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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Street Photography – Toronto, CA

Canada Legal Day One at Saint James

For the past several years, I’ve enjoyed the street photography posted here on WP.  For the first time, I deliberately shot some street photos while visiting Toronto on business a few weeks ago.  Along with the urban landscapes and architectural abstracts, I had a blast shooting in Toronto!

Canada Legal Day One at Saint James
Canada Legal Day One at Saint James
Adelaide St E Vignette 1
Adelaide St E Vignette 1
Yonge St Composition 3
Yonge St Composition 3
King St E Vignette 1
King St E Vignette 1
King St E Composition 1
King St E Composition 1

I would be interested in your feedback on my first intentional street photography effort.  For the best viewing experience, click on an image to view a high resolution version.

Cheers,

C. S.

Gamecock Game-day, pt 3.

Well, I had a few more compositions left to make up a third post in this series. Well call this my Mostly Monochrome Monday post.

Stadium Fan Vignette 2
Stadium Fan Vignette 2
Enjoying the Rain 2 Monochrome
Enjoying the Rain 2 Monochrome
Rain Shower Relief
Rain Shower Relief
3rd Quarter Hardy Fans Composition
3rd Quarter Hardy Fans Composition
Stadium Fan Vignette 3
Stadium Fan Vignette 3
Rain Shower Relief 3
Rain Shower Relief 3

While working on this series, my wife asked me why I would travel all the way to Columbia for a USC Parents Day Football weekend and not include any pictures of our son Parker. I told her I did, he’s in the middle of the student section cheer photo below!

Sandstorm Towel Wave in the Student Section
Sandstorm Towel Wave in the Student Section
There's Parker
There’s Parker

Cheers,

C.S.

Gallery Hop 4, The Dancers, pt 3

Closing out this DADA Gallery Hop series with photos of these cute children dancing to 60’s British Invasion songs for perhaps, the first time.  I think they liked it!

May DADA Gallery Hop Young Dancers
May DADA Gallery Hop Young Dancers
May DADA Gallery Hop Young Dancers 2
May DADA Gallery Hop Young Dancers 2
May DADA Gallery Hop Young Dancers 3
May DADA Gallery Hop Young Dancers 3

Thank you for visiting my photo blog!

Cheers,

C. S.

Gallery Hop 4: The Dancers pt 2

In addition to the local British Invasion cover band, The GB’s, the May Gallery Hop appreciation for 60’s culture included these Go-Go dancers.  With these compositions, I continued my study of pop art styling workflows, first featured in my previous post.

May DADA Gallery Hop Go-Go Dancers 1
May DADA Gallery Hop Go-Go Dancers 1
May DADA Gallery Hop Go-Go Dancers 2
May DADA Gallery Hop Go-Go Dancers 2

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

Cheers,

C. S.

Gallery Hop 4: The Dancers – pt 1

Going for a harder pop-art feel, I continued experimenting this week with several filter mash-ups.  This post features a blend of several cool posterization, solarize and other styling effects.

May DADA Gallery Hop 60s Dancers 1
May DADA Gallery Hop 60’s Dancers 1

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

Cheers,

C. S.

Gallery Hop 3: The Band

The May Gallery Hop featured live music from the GB’s, a 60’s British Invasion band based out of Winston-Salem.  For this post, I wanted to come up with a pop-art photo styling technique.  Over the last several days, I experimented with several filters in Filter Forge 7 and came up with a cool mash up starting with the Local Norm and Cold Fear filter presets.

The GB's at May DADA Gallery Hop 2
The GB’s at May DADA Gallery Hop 2
The GB's at May DADA Gallery Hop 1
The GB’s at May DADA Gallery Hop 1
The GB's at May DADA Gallery Hop 4
The GB’s at May DADA Gallery Hop 4
The GB's at May DADA Gallery Hop 3
The GB’s at May DADA Gallery Hop 3

Thanks for taking time to visit my photo blog!  Have a great week!

Cheers,

C. S.