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Monday, June 15, 2009

A shimmering moment in time

Astoria, Oregon, River Scene I dug this one out of the archives from June 28, 2007. I took it from our back deck on one of those evenings when the light was so perfect that nothing could go wrong. The building in the sun's glow was a marine supply company, since moved, leaving this place temporarily empty. The lousy economy may have saved this romantic old building that seems so much a part of the river for at least another year. There is a condo in the works, of course to be much taller and wider and view-blocking than the current building, and I wish the reprieve could last forever. The structure on the left is the base of a still-active radio tower, a landmark that can be seen from almost any part the north side of Astoria.

This is my contribution for Mellow Yellow Monday.

15 comments:

AB said...

I love the contrast between the sun on the building and the dark clouds in the background. I hope they keep your view for a few years more.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Wow this is so beautiful !! Really loved the ship moving in sea...

Small City Scenes said...

Super shot and I hope the condo is never built. Lets keep our shoreline open. MB

lynn said...

Such a serene shot!

B Squared said...

Very nicely done.

Carol said...

Great shot...I love the way the sun lights this up...nice rippled reflection...beautiful...

Stephanie V said...

So peaceful.

VioletSky said...

Very nice composition.
Condos with a view of a radio tower - stupid idea.

Don and Krise said...

I'm sorry the scenery will be changing. I would much prefer the building that is there now to the condos. Oh, and the photo is wonderful. Peaceful.

Tricia said...

Very pretty view & it's sad that they're adding to the building & blocking more of that view! Maybe it won't happen - Maybe something else will move in & they'll decide to keep it the way it is.

cieldequimper said...

Stop building! Keeping fingers crossed. Wonderful, MELLOW light here!

christina said...

Thank's for the comment!! You show us a beatiful picture even today, it looks magic! /christina

Pyzahn said...

This really captures a great feeling. Like you can feel a mist and hear the water lapping on the shore.

Marie Reed said...

I'll keep my fingers and my toes crossed that this beaut gets to stay put!

Lynette said...

Gorgeous photo! I'm so glad that you got it to share with us.

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