Sunday, March 29, 2009

Out the Window

Last Thursday I spent the afternoon and early evening attending a trade show at the new Phoenix Convention Center. From the top floor vantage point I had a beautiful view out the nearby windows. The convention center is huge and beautifully designed with appealing lines and d├ęcor. The view out the window looked on to the street between the building I was in and the building next door which is connected by a skywalk. The sun was low in the western sky and bright enough to light up St. Mary’s Basilica on the street below. I have featured St. Mary’s a few times before.

In addition to the church, there are a few other interesting things to see in this photo. First I should mention those laser light beams across the photo. Those are reflections of the lighting inside the area where I’m standing. The really do look like laser beams ready to pierce the building next door.

Behind the church is the Arizona Center Tower and below on the street you see pedestrians and one of the downtown rickshaw drivers looking for a fare amongst the convention delegates and tourists walking on the street.

8 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Excellent shot!

JM said...

Fantastic composition, Sharon! Love this photo!

Hilda said...

I was wondering what those lines of light were — so glad you explained them. You're right about the very interesting lines and architecture. Looks great!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

excellent photo. I like all of the elements, including the church and the laser light beams!

Jarart said...

So much going on in this shot. Very interesting.

Jacob said...

Wonderful photo!

Bob Crowe said...

Hey, Sharon, that's very cool composition. Has a bit of a sci-fi look.

Pat said...

and I think I see camelback too.