Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Sundown on Second Avenue


A week ago my friend Bill and I did a late afternoon shoot in downtown Birmingham. I caught this one with high hopes that the setting sun would come out just the way I saw it. Not so much. I'll go back and try again. Meanwhile, Bill caught the photograper grappling with the sunset!



17 comments:

Cafe Observer said...

I'm sure, Virg, you wanted to bee grappling something else.

Maybe you'll have better luck in Paris.

Chuck Pefley said...

I like both of these images, V. And I wouldn't complain about the gritty urban sunset image ... it's quite nice.

Olivier said...

une photo qui fait penser a une fin de monde ;)

cieldequimper said...

Wow, that's a cool one. I wonder what Olivier is thinking...

Virginia said...

CO,
Why I hope so too! :)

Olivier,
I hope not!!!

Ceil,
HA

Thanks Chuck. THe sun looked like a big orange ball just before it sank out of sight. The photo didn't show it. Hmmmmm

brattcat said...

I really like the mood evoked by your sunset shot, V. I also like that halo of light around your head in the second.

Halcyon said...

Beautiful!

B SQUARED said...

The Sun never seems to cooperate.

Louis la Vache said...

It may not be what YOU wanted us to see, but we're happy with WHAT we see!

So there! We all win!
;-)

Thérèse said...

Did you have a tripod?

steviewren said...

I took some sunset photos downtown a month or two ago. The sky was quite spectacular, but my pictures didn't turn out either.

How fun to go out on a photo shoot with a friend. Maybe I will see you around town one day. I hope so!

Daryl said...

Both are wonderful .. love how your hair is moving with breeze .. pretty

Jilly said...

I love the light in this and I love the shot of you with the light behind you - or rather in front of you.

Paula said...

That's really fabulous the way your hair looks so smart, even from the back and your bright yellow wind breaker. Always a stunner, from every angle.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

One of the problems I frequently encounter digitally is that when there is high contrast both ends of the spectrum suffer. The sky goes white and picking up details in the shadows just ain't happening for me. I do most of my shooting at this time.

Virginia said...

Bonsoir from Cincinnati where it is snowing! We all three hope to get on a flight tomorrow evening. Keep your fingers crossed. Thanks for all of your comments. :)
V

Bob Crowe said...

The street looks as busy as downtown St. Louis, meaning not much. So be careful - don't get whacked by any of those crazed Parisian taxi drivers.