Today's post represents the opening of my "Street Scenes" Series where I will feature life in and around cities that I visit. It is my hope that someday in the distant future, someone will view this series of images and wonder how life was back in the early 21st century, much as many of us love to view old photos of life in the early 20th century. This image is an early morning shot looking south outside of the Hilton Garden Inn located in Baltimore's Fells Point section of town. Like most major cities, there are a variety of neighborhoods, each with it's own unique history and Fells Point is certainly no different. Located on the water's edge of the inner harbor, this was once a shipbuilding area and dates back to the early 1700s. Many of the streets in the area are still covered in cobblestone.
While visiting a park recently I saw a Lacrosse game underway and was reminded of some shots I took when this season first started back in early March. The Lax Meltdown Tournament was so cold that some of the players were shivering on the sidelines and the spectators were all wrapped in blankets and Parkas. Here is one of the shots from back then, which was processed in PS Elements 9 with a Topaz Clean 3 filter applied. The game was played on artificial turf.
The season is winding down and many of the players will soon be vacationing on a beach. Who can blame them? :-)
By the way, this is a single exposure, non-HDR image.
In the previous post we had a look at one of the many bridges that crosses the Susquehana River, a shoreline shot that mainly showed the abutments that support the superstructure. This post provides a top side view. This particular bridge is restricted to pedestrian traffic only, which makes it very nice. You'll find cyclist, runners and generally people going about their daily business. There is a sidewalk covering about 40% of the bridge but the remainder is an open grate roadway system that allows you to see right down to the water below. Makes for an unsettling walk for some. :-)
The Susquehana river runs about 450 miles from around Cooperstown New York to the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. There are likely hundreds of bridges that span it, but this particular one connects City Island to Harrisburg Pennsylvania. City Island is a great place, smack dab in the middle of the river.