The Digital Photography School had posted their latest assignment this week, which was "Urban Scenes", whatever that may be. While I do have some shots of buildings in Greenville, I didn’t have anything I considered really urban. I guess I could have submitted some of my photos from another city, such as London or Philadelphia, but I wanted something of MY city.
After dinner, I drove to the top of the Bowater parking garage. I knew the garage afforded a view of the Liberty Bridge, but what I really wanted was a long-exposure shot of traffic on the Church Street Bridge. Turns out that (1) the parking garage is not a great vantage point for that bridge and (2) there just wasn’t that much traffic on Church Street. Most of those shots didn’t turn out. I did get a shot of the Greenville skyline.
My next stop was the Spring Street parking garage. From there I had a great view of Buncombe Street, as seen in the shot at the top of the post. I really wnated some streaming headlights and taillights. Since Buncombe is one-way, all I got were headlights, and those came to a stop at the traffic light. Still, the star-pattern formed by using a small aperture turned out nicely. I clicked off a few, then went to the other side of the garage and took some shots of the Coffee Street area, which didn’t turn out as well.
Before I knew it, it was quite late. I may have to find an overpass so I can get some Interstate highway traffic for really good headlight streams.