Posts Tagged architecture

The Strand Theatre

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…

 

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Meaty

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?

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The Sunrise, The Moon, The Palms and The Pool

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.

Shot details:

F3.5 – ISO 5000 – 1/40 – 35mm – Canon 5D MarkIII

 

 

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Las Palmas

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.

 

 

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Where’s Mr. Peabody?

Let’s see who get’s it.  I will be on spring break next week – well let me clarify that – the kids will be on spring break next week and I will be joining them.  DH cannot come with me so watch out world here she comes!  Then again, how much mischief can I get into when I will be with a 13, 11 and 4month old?

On second thought don’t answer that 😉

 

 

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Upstairs For…

Lunch with a view.  After not being in the mood to stand in line outside to get into a couple of other restaurants in Santa Fe, we rounded a corner and saw the sign for this place; the San Francisco Street Bar and Grill.  We found it was a good choice and after climbing the steps we were treated to some very good – and substantial – salads and margaritas.  Plus, there was this view.  Imagine sitting at your table enjoying your meal as someone across the street from you is doing the same… interesting.

 

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Let’s Go

Upstairs for….

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