Tuesday, November 4, 2008

...and who, disguised as a mild mannered lawyer at a great metropolitan law firm, fights a never-ending battle for TRUTH, JUSTICE AND THE AMERICAN WAY

No, not me. That line was about Superman or Barak Obama, I forget which. Lawyers in my specialty don't even go to the courthouse. The Civil Courts building downtown, completed in 1927, is one wacky piece of architecture as I discussed in a post last year. To call it grandiloquent might be an understatement (although it's kind of run down inside). I tried to bump up the volume in this picture with a wide angle lens. HDR, and various Photoshop magic tricks.

gluing my nose to the television as the election returns come in. Que serĂ , Que serĂ .

TOMORROW: well, that depends on what we Americans learn late tonight, doesn't it?

BY THE WAY, my friend Snapper at Gabriola Daily Photo was kind enough to give me the Kreativ Blogger Award that's been in the blogosphere of late. I appreciate his support. When you get this, you are supposed to nominate six other bloggers for the prize and publish a list of six things that make you happy. I'm going to almost pass on the first part; most of the bloggers I would nominate has already been so honored, with two exceptions. First, Andre of Chicago Flair. Never routine, never boring, always a fresh eye on that Hog Butcher for the World, Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat, Player with Railroads and the Nation’s Freight Handler. Second, to iBlowfish of Cleveland Daily Photo, who stopped publishing last July. He is one of the finest photographers to have graced this group, a street photographer in the tradition of Cartier-Bresson and Winogrand, but with a melancholy spirit. I wish he would rejoin us. Look at his work. If you agree, email him and ask him to come back.

So, I am supposed to list six things that make me happy:

- my wife and two children. Really.
- arts and sciences.

- learning. Knowing is fun but learning is more fun.
- seeing the whole damn world, or as much of it as I can get to.
- this image thing, photography.
- independence.


Mitch said...

Great image, the HDR effect is pretty neat, somehow the ice-cold stone looks fuzzy. Good luck tonight, I hope the population can handle the results.
- Mitch in Minneapolis

Sharon said...

Great photo. This is one of my favorite buildings in St. Louis, a city rich in architectural treasures. Congratulations on the blogger award too. I enjoy viewing your site every day.

Virginia said...

I can't figure out what the HDR does really. I like this one a lot. I might need an explanation.....a SIMPLE one s'il vous plait. Congrats on the award! I don't know anyone who works harder at their craft than you do. Two good choices to pass it to as well!

Belgrade Daily Photo said...

Looks great. I like HDR, too though I rarely use it in my CDP photos.

King of New York Hacks said...

Virginia just introduced me to your sight. Great stuff , I just did a post on the peeler guy in NYc that you already photographed. I videotaped his pitch. Great stuff brother.

PJ said...

The returns were wonderful. So much excitement I thought I was going to throw up!

PJ said...

Sorry, I left off my comment about the photo. I like HDR as long as it isn't too, too amped. This looks really good to me. I would love to see the rest of it.

tr3nta said...

another beautiful building and a great shot maybe a bit to much HDR feeling here... ¿are you moving with your tripod every were to do HDR's?...