Monday, April 28, 2014

Trip to Home and McCouls

Over Easter I met up with a good friend at McCouls Public House, I wasn't able to get a lot of pictures but I did get a good shot from the balcony. Also, being Easter, I went home for Easter dinner with the family. I was able to get out with the camera and take some pictures of around the house. A slightly sobering experience, but one I will always cherish.

View from the balcony of my favorite pub McCouls Public House in Greensboro, NC

Driving down I-40, tried taking a few pictures...I liked this one.

Most of the family that was at the Easter Dinner

I'll always love this house.

View inside the barn

Silhouette of June from the barn to the house and yard 

Another of the House

Playing with focus...again...and black and white

Back patio through the screen door

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Downtown Asheville

   Yesterday I visited Asheville, and it allowed me an opportunity to photograph downtown, something I haven't been able to do in any city yet. It's a different atmosphere in comparison to shooting say, night shots, or portraits, but I enjoyed being able to get out and try some new things...needless to say, I'm learning I need more lenses.

For some reason I've always loved old buildings like this...especially where they've been knocked down

Sign of the past.

Sign of the present

This was just me playing around with some settings. I thought it looked neat.

To me, this alley would make sense in Europe. (Note the pigeon, these guys were EVERYWHERE, and tame)

This was outside of a little Mexican bistro.

Been trying to play around with focal lengths to get that quick drop off.

Odd yet neat statues downtown.

Another sign hearkening to the past, but with a modern film.

This was a wall of photos that I came across. Credit to: for the wonderful pictures on the wall

This was a coffee shop built into an old double decker bus. Note the driver who has been there much too long.

Other side

I loved this personally.