Saturday, February 11, 2017

Chilly, Windy Evening on Shades Mountain

On the evening of January 31, Gary and I met in the parking lot of First Church of the Nazarene atop Shades Mountain. The wind makes my little Sony shake around a lot, so getting good images is tough. Maybe I should take that big camera strap off in the wind, since it acts like a sail. During a couple of calm moments, I came away with a shot or two.

Steeple and Stars
(First Church of the Nazarene)

Steeple and Stars






Evening Settles on Samford University

Evening Settles on Samford

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Homewood Neon

We did a little Tuesday night tour of Homewood, Alabama, looking for neon and other things of interest. 

Enjoy the neon:
Open Nails


Whole Dog Market Neon


Dave's Pizza


PT's of SOHO

And a couple of other interesting things: 

Whole Dog Market was NOT open, regardless of what their neon said. Besides, I do NOT think my dog would wash herself, even if she saw others doing it.
Whole Dog Market

The weather was a little chilly for al fresco dining.
Chilly Evening in Homewood

Monday, February 6, 2017

Samford After Sundown

"Samford After Sundown" is the name given to a set of classes offered to the community in the evening, so working adults and others will have an opportunity to further themselves in various areas, including photography. I took several classes there years ago and thoroughly enjoyed them and learned a lot. It is also an appropriate description of a photo outing Gary and I took during January. Enjoy. Click the photo for a closer look in Flickr.

Samford University at Night 4

Samford University at Night 1

Samford University at Night 3

Friday, February 3, 2017

Behind Sloss at Night

Need to catch the blog up with my Flickr stuff, so over the next few days I'll put up some posts from earlier in January.

On January 10, Gary and I went to a little place behind Sloss Furnace and tried to get some shots from a different angle than usual. The wind was whipping around so much it was hard to get any decent long exposures, but a couple came out okay.

Got a jet taking off in the first one.

Behind Sloss at Night

A little different view of part of the Birmingham skyline.

Birmingham from Behind Sloss at Night

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Another Cold and Foggy Morning

It was another cold and foggy morning in Shelby County, Alabama, today, so my camera and I went looking for some more barns to shoot. (If you are not on a phone, click the pictures to see them on Flickr, much better view.)


Through and Through
These may not be as pretty as the one I did the other day (maybe the last one), but these structures are all over the southern part of the county.
Foggy Barn 1

Red Barn in Morning, Sailors Take Warning?
I've been wanting to shoot this barn for months, we drive by it all the time. I sort of wish the truck hadn't been there, but hey, it's part of the scene.
Foggy Barn 2


Lone Star Lost
This is another one very near our house that we drive by daily, sometimes multiple times. I think the horses are glad they have the shelter.
Foggy Barn 3

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Foggy Morning in Alabama

Post Card from Alabama
It was a damp and foggy morning in Shelby County, with a threat of rain, but he took his camera out to see what they could see together. This first shot alone made it worth the trip.
Foggy Morning in Alabama


Cantilever Space Dock
The dock at the Beeswax Creek boat launch appears to be cantilevered out into space.
Cantilever Space Dock


Falling Branch
No, I didn't shoot just as it fell, nor did I throw it up in the air. It was foggy down at Lay Lake, and some fisherman had tangled his line, broke off the branch, and left it hanging. The mono-filament was invisible. 
Falling Branch


Shelby Springs Confederate Cemetery
They've lain here over 150 years. What's one more foggy, rainy day?
Shelby Springs Confederate Cemetary