Archive for November, 2012

City Church

Posted: November 30, 2012 in HDR, Illinois, Nikon D90

 

At first inspection, you would think you’re looking at the interior of a church in Italy or Rome, or somewhere exotic. In reality, however, this shot was taken in the Holy Name Cathedral Church on State Street in Downtown Chicago. No matter your religious persuasion, you have to appreciate the architecture and history of places like these. The church itself was constructed in 1874, shortly after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. The lattice-work on the ceiling is constructed of heavy woodwork, and actually in recent years has needed to be repaired due to heavy pieces that have fallen!

 

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A Walk at Rialto

Posted: November 29, 2012 in HDR, Nikon D90, Washington

All along Rialto Beach, in Washington, were these massive driftwood logs. In fact, there are signs that people need to pay attention to, and move out of the way of incoming driftwood, because a good majority of it could actually do you physical harm if you were to accidentally get crushed under, or rolled by it. I mostly just walked up, over, and around the bleached out “vintage” pieces further inland and took pictures.

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Dream Weaver

Posted: November 28, 2012 in HDR, Michigan, Nikon D90

I took this shot in historic Fishtown in Leland, Michigan. This quaint fishing villiage intermixes some interesting eateries with storefronts, and fishing charters. This is a shot of a fishing net drying rack with the net carefully wrapped up awaiting use.

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Crimson Tide

Posted: November 27, 2012 in HDR, Illinois, Nikon D90

The hotel Sax in Chicago has this little bar on the ground level that appears as if it was decorated by one of Satan’s hunting buddies. Nevertheless, it is a pretty interesting place that distinguishes itself from others. If I were a member of the post-apocolyptic city of Zion, and I were jacking into the matrix, I would totally grab an appletini at this place.

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Autumn Sentinels

Posted: November 26, 2012 in HDR, Michigan, Nikon D90

The drive along the M-22 & M-109 in Michigan is beautiful in the fall. Hardwoods line spans of the road, and infuse the area with splashes of radiant red, orange, and yellow. One day it took probably twice as long to reach our destination because I had to keep stopping the car to take shots like the one above.

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Bench at Undertown

Posted: November 25, 2012 in HDR, Nikon D90, Washington

The streets of Port Townsend are flush with quaint little shops, eateries, and scenic vistas of Puget Sound peeking through the buildings. What’s especially nice is that the city obviously understands the importance of attracting visitors so they endeavor to keep the streets both clean and presentable; either by flowers on lightposts, trash-free sidewalks, or at least new-looking fixtures such as these benches. It was one of those towns that immediately seemed inviting and welcoming as you’re driving through the main drag.

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Dune Breaks

Posted: November 24, 2012 in HDR, Michigan, Nikon D90

The iconic dune breaks on beaches are always interesting to look at aren’t they? They’re like a huge maze or something, that my mind instinctually goes into action trying to solve. Maybe it’s because it’s because you don’t want to go the wrong way and over-exert yourself walking through sand…

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