Architectural Elements from Uptown Charlotte, part 2

The sunset sky reflects as a firestorm in the glass facade of the Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel in Uptown Charlotte.

Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel - Sunset Firestorm
Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel – Sunset Firestorm
Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel Architectural Abstract - Sunset Firestorm
Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel Architectural Abstract – Sunset Firestorm

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Cheers,

C. S.

Romare Bearden Park Cityscapes

Named after the Charlotte born African-American artist, Romare Bearden Park opened in in Uptown Charlotte  in August of 2013.   The 5.4 acre public park is located between S Church St and S Mint St.  Bearden worked in several types of media including oils, collages and cartoons across multiple styles from avant-garde, abstract expressionism, and social realism.

Romare Bearden Park Sunset 1
Romare Bearden Park Sunset 1

I approached the park at the end of my late late afternoon stroll through the northeast Uptown district, just as sunset was transitioning into twilight. This series was photographed with my Nikon D750 and Tamron 15-30mm lens, and mefoto tripod. Post processing included initial Lightroom tweaks followed by multiple Photoshop layering workflows using Aurora HDR and Alien Skin Exposure X3.

Romare Bearden Park Twilight 1
Romare Bearden Park Twilight 1
Ghosts in the Fountain at Romare Bearden Park
Ghosts in the Fountain at Romare Bearden Park

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Cheers!

C. S.

Architectural Elements from Uptown Charlotte, part 1

Last week I traveled to Uptown Charlotte for a couple days of business meetings . After work, I found my way to the street and was rewarded with many composition opportunities. Here’s the first in series street photos featuring architectural abstracts.

City Skyline Sunset Abstract
City Skyline Sunset Abstract
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center Abstract
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center Abstract
Bank of America Center Sunset Abstract
Bank of America Center Sunset Abstract
Old Southern Bell Building Art Deco Abstract
Old Southern Bell Building Art Deco Abstract
Old Southern Bell Building Art Deco Abstract
Old Southern Bell Building Art Deco Abstract
North College St Sky Bridge Abstract 1
North College St Sky Bridge Abstract 1
Charlotte First Baptist Church Steeple
Charlotte First Baptist Church Steeple

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Cheers,

C. S.

Uptown Charlotte Epicentre Street Photography

In late April, I met my oldest son Austin in Charlotte to attend a University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Delta Sigma Phi fraternity event in Uptown (I’m also a Delta Sig, but from NC State). We rode the light rail from the University of the UNCC station to the Arena Station in Uptown. From there we walked through the Epicentre area to our destination on Trade and Tryon Streets. Of course, I was in the rear capturing these street photos along the way.

Arena Station Exterior Composition
Arena Station Exterior Composition
Uptown Charlotte Epicentre Street Composition 1
Uptown Charlotte Epicentre Street Composition 1
Uptown Charlotte Epicentre Street Composition 2
Uptown Charlotte Epicentre Street Composition 2
Uptown Charlotte Epicentre Street Composition 3
Uptown Charlotte Epicentre Street Composition 3
Uptown Charlotte Epicentre Street Composition 4
Uptown Charlotte Epicentre Street Composition 4
Bank of America Center Abstract
Bank of America Center Abstract
Uptown Charlotte Street Musician
Uptown Charlotte Street Musician
Uptown Charlotte Arena Station Composition 1
Uptown Charlotte Arena Station Composition 1

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Cheers,

C. S.

Uptown Charlotte Cityscapes, pt 6

The last in my street photography series from Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina is featured here. I had fun, and learned from the experience and great feedback provided by folks like you.

Taunted on E Trade Street Vignette
Taunted on E Trade Street Vignette
Arena Station Cityscape 1
Arena Station Cityscape 1
NASCAR Hall of Fame Architectural Abstract 3
NASCAR Hall of Fame Architectural Abstract 3
S College Street Scene
S College Street Scene
E Trade St Composition 2
E Trade St Composition 2
Uptown Charlotte Cityscape Abstract 5
Uptown Charlotte Cityscape Abstract 5

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Cheers,

C. S.

Uptown Charlotte Cityscapes, pt 5

Part four in this series continues a mix of architectural abstracts, street vignettes and general street photography compositions. Hope you and enjoy, and please share your feedback (positive and negative) on this series. Constructive criticism provides valuable insight to artists as to how the public perceives their art.

Uptown Charlotte Cityscape Abstract 4
Uptown Charlotte Cityscape Abstract 4
Charlotte Convention Center Architectural Sculpture Composition 1
Charlotte Convention Center Architectural Sculpture Composition 1
3rd St and Convention Center Station Stairway Composition 2
3rd St and Convention Center Station Stairway Composition 2
Convention Center Station Cityscape 4
Convention Center Station Cityscape 4
Uptown Charlotte Cityscape Abstract 3
Uptown Charlotte Cityscape Abstract 3
Convention Center Station Cityscape 3
Convention Center Station Cityscape 3

Thanks for stopping by today! For the best viewing experience, click on an image to view a high resolution version from my Photoshelter portfolio. If you like this street photography post, then please visit the other posts in this series:

MONOCHROME MONDAY: UPTOWN CHARLOTTE CITYSCAPES

UPTOWN CHARLOTTE CITYSCAPES, PT 2

UPTOWN CHARLOTTE CITYSCAPES, PT 3

MONOCHROME MONDAY: UPTOWN CHARLOTTE CITYSCAPES, PT 4

Cheers!

C. S.

Monochrome Monday: Uptown Charlotte Cityscapes, pt 4

The fourth post in this series features several monochrome street photography compositions. Each image followed my typical black and white workflow, which ends with processing to emulate Agfa APX 100 b&w film in Alien Skin’s Exposure X3.

E 5th to E 6th St Light Rail Composition
E 5th to E 6th St Light Rail Composition
Charlotte Window Installer Architectural Composition
Charlotte Window Installer Architectural Composition
E Trade St Scene
E Trade St Scene
Uptown Morning Commute
Uptown Morning Commute
Bank of America Center Building
Bank of America Financial Center Building
S Brevard St Walkway
S Brevard St Walkway
Convention Center Station Cityscape 2
Convention Center Station Cityscape 2

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Cheers,

C. S.

Uptown Charlotte Cityscapes, pt 3

Third post in this street photography series from Charlotte North Carolina.

E Trade St Bus Stop Art
E Trade St Bus Stop Art
Uptown Charlotte Cityscape Abstract 2
Uptown Charlotte Cityscape Abstract 2
Arena Station Stop
Arena Station Stop
E Trade St Composition
E Trade St Composition
NASCAR Hall of Fame Architectural Abstract
NASCAR Hall of Fame Architectural Abstract
Spectrum Center Stairway Composition
Spectrum Center Stairway Composition

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Cheers,

C. S.

Monochrome Monday: Uptown Charlotte Cityscapes

I’m starting a street photography and urban landscape series from a recent visit to my hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina. Arriving early mornings, before my all day meeting sessions in Uptown, I found a lot of great urban subjects to cover. Late afternoon walks after work also offered up some great street photography opportunities.

S Davidson St Parking Lot Composition
S Davidson St Parking Lot Composition
Under Construction on South College St 1
Under Construction on South College St 1 Horizontal
Under Construction on South College St 2
Under Construction on South College St 2 Vertical
3rd St and Convention Center Station Stairway Composition 1
3rd St and Convention Center Station Stairway Composition 1
Winter Sun and Tree Composition
Winter Sun and Tree Composition

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Cheers,

C. S.