Wednesday, November 19, 2014

52 Photos Project: Vintage Architecture

Bella's challenge this week at 52 Photos Project is Vintage Architecture.  

This is a date plaque on the bridge with the LED lights in an earlier post.
Stack and Stars
And this is an old smokestack at the old Powell Street power and steam plant downtown in the same area as the bridge.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


We practiced shooting by candlelight last night at our small group.  Props included candles, a pre-civil war book on politics, and Mark.
Mark By Candlelight

Studying Pre Civil War Politics

Thinking About It

Candles by Candlelight

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Railroad Rosemary

If you need some fresh rosemary for a holiday recipe, I know where there's plenty, but it's probably against the law to harvest it.  

Railroad Park in downtown Birmingham has lots of very large rosemary plants/bushes/trees growing near the fountain area, and this sprig caught my eye last Monday night as our Catchlight small group was shooting in the area.
Railroad Park Rosemary

Friday, November 7, 2014

Blue Water Whirlpool

Actually, this is the reverse of a whirlpool.  The water is bubbling up into the pool at the fountain at Railroad Park in Birmingham and the blue LEDs lighting the waterfall are reflected in the pool.

Blue Water Whirlpool

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Light Tunnels and Brad

Railroad tracks run right through the center of Birmingham, dividing North from South.  Only some of the streets cross the tracks, some above on bridges, and about five below, through tunnels.  The city has chosen to light those tunnels with ever changing colorful LED lights, which definitely makes for some interesting night photography.  Our Catchlight Small Group from church visited the tunnels closest to Railroad Park last night.  
Light Tunnel 2
Both the roadway and walkway tunnels have gotten this colorful treatment.
Light Tunnel 1
While we were there, Brad from Oregon stopped by to chat and sing us a song or two.  Thanks, Brad.
Brad from Oregon