Knock-out red

The day for our photo walk was cloudy and threatening to rain.  I was a bit surprised that I found it hard to find subjects that would fit our category of the color Red.  You would think that bright color would stand out when everything else seems grey but, it was not so for me this day.  I did find some great red colors indoors however so, I took what was there.

Maybe next time we’re out, the autumn colors will have lots of red, yellow and orange in the trees.  Hopefully, it won’t be too long till we start seeing that.

2017 Annual RPS Photo Walk
Historic Roswell Antiques and Interiors
970 Canton Street
Roswell, Georgia, USA

Nikon D7100
Tamron SP 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC
38mm @ f/7.1 – 1/3 sec – ISO 1600

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Kids have all the fun

Oh, the nostalgic moments that bring us back to simpler days… These are the memories that keep antiques stores in business.

As I was wandering through the aisles of Historic Roswell Antiques and Interiors, one of the displays really hit me.  This one was full of old toys.  They were the simple items that “back in the day” filled a child’s imagination and made us all travel to other worlds with joy.  Don’t you remember playing with things like wooden blocks and making castles?

Even if kids have all the fun with these things, the memories can bring us back to those days as well.  I may need to go rummage through the storage closet and drag out some of this stuff.  It’s always good to keep yourself feeling young!

2017 Annual RPS Photo Walk
Historic Roswell Antiques and Interiors
970 Canton Street
Roswell, Georgia, USA

Nikon D7100
Tamron SP 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC
86mm @ f/7.1 – 1/60 sec – ISO 1600

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Ready for Autumn?

One of my favorite places to visit on our walk through Historic Roswell is Greenwood’s Restaurant and it’s sister facility – The Yellow House.  Tucked in just off of Alpharetta Highway on Green Street, this is the place to go for excellent fried chicken and also for an eclectic collection of things to look at.

The image above is one of the fall-themed decorations by the entrance to the Yellow House.  It is rather frustrating that the temperatures continue to feel like summer when it is October but, at least we’ll be ready when the season actually starts to change.

Hope we see the fall colors in nature (and cooler temps) soon!

2017 Annual RPS Photo Walk
The Yellow House
1088 Green St
Roswell, Georgia, USA

Nikon D7100
Tamron SP 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC
50mm @ f/11 – 1/13 sec – ISO 800

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Architectural Detail

Each year, when we go for a photo walk through historic Roswell, the group selects a few themes for the day.

This year, we picked:

  1. The color red
  2. Flowers and nature
  3. Abstracts
  4. Architectural detail

I walked past this one home on Canton Street where the leaded-glass window caught my eye and then, I noticed all the patterns of the shingles along the roof around it.  The repeating pattern and detail are very interesting but, it may be the irregularity of the pieces that I found most appealing.  While the shapes all follow the pattern, you can also see how the lines are not all perfectly straight.  Some of the shingles are a little crooked or slightly different sizes.  The window does not sit perfectly in the casing but everything seems to be as it should be.  I think this just shows the age and reminds me of how much work it must have taken to hand cut and position each piece of this house.

2017 Annual RPS Photo Walk
Canton Street
Roswell, Georgia, USA

Nikon D7100
Tamron SP 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC
58mm @ f/8 – 1/6 sec – ISO 800

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Stainless Flower

Once again this year, the City of Roswell is sponsoring Art Around Roswell, with 10 original works of sculpture spread among the city parks.  This gleaming stainless steel sculpture grows like a mechanical flower from the center of Heart of Canton Street park.  Just across Alpharetta Highway from Smith Plantation and Roswell City Hall, the busy traffic passes by totally unaware of the art work.

It is amazing what beauty often is right in front of us but goes without notice.  I have seen some of the other installations which seem to be pretty much in the same spots as with last year’s exhibit.  We should all get out there and appreciate this public art that is a gift to all who pass by.

Sentience
By David Landis

2017 Annual RPS Photo Walk
Heart of Canton Street Park
Roswell, Georgia, USA

Nikon D7100
Tamron SP 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II
12mm @ f/8 – 1/250 sec – ISO 400

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Ordinary or not?

Yesterday, I went out for the annual Photo Walk with the Roswell Photographic Society.  Each year, we take a group out to walk around the Historic District around Canton Street to look for images in our home town.  It is surprising how many interesting subjects there are right in front of you that you don’t notice most of the time.  Sometimes it can be the buildings or signs that we pass often and don’t pay attention to.  There are also things like this flower that are usually taken for granted.

If you slow down and really look at what’s around you, often the ordinary can become extraordinary.  Looking at details, appreciating colors, seeing patterns that were always there but were missed in our busy life can make every-day items seem special.  I really need to do this more often!

Nikon D7100
Tamron SP 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC
150mm @ f/8 – 1/100 sec – ISO 800

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Vintage Detroit Muscle

There was a time when the Detroit auto makers were pumping out muscle cars with huge engines to rocket them down American highways.  Here are a couple of the offerings from Chrysler Corporation.

The Plymouth Road Runner was introduced in 1968, a time when the muscle car craze was slowing down as the big three once again spoiled a good thing by over-doing the make it bigger, add more gizmos, jack up the price concept.  The Road Runner was launched as a return to the big-engine in a small, affordable package idea that defined the original muscle cars.  The basic, mid-sized sedan was powered by a 383 cu in  “Roadrunner” V=8 engine that cranked out 335 horsepower.

Must be a lot of fun to drive, especially with that convertible top down!

15th Annual United Way Car Show – Atlanta
GM Georgia Innovation Center
Roswell, Georgia

Nikon D7100
Tamron SP 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II
Lee Filters 4 x 6″ Graduated Neutral Density 0.9 Soft Resin Filter
18mm @ f/8 – 1/100 sec – ISO 100

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