Race Street Pier

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Ray Sachs, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
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    you should be able to figure it out...
    One of the last times I was in Philadelphia, last year sometime, I walked out on the Ben Franklin Bridge and took some sunrise shots of both Camden and Philly from that vantage point. In one of the photos I took from up there, I noticed a pier right below the bridge that had evidently been turned into a park and it looked pretty cool. I was unaware of it before that. Here's the shot with the pier/park down below in the lower left portion of the photo:

    [​IMG]Philly Coolpix-29-Edit by ramboorider1, on Flickr

    So yesterday when I was in Philly, I decided to go check this place out. Turns out it was just developed into a park within the last 2-4 years (I already forget whether the sign said it was opened in 2011 or 2013). Anyway, I did a bunch of shooting there with the Zeiss 21mm. Here are a handful of them...

    [​IMG]Philly Df-93-Edit by ramboorider1, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Philly Df-86-Edit by ramboorider1, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Philly Df-104-Edit by ramboorider1, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Philly Df-101-Edit by ramboorider1, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Philly Df-117-Edit-2 by ramboorider1, on Flickr

    Cool place - really well done. Looks like they could have small concerts or performances there with the stepped seating. I'll have to check it out some summer evening - I'd bet its a pretty happening place.

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  2. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. SC All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
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    Nice set! Looks like a nice park, too.
  3. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    The colour ones just leap off the page :) I cannot get my eye in for wide angles myself and really appreciate these.
  4. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
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    What Lawrence said. I love good public spaces.
  5. bluzcity

    bluzcity SC Veteran

    Jul 30, 2013
    Memphis, TN
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    Love the warm colors and lead in lines in the 1st. All the shots have great lines. I also like the shadows in the last two. Excellent job Ray.
  6. Livnius

    Livnius SC Veteran

    Jun 3, 2012
    Melbourne. Australia
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    I really like these, fine shots Ray.
  7. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
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    Stunning!!! The sharpness is beyond amazing!! THe 1st image has been beautifully processed!!!
  8. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
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    you should be able to figure it out...
    Thanks everyone - the Zeiss 21 is as great a lens as I've ever used and I love finding good opportunities to use it. This little park and the bridge above were kind of made for it...

  9. RT Panther

    RT Panther SC All-Pro

    Dec 25, 2012
    Excellent series (as usual) Ray!
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