Monochrome Monday: Charlotte Douglas International Airport Concourse A Expansion, pt 2

More architectural abstracts from my visit to the Concourse A Expansion at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

Charlotte Airport Concourse A Expansion Vignette 1
Charlotte Airport Concourse A Expansion Vignette 1
Charlotte Airport Concourse A Expansion Vignette 5
Charlotte Airport Concourse A Expansion Vignette 5
Charlotte Airport Concourse A Expansion Composition 6
Charlotte Airport Concourse A Expansion Composition 6
Charlotte Airport Concourse A Expansion Vignette 2
Charlotte Airport Concourse A Expansion Vignette 2
Charlotte Airport Concourse A Expansion Vignette 3
Charlotte Airport Concourse A Expansion Vignette 3
Charlotte Airport Concourse A Expansion Vignette 4
Charlotte Airport Concourse A Expansion Vignette 4

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Cheers!

C. S.

Monochrome Monday: Charlotte Douglas International Airport Concourse A Expansion

During my last flight out of Charlotte Douglas International Airport, I was fortunate to be assigned to a gate in the new Concourse A Expansion. The modern architecture and natural light were quite impressive!

Charlotte Airport Concourse A Expansion Composition 5
Charlotte Airport Concourse A Expansion Composition 5
Charlotte Airport Concourse A Expansion Composition 1
Charlotte Airport Concourse A Expansion Composition 1
Charlotte Airport Concourse A Expansion Composition 3
Charlotte Airport Concourse A Expansion Composition 3
Charlotte Airport Concourse A Expansion Composition 4
Charlotte Airport Concourse A Expansion Composition 4

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Cheers,

C. S.

Monochrome Monday: Portland Japanese Garden, pt 3

Third post of monochrome compositions from the Portland Japanese Garden.

Japanese Maple and Stone Garden Composition 1
Japanese Maple and Stone Garden Composition 1
Japanese Black Pine Composition 3
Japanese Black Pine Composition 3
Unknown Tree Branch Composition 1
Unknown Tree Branch Composition 1
Japanese Garden Path Composition 2
Japanese Garden Path Composition 2

For the best viewing experience, click on an image to see the high resolution version. To see more monochrome compositions visit my Portland Japanese Garden gallery.

Cheers,

C. S.

Carolina Renaissance Festival: The CRAIC Show

One of my favorite entertainers at the 2019 Carolina Renaissance Festival was the Celtic band The CRAIC Show.  The rhythmic traditional drumming, violin, bagpipes and powerful vocals created a high energy musical experience which definitely inspired the crowd. The band describes their blending styles as World Medieval Music.

The CRAIC Show 1
The CRAIC Show 1
The CRAIC Show 2
The CRAIC Show 2
The CRAIC Show 3
The CRAIC Show 3
The CRAIC Show 4
The CRAIC Show 4
The CRAIC Show 5
The CRAIC Show 5
The CRAIC Show 7
The CRAIC Show 7

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Happy New Year Cheers!

C. S.

Monochrome Monday: Portland Japanese Garden

Around 2001, I decided to build a Japanese water garden in my backyard.  I studied and planned for almost a year.  I learned as much as I could about the traditional Japanese garden, how to use plants, water and rock to reflect the natural world. Over the years my knowledge and appreciation of Japanese culture has grown. As such, a top destination during the family vacation to Oregon last summer was the Portland Japanese Garden.

Japanese Lantern Composition 2
Japanese Lantern Composition 2
Japanese Koi Pond 1
Japanese Koi Pond 1
Japanese Koi Pond Abstract 1
Japanese Koi Pond Abstract 1
Japanese Lantern Composition 3
Japanese Lantern Composition 3

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Cheers,

C. S.

Ecola State Park, Oregon, pt 3

Indian Beach is the northern of two day-use access areas with nearby parking.  From the parking area, the access trail begins with a wooden staircase leading down to a path covered by a dense Salal shrub ‘tunnel’.  The tunnel ends with access to a transitional area of smooth lava rock and Sitka spruce driftwood, adjacent to the sandy beach.

Sala Tunnel Access to Indian Beach
Salal Tunnel Access to Indian Beach
Indian Beach Salal and Driftwood Composition
Indian Beach Salal and Driftwood Composition

The broad beach landscape offers a photographer so many wonderful subjects and composition opportunities. Facing the Pacific is Indian Point to the right, and Bald Point to the left. Indian Beach is also a popular spot for surfers and paddle-boarders. My Tamron 15mm – 30mm lens was used for the majority of these compositions.

Indian Beach, Ecola State Park Seascape 5
Indian Beach, Ecola State Park Seascape 5
Indian Beach, Ecola State Park Seascape 4
Indian Beach, Ecola State Park Seascape 4

The Sitka spruce driftwood and stream composition below, was one of my favorites from my visit to Indian Beach.

Indian Beach, Ecola State Park Seascape 3 Monochrome
Indian Beach, Ecola State Park Seascape 3 Monochrome

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Cheers!

C. S.

Ecola State Park, Oregon, pt 2

The fresh water stream, meandering past the remains of a large Sitka spruce, on it’s way to the Pacific Ocean (and heavy overcast sky), presented an excellent opportunity for a landscape composition. I completed my workflow with an Kodak Ektachrome 100 slide film emulation with Alien Skin’s Exposure software.

Indian Beach, Ecola State Park Seascape 2
Indian Beach, Ecola State Park Seascape 2

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Cheers,

C. S.

Monochrome Monday: Ecola State Park, pt 1

Just north of Cannon Beach, Ecola State Park was the last stop on our family exploration last August of the Oregon Coast.  We visited the northern Indian Beach section of the park, easily accessible from the parking lot.  The lush Sitka spruce forest and sandstone bluffs ascend to a vast beach area with driftwood, smooth volcanic rocks, small sea stacks and quite spectacular view of the ocean.  It was photographer paradise!

Indian Beach, Ecola State Park Seascape 1
Indian Beach, Ecola State Park Seascape 1

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Cheers!

C. S.