The Two Towers

Two Towers Downtown Phoenix Chase Freeport McMoran

Without realizing what I’ve been doing, this has become the second Lord of the Rings movie to be featured on Movie Title Wednesday in the last few weeks. I guess I’m sub-consciously excited for the June 28th release of the entire extended edition version of the trilogy on Blu-Ray for the first time. It’s been pre-ordered for months and soon I’ll be camped out on the sofa for about 12 straight hours.

I’m going to have a heck of time finding an image to represent Return of the King. I dunno if I can do it.

This week we’re going with The Two Towers for obvious reasons. The movie is of course awesome. There are two parts in the film that I could watch over and over and over and…well…over. The charge of the Ents onto Isengard. Wow.

“The Ents are going to war. It is likely that we go to our doom. The last march of the Ents.” – Treebeard

I get chills just thinking about that scene. The other is the appearance of Gandalf and the Riders of Rohan towards the end. So much love for this film. But I could babble all day.

So the image above. On the left is the Chase Tower in downtown Phoenix that I’ve shot a lot since moving down here, and the other is the Freeport McMoran. I ventured downtown on May 18th after a good rainstorm came through, which granted me another chance at some stormy reflection shots and dark skies for architecture shooting. I got stuck in a few spots when it suddenly started raining and I had to hide myself and my camera under a parking garage or two.

But wow do I love being down there shooting during dark weather as the sun is going down. It’s inspiring.

(exif: canon 5d mark ii, tamron 17-35mm 2.8, 17mm, f/5.0, iso 100)


15 replies
  1. Mark Garbowski
    Mark Garbowski says:

    Another great Chase Tower shot. It seems to get more ominous ever time you present a new image of it.

    As for the film, it’s all about Helm’s Deep for me. And as much as I love the battle itself, the scenes and shots of the waiting for the battle are what haunt me.

  2. Dave DiCello
    Dave DiCello says:

    Dude, how are you gonna mention LOTR when I am at work and have NO way to watch it?!?!? By far my favorite movies, I could sit down and watch all 12 hours of the extended editions at any time! Love the POV here Mike, the lights, the buildings, the sky, all amazing!

  3. Peter
    Peter says:

    I’m trying to remember scenes from the Return of the King, but definitely ROTK will have photos of rugged mountains, marshes, and dark towers (for the Eye of Sauron)… And as always, amazing photo!

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