Scottsdale Waterfront, Southbridge

Ron Niebrugge Arizona, Phoenix, Photos, Travel 10 Comments

Scottsdale Waterfront, Southbridge

This is the new Southbridge area of the Scottsdale Waterfront, Arizona.

There is a reason I live over a hundred miles from the nearest stop light – I don’t have much patience for traffic!  This is one aspect I dread when it comes time to city photography.  I try to remind myself that all the people around me sitting in their little artificial automobile environments put up with traffic delays all year around, surely I can do it for one day.  That reasoning doesn’t usually help for long.  So here is my solution.  I now try do my city photography on weekend mornings.

At 5:30 a.m. on a Saturday morning, I can make the 25 mile drive to downtown Phoenix in less than a half an hour!  I can’t imagine how long that trip would take during the week.  I guess I will have to imagine, because I don’t see myself ever actually doing it! 

See our Scottsdale Photos.

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  1. Ron I know how you feel – traffic is not much fun. We get our fair share of traffic here in So. California

    I didn’t think it was possible to live 100 miles from the nearest stop light – that’s amazing! And I had to laugh when I saw your title to this image “waterfront” and “Scottsdale” – that is a disconnect for me, they just don’t seem to go together in the same sentence.

    However, very nice image. Maybe it’s better on the weekends anyway, less people in the shot.

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    Hi Rick,

    Yeah, that is an added benefit of weekends – far fewer cars and people to contend with in the image.

    Yeah, I had to laugh at the though of Scottsdale Waterfront. Somehow they were able to take what is basically a storm channel and turn it into extra valuable real estate.

    Thanks,

    Ron

  3. I just noticed the info in the box at the bottom of your post “This entry was posted on Monday, March 31st, 2008 at 4:00 am” – 4am, you better have a good reason for being up that early 😉

  4. lol Ron. This is the reason why even when I wasn’t working a day job, I rarely photographed on the weekday. i live about an hour from Santa Monica in ideal conditions. 2.5 hrs on the weekday…

    great shot!

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    Hi Rick,

    Actually, I was sound asleep – I wrote it the night before and scheduled it to post 4:00 a.m. Alaska time (8:00 East Coast). I do that sometimes.

    Wow Richard, I can see why! That is crazy.

    Ron

  6. I hear ya Ron!!I live in Atlanta right now, used to live in La Jolla. The best time to go to the city is definately on a weekend morning, preferably Sunday between 4 & 7am! Great photo! Do you & your wife live in Arizona? The desert can be such a great place to explore. Most people just see dirt. There are many cool things about the desert, I think. Keep up the always great photography!!

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    Thanks Cohnsey!

    Hi Beth,

    Thanks! La Jolla, that is a nice area.

    We don’t live in Arizona, we are in the middle of a 2 month photo trip. We live in Seward, Alaska near Kenai Fjords National Park. I grew up out in the Copper River Valley not too far from where Carl is spending much of the winter – that is why we are giving each other a bad time.

    There is a lot to explore in the desert – it is beautiful if you look at it right. It also has much nicer weather then Alaska right now!

    Thanks,

    Ron

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