Sunday, June 06, 2010

Sunday Bridge Series #9: 520 Floating Bridge


Sunday Bridge Series #  : 520 Floating Bridge
Photo & Text © 2010 Kim- Seattle Daily Photo. All rights reserved; no use, alteration, reproduction or republishing in any media.
Don't tell anyone, but this is a drive by shooting and I was behind the wheel coming home from Bellevue, camera balanced on the dashboard :-). I was surprised it didn't have the serious shakes. That dramatic sky just couldn't be missed, though!

There are two floating bridges across Lake Washington linking Seattle with the communities on Mercer Island and the Eastside. This is the 520 Floating Bridge from Medina to Seattle (officially called the Governor Albert D. Rosellini Bridge—Evergreen Point). It is the longest floating bridge in the world. You can read about its anticipated changes here. And to see all participants in Louis la Vache's Sunday Bridge Series, click here.

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22 comments:

brattcat said...

This is spectacular but please don't do it too often. I'm glad nothing untoward happened as a result...only a fabulous image.

B SQUARED said...

You should try this more often. Great result!

EG Wow said...

This turned out well! The highway must be smoooooth! :)

Small City Scenes said...

Super shot. Familiar shot and looks great in Sepia. MB

Rob said...

Dramatic sky! A floating bridge? that's quite intriguing!

Halcyon said...

I like the color of this photo. Did you do something to it?

A very cool bridge too!

Kaori said...

Fantastic photo! The sandwich of the sky, city, and the looong bridge is wonderful :D

Randy said...

I've done that, shhh. What a beautiful photo. Good Job!

Luna Miranda said...

wow, this is a stunning drive-by photo--great result! i didn't know about this floating bridge in Seattle--googled it, and i remember seeing the high-rise part from the University of Washington. have to look for my photo.:p

Wayne said...

I won't tell anyone but ……. never mind. :-)

Nice banner by the way.

SFBakstad said...

The old dashboard as a make shift tripod? That shot is pretty still for being a moving shot. I take shots too from the car while my husband is driving....yup, can't help myself either. Lovely!

Nathalie said...

I've done that occasionally - some shots are too good to miss!

This one is spectacular. Just look after yourself though. Taking countless pics of the ceiling of a hospital room is no fun at all !

Steffe said...

I like it.

~Cheryl said...

Great shot! One thing about all our rain is that it keeps the windshield clean enough for this type of photo work! :)

Oakland Daily Photo said...

No shake AND a clean windshield. Very dramatic sky, indeed. Drive-by shots would make a good meme theme. Except we could be accused of promoting scofflaw-ism. If there is such a word. And there is that unfortunate association with urban crime.

Don and Krise said...

Ominous to say the least. Now that's a sky we've seen quite a bit lately.

Dusty said...

Great shot! One of your finest. I love the airplane. It makes the whole shot work.

Chuck Pefley said...

So glad you're not a scooter rider -:) That technique could be hazardous to your well-being!

Love your houseboat header photo ... very nice, Kim.

lewi14 said...

Very dramatic, very lovely shot. Great work, Kim.

Bibi said...

Ha, glad to see you're into drive-by shootings, too. This is a stunning shot... Well done.

Kitty said...

wonderful in sepia. I don't blame you, I'd take the photo, too.

Virginia said...

Oh may I gush?? You always amaze me and serve as an inspiration on a daily basis. Thank you my friend.
V