Category: Structures

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!

Thanks for stopping by!

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!

Concrete Forest

Concrete Forest

Photography, Structures February 10, 2019

This black and white photography features a forest setting with large rows of deteriorating, moss-covered concrete slabs aligned in a row. If you’d be interested in seeing more, don’t stumble through the woods hoping to uncover an ancient civilization – stop by my gallery at Fine Art America, instead.

Hope to see you soon…don’t get lost!

Evening Downtown

Evening Downtown

Abstract, Structures February 9, 2019

This textured abstract design depicts columns of city buildings with the fading light of dusk reflecting across many windows. I’ve added it to my galleries, here:

The idea for this design came about yesterday, when I thought I’d experiment with photographs of doors or windows in a layered collage. So, today I visited Pexels and discovered this free photograph (below) by Samuel Wölfl.

Rather than a collage, I instead used this single photograph with Adobe Photoshop to create the featured image, Evening Downtown.

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Structure

Structure

Abstract, Structures January 20, 2019

I made this design yesterday, and I’m quite pleased with how it turned out. One may ask –

What is it?

My response is that I’m not really sure. I guess I’d describe it like the television show, Seinfeld

It’s a design about nothing.

And, yes, I always wanted to be an architecture…lol.

Visit my galley at Fine Art America to review several items available featuring this design. Thank you!

OtterBox iPhone Case

OtterBox iPhone Case

Products, Structures January 20, 2019

Available for several device types – Apple, Samsung, Google – this phone case has a variety of styles (commuter, symmetry, defender), each providing real protection for your investment. Case will not interfere with wireless charging, and, a raised, beveled edge helps protect the touchscreen.

Enjoy this monochrome design with a linear perspective on your iPhone, today!

Old Quarry In Knoxville, Tennessee

Photography, Structures January 12, 2019

As a second part to an earlier post entitled, Ijams Nature Center In Knoxville, TN, the following photographs include scenes from another trail known as Haworth Hollow (see marker, below):

Ijams Nature Center, Knoxville, TN

It’s difficult to read the small print, which cites that the area houses the rare Berry Cave Salamander, known almost exclusively from five caves within a 12 mile radius of Knoxville, Tennessee.

Walking along the trail seemed rather uneventful, until I turned a corner to see the beginning of a quarry with a limestone wall reaching approximately 100′ tall. It was quite a surprise!

Ijams Nature Center, Knoxville, TN

Here are a few more photographs taken in Haworth Hollow at Ijams Nature Center, Knoxville, Tennessee:

Have a nice hike!

Radio City Music Hall

Radio City Music Hall

Graphics, Structures January 12, 2019

Enjoy my creative rendition of Radio City Music Hall, located in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. Based on a photograph, it features a textural, shredded effect of random vertical stripes with a cross-hatching of rain in a night setting.

Guests are welcome to visit my galleries at Fine Art America and Redbubble to discover a potpourri of interesting items available print on demand, with many great gift-giving ideas to explore!

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Shattered

Shattered

Structures, Surreal January 7, 2019

It had been a quiet day, with a gigantic metallic sphere reflecting peacefully on a black and white checkered surface. Some clouds overhead, but the weather for the most part was fine. Then, it happened.

A graphic artist arrived on the scene and disrupted an otherwise pleasant afternoon. First, a shattered effect was applied, casting segments of the image into random triangular disarray. An overlay then emerged to texturize the landscape, and adjustment layers soon followed. That is where the story ends, and this new design begins…

Guests may enjoy a wide variety of products featuring this image by visiting any/all of my galleries at Society 6, Fine Art America and Redbubble.

Enjoy!