Monday, December 28, 2009

bridge game

After today's foray to the doctor and the hospital on NY's upper east side for various tests, measurements, and the ultrasound, we breezed over to the East Side Drive and headed downtown to the Brooklyn Bridge. The entire trip to Jessica's should have taken a half-hour. An hour later, we were still sitting in rush hour traffic and hadn't even gotten to the Manhattan Bridge, which comes first. Here it is, in the distance. Not normally one to shoot pix while I drive, I nevertheless couldn't resist while I was trapped on the elevated highway, faced with this gorgeous view. We're getting a little closer to the Manhattan Bridge. Aren't the colors of the sky wonderful? See that triangle under the deck of the bridge? That's the Brooklyn Bridge, a couple of miles away. Obviously, I was moving when I shot this. I knew it would be a blur but didn't care. That shot of pale purple toward the bottom right is the East River. These pix were all shot between 5:29 pm and 5:43 pm today and during the last 8 minutes, the sky changed from the one above to this, complete with jeweled necklaces. The lights in the lower part of this photo are on the Brooklyn Bridge. And below, a closer view before I had to stop shooting because we were finally moving. Going home, it took me less time from Brooklyn to West Orange, NJ despite the bumper-to-bumper through Chinatown to the tunnel. I am happy to be home. hugs to all of you.

11 comments:

Sherryl said...

Glad Jessica is doing well. Those pics are what I miss.

Eva said...

What a panorama. Thank you for sharing! Hope you weren't running any risk taking the pics and driving!

queenopearls said...

Beautiful job on getting shots while driving! The imagery of jeweled necklaces is perfect.

I've rested my camera on my steering wheel to get some shots. Took an exit by mistake taking photos that way.

Keep warm in the wind and cold arriving at your house today.

Gerry said...

Thanks again for letting me tag along on your drive. What is it about bridges, sunsets, evening twinkling. Just lovely.

Sujatha said...

Just gorgeous!!!

Judy said...

great pictures Rayna!
wouldn't some of those bridge shots make great Thermofax screens! Yowza!

xo

Tiggy Rawling said...

Oh, it's like being at the movies! Great pix, thanks. Boxing Day - see Blog!

Barbara said...

It is a beautiful city. A little too fast paced for me, but beautiful none the less.

Great use of time sitting in traffic. I always like multi-tasking!

Hope all the tests and measurements were just routine.

Diane Wright said...

I love the color, the silhouette imagery...wow...thanks

Regina Dwarkasing said...

Hi Rayna,

The pics of these NY bridges took me back to this city for a while, lovely, realistic and beautiful
And then your new banner: gorgeous!
Wishing you a very prosperous 2010,
Regina SXM

Diane said...

Photos like this make me miss the city...and creating and quilting....number 1 son is now living on the upper east side. Think I am 2 apartments behind!