This is the San Pedro Bridge in Los Angeles County as it crosses the channel of water towards Long Beach, California. San Pedro is one of the largest and busiest deep-water ports in the nation. Along with Wilmington and Terminal Island, it forms Port of Los Angeles, serving not only the economies of the world with its import/export facilities, but also the tourism industry with around one million people leaving harbor each year on cruise ships. It is also home to some of the largest fishing fleets anywhere.
Located at the eastern end of the rocky Palos Verde peninsula, San Pedro was named by Spanish navigator Sebastian Vizcaino in 1602. In 1771, monks who began moving to a newly established San Gabriel Arcangel mission 40 miles inland were prohibited from conducting business with other countries and were restricted to two ships a year carrying goods from Spain’s House of Trades. Despite restrictions, San Pedro prospered. 100 years later when railroads connected the west to the rest of the U.S. in the mid 1800's, the shipping industry skyrocketed. Never slowing down, it continues to thrive and grow.
Along the shore are palm trees swaying in the breeze but gazing out to the port you see Vincent Thomas bridge and cargo cranes dotting the skyline. With Pacific Rim importers such as Japan and China moving cars and other goods to a hungry, consumer oriented nation, San Pedro's Port of Los Angeles is extremely important to world economies.
Photo was taken as we leave the port for the west coast of Mexico. Information on City of San Pedro was taken from beachcalifornia.com
PP Work: Adjust levels control; Adjust saturation; Sharpen; Adjust color balance; Crop; Frame; Reduce size for posting.
Critiques | Translate
Paolo (41222) 2006-02-06 11:03
Hi Andrč, excellent shot. great lights and colours for a night view, with an excellent POV and focus.
the rflection in the water are amazing, as the perspective view of the bridge.
rbcy1974 (20758) 2006-02-06 12:07
Really wonderful composition
very well done,
excellent light management
markstaples (15670) 2006-02-06 12:12
A compositionally sound picture of this bridge and ship. The image is nice and sharp and was taken in the blue period to add interest to the colours. Nice work.
rhizomes (15343) 2006-02-06 13:04
Very impressive night shot !
I like the colors and the way you place the boat on the picture !
Nice bridge too !
timotey (119) 2006-02-06 14:47
Very beautiful view of this bridge with its various artificial lights. The surroundings are very well rendered by a good exposure that prevents from having under exposed areas or over exposed lights dots. Very well done !
blue-velvet30 (6524) 2006-02-06 15:05
WOW! Beautiful view. Amazing quality and perfect acuity. Topping reflections in water. Great composition! Well done and TFS ;-)
kclai (2267) 2006-02-06 20:52
Wonderful night shot of the brigde. The exposure value is just too good that it give such picture perfect reflection on the water.
The sky's color are cool, with it's brilliant bluish and purplish effect.
Well done, Andre.
deud (1920) 2006-02-07 5:17
wow! great image. amazing reflections. nice light and colors. the ship improve very well the visual impact. tfs
- Copyright: Andre Salvador (erdna) (5711)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-12-11
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D100, Nikkor 24-120mm AF-S, VR, Promaster 72 mm UV Filter
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-02-06 10:52