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Happy Mother’s day, all you moms! This bridge is part of the Reading and Northern Railroad in Port Clinton. It carries pedestrians, motor vehicles and trains! It’s just down the road from this sign. I like the color! A contribution to Sunday Bridges. Canon EOS 7D (24mm, f/5, 1/80 sec, ISO100)
PennDOT is going to replace the Whitehall bridge in Chalfont, which is a good thing because, as you can see in the background, the bridge is in bad shape. Prior to starting construction, they erected this sign on the bank of the West Branch of the Neshaminy creek to caution boaters. The ironic thing is [...]
While walking to the Javits center, I caught the New Yorker Hotel in the perfect monochrome light. Monochrome conversion in Silver EFEX Pro. My contribution to The Weekend in Black and White 25-Jan-2013 Canon EOS 7D (24mm, f/7.1, 1/100 sec, ISO100)
This is taken from an overpass for I-95 between Penn’s Landing and Old City in Philadelphia. That’s the Ben Franklin bridge in the right background. Canon EOS 7D (22mm, f/4.5, 1/800 sec, ISO100)
As in Ben Franklin, probably the most iconic bridge in Philadelphia, as shot from the Race Street Pier. This was taken with a 10 stop ND filter so I could get a 60 second exposure, which adds drama to the sky and gives the water a silky appearance. It was supposed to be mostly cloudy [...]
While roaming about Old City in Philadelphia, I came across this unusual sign on a building on 2nd street. I’m sure these are common in the area, it just struck me as unusual. A contribution to signs, signs. Canon EOS 7D (22mm, f/7.1, 1/40 sec, ISO100)
A shot of the exit of the Market-Frankford El (El = Elevated Train) at 2nd and Market St, Philadelphia. Now the astute observer might ask why the entrance to an elevated train below ground. The answer is the Frankford end of the line is elevated and just past 46th street, it transitions below ground (I [...]
Byers Choice has a red British phone booth in front of their building. I converted this to monochrome and selectively colorized the phone booth using Nik Silver EFEX Pro . I know this sounds complicated, but the whole process took 20 seconds. There are quite a few reflections in this image starting with the word ‘Telephone’. One [...]
When I was at UPenn for a Lacrosse game, I wandered over to Franklin Field. The bricks make for an interesting monochrome. A contribution to The Weekend in Black and White 20-April-2012 and UE’s ‘Brick‘ challenge
This is a shot of the grand stairs inside the Peirce-du Pont house on the grounds on Longwood Gardens. The stairs were closed to the public, I’d have loved to taken a photo of that window at the top of the stairs with the blue curtains. A contribution to Midweek Blues
Way back when, a covered bridge used to span the Neshaminy creek in this location. It was replaced by this ‘modern’ concrete structure in the 1930′s. The covered bridge was called Castle Hill Bridge, but there wasn’t a castle anywhere around. Rumor has it a local lunatic wanted to build a castle, but never did. [...]
The old Chalfont fire house has this great cast iron fence separating it from a hill that drops ~ 30′ (10M) to the commuter railroad tracks. I went for manual focus to emphasize the middle finials. The bright blue sky masked by the trees made for a nice background. A contribution to Friday Fences
This is a shot of the Old Red Museum in Dallas Texas, at night (in case you were wondering), converted to monochrome using Silver Efex Pro. Unfortunately, the museum was closed and I was unable to return when it was open, maybe next time I visit. I like the details revealed in the stonework. My [...]
I was driving on Hillcrest Ave, past the Morris Arboretum and spied this sculpture through the fence, so I pulled over and took a photo. Here is a link to more information on the sculpture.
While driving around Dallas one evening, I saw this interesting building outlined in green lights, so I pulled over and took a few photos.
Another interesting building located near bug eyed on the Mandalay Canal in Irving Tx. Some HDR added for pop. Submitted for Midweek Blues
A property owner in Chestnut Hill has adorned their fence with all sizes and colors of bicycle heels. That building across the street is ‘sharp corner‘. HDR added. I’ve submitted this to Friday My Town Shoot Out.
A photo of Frick’s Meetinghouse and burial ground. There are quite a few veterans of the US Revolutionary War buried there and some of the headstones are rocks with a single letter carved and nothing else. A contribution for Friday Fences. I went for the spooky, high contrast monochrome look. I included a photo of [...]
In honor of those fallen, I will not post tomorrow so time can be spent remembering. Another little stone bridge I drive frequently. I’m not sure of the age, I can’t find it in any ‘official’ bridge list. Submitted for Sunday Bridges LXVIII
This is an entrance to the old Chalfont Elementary School. After the school closed, it became a daycare center, which is also now closed. The old part of the school really fit the description ‘old school’. I’m not sure what is to come of this building, I’d love to photograph the inside. Submitted for Weekend [...]
A shot of the Royal Towers at Atlantis, viewed from the Predator Lagoon. The photo is a little blurry, but if you click on the image, is open in it’s own box and it’s much clearer. From our hotel balcony, we could see through the arch which allowed us to see the cruise ships [...]
A shot of the entrance to the First Presbyterian Church of Norristown, isn’t it grand? Submitted for Monday Doorways iii. The day was overcast, so it’s hard to tell the cupola is entirely copper with an awesome patina.
I found this sconce on the wall of Philips Memorial Hall, where I shot this and this. I think this is a pretty neat fixture.
One for this week’s DPS theme of ‘looking in‘? Yesterday’s shot came from the ceiling of the whispering archway at Philips Memorial Hall, West Chester University, where my oldest son will be attending starting in September. I think it’s neat he is attending because that’s where my mom got her teaching degree back when it [...]