Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Happy Birthday Macro Mondays

The Macro Mondays Flickr Group is ten years old and that led to the theme for this week, Happy 10 Years!

Macro Mondays - Happy 10 Years!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Bottle of Red

The Macro Mondays Flickr group challenge this week is "Made of Metal."
A corkscrew doing its job on a bottle of red. Just another twist or two . . .

Macro Mondays - Made of Metal

Railroad Park View

This was on a calm evening at Railroad Park in Birmingham, Alabama. I've taken similar shots in the past, but the clear reflections make this one of my favorites.

Birmingham from Railroad Park

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Birmingham from The Club

Gary and I went to the parking lot of The Club on Red Mountain, overlooking Birmingham, for a few night shots. I present the same picture in color and then black and white.

Birmingham from The Club

Birmingham from The Club - BW



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