Saturday, December 26, 2009

Shadow Shots - Basket Bridge

Basket Bridge in Tucson is for pedestrians and cyclists to safely cross over Euclid Avenue south of Broadway Blvd. The steel bridge represents coiled Tohono O'odham basketry and is adorned with stylized lizards and coyote tracks.



Basket Bridge is a great place to find shadows! If you enjoy light and shadow like I do, visit Shadow Shot Sunday at Hey Harriet and see all kinds of shadows.

37 comments:

Pam said...

That is a unique and artistic walkway bridge, Diane. Your shadow shots are beautiful too.

Sweet Repose said...

WOW, look at all that sunshine...I'm totally green with envy...cool shots!

Golden West said...

Nice juxtaposition of straight lines and curves!

Dimple said...

We in the north appreciate pictures of sun right now! Great shots, wonderful shadows!

Paula Scott said...

Oh, wow! These are off the charts fabulous! What wonderful shadows this bridge lends.
Thanks!

DoanLegacy said...

Those are very beautiful shadows! The last one is incredible.

32˙North said...

What gorgeous bright sunshine on such a cool winter's day!

Annie said...

Fantastic. I've been following some of the LinkWithin links and have found so much more that I had not seen. Tucson is full of urban art. The griffin in awesome.

Sylvia K said...

What fantastic captures!! And what an unusual bridge! I love it! Hope you had a great Christmas and wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year!

Sylvia

Ralph said...

The footbridge looks stunning in its painted desert hues. The web of shadows is amazing, a spider's web of sun induced shadows. The look and lovely winter heat of the Southwest give us Northerners reason for hope as we will see longer shadows soon...

Gaelyn said...

Awesome bridge and shadows Diane.

cieldequimper said...

Wow what a great bridge, plus the bonus of those shadows! Great post!

Johnny Nutcase said...

that third shot is really cool, great lines, and I like the lizard too :)

Evelyn Howard said...

Hi Diane
What a beautiful bridge. Lovely "basketry" and colours. And great shots. The last one is special - love it.
Evelyn

Pam said...

What great photos. bloce the shadows.

rainfield61 said...

Reading a few of yours on shadow, I start to wonder whether all shadows are black.

Self Sagacity said...

Very nice shadow shots. The last picture is super artsy. :-)

Hey Harriet said...

I LOVE that bridge! That last photo with the lizard blending in with the shadows is awesome! So many shadows on that bridge it's making me dizzy. A good fun kind of dizzy :)

Lance said...

The shadows you have captured here are really quite something to look at. And, what a great bridge to make available to bikers and pedestrians!

Jonny Hamachi said...

Super Fun!

Arasu said...

It's a nice thing to turn the bridges into an interesting creations. The shadows and the bridge design are blended well and they complement each other. Wonderful capture and location. I like the lighting in the bottom photo.

frayedattheedge said...

I love these photos!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Neat bridge, Diane. And it is perfect to use as a 'shadow shot'... WOW!!!!!

Happy New Year!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Serendipity said...

Those are wonderful shadows!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

-wow- these are funtastique! wonderful indeed!

So many strong and very unique shadows.

TY for sharing.

storyteller said...

I love the way highways and bridges have been decorated with desert plants and animals in Arizona and this bridge is just marvelous! What wonderful shadows you captured and shared here. Thanks so much ;-)

This weekend I'm sharing a mosaic of shadowy photos that I took in Hemet, CA on Christmas Eve. Happy Shadow Shot Sunday!
Hugs and blessings,

Poetic Shutterbug said...

That is certainly very creative and as you, I love the light and dark reflection effect. Have a wonderful New Year.

chubskulit said...

The last shot is gorgeous!

MY SSS entry, Happy New Year!

betchai said...

wow, all these are wonderful imageds, Diane. i definitely love the curves and forms, the combination of the structures and shadows.

Lindy MacDuff said...

Have driven under that bridge but never walked on it. I really like the view up there on the walkway. Great shadows!

James said...

What a cool bridge and I love those great shadows.

wanderlust said...

Wonderful colors and patterns!

Pacey said...

These are great photos of the bridge esp that last one is special. Have a nice day!

Hot Fudge said...

I wish we had a fun bridge like this - how fortunate you are and you've captured it so beautifully.

Ayie said...

a unique bridge, no wonder it has interesting shadows!

Jen said...

Excellent shadow shots Diane! The bridge looks pretty cool-I may have to go visit. :)

Greyscale Territory said...

Such intricate shadow patterns! A very useful bridge to have for walkers and riders! A great idea!