It is hard to pry me out of St. Petersburg. Thankfully, a new client hired me to make some images of Tampa for their new website giving me the opportunity to cross the Howard Frankland Bridge with my DSLR and tripod in tow. Of all the photographs I took that afternoon and evening, in this post a selection of images taken all from the same spot atop a parking garage are featured. I had never been to the top of this parking garage before. I just stumbled upon it as I was searching for bird's eye vantage points of downtown Tampa. It was a little hard to get into, as I had to risk walking up the narrow entrance ramp before I found an actual parking level that had elevators to the top. I later found out the actual entrance is inside a building on the other side. After walking the last three flights to the roof (the elevator I was in did not go to the top) carrying all my gear, I was glad I as always was properly attired with the best footwear possible.
It was a very unique feeling being alone on the top of that garage. There were only two cars left parked on the far side from me. It was after 5:30pm and everyone had already gone home for the day. I felt like I was in a secret spot with a view of all downtown Tampa. All this added up to a feeling of peace. My Nikon D300 was on my Induro CT214 tripod, so I had no weight on my body from gear. I could move about freely looking for shots. At first there was too much light to make the light trail shots I wanted to, so I passed the time by observing and wondering.
Behind where I knew I wanted to do most of my shooting stood a tall blue skyscraper trying to reach to the Moon. I thought it interesting how the color of the building nearly blended in perfectly with the twilight sky. I debated for awhile on which to include in this post, the lens corrected image you see above (building is straight) or the non-corrected one with the building bending inward appearing to reach for the heavens.
I really enjoyed being alone atop that parking garage waiting for the evening to transition from dusk to twilight.