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Indoor Photos things Urban

mostly books

mostly books

..well duh..

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Architecture Decay Photos Urban

scorched

scorched

..remnants of a burned down house.. both of these were taken there..

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Decay HDR Indoor Lowlight Photos Urban

past forward

past forward

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HDR Nature Photos

ebb

ebb

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abstract Black n White Nature Photos

creeping

creeping

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Decay HDR Nature Photos Urban

rusty paint

rusty paint

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Black n White Decay HDR Indoor Lowlight Photos Urban

cave

cave

..just an abandoned, burned house..

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Architecture cityscape Landscape Lowlight Photos Urban

mobile sunset

mobile sunset

..here’s a sunset shot for the end of the work week..

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Black n White HDR Photos

no crabbing

no crabbing

..say wha..??

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Architecture Critters HDR Nature Photos Urban

broken

broken

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Architecture HDR Landscape Nature Photos

shade

shade

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Black n White People street Urban

when you’re crazy

when you're crazy

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Architecture Black n White Photos Urban

fenced

fenced

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Photos street things Urban

no trespassing

no trespassing

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Architecture macro Urban

takeoff

takeoff

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Architecture Photos

worn

worn

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Architecture Photos Urban

standard

standard

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Architecture Photos Urban

WLVV

WLVV
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Black n White Landscape People Photos

rift

rift

..wifey walking along Dauphin Island beach, taken the week before the booms were put in place around the island..

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Nature People Photos street

homework

homework

..living beside a lake can be very nice..

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Automobile Photos transportation

ford

ford

..now i didn’t quite get what model this was again, it was just eye candy, so i just snapped away.. πŸ™‚

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Automobile Photos transportation

bender

bender

..i think this is a chevy bel-air.. but i thought of bender when i saw this..

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Photos

gt 350

gt 350

..a 1969/1970 Shelby GT350..

Carroll Shelby terminated his agreement with Ford in the summer of 1969. The GT350 and GT500 for the 1969–70 model years received extensive face lifts, the body alone increasing in length by 4 inches (100 mm). Ford was heavily involved with design and style decisions, with Shelby having very little input. The GT350 was now equipped with a 351 cubic-inch V8. Production of Shelby Mustangs ceased with the 1970 model year. The 1970 models were in fact left over 1969 models.(wiki)

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Automobile Photos

plymouth

plymouth

..as mentioned, here’s the first of a few images from the car show.. it’s a classic car show competition, if you’re a fan of vintage cars then you’ll love these.. i’ll have close up, detailed shots of these cars up here and the rest (300+) i’ll dump on my flickr..

..here’s a plymouth hood ornament, forgot to get the car info, i’m guessing something in the 1938-1941’s..

ο»ΏThe Plymouth automobile was introduced on July 7, 1928. It was the Chrysler Corporation’s first entry in the low-priced field, which at the time was dominated by Chevrolet and Ford. Plymouths were actually priced a little higher than the competition, but they offered standard features such as internal expanding hydraulic brakes that the competition did not provide. Plymouths were originally sold exclusively through Chrysler dealerships. The logo featured a rear view of the Mayflower ship which landed at Plymouth Rock. However, the Plymouth brand name came from Plymouth Binder Twine, chosen by Joe Frazer for its popularity among farmers.(wiki)

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Indoor Lowlight People Photos

surfin’

surfin'

..sadly, i was too heavy to do this.. lol! πŸ˜€

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Event Indoor Lowlight People Photos

lajon

lajon

..my ears are still ringing as i write this.. i went to a Sevendust concert last night and was able to squeeze out a few shots from the mosh pit.. this is Lajon Witherspoon(vocals) & John Connolly (guitars)..

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Architecture Photos street Urban

key loan

key loan

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Architecture Photos street Urban

park here

park here

..this is the garage, this is where you park..

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macro Nature Photos

golden orb weaver

golden orb weaver

..still using a regular flash gun here, tilted in some contorted way just to illuminate the subject.. framing’s not topnotch because i was manual focusing while tiptoeing.. was a bit edgy too because this looked like a nasty spider and i wasn’t aware if it gave a nasty bite or not.. turns out they do.. πŸ˜€

The golden silk orb-weavers (genus Nephila) are a genus of spiders noted for the impressive webs they weave. Nephila consists of numerous individual species found around the world. They are also commonly called golden orb-weavers, giant wood spiders or banana spiders. In North America, the golden silk orb-weavers (see also Nephila clavipes) are sometimes referred to as writing spiders due to occasional zigzag patterns (stabilimenta) built into their webs, though these occur much more frequently in the webs of Argiope, such as the St Andrew’s Cross spider. (more)

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macro Nature Photos

caught in a web

caught in a web

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..a new category has been added here called macro.. i’ve been leaning towards doing macro now because i’ve not much to shoot here nowadays especially when i can’t roam around the place a lot.. but we do have a lake here and a fair amount of trees and bushes to explore so let’s see where that’ll lead me..

..so far, for shooting bugs 1:1, i found it difficult to shoot in available light because of the limited DOF, so i’ve created a DIY ring light and it looks promising (i haven’t used it on this spider though, it’s just your regular flash)..

..here’s a 100% crop of mr. spider..

mr spider

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Automobile Photos things transportation Urban

drum bell

drum bell

..i guess hearing a bell back then in the open seas isn’t a good thing, eh?

..view this in mono..

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Automobile Photos things transportation Urban

uss drum

uss drum

..a WWII veteran..

Drum received of 12 battle stars for her World War II service. She is credited with sinking 15 ships, a total of 80,580 tons of enemy shipping, eighth highest of all U.S. submarines in total Japanese tonnage sunk. (more)

..view this in mono..

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Automobile Photos things transportation Urban

guns ahoy

guns ahoy

..guns from a different place, the rear portion (stern) of the ship..

..view this in mono..

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Fisheye moleman series Photos series transportation Urban

trigun

trigun

..that’s a title i took from one of the anime/manga series that i really liked..

..view this in mono..

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Automobile Photos transportation Urban

big guns

big guns

..it’s the first time i’ve been up close with these kinds of ships so bear with me as i post more from the trip.. ;P

USS Alabama (BB-60), a South Dakota-class battleship, was the sixth completed ship named Alabama of the United States Navy, however she was only the third commissioned ship with that name. Alabama was commissioned in 1942 and served in World War II in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters. She was decommissioned in 1947 and assigned to the reserve duty. She retired in 1962. In 1964, Alabama was taken to Mobile Bay and opened as a museum ship the following year. The ship was added to the National Historic Landmark registry in 1986.

..if you’re a fan of these ships (or just like to gawk at them), i suggest you swing by Hess site, he’s doing a series on USS Lexington.. we’re having a “gun show”.. πŸ˜€

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Automobile Photos things transportation Urban

toys for the big boys

toys for the big boys

..must feel great driving this huge ship around the ocean..

..view this in mono..

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Photos transportation Urban

blasting the blues away

blasting the blues away

..here’s some cannons to blast your monday blues away..

..view this in mono..

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Automobile Photos things transportation

command post

command post

..spent the day strolling around an old boat.. more to come in the following days, it’s now time to sleep.. πŸ™‚

..view this in mono..

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Nature Photos

blue drone

blue drone

..there’s this place i pass by going home that looked pretty interesting, it didn’t look quite good when i captured it but at least i was able to catch this dragonfly..

..also, flip-flops aren’t the best footwear to explore the swamps with.. ;D

..view this in mono..

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Landscape Nature Photos

glare

glare

..it’s a new day..

..isn’t it great to be alive?

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Architecture Photos Urban

engulfed in blue flame

engulfed in blue flame

..i’m running out of titles for this one, it’s just as well because this’ll be the last of it’s kind posted here.. unless i’m fortunate enough to be at the right place at the right time.. oddly enough, i was standing in the middle of a railroad track while composing this one.. lol.. πŸ™‚

..i’m off to nyc again to spend the holidays there with families and friends.. i still hope to be active in visiting your sites as well too, and thanks for visiting here as well.. for the meantime, enjoy the rest of the day.. see you in a few clicks.. πŸ˜‰

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Architecture Photos Urban

gazing upwards

gazing upwards

..shot at the corner of dauphin street and royal street..

..planned on shooting some local street life in what i guessed was the busiest street in downtown (dauphin) but ended up with nothing.. they were all in the mall shopping.. my timing was off, so i let my eyes gaze upwards like they always do..

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Architecture Photos Urban

book vault

book vault

..still from government street..

..the library..

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Architecture Black n White Photos

bee hive

bee hive

..back to government street.. here’s a church named ‘the bee hive’..

The congregation of Government Street United Methodist Church, Methodism’s Mother Church in Mobile, began in 1826 on Franklin Street. Called “The Bee Hive” because of it’s activity, it sent “swarms” throughout the city to form new congregations. A brick structure replaced the original wooden church in 1848-49. The move to this corner was accomplished with the dedication of a Gothic structure in 1890. The remodeling to Spanish Colonial architecture was begun in 1906 and completed in 1917. Architect was Mobilian George B. Rogers, and Harry E. Goodhue of Boston created the stained glass windows.

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Architecture Photos Urban

along the bay

along the bay

..can’t go wrong with a picture perfect backdrop.. here’s a couple of cranes (is that what they’re called?) while taking a break at the pier.

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Architecture Photos Urban

rsa battle house tower (reprise)

rsa battle house tower (reprise)

..got off work early after our company’s christmas luncheon so i’m in a good mood, so here’s another take on the RSA Battle House Tower and the swirly clouds.. πŸ™‚

..the Chrysler is much prettier though.. πŸ˜‰

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Architecture Photos

rsa battle house tower

rsa battle house tower

..okay, i’ll get back to those old houses later.. my interest fades when i post in succession anyways.. so for now i’ll be jumping straight to downtown Mobile..

..while walking the empty streets of downtown Mobile, the wind from the gulf created these interesting cloud formations.. the backdrop just looks so interesting i can’t help but post more of these.. well, maybe.. we’ll see.. it all depends on my mood..

..from wikipedia

The RSA Battle House Tower is located in Mobile, Alabama and is Alabama’s tallest building. The building is owned by the Retirement Systems of Alabama (RSA). It is the tallest on the Gulf Coast of the United States outside of Houston, Texas. It replaces the Wachovia Building in Birmingham as the tallest building in Alabama and the AmSouth Bank Building as the tallest in Mobile. The building is named for the neighboring Battle House Hotel, which is now part of the tower complex. The Battle House Hotel was restored and renovated as part of the the tower project.

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Architecture Photos

the helmers

the helmers

..sustaining the mood from yesterday’s post, i’ve amplified it (a bit?).. intentionally skewing the shot & adding some funky processing.. apologies to the helmers if i made their home (a bit) spooky.. πŸ˜€

..but still, living alone in this house is not a good idea.. lol..

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Architecture Photos

lasher

lasher

..still along Government Street, a few blocks down from yesterday’s post.. here’s one of those southern homes that still stands proud..

..walking down the sidewalk with nary a soul in sight and surrounded by these southern houses got me thinking about scenes of Anne Rice’s ‘Witching Hour’.. as curious as i am about these houses, i just stuck to the sidewalk for fear of Lasher, the pervy antagonist in Anne Rice’s book.. πŸ˜€

*.. and here’s the link to the bikers from last saturday.. check it out if you’re into bikes and all that.. and you could probably help me identifying what models they are too..

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Architecture Photos

blacksher hall

blacksher hall

..a particular stretch of road leading into downtown Mobile is Government Street.. it’s lined on both sides with **okay, get ready for this** “antebellum architectural examples of Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Italianate, Creole cottage, various Victorian types, shotgun types, Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival, Spanish Colonial Revival, Beaux-Arts and many others..” **whew, that’s a mouthful.. got that from wikipedia**

..one such specimen is the Blacksher Hall.. (from their website)

Blacksher Hall is a beautiful example of Edwardian Neo-Classical architecture,
providing exquisite grandeur to Government Street and the Historic Garden District of Mobile.

Blacksher Hall is complemented with period furnishings and set in park-like surroundings.
It is one of the most sought-after private party venues in Mobile, and continues
to host special events for individuals and corporations including:

  • Weddings and Receptions
  • Extravagant Cocktail Parties
  • Elegant Fundraising Events
  • Seated Dinners

The family owned and operated mansion features elegant touches such as
a 60 foot wide classical front porch, grand mahogany entrance with beveled glass
leading to a 2 story entrance hall, a spectacular mahogany main staircase,
stained glass skylights and jeweled windows, a ballroom with grand piano,
and lovely antique furnishings and paintings throughout.