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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!

Surreal Metallic Spheres

Surreal Metallic Spheres

Science Fiction, Surreal January 19, 2019

This digital artwork features the reflections of 400 metallic spheres aligned in rows, with a ridged metallic ground plane, an atmosphere and distant sun on the horizon.

Whether you’re interested in a print for your home, or something else, a multitude of fine items are available with this design in my galleries at Pixels and Redbubble.

Hope to see you soon!

Orange Kaleidoscope Throw Pillow

Orange Kaleidoscope Throw Pillow

Abstract, Products January 6, 2019

Available in several sizes, this decorative throw pillow is perfect for your couch or bed. It’s printed on both sides and has a concealed zipper opening for a clean look and easy care. A polyester fill/insert is optional, while the cover itself is made of soft and durable 100% spun polyester. Enjoy!

Golden Reflections Metal Christmas Ornament

Golden Reflections Metal Christmas Ornament

Abstract, Products November 30, 2018

Measuring 2″ by 2″, this festive metal Christmas ornament will make a wonderful, decorative addition to your holiday home decor! It weighs 1.5 ounces and is both UV resistant and waterproof. Other sizes and styles also available.

Enjoy your holiday and have a very Merry Christmas!

Cast Iron Fractal

Cast Iron Fractal

Structures, Surreal October 30, 2018

This three dimensional digital artwork features a macro perspective of an extruded fractal design with cast iron texture and an embedded sphere. I used Bryce and Adobe Photoshop to create this image, now available on a variety of cool products in my galleries at Redbubble and Pixels.

Stop by for a visit and check it out!

Silhouette Sunrise

Silhouette Sunrise

Nature, Photography October 16, 2018

Some mornings are more scenic than others. A few weeks ago, after I’d started the coffee, I observed these lovely clouds. So, I gathered my camera and stepped out on to the balcony to capture this silhouette sunrise. I’ve added this image to my gallery at Fine Art America, where a variety of print types are now available – framed, canvas, art, metal, acrylic and wood. Stop by for a visit!

On Bike With Camera In Ann Arbor, MI

Photography, Structures June 3, 2018

This morning at 6:20 a.m., I brought my camera along for a ride into the city of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Stopping at several spots long the way to take photographs – three of which are presented below – the campus at the University of Michigan was quiet.

Geometric Gold Sphere

This interesting gold geometric sphere was constructed within the last few years near the Central Campus Recreation Building (CCRB), located where Washtenaw Avenue turns into Huron Street. I’d estimate it to be approximately 15 feet tall.

Rustic Anchor

Beyond the University of Michigan Dental School, I observed this rustic anchor as I peddled towards South University Avenue. I’m sure that it is quite old, and, at roughly 5 feet long, very heavy – a rather unusual sight, worthy of a picture!

Scholarly Face

Next, I photographed this scholarly face adorning the gothic architectural buildings comprising the exterior walls of the Law Quad. Located at the intersection of South University Avenue and State Street, the interior area features a peaceful courtyard.

Antique Tea Strainer

Antique Tea Strainer

Photography, Structures November 22, 2017

Looking to decorate your dining room wall? Consider a framed print of this macro photograph, featuring a sterling silver “P & B” (Payne & Baker) tea strainer, patented in 1917. It’s well used with a wooden handle and an old screen which is visible through the pouring spout. You can find it available at my gallery at Fine Art America.

Colorful And Creative iPhone Wallet

Colorful And Creative iPhone Wallet

Abstract, Products November 18, 2017

This iPhone wallet has an open book style with built in stand and elastic strap closure. With a 3M adhesive strip designed to stick to your device, it features an anti reflector camera hole with full access to camera, buttons and ports. Depending on the model selected, it also holds 2-3 credit cards, and it’s easy to clean with a damp cloth. And, it also looks great. Enjoy!

Layers of Sand Throw Pillow

Layers of Sand Throw Pillow

Nature, Products November 17, 2017

This abstract golden-orange digital artwork is based on a photograph of tidal sands. You won’t have to go to the beach to enjoy the sand, however. Simply select this throw pillow instead, and spruce up your living spaces! It’s 26″ by 26″ (several smaller sizes available, too), printed on both sides and has a concealed zipper opening for a clean look and easy care. Enjoy!

Golden Tidal Sands

Golden Tidal Sands

Nature, Patterns May 4, 2017

It was low tide on the Atlantic Ocean along the coast of South Carolina when I photographed an interesting formation in the sand, carved by receding waters. Later, I brought the picture into Adobe Photoshop to see what I could come up with. This is it – Golden Tidal Sands, now available in my gallery at Society 6.

Select among items such as posters, framed prints, pillows, duvet covers, comforters, device cases, clocks, towels, blankets, rugs, tapestries, mugs, bags, stationary cards and apparel.

Thanks for stopping by!