November 1, 2019

     Afternoon light bounces around downtown and leaves a glow on the buildings.  Twilight shadows  bring out the evening lights and give way to the night dwellers.  There are places where these lights yield a photo.  You just have to find them and  put your feet there to make the photo.  Here are some photos from high places and low places around downtown from the fa...

August 15, 2019

      An endless supply of artists keeps Beta Bridge freshly painted. It's usually good for a handful of new photos any day of the week.  It only takes a couple of minutes to walk along the bridge, and to find an angle for a photo.  The latest paint job does the rest.  The paint becomes the photo.  An overcast afternoon in July offered these photos. 


January 15, 2019

     Take a camera, even at night. If you see some color, there is a photo to be had. Find a place to set the camera down, and you can have a sharp, low ISO exposure. You only need a few seconds, even with the lens stopped down. No flash was used in any of the photos below. They all were taken with a Nikon Coolpix A, a crop sensor point and shoot. For cityscapes, that's really all you need. Even i...

December 1, 2017

     Railroads run North-South and East-West through the city. Bridges and crossings dot the roads.  You can walk across them, drive across them, over and under them. You can be close to the trains . They run by the hospital, businesses, apartments, and city garages. Train traffic is slow in the city. Sometimes they're parked by the hospital. Passenger traffic runs North-South. The Amtrak station...

October 26, 2017

     There is a student tradition, tolerated by the city, of painting the balustrades of the railroad bridge on Rugby Road. The bridge is known as Beta Bridge. The tradition is thought to have started in the 1960s. Graffiti artists bring their own paint. Someone keeps a storage bin at one end of the bridge. You claim a section of the bridge, put a solid coat of paint over it, and leave y...

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