Street Vignettes from Greene St in Five Points

As in much of my work, this post features the unique surfaces and textures resulting from continuous human use and and interaction over the passage of time.

Papa Jazz Record Shoppe Window Vignette
Papa Jazz Record Shoppe Window Vignette

These urban cityscape vignettes were captured outside of Papa Jazz Record Shoppe on Greene St in the Five Points area of Columbia, adjacent to the University of South Carolina.  My wife, and her parents, were in town to have a birthday lunch in Five Points with our freshman son Parker at the University of South Carolina.  While waiting on our table, I excused myself the cover the local cityscape.

Five Points Gallery of Staples
Five Points Gallery of Staples

Over past several visits, I had eyed this exterior wall outside of Papa Jazz Record Shoppe on Greene St.  Luckily, it was only a block away from our restaurant.  This is definitely your typical college town, old school record/CD store.  Perhaps next time, I’ll have time to checkout the racks of new and used recordings inside.

Five Points Gallery of Staples Detail
Five Points Gallery of Staples Detail
Five Points Pipe Pop Art
Five Points Pipe Pop Art
Five Points Pipe Pop Art Detail
Five Points Pipe Pop Art Detail
Five Points Pipe Pop Art Detail Extended
Five Points Pipe Pop Art Detail Extended

For the best viewing experience, click on an image to view a high resolution version.  Thanks for taking time to visit!

Cheers,

C. S.

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South Carolina Backroad Abandoned Building

While deliberately seeking out backroads on a return trip from Sumter, South Carolina, I was rewarded by finding this cool, abandoned structure on North Kings Highway (State Highway 261).  Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find any background info, it does appear to have been some type of manufacturing facility.

Abandoned Building on Dinkins Mill Road Composition 1
Abandoned Building on Dinkins Mill Road Composition 1

I shot with both my Nikon 28 – 300mm and my Tamron 15 – 30mm lens.  There was an abundance of cool light, shapes, textures and patterns.

Abandoned Building on Dinkins Mill Road Composition 6
Abandoned Building on Dinkins Mill Road Composition 6
Abandoned Building on Dinkins Mill Road Composition 4
Abandoned Building on Dinkins Mill Road Composition 4
Abandoned Building on Dinkins Mill Road Composition 5
Abandoned Building on Dinkins Mill Road Composition 5
Abandoned Building on Dinkins Mill Road Composition 3
Abandoned Building on Dinkins Mill Road Composition 3
Abandoned Building on Dinkins Mill Road 7
Abandoned Building on Dinkins Mill Road 7
Abandoned Building on Dinkins Mill Road Composition 2
Abandoned Building on Dinkins Mill Road Composition 2

For the best viewing experience, click on an image to see a high resolution version from my portfolio site.

Cheers,

C. S.

Abandoned: Gold Mine Pawn Shop

I found this abandoned pawn shop building near Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, South Carolina.  The beautifully weathered paint and metal surfaces really caught my eye.

Gold Mine Pawn Shop Composition 2
Gold Mine Pawn Shop Composition 2
Gold Mine Pawn Shop Composition 3
Gold Mine Pawn Shop Composition 3
Gold Mine Pawn Shop Composition 4
Gold Mine Pawn Shop Composition 4
Gold Mine Pawn Shop Composition 5
Gold Mine Pawn Shop Composition 5
Gold Mine Pawn Shop Composition 1
Gold Mine Pawn Shop Composition 1

For the best viewing experience, click on an image to view a high resolution version.

Cheers,

C. S.

Charleston Harbor Marina, Pt 1

I finally got around to processing and posting this first group of compositions from my visit last April to Patriot’s Point, Charleston, South Carolina.

Charleston Harbor Marina Composition 1
Charleston Harbor Marina Composition 1
Arthur Ravenel Bridge from the USS Yorktown
Arthur Ravenel Bridge from the USS Yorktown
Charleston Harbor Marina Composition 2
Charleston Harbor Marina Composition 2
Charleston Harbor Marina Composition 3
Charleston Harbor Marina Composition 3

Thanks for stopping by today!  For the best viewing experience, click on an image to view a high resolution version from my portfolio site.

Cheers,

C. S.

Ravenel Bridge Compositions, Part 1

The Arthur Ravenel Bridge in Charleston, South Carolina is the third longest cable-stayed bridge in the Western Hemisphere.  Completed in 2005, it’s main span of 1,545 ft (471 meters) crosses the Cooper River entrance into Charleston Harbor.  While considered a marvel of modern engineering, the beautiful and scale of its sculpturesque architectural symmetry is often viewed as a work of art.

Ravenel Bridge Composition 1
Ravenel Bridge Composition 1
Ravenel Bridge Abstract 1
Ravenel Bridge Abstract 1
Ravenel Bridge Abstract 2
Ravenel Bridge Abstract 2

Have a great day!

C. S.