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Blue Steel

A building in downtown Phoenix

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Simple post today.  I grabbed this shot a few weeks back after shooting the Children’s Action Alliance charity event in downtown Phoenix.  I had some time to kill so I walked around a bit with Canon in hand.

The architecture of this building caught my eye along with the dappled light being reflected on it.  As I stared at the light patterns I started seeing shapes in them much like we do with clouds.  Of course standing in an urban jungle is not nearly as fun as lying flat on your back in a nice grassy meadow staring up at the sky.

Until next time…


Camera: Canon 5DM2 with a Tamron 17-35mm

Processing: Lightroom 3, CS4, Phototools 2.6

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Winslow AZ

Building in Winslow Arizona.

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Today we visit Winslow Arizona.  The same one where you can stand on a corner (if you are an Eagles fan).

We stopped in Winslow back in April on our Grand Falls trip.  Everyone shot this building at various angles and this was my take on it.  We didn’t spend a whole lot of time in Winslow but we had fun while we were there.  A note for the the HDR purists (you know who you are:) on the above image, the clouds have no ghosting in them.  I know it sort of looks that way but they were masked in with the neutral bracket.


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And in case you were wandering they do acknowledge the Eagles. :)  Sing it with me…

…Well, I’m a standing on a corner
in Winslow, Arizona
and such a fine sight to see
It’s a girl, my Lord, in a flatbed
Ford slowin’ down to take a look at me…


Until next time…


Camera: Canon 40D with a Tamron 17-35mm zoom

Processing: HDR with 5 images, Lightroom 3, CS4, Photomatix 4, Phototools 2.6


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The Lattie Coor building on the campus of Arizona State University.

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Today’s image comes from an area I haven’t really explored that much, the campus of Arizona State University.  Which is pretty crazy considering I got my master’s degree from ASU.  The problem lies in the fact that I never set foot on campus for a class.  All of mine were done online or through a microwave link.

The building itself is Lattie F Coor Hall.  It is home to several different areas of study.  A brief overview of the building can be found here.

My schedule did not allow me to “explore” this gem at the time I shot it.  I just happened to be in the area running errands and thought I would swing by and take a look.  On top of that my 2 children were with me and heaven forbid dear old dad stop and take pictures of a stupid building.  Bribery was called upon to soothe the savages so I could at least get a few brackets.

There are lots of unique features to this building, but what caught my eye was the reflection of the word Explore on the outside glass.  A very nice touch by the architects.   I kept the processing to a minimum with this image.  The cobalt blue and glass etchings sort of took care of themselves.   I did try a b&w look and decided color was better.

I’m looking forward to going back when I have more time and a better hour in the day (this was shot around 1pm, gasp, I know).  Hopefully with a better sky than our traditional cloudless blue we have here in Arizona.

Until next time…


Processing info: shot with a Canon 40D, Tamron 17-35mm zoom, Lightroom 3, CS4, Photo Tools 2.6 and Photomatix 4

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