Monochrome Monday: Water Feature Abstracts

I composed these shots as a late afternoon thunderstorm approached Center City Park in downtown Greensboro.  It’s interesting how the water refracts light so it’s a mostly “negative” tonality compared to the background.  When the background is lighter, the water drops and globs have mostly a darker tonality.  And then the opposite is mostly true on darker backgrounds.  Pretty cool, eh?

Center City Water Feature Abstract 1
Center City Water Feature Abstract 1
Center City Water Feature Abstract 2
Center City Water Feature Abstract 2
Center City Water Feature Abstract 3
Center City Water Feature Abstract 3
Center City Water Feature Abstract 4
Center City Water Feature Abstract 4

Have a great week!

C. S.

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Railyard Sunset

A lovely sunset captured at the Norfolk Southern Pomona Yard in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Norfolk Southern Pomona Yard Sunset
Norfolk Southern Pomona Yard Sunset

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Cheers,

C. S.

Snow, Sleet & Slush Pedestrian Cityscapes, Part 1

Local snow, sleet and slush, and an extended lunch break, offered an opportunity for some interesting urban cityscape compositions in downtown Greensboro.  It’s interesting how snow can abstract both landscape and cityscape compositions.

Snow Day Cityscape 1
Snow, Sleet & Slush Pedestrian Cityscape 1

In the first composition above, I originally intended to execute a straight monochrome approach.  When I did however, the yellow center line lost a lot of it’s visual impact.  So I decided to keep it in as a spot color.

Snow Day Cityscape 2
Snow, Sleet & Slush Pedestrian Cityscape 2

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Cheers,

C. S.

Monochrome Monday: Winter Tree & Brick Wall Composition

This stark vignette was captured in downtown Greensboro late last year.  The natural, darker tree lines contrast nicely with the hard brick & mortar lines of the building.

Winter Tree Composition
Winter Tree and White Brick Wall Composition

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C. S.

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

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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

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Cheers,

C. S.