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Summer Colors

ISO100 50mm f/5 1/1600 sec

Walking around downtown today was a bit chillier then it has been the last week, yet despite the bitter cold I was able to find some warmth with this scene.

Finding this was a bit of a surprise as it was a major contrast to the dull surroundings of the immediate peripheral cityscape.  Everything else had been grayed and muted by the city life. Like its lost its soul long ago, and now only reminisces of the good ol days. But not this wall here! Its like the new kid on the block trying to bring the fun and excitement back into the streets. Its the kid thats banging on the door as soon as the sun is up trying to bring everyone out to play ball, and then keeps the energy going till the sun goes down. With its vidid colors is not afraid to make a bold statement, and is just waiting for the rest of the street to join in on the fun.

The Door Less Taken

ISO 1600 50mm f/2.2 1/320sec

I’ve been trying to find the lesser known wonders of Downtown lately which has resulted in many dead ends. But every once in a while I get exactly what I was looking for, like this beautiful blue weathered door that caught my interest as it was snuggled into a back alley way with few visitors, besides the occasional garbage boy taking out the days discards from the neighboring building. There are 4 buildings nestled up next to each other surrounding this alley way full of interest. The only way to see this seldom used entry is through a dark and rather intimidating graffiti tagged  underpass that cuts through the bottom of the 4th encompassing building. I hesitated as I initially made my entrance but was comforted by some lovely scenes to be captured. Read more…

Downtown Blues

ISO 400 40mm f/5.0 1/30 sec

I fell in love with this wall as soon as I seen it! If you haven’t noticed by now I love the color blue, and this scene is no exception.  It reminds me of the photos I’ve seen of urban Philadelphia and NY, I picture kids playing basket ball down a side alley way, and a fire hydrant down the block being used as a large sprinkler with giggling children yelling “tag your it” every 10 seconds.

With the weather being so wishy washy lately its exciting even to me to see what each days photo will produce. Our snow is starting to melt again, only to be slightly replenished by the brief flurry here and there. Were suppose to have a good amount of snow rounding the corner of the week, but until then Im enjoying the vibrant saturated beauty of the different hues I’ve been so blessed to observe through the lens.

Blue Windows

ISO 64 4.28mm f/2.4 1/620sec

Can you believe this picture is from Michigan in the middle of the winter!?! The snow is starting to melt away, although the forecast shows a few more winter wonder days right around the corner! However with the melting snow, it allows me to switch gears from the cold weathered photos Ive posted the last few days, and add some warmth to the blog with this vibrant summer-ish photo taken again with my iPhone today at a little breakfast restaurant called “The Omelet Shop”. My girlfriend and I were searching around for an open bank not realizing with MLK day, all the banks were closed. So pulling out of the deserted Chase parking lot, bummed that our mission of check cashing was foiled and would have to be postponed til tomorrow, we decided to cheer ourselves up at this restaurant across the street. I had never eaten here, but the exterior was so enticing, and as they say you should always judge an omelet shop by its cover.

This photo brings me back to my recent days of living on the beach in Virginia! In fact my neighbors building was painted almost an identical color scheme, with the addition of some orange and green. I can imagine walking by the blue window sills of the building with sandals and a loose fit tee that I threw on just after an intense game of ultimate frisbee on the beach. There was a 7-11 across the street that we frequented often, and if it weren’t for the no shirt no shoes no service sign, we would have spent all summer in our swim trunks and shorts. I would say Im still a beach boy, just in a Michigander disguise, which works well with the counter part of a Michigan omelet shop in a beach shack disguise.

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