A block of seesaws at the the Impulse exhibit as part of the Shout festival in uptown Charlotte. The seesaws are a hit and much enjoyed by the young and the old. The website, for Impulse exhibit, explains that “an interactive work comprising a series of 15 seesaws with light and sound that changes when in motion”.
Following is a short motion time-lapse video show the Impulse exhibit.
Today’s photo shows sunlight reflecting from windows in an office tower. I found the scene unique and interesting. In addition I like the symmetry of the two trees and the two people strolling in the bottom right of the photo.
The only photoshop adjustment was for camera distortion given I took the photo looking up. The lighting was not adjusted.
Even in the snow you have to walk the dog. This photo was taken at the Green park in uptown Charlotte. The photo was taken facing the sun and as a result we have a large lens flare in the center of the photo. Personally I like the lens flare and the shadows.
We continue our blue theme as we look toward uptown Charlotte. Given the photo was taken as I walked across the light rail track (at an official crossing), the photo makes me think this must the the prospective the train conductors see daily.
The yellow building, on the left side of the photo, is a power station for the electricity used by the light rail. If you zoom in you can read a the sign which says No Trespassing Danger High Voltage.
Today’s photo shows the same scene as yesterday’s photo taken from a different perspective. Today’s perspective was taken facing the sun, with a focus on the sun shine captured in the ice.
I googled the subject and cannot find an explanation for why this ice appears blue .. however, I think the blue comes from a reflection of the sky. The ice layer was very thin and I think it is the water, underneath, which is reflecting the blue sky.
A “Keep Calm Hoop On” sign found in the South End district near uptown Charlotte. I took the photo facing the sun with most of the glare blocked out by the post. When I Googled the phrase “Keep Calm Hoop On” I found the KeepCalms.com website where they sell items with the slogan on them. However, I could not find anything meaningful for “What does Keep Calm and Hoop on mean”. So it has to be about basketball or hola-hooping.
We are continuing the evening stroll photo mini series. Today’s photo shows a pond at Marshal Park with the grass back lit by the evening sun. A Google search “Marshall Park is occasionally the site of protester camps and demonstrations”. We enjoy strolling through the park and taking the occasional photo.
I took this photo because of the sun shining the the joggers hair. The long shadows, blue sky, decorated garage, and the rail tracks add to the scene as well.
Following a link to the Light Rail Trail website. Notice the photo on the cover of the website; I sure wish I had taken the photo. We are also sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Joggers on the light rail trail.
photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)
Today’s photo continues my evening stroll mini-series. The foreground features a park bench with long shadows from the evening sun. The photo was taken in Romare Bearden Park in uptown Charlotte. Romare Bearden was born in Charlotte and died 1988. Bearden was an artist, author, and song writer.
A Google search finds that “the park design is based on Bearden’s collages and paintings”.
Today we share another photo from an evening stroll in uptown Charlotte. The focus, of the photo, is the BLT Steak sign backlit in the evening sun. What interested me photographically was the light and shadows in this scene.
Today’s photo shows outdoor tables in the evening sunlight. These tables are at “Mert’s Heart And Soul cafe” which serves “down home low country” cooking. Our favorite is the cornbread which is a sweeter than any sugar cookie I have ever eaten.
I’m sharing this photo because of lighting and the shadows.
While walking along the rail trail, the jogger approaching us was bathed in a pink reflection. It was not a surprise to us given there is a mid-rise condo with pink glass on the rail trail. The evening sun was reflecting off the pink building and on to this jogger.
From a photographic standpoint I like the contrast between the shadows and the reflection.
This morning I woke to this beautiful morning sunrise. With out any thought, I stepped out on to the patio to take this photo. Embarrassingly I realized, after the fact, that I was still in my underwear when I stepped out on to the patio. So there is maybe a photo out there where someone is complaining about their crazy neighbor.
The 12 story building, in the center of the photo, is my new office building. Hopefully the crazy neighbor photo does not come from the my new office (smile).
Bravo to Atrium Health, in addition to their partnership with the Carolina Panther’s, they partnered with Carolina Speedway this weekend for a Mass vaccination event. There were over 16,000 vaccinations administered in this drive through event. It was also very cool that the public took a lap on the speedway.
Today’s photo shows the Atrium Health dome at the Carolina Panther’s practice field. I chose the photo to use as a metaphor for light at the end of the tunnel.
I took this photo because I liked the contrast of shadows and sunlight. The red brick building, in the background, sits behind Saint Peters Catholic Church and as you can see the building has a modern “church architecture“.
The building houses a pizza restaurant, a steak restaurant, and office space.