Opera Spectacles

Opera Spectacles

Photography, Structures February 17, 2019

Enjoy this macro photography featuring a vintage pair of opera glasses with iridescent mother of pearl. I’ve added this image to my gallery at Fine Art America, where a variety of customizable prints are available – framed, canvas, art, metal, wood and acrylic. The perfect addition for your home or office!

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Tribal Sun Jigsaw Puzzle

Tribal Sun Jigsaw Puzzle

Patterns, Products February 15, 2019

What has 252 pieces, includes a beautiful gift box with the image printed on the lid, is made of sturdy cardboard stock mounted on chipboard, and is fun for everyone?

This tribal sun jigsaw puzzle with easy wipe-clean surface measures 11″ by 14″ and makes a great gift-giving idea for both birthdays and holidays!

Can you solve the puzzle?

Faded Orange Pattern Throw Pillow

Faded Orange Pattern Throw Pillow

Patterns, Products February 15, 2019

With a hidden zipper enclosure and a synthetic-filled insert included, this faded orange pattern throw pillow is a terrific decorative accent for your living spaces! Made from high-quality Simplex knit fabric, these 100% polyester pillows are soft and wrinkle-free. Or, select cotton and the size of your choice. Enjoy!

Macro Glass Reflections

Macro Glass Reflections

Nature, Photography February 14, 2019

With macro photography, details make all the difference. Case in point, this “Macro Glass Reflections” close-up, in contrast to my earlier Fractured Glass blog entry (photographed yesterday).

Although my idea of using a large chunk of green glass as subject matter was a worthy consideration, the earlier image was photographed from a hand-held perspective. Today, however, the camera was placed on an immovable surface. The resultant clarity through minimizing movement accounted for a substantial difference in picture quality.

As regards lighting, the earlier photograph was taken yesterday afternoon, after the sunlight had moved beyond my window. Today’s “Macro Glass Reflections” picture, however, was photographed this morning as the sunlight beamed directly through my window and onto the glass. This adjustment certainly contributed to the improved definition and vibrant colors present.

Guests are encouraged to visit my gallery at Fine Art America to ascertain whether a particular print type may appeal as a new addition to one’s home decor.

Sunsphere In Knoxville, TN

Sunsphere In Knoxville, TN

Photography, Structures February 14, 2019

Yesterday was my first visit to the observation deck at the Sunsphere, located at 810 Clinch Avenue in Knoxville, Tennessee. Built in 1982 for the World’s Fair, the structure stands 266 feet tall, weighs 600 tons and has windows that are layered in 24-karat gold dust. It’s interior circular viewing platform can accommodate a maximum of 86 visitors, with informational displays providing descriptions of the Sunsphere and surrounding area.

Entry is free and an elevator (no stairs) transports people up to floor “L4”. Full panoramic, expansive views of the city and landscape – Tennessee River, Smoky Mountains, Cumberland Mountains – offer guests a pleasant experience. Plan to spend a minimum of five minutes visiting this landmark, though take as long as you’d like to observe the area and/or read associated historical materials.

Regarding photography, though, one can expect to capture structural supports in most pictures, and, due to the gold-colored glass, interior photographs will likely retain a green hue. Also, based on the spheric design, I suspect that keeping the exterior window surfaces washed is very difficult – some were dirty.

Note: if you or someone in your group is a Senior Citizen or simply may need to rest, please be advised that there are no seats (or restrooms) available. So, remember to bring a walker that has a seat, or, alternatively, a collapsible campsite (tripod) chair.

Parking

I parked a few blocks from the Sunsphere at the Locust Street Garage. There’s a convenient ‘skywalk’ near parking, which allows walkers to bypass Henley Street and leads directly to the Convention Center. The cost for parking is $8 for two hours or less. After that, it’s $12.

Fine Art America

One more thing. If you’d be interested in a new print for your home or office, I’ve added the following picture to my gallery at Fine Art America. Stop by to select from a variety of available print types – framed, canvas, art, wood, metal and/or acrylic!

Gradient Stripes iPad Case

Gradient Stripes iPad Case

Graphics, Products February 13, 2019

Protect your investment with this cool orange and turquoise striped iPad case. Available through Redbubble, it’s a one-piece, clip-on case that’s slim and lightweight with super-bright colors embedded directly into the case. An impact resistant polycarbonate shell allows full access to all device ports.

It also makes a great gift-giving idea!

Orange Kaleidoscope Skateboard

Orange Kaleidoscope Pattern Skateboard

Patterns, Products February 13, 2019

Whether you’re doing grinds on the half-pipe or kick-flips in the street, this competition shaped skateboard has supreme pop! Made of the best quality hard-rock maple with a one-of-a-kind printing process, it may be the best skateboard available in the world! Trucks and wheels extra.

Primitive Sun Rays

Primitive Sun Rays

Abstract, Patterns February 12, 2019

With a color palette of coral, orange, black and tan, this ornate digital art features a primitive series of sun rays with limited three dimensional facets. Two versions are available to visitors on a wide variety of fine items in my gallery at Zazzle.

Primitive Sun Rays

 

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Brown Park Disc Golf

Brown Park Disc Golf

Disc Golf, Photography February 12, 2019

Enjoy this split tone photograph of basket #18 at an old disc golf course – Brown Park – in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Before removal in 2006, this course held the annual “Ace Race” disc golf event on the Friday following Thanksgiving.

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