W-S Bank Buildings: Monochrome or Color?

I initially processed these BB&T building and Wells Fargo Tower architectural compositions, from downtown Winston-Salem, with over-top-HDR color tonality. Afterwards though, I experimented with color luminosity settings in monochrome. The resulting monochrome tonality range is quite impressive, but the near abstract HDR color styling is kinda cool as well. What do you think?

Winston-Salem Bank Building Cityscape Monochrome
Winston-Salem Bank Building Cityscape Monochrome
Winston-Salem Bank Building Abstract Monochrome
Winston-Salem Bank Building Cityscape
Winston-Salem Bank Building Cityscape
Winston-Salem Bank Building Abstract
Winston-Salem Bank Building Abstract

For the best viewing experience, click on an image to see a high resolution version. Or, visit my Winston-Salem Architectural Abstracts 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

For the best viewing experience, click on an image to view the high resolution version. Also, click to see more compositions from the 2019 Carolina Renaissance Festival.

Happy New Year Cheers!

C. S.

Carolina Renaissance Festival: Sunflower Fairy

The Sunflower Fairy was a popular cast member among the young princess and fairy guests at the Carolina Renaissance Festival.

Sunflower Fairy 1
Sunflower Fairy 1
Sunflower Fairy 2
Sunflower Fairy 2

The image below is an impasto oil painterly emulation using Alien Skin’s Snap Art 4.

Sunflower Fairy 2
Sunflower Fairy 2 Impasto Oil Painting

To appreciate the brush strokes, thick paint strokes and canvas, click on the image above for a high resolution version.

Cheers!

C. S.

Carolina Renaissance Festival: Falconry Attraction

Compositions from the Sky Kings Falconry attraction at the Carolina Renaissance Festival in Huntersville, North Carolina.

Aplomado Falcon and Handler 2
Aplomado Falcon and Handler 2
Aplomado Falcon and Handler 1
Aplomado Falcon and Handler 1
Black Vulture and Trainer 1
Black Vulture and Trainer 1
Black Vultures and Trainer 2
Black Vultures and Trainer 2 – Stylized
Renaissance Raven.tif
Renaissance Raven.tif
Laughing Kookaburra Duet
Laughing Kookaburra Duet

For the best viewing experience, click on an image for the high resolution version.

Cheers!

C. S.

Uptown Charlotte Street Photography, Pt 4

Part four of my Uptown Charlotte cityscape compositions. Even after numerous visits, there’s still plenty to “see” Uptown!

Charlotte Transportation Center Night Composition
Charlotte Transportation Center Night Composition
E Fifth St Sky Bridge Abstract
Sky bridge crossing E Fifth St next to the Spectrum Center Arena in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina
Hearst Tower Entrance Street Scene 1
Hearst Tower Entrance Street Scene 1
S Tryon St Pedestrian Crossing
S Tryon St Pedestrian Crossing
Uptown Street Fatigue
Uptown Street Fatigue
Parking Deck Sky Bridge Composition
Parking Deck Sky Bridge Composition

For the best viewing experience, click on an image to view a high resolution, or visit my Uptown Charlotte street photography gallery on my portfolio site.

Cheers,

C. S.