Posts Tagged architecture
It’s not from the future, but the unique architecture that is the downtown Atlanta Marriott reminded me of some sci-fi movies I’ve seen where humans live in giant hive like dwellings. It is 50 stories high with around 1,600 rooms plus a cult following of it’s old carpeting.
Which edit do you like best?
Seems having a very large ferris wheel with cars that hold several people at once has become quite popular. I’ve not been on any of them but I’ve seen the one in London, Las Vegas and now this one in Atlanta, Georgia. While some who have issues with heights do not like these rides I have enjoyed them in the past… except for when riding one of the older styled ones that seated just two and it would stop and leave me far up in the air while they loaded and unloaded.
Is riding a ferris wheel a yes or no for you?
While the majority of those who visit Old St. Charles meander along the main street, there is something to be said about the back of all of those old and historic buildings… other than the parking lots. Can you imagine navigating these steps back in 1800’s attire?
The Strand Theater is a movie theater located on East Winter Street in downtown Delaware, Ohio. Opened in 1916, it is the tenth longest operating movie theater in the United States. Notice anything interesting about the marquee? I thought that was great…
I’ve forgotten why we had wandered up to this part of Southbeach but I found this to be an interesting building. I wasn’t sure at first what it was until we crossed the street and found that it was a very expensive steak restaurant. For the prices they were charging I sure hope the meat was quality… too rich for us but they did have some fantastic offerings.
This side of the building (not including the traffic cone) had a great island vibe to it. Which version speaks to you?
One day we actually set our alarm to wake up in time for sunrise on the beach. We had to walk past the hotel pool in order to get to the path to the beach when I saw this and knew I had to capture this wonderful moment. It was the best sunrise of our stay as the other days the sky wasn’t as alive. This is an example of high ISO when you are shooting hand held in a low light situation. The ISO for this shot is 5K and while in the past this would’ve made one horribly noise filled image, today’s modern cameras can handle this and higher without too much damage to the image. Some people even like a certain amount of noise in their images for that old film effect. Plus, there are so many noise reduction programs and other ways to reduce noise in Photoshop and Lightroom. What was important to me was capturing this oh so brief moment in time no matter what the ISO was.
It and the rest of the shots we took that morning were worth getting up at 5:30 in the morning on our vacation. I will share the color version with you tomorrow.
F3.5 – ISO 5000 – 1/40 – 35mm – Canon 5D MarkIII
Unless you are quite the world traveler (and most definitely before the age of media inundation) there are some things in this great wide world that you may have never seen in person. I recall my nieces, then very young who were born in the Philippines where my brother was stationed, being totally amazed that ice (hail) fell from the sky during a storm one day. We had to stop them from going outside while the hail was falling because they wanted to see what it felt like – they probably wouldn’t have liked the sensation. I remember my anthropology professor in college who was born and raised in Hawaii; somehow in a lecture he told us how he didn’t know what a fireplace was when he had to identify it on a standardized school test as a boy. He was trying to tell us that just because someone has never seen nor experienced something that doesn’t lessen their intelligence.
The first time my very young offspring saw a palm tree was during a road trip to Disney World. We had stopped at a gas station and one was there on the lot. They circled and patted the tree examining it like little explorers before asking me what was it. At the time I believe the only palm trees they had ever seen were in books or in cartoons. That memory still makes me smile but now palm trees mean I’m someplace warm and hopefully – but not always – with an ocean nearby.