07
Jul
09

Announcing a Change

Passing through the Doors of Change

Passing through the Doors of Change

Due to unexpected happenings and the addition of new responsibilities, I need to streamline my online adventures, much as I love all of them. While I plan to continue my photography, I can no longer keep up with a daily photograph posting.

Thanks to all of you who have visited The Daily Shoot, and many thanks to those of you who spent extra time writing comments. They were all greatly appreciated.

I plan to continue posting on my other blog, Seeded Earth Photography. You are more than welcome to visit me there, and I will continue to visit your photoblogs to see what you all are shooting. I enjoyed meeting you all — a great bunch of photographers.

27
Jun
09

Candelabra at the Cloisters

39. Candle(light)

39. Candle(light)

So I had to stretch the theme a bit here. No, there is no candle “light” exactly, but this is kind of a neat candelabra.  I’m doing a subtle substitution.

BTW, I consider myself a pretty decent speller, but the word ‘candelabra’ had my totally stumped. Was it “d-l-e” or “d-a-l” or “d-e-l”? So if nothing else, at least I know how to spell a new word.

As for the candelabra, it’s a rather ancient fixture–15th century or so. And another photograph from the Cloisters in NYC.

26
Jun
09

Michigan Avenue Bridge Tower

333. Tower

333. Tower

In the early 1900s a few of the city planners in Chicago thought it would be advantageous to connect North Michigan Avenue with South Michigan Avenue via a bridge across the Chicago River. It took three years (1917-20) to complete the project, but they didn’t simply create a bridge, they created an architectural masterpiece.

Evidently this bridge is an engineering wonder, but my reference on the Michigan Avenue Bridge described it in engineering terminology and I cannot begin to explain why it is such a feat. I did come away with one fact I find impressive though. Evidently the bridge, a double-decker affair, is so well balanced it only takes two 108-horsepower motors to open and close each 3,750-ton extension. That is efficient! I motor across the lake in a fishing boat that has a bigger engine!

25
Jun
09

What’s that Building?

413. Construction

413. Construction

The building in the forefront is one of Chicago’s more well known buildings, the Wrigley Building–yep, Wrigley as in the gum people and the past owners of Major League Baseball’s Chicago Cubs. The building in the background? That’s what is under construction, though sorry to say I can’t identify it for you.

24
Jun
09

Three Chairs

Hanging on a Wall

141. Hangs on a Wall

When I saw the row of chairs all hanging on this wall of a hardware store, I remembered this theme. We did a u-turn in the road, and came back for a photo.

23
Jun
09

Rusty Chains

44. Chains

44. Chains

Another photo op for a theme. Chains. I’ve been looking for chains, and finally saw these. Decided to get a close-up shot.

22
Jun
09

Above Sister Bay

302. Steeple

302. Steeple

I saw this church steeple just above the tree line on the bluffs. It overlooks the small town of Sister Bay in Door County, Wisconsin.




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