4BW prints bound for Riverside Convention Center walls.

The bridge that connects Rubidoux with the city of Riverside is set aside from others in the city because of the light fixtures.
The bridge that connects Rubidoux with the city of Riverside is set aside from others in the city because of the light fixtures.

Those of you living in the city of Riverside may or may not have realized this.

The city has a Convention Center.

It had been closed for renovation for months and is set to re-open in March which is a few days away.

That  means lots  of wall space that needs to be filled.

I was contacted out of the blue by Margie Haupt, Arts and Cultural Affairs Manager for the Riverside Metropolitan Museum to submit some work for consideration.

Depending on the time of the year and time of the day, you might see beds against the walls of this parking structure.
Depending on the time of the year and time of the day, you might see beds against the walls of this parking structure.

It was a pleasant surprise and definitely a nod to be invited to participate in this.

Considering my background as a former news photographer, I am known mostly for my people pictures.

I generally don’t photograph scenics except when I’m on vacation and those are seldom very good because scenics require the photographer to be present when the light is interesting.

The Deanza trail marker overlooks a railroad bridge which crosses the Santa Ana river.
The Deanza trail marker overlooks a railroad bridge which crosses the Santa Ana river.

That means rising early in the morning or staying late waiting for the sunset.

On vacations, can you imagine the family protesting when I drag them up early or waiting for the light to be just right?

Since my archives didn’t have the types of pictures Margie wanted, I had to go out and shoot most of these on speculation.

It was a good exercise.

Riverside's newest underpass at Magnolia Ave
Riverside’s newest underpass at Magnolia Ave

I thought about locations in our city, the best time of the day to shoot and extraordinary viewpoints of various places everyone frequents.

It’s been a while since I shot so many abstracts.

The 1st 4 images in the slideshow below are what the committee purchased from me for display.

They were printed at 36″ x 24″ in black and white.

When you go by in person to see them, you will also see my former colleague Carlos Puma’s work on the same wall.

Just look for our signatures on the matte of the prints on the bottom right.

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I can use the support.

If you’d like to purchase any of these, please

visit my BW photos of Riverside page on zenfolio.

Which ones do you like? Let me know under comments.

Peter Phun Photography

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