Thursday, October 11, 2012

Thurday Arch Series

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Pink Arch 2012-10-04 1

The Arch is covered by floodlights from sunset to midnight. For one night a year, Macy's turns the lights pink as part of breast cancer awareness month. Last Thursday, October 4, was this year's event. It's magical. I was surprised that there weren't hoards of shooters out there with their tripods but I saw no one else. A lot of people walking up 4th Street to the Rams football game were taking pictures with their phones, but that hardly counts.

Those are the lights of an airplane moving within the curve in the top photo, an 8 second exposure.

Pink Arch 2012-10-04 2

10 comments:

Olivier said...

elle est tres belle en rose, et c'est bien qu'elle se mette au couleur de la cause "contre le cancer des seins".
Il y a d'autre moment ou elle change de couleur ?

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Captivating effect. City Fathers should consider special lighting more than just one night a year.

JM said...

Gorgeous! I especially like the arch against that dark sky on the top shot. Wonderful photo, Bob!

fairness said...

The arch has intrigued me since reading "Twenty-seventh City" and these images show it off nicely.

Memphis MOJO said...

Terrific shots. Thanks for sharing them.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful shots, Bob.

Stefan Jansson said...

Really good shots both of them.

Nathalie said...

How absolutely stunning! Indeed I'm surprised no other photographer was out there to capture it.

I've heard that our Pont d'Avignon will be lit in pink for a month for the same cause. I am yet to see it and take photos. Tooooooo busy!

Virginia said...

Both shots are glorious B. I knew you'd be there.
V

William Kendall said...

The Peace Tower at our Parliament Buildings got lit in pink to mark that day. I should have taken a pic, but was driving past in the rain....