We have different types of glass brick windows in our new house. The light coming through the windows is amazing so yesterday I did a couple of quick test shots. The test shots proved the concept and although I don’t really like this image, I am excited to see what I can do with a tripod and additional lighting.
It is very hard to get a good shot of The Hall of Mirrors in Versailles on the tour. The place is lousy with tourists. It occurred to me that without a tripod and a hall empty of people the best I could hope for was a decent shot of the ceiling. By itself it is a pretty great fixture of the lavish palace.
I recently realized that a couple of years ago I offered for sale on my commercial site a t-shirt that said Frank Zappa at the Syria Masque. I sold a number of these T-Shirts and although not my best seller I was pleased that some people liked it. Recently it was pointed out to me that I had misspelled Syria Mosque. Not wanting to remove my previous item from sale, I created a new one with a different image and the correct venue.
If you follow this blog you know we have settled in to our new neighborhood in Pittsburgh. It is one of the three neighborhoods we wanted when we decided to relocate and was our first choice. We are only two blocks from Pittsburgh’s largest park and less than a half of mile form stores, restaurants and our very own movie theater that is the home of The Pittsburgh Film Makers. One of the things that makes it so special are the cobblestone tree lined streets.
A neighbor told me that the stones are actually Belgium block. Pittsburgh would ship steel to Belgium in the 1800’s and they would line the return holds with blocks for ballast. To maintain the neighborhood feel they don’t pave over the blocks. If there is a depression or hole, they remove the block, put in fresh fill and reset the blocks. This helps the neighborhood retain its old time feel.