I really love when neighborhoods decorate existing trees with lights> It doesn’t have to be a pine tree! I saw this the other night when going out to dinner in Point Breeze and love the non traditional tree. Point Breeze is a small neighborhood with two really good restaurants. Point Brugge Pino’s Contemporary Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar.
A few weeks ago I published The Birdman of Pittsburgh which was taken in the 1970″s. The picture received a few comments and people asked me where that picture was taken in relationship to the current Market Square.
I am not sure but think I was probably standing in what is now part of PPG Place. I believe I was standing off 4th Avenue near Stanwix. The windows and reflections from PPG Place are truly amazing.
Last week we went to see Itzhak Perlman at the Straz Center in Tampa Florida. It was wonderful to see a true master that is so accessible and funny. Before the show we walked along the Tampa Riverwalk and plan to return to visit the Museums. Nice job Tampa!
I am not a huge fan of southern swamps. I love the birds, the gators but like Indiana Jones can live without snakes or skinks. However I do like the dark clear waters that contain great mystery in their stillness.
Continuing with this weeks pattern theme, I am sharing another view of window patterns on the Chicago River. This pattern almost seems to spell out a hidden message. You can see other images and buy prints and apparel at my commercial site.
Focusing on patterns this week made me think of this image. It is a gate at Versailles in France and the magnificent “logo” of Louis XIV the Sun King. You can see other images from europe and buy prints and apparel at my commercial gallery.
This weeks theme will be patterns. Photographers, including myself, are fascinated with patterns. I think that is because, unlike painters, we deal with physically moving our position and the position of our tools (tripod,lens,etc.)to compose an image. Of course there are patterns in everything, but this weeks images will focus on images that I like primarily because of their repetitive patterns. This one was taken along the Chicago river on the Architectural tour. You can see other images and buy prints of this one at my commercial gallery.
Although I consider myself to be first and foremost a photojournalist, I like all sorts of photography. I love photographing animals,sports contests,concerts and scenic views. Sometimes though, the devil is in the detail. Macro and closeup photography provides a different perspective and view of the world. I love photographing architectural patterns and closeup photography of plants and foliage. One of these succulent leafs is beautiful all by itself but when you photograph the foliage of many, the plant itself changes into a natural mosaic. This was photographed at Chicago’s Garfield Conservatory. You can buy a print of this image by clicking here.