripod I was able to get off a few rounds of bracketed shots. Besides some shots of a cruising police car later on these were the only shots I took with my canon today. Luckily they turned out haha.
The rest of my time was shooting with my Minolta SRT202 35mm for the first time. It was definitely a different experience compared to my rapid fire dslr. I will be posting some of the resulting images on the facebook page after I finish this post.
Back to this scene though. As you can probably guess if you’ve been following along with my posts, these parts of town really build my energy, which is ironic because the beaten and tattered building look as if they are just about drained through to the last drop of energy. Theres so many layers to this part of town as these roads have been through a number of bricks, the buildings a few coats of paint, and the rest of the scenery has its own unique patches from the years. Its like how the rings in a tree trunk will tell you how old the tree is, these everlasting gobstoppers of buildings with multicolored flakes hold the true tales to the older generation of Downtown. This part of town is seldom touched with new buildings, and thats what I love about it.