Urban Reflections-Grand Rapids, MI

I love walking.  One of my favorite places to walk is urban environments.  The bigger the buildings, the more stimulating the walk, the more nuanced the lighting, and the more kaleidoscopic the people going about their day, each in their own world yet linked by the city they inhabit.  The ideal scene features a combination of buildings old and new, green park space with a few trees that dapple the early morning light on carpets of green grass, ribbons of concrete sidewalks, and rivers of asphalt.  IMG_5529 editIMG_5522 editIMG_5446 editIMG_5486IMG_5569 editIMG_5600 editIMG_5510 editIMG_5436 editIMG_5441 editIMG_5460 editIMG_5447 editIMG_5584 edit

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Teacher. Traveler. Writer. Reader.

8 Responses to Urban Reflections-Grand Rapids, MI

  1. Patti Ross says:

    Glorious. Like you, I love the reflections and shadows of a cityscape.

    • Thank you, Patti! It didn’t used to be that way for me. I’ve always loved cities, but I was much more drawn to grandiose natural landscapes. Still love those too, but now I love both types of landscape equally.

  2. This is an excellent collection of shots, I’ve really enjoyed looking at them.
    Some of the street scenes are almost uncannily empty, were you photographing on a Sunday morning? It’s roughly the same size as Rochester, NY (which I’m currently near) so I was struck by the deserted look. Anyway, great job!

    • Thank you, Robert! Good question. I was taking these on an early Saturday morning. It was pretty chilly, so that’s probably one reason the streets are so unusually empty. Also, the buildings around the green space/park you see in some of the photos are situated such that they reflect the early morning sun in strange ways, making that area of downtown look brighter than it should so early in the day. So that adds to the deception 🙂

      Thank you very much for your comment and for visiting!

  3. dtills says:

    Hi, Your pictures are amazing! Very inspiring to someone like me trying to figure out how to work a camera! Thank you for sharing and for visiting my blog and checking it out!

  4. Wow, these are great! 🙂

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