The city is draped to start this sunny 75 degree day.
For those that follow me on Twitter you may have noticed I started a “Polaroid of the day” posting. I’ve managed to take a shot for 20 days in a row. I wonder if I can make it a full year. So far, so good. Speaking of which..I’d better remember to take a shot today!
Click here to see the full Polaroid set.
The Charlottesville 10 Miler is this coming Saturday. I’m mostly ready for that. Today I signed up for the Marine Corps Marathon in DC this fall. I’m also in the raffle for the NYC Marathon. They are just one week apart, so we’ll see how it goes. I’ve run a 5k and 8k so far this year (for timed races). My longest run of the season was a 14 mile run (half trail, half road) when I ventured on to part of the Rivanna River Trail. I’m glad it hadn’t rained in awhile, since much was on dirt. It was rather pretty.
While walking home this evening the sky had just started to clear. I snapped a photo of a sunset but while playing around a bit I decided the “negative” entertained me a bit more. It somewhat gave me a happy feeling.
This building overlooks the entire downtown mall of Charlottesville. Everyone is wondering when/if construction will continue. It does provide some nice pictures in the current state. I adjusted the tone curves a bit, desaturated some color, and added a bit of split tone.
One of our local buildings is the tallest thing in town. Construction seems to have stopped recently due to financial issues. A building in Poland has been under construction since 1975 and got the nickname “Skeletor.” Hopefully this hotel won’t do the same thing.
I took this shot late one morning when the clouds were breaking up over the building. When I read the story about Skeletor I immediately thought of this picture.
I took this picture while house sitting in Boulder, Colorado. I overexposed it and swapped to B&W.
I was in Minneapolis just before Christmas this past year. While wandering around one evening I noticed that the Christmas parade had started. It was close to zero and my fingers didn’t really feel like snapping any photos, but one group went by wearing red lights. I managed to at least snap one shot.
I really enjoyed getting a chance to spend a few days up there with both cold and snow (about eight inches came down that week).
Since this is the first photo I’ve posted I noticed I have a bit more tweaking to do on the style sheet. But that is for another day.