Wednesday, June 1, 2016

City Daily Photo Theme Day: Shadow and Highlight


I've been cruising around looking for high contrast images. (Well, Photoshop helps, too.) This one is my favorite. Taken from the riverfront in East St. Louis, Illinois, looking back at the Arch. The concrete structure in the bottom foreground is a floodwall, holding back the highest levels of the Mississippi. Note the angled support posts. I bet there is steel inside.

The dark structure is the Eads Bridge, often seen in these pages before. (For example, here.)

Have a look at the submissions from CDP members around the world here.

There are a number of other high contrast B and W shots I took around the same time. More pix from Kansas first but then I think I'll roll with this set for a few days.                   

15 comments:

s.c said...

Nice combination of composition lines and different greys. All in all very pleasant for the eye.

Stefan Jansson said...

This looks very good. Not just for the theme day.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Excellent composition Bob, bridge going one way, flood wall the other.. will it hold back the mighty Mississippi if it has to?

Jim said...

Great shot.

Tanya Breese said...

i like all the different lines!

William Kendall said...

An excellent choice, Bob.

Merisi said...

A splendid photograph, any way one looks at it!

Nathalie H.D. said...

I thought you were going to show the double portrait featured on the CDP website to announce the theme for today but I suppose the plan is to have a different one? In which case I'll use some space here to tell you how much I enjoyed the strong light on the young man's features. Just stunning!

This one is fantastic in a totally different way. The contrast in lines and structures is very creative and ... wow, yet another brilliant take on the Arch !

Jack said...

Beautifully done, Bob! Thanks for suggesting this month's theme. It ain't easy!

RedPat said...

That is a fabulous shot! You picked a great theme!

Carraol said...

The different structures and forms on your composition make a magnificent and dramatic image! Thanks for suggesting an interesant photography theme.

Halcyon said...

Beautiful! I never tire of seeing the arch. :)

Sharon Anck said...

I like this photo very much. All the lines created between the bridge and the flood wall add so much dimension to the shot.

Loire Daily Photo said...

Very effective.

MurciaDailyPhoto said...

Fantastic view!