|Indianapolis Skyline I
© 1999 John A. Lind
- Olympus OM-10 with Manual Adapter
- 50mm f/1.8 F.Zuiko (SC)
- Kodak Elitechrome 100
- f/16 @ 1/125th
- White River Park, Indianapolis, Indiana, September 1999
- On a clear day about halfway across the bridge facing the city is a good view of the downtown Indianapolis skyline. I made note of this as while walking through the park photographing other subjects and came back late in the afternoon when the light was in the proper direction to cut the haze down and highlight the tall buildings. The leading lines of the bridge to not take you directly to the tall buildings, but do lead into the background. When looking at this slide I get a sense of entering the gateway to a great metropolis. I was glad there were people to give a sense of scale, but did wait until they were in the middle ground and not up close. It took a few minutes of patient waiting until there were no close pedestrians but still a few on the bridge. The bridge's light standards on the right balance the mass of tall buildings on the left and also to the leading lines. The one thing I noticed afterwards was the crane sticking out of the top of one of the lamps on the bridge! Fortunately it's small, but details do make a difference between very good and excellence.