Imagine… Spending years constructing this amazing Cathedral with a gigantic hole in the ceiling for a massive dome, knowing the technology, knowledge & skill did not actually exist to build the dome. About a hundred years passed before the dome was able to be designed & constructed by Brunelleschi. Just another amazing part of amazing Florence.
I photographed this deep within the hillside of the Tuscan town of Montepulciano. I am pretty sure the name of the place was the Cantina Gattavecchi. We entered the cellar and went down, down, down, till we got to this amazing cellar. It was sort of disorienting to discover after going down all those steps we were able to walk outside from this level. I suppose that is why they call them the hill towns.
Zurich is such a beautiful town. Although I made this photograph last month, I can’t see this scene without being reminded of a visit I made several years ago.
I was staying very near here when I went out for an early Sunday morning walk. The city appeared deserted. In fact, the only other person I saw was an older gentleman fishing from the bridge. While the scene was indeed beautiful & quiet and peaceful, it created a real sense of loneliness. There I was in this wonderful place, but I was alone & missing my wife.
Just as I approached the bridge, the church bells started ringing & echoing throughout alleyways of the old town. It immediately brought back a lyric from a wonderful song by Kris Kristofferson;
“Sunday Morning Coming Down”
“…Then I headed down the street,
And somewhere far away a lonely bell was ringing,
And it echoed through the canyon
Like the disappearing dreams of yesterday… ”
One of the classic sights in Florence (or Firenze if you are Italian) Italy would have to be the Ponte Vecchio bridge over the Arno River. I was fortunate to have had a beautiful sky complete with shafts of light leading your eye to the famous bridge in the distance.
I love the Alamo draft house. I love it not only because I can enjoy decent food and an adult beverage while I enjoy a great movie, but more so because of the whole “Alamo Experience”. I can’t really describe what that is, you just have to experience it. It’s very ‘Austin’ like. Trust me.
This is yet another photograph taken during SXSW, although Sixth Street in Austin Texas doesn’t look all that different on any weekend evening. You can see my other SXSW images here, or other Austin images here.
It’s a beautiful day in Austin Texas. Despite the fact we are in the middle of a record drought, there have been quite a few cloudy grey wet weather days lately so it’s great to see the sun. I’m glad the visitors in town for SXSW are having the opportunity to enjoy a little beautiful Austin spring weather!
It’s a little difficult to see at this resolution but take a look at the guy in the green shirt walking through the Louvre. In the full resolution version you can see he is strolling with his date, little video camera in hand, attempting to capture it all with out ever slowing down. It’s a bit of a metaphor. It’s really not the way to experience art, or life.
You can see my other posts & photos from France here.
The title of this post is just a subset of the type of photography I do. I shortened the title because if I accurately described all the various photographic specialties I am contracted to shoot it would be ridiculously long. I would have to include “Fine Art Photographer” and “Stock Photography” and “Pet & People Portrait Photographer” and “Family & Infant Photographer” just to start. (See why I didn’t list it all in the title.) As a professional photographer in Austin Texas I end up doing all types of photography. Although I really love doing portraits, most of my work would fall under the title “Commercial Photographer”. All of this provides me with a tremendous amount of variety in my day to day work. I have to admit, I enjoy it all. On any given week I may be photographing architectural interiors for a builder or architect, a singer for a CD cover or a skyline for a magazine, or on the not so commercial side a portrait of someones best friend. Regardless, it’s always fun and challenging. Today’s photo is a triad of images I did recently for a local builder to document one of their projects. They did a spectacular job doing a total remodel of an older home. Since this particular photo is about my architectural photography I shortened the post title to describe this particular commission. Please take a look at some more of my Architectural Photography here or here and let me know what you think.
I’ve been doing some work this week at Sea-Tac. Every day on my walk to the airport I’ve walked past these giant granite boulders at the the entrance to the arrival hall. I wanted to attempt to capture the feeling you get as you approach the terminal. To me it’s like you are approaching a gigantic Mothership which is very apropos since Sea-Tac is a major transit point for many ship passengers departing on ships from the port of Seattle.
Continuing what is ending up being ‘Seattle Week’, here is another Seattle photo. The building on the left is the “Experience Music Project” building. I really would love to be able to spend more time photographing this amazing building. On this day I had a very limited time to shoot and the position of the sun really limited my angles. Fortunately, the Seattle Space Needle provided a nice sunblock to limit the lens flair as well as a wonderful balancing architectural element for the photo.