Jump to content

Garris

Providence/RI Photo of the day - by Garris

Recommended Posts


One interesting side-effect of Midwesting flooding... There were some interesting skyline shots of imperiled Midwestern cities in the media that were educational for me. While I've been to several cities and towns in Iowa, I hadn't been to Des Moines. Shots of its skyline were something of a surprise for a Midwestern city of its size, similar to Providence (190,000 in a metro of 600,000, vs our 180,000 in a metro of 800,000). Take a look!

a_000097_large.jpg

C007_Des_Moines_Skyline_Des_Moines-744406.gif

- Garris

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Years ago I learned that many high tech firms were located in Des Moines and was quite surprised. When you think of Iowa you probably end up thinking of farm land or endless miles of rural communities. Who knew. :huh:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

similar to Providence (190,000 in a metro of 600,000, vs our 180,000 in a metro of 800,000). Take a look!

Nice but, naturally not nearly as dense. One mistake...the Providence Metro is 1.6M

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I fail to see what's the least bit interesting or original about this skyline. It looks like every other one I've ever seen.

A few of my own shots from this weekend:

2581210359_5e9231d647_o.jpg

2581210149_80b32edf94_o.jpg

2580766209_d52e519649_o.jpg

Edited by Pseudo_Work

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A few of my own shots from this weekend:

2581210359_5e9231d647_o.jpg

2580766209_d52e519649_o.jpg

I like your street photography - the juxtaposition of the garage/mansard roof dormers and the cropping of the garage sign are terrific! :good:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like your street photography - the juxtaposition of the garage/mansard roof dormers and the cropping of the garage sign are terrific! :good:

Hey, thanks man! There's more in my "photo dump" too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One of the three young peregrine falcons that nests atop the Bank of America building in Providence made a street-level stop in the doorway of the Federal Reserve Restaurant on Dorrance Street yesterday morning.2615164346_b3285f8808_o.jpg

Edited by Frankie811

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

there is a view of the Providence skyline from 146South near the Mineral Spring ave exit that is awesome. I would love to somehot pull over and get some pics.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

there is a view of the Providence skyline from 146South near the Mineral Spring ave exit that is awesome. I would love to somehot pull over and get some pics.

I agree. We've actually discussed that view here before. The consensus was that it is a difficult shot to capture, but if you can pull it off (safely), I'd love to see it!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

supposedly (according to garris), there is a view from lincoln as well. i have yet to see it. i do love the view from mineral spring or branch ave on 146 though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

supposedly (according to garris), there is a view from lincoln as well. i have yet to see it. i do love the view from mineral spring or branch ave on 146 though.

That 146S view is very hard to capture (especially without anything else in the frame, like wires, trucks, buildings, etc). You'd need a 2 story high ladder to do it justice (anyone with one of those ladder trucks who wants to loan it to us for a day??).

There's an awesome view from North Providence (I'll need a mega zoom lens) that I want to shoot as soon as they are done with the BCBS building. The view is looking directly at the big three from up high and far away, with the rest of the city around it. It'll make an outstanding panorama.

Does anyone have access to the pink J&W dorms on Federal Hill? I bet the view from there is awesome.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That 146S view is very hard to capture (especially without anything else in the frame, like wires, trucks, buildings, etc). You'd need a 2 story high ladder to do it justice (anyone with one of those ladder trucks who wants to loan it to us for a day??).

There's an awesome view from North Providence (I'll need a mega zoom lens) that I want to shoot as soon as they are done with the BCBS building. The view is looking directly at the big three from up high and far away, with the rest of the city around it. It'll make an outstanding panorama.

Does anyone have access to the pink J&W dorms on Federal Hill? I bet the view from there is awesome.

i still want to get on top of some of the PC buildings. the view from up there is awesome as well. i'll have to try to get some more updated ones when I have time (unfortunately, I don't randomly walk around there anymore because i don't live near there at the moment).

where's the view from NP? i used to live on the corner of smith and high service where there's a street called city view (half was in NP, half was in prov).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i still want to get on top of some of the PC buildings. the view from up there is awesome as well. i'll have to try to get some more updated ones when I have time (unfortunately, I don't randomly walk around there anymore because i don't live near there at the moment).

where's the view from NP? i used to live on the corner of smith and high service where there's a street called city view (half was in NP, half was in prov).

There are a few good views from the area around Fatima hospital.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There are a few good views from the area around Fatima hospital.

My spot is indeed Fatima.

I want to get up on the roof there. Security is willing to let me up (it's one of the hospitals I'm at) but, since I'd be up there alone for several hours, they're not enthusiastic and I get the feeling it's a kind of a one-time-only deal, so I'm waiting for BCBS construction to advance more towards completion (at least being lit at night) since the BCBS building will be front and center in that view (it'll actually frame the lower left of the "big three" from there).

Edited by Garris

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.