Wordless Wednesday: Winter Farewell

Snow, Sleet & Slush Cyclist Cityscape 2
Snow, Sleet & Slush Cyclist Cityscape 2
Snow Garden Abstract Horizontal
Snow Garden Abstract Horizontal
Snow Garden Abstract Vertical
Snow Garden Abstract Vertical
Country Barn Snowfall Monochrome
Country Barn Snowfall Monochrome
Country Barn Snowfall Color
Country Barn Snowfall Color

 

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Downtown Greensboro Cityscapes, Part 5: Horizontal or Vertical?

This cityscape in downtown Greensboro presented a composition challenge.  Horizontal (slightly wide angle) or vertical (slightly telephoto).  Which do you think makes the best composition?  I’d appreciate your feedback.

Washington Street Scene 1
Washington Street Scene 1
Washington Street Scene 2 Vertical
Washington Street Scene 2 Vertical

Thanks again for taking time to visit my blog and weighing in on this composition question.  For the best viewing experience, select an image to view a high resolution version.

Cheers,

C. S.

Security Van Lines Building Composition Study

The rear view of this old building in downtown Greensboro caught my eye on a ride to lunch a few weeks ago.  Since then, I’ve visited the site several times.  Once after a light morning snow, and another where I was shooed away from the tracks by a railroad employee. The front and interior of this building was recently restored and is now the home of a popular restaurant.

Security Van Lines Sunset Composition 1
Security Van Lines Sunset Composition 1
Security Van Lines Sunset Composition 2
Security Van Lines Sunrise Composition 2
Security Van Lines Sunset Composition 3
Security Van Lines Sunset Composition 3
Security Van Lines Sunset Composition 4
Security Van Lines Sunset Composition 4

Thank you for visiting my blog!  For the best viewing experience, click on an image to see a high resolution version.

Cheers,

C. S.

High Point Municipal Dam Composition

High Point Municipal Dam Composition

With it’s multi-level spillway, the High Point Municipal Dam at City Lake Park is like a large water sculpture.  As I approached the dam, I saw this wonderful composition opportunity.  But before I could get out my camera, the couple got-up and started towards their car.   Fortunately they kindly agreed to return to the table so I could shoot a few compositions.  Thanks to Debbie and Brian!

High Point Municipal Dam Composition
High Point Municipal Dam Composition

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Downtown Winston-Salem Cityscapes

A Star on The Garage

Last week I had dinner in downtown Winston-Salem with my photographer friend Owens Daniels.  Afterwards, we both grabbed our camera and set out on a local street photography expedition.  I had so much fun.  We met some nice folks, found some great scenes and Owens shared many of his proven street photography tips.

Artivity on the Green Selfie
Artivity on the Green Selfie

Lessons learned:  

  1. I must do more street photography.
  2. Shoot with a photographer friend.  We grow through shared experience.
  3. Learn how to see without thinking. I’m reading a good book on this now – “Opening the Good Eye”.
  4. Develop your own style.
  5. Don’t be afraid of high ISO!  My D750 higher ISO settings look great, Lightroom does a great job of minimizing noise, and I usually add film grain to the composition in my workflow.
Composing The Garage
Owens Composing The Garage
A Star on The Garage
A Star on The Garage
Sunset from Trade to Liberty
Sunset from Trade to Liberty
What the Heck!
What the Heck!
Finding Free Smokes
Finding Free Smokes

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