Saturday, February 7, 2009

PhotoHunt - Bridges

This week's PhotoHunt assignment: BRIDGES.

Portland is chock full of bridges - the Willamette (pronounced 'will-AM-et) River divides the city east and west, and the Columbia River in far north Portland divides Oregon and Washington state.

I took a variety of bridge shots this last week. Some from above, some from underneath! Enjoy! Be sure to click on the photos to enbiggen.

This is taken from the Eastbank Esplanade on the Willamette. I was underneath the freeway (Interstate 5) bridge and shooting the Hawthorne Bridge, which is the one I traverse most frequently.
It goes right downtown; you can see the cityscape in the background.

Under the Morrison Bridge - also on the Willamette, one bridge north of the Hawthorne.
Looking west, that's downtown in the background.

Under the freeway. Such interesting lines and curves. A bit noisy though.

The Morrison Bridge, reflected in the river.
The Burnside and Steele Bridges are behind it.

The red pillars are a floating foot bridge, part of the Esplanade.

Foot bridge in the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden. Much more quiet than the others.


archiearchive said...

I went underneath a bridge as well -m it can be fascinating there :)

JyLnC said...

I love the trees in the first photo and the last photo is gorgeous. What a pretty bridge.

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PowersTwinB said...

The shot of the Morrison bridge is outstanding! Your photos are beautiful! My photo hunt is up, please come and visit soon

Kerri said...

Oh, these are FABULOUS! I especially LOVE that first shot and the last shot!!

Michele said...

Oh boy, so many to look at! I like that!
Hmmm... I think that last photo is really pretty!!
Well done on this post!
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Caspette said...

That foot bridge was an interesting subject. Nice selection of bridges :)

Kathy said...

Wow those are some really awesome shots. The last shot in the gardens looks more my style. Looks so peaceful. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

June said...

Like these a lot...and thanks for the pronunciation tip ;-)

aliceaudrey said...

Great perspective to take the pictures from.

Aileni said...

All good bridge shot and well presented, very clean-cut. But it is the first picture that I really like.

Thanks for joing the Monochrome followers.

Lene said...

Great bridges! And lots of great pictures at your blog!! I like it when the photos are bigger - I have big pictures at my own blog too :)

Have a nice day :)

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