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!
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.
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.
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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!
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.
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.
A mirror in a sphere with colorful radial lights and metallic rings reflecting a warped, three dimensional space. Or something. Whatever the case, this interesting design is now available on several product types in my gallery at Society 6.
This grunge-style black and white photograph features a linear perspective of a stereo receiver, mantle surface, large piece of glass, compact disks and player. It would look great on a wall in your home, dormitory or workplace. Please check out my gallery at Fine Art America for more.
Designed using Bryce and Adobe Photoshop creative software, this digital artwork features an abstract cluster of blue glass-rings being stretched in three dimensional space. I’ve added it to my gallery at Zazzle, where visitors may discover a wide assortment of available items. Check it out…
Visit my gallery at Fine Art America to enjoy this macro photography, featuring three candle holders made of pewter. Many different print-types are available, including: framed (select size, frame, mat, paper & finish), canvas, art, acrylic, wood and metal.
This digital artwork features three dimensional clusters of flattened spheres, each with a reflecting mirrored surface. You can discover many different and interesting products in my gallery at Redbubble.
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!
This black and white photograph of a baseball dugout was taken at Lakeshore Park in Knoxville, Tennessee. I’ve added it to my gallery at Fine Art America. If you’d like to look at some prints, please do stop by.
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!
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…