The fourth of July in America is a time for celebration, parades and cook outs. I plan to them all today and celebrate at the end with fireworks over Indianapolis. This image was made last year at the Carmel, IN fireworks.
On the way to the ball game in Indianapolis last week I saw this shot of a sculpture with the new Marriott hotel behind it. I lined it up in the viewfinder and shot. I like the contrasting colors and use of space. I will definitely go back and spend a bit more time with this view.
This is a motorcycle with a story. And, you will have to visit Jerry, see previous post a day or so ago to learn the story. I have a few other shots made of the displays Jerry has in his shop and you’ll see them sometime soon.
On my Sunday drive we stumbled upon Sheridan, IN. Very interesting town in so many ways. A photographers dream too as I made a series of good images there. We found the Vintage Motorcycle Supply store and it was open. The Owner Jerry Ficklin was a real nice guy with a lot of stories to tell. Debra and I photographed in the store for well over an hour listening to Jerry’s tales and just having fun. I’ll definitely visit Jerry again. Count on seeing more images from his store too. Shot was made with the Nikon D800e and wide angle lens.
Every now and then my friend Debra and I get in the car on a Sunday morning and decide if we are going to go North, South East or West. Once decided we head off to that direction with the ipad for mapping and we target backroads and small towns. We are looking for the unusual, the abandoned, the rusty and the interesting people that present themselves alone the way. There is a lot of “did you see that?”, or “stop”, “turn around”. Last Sunday was a gold mine for us as we visited a few towns within driving distance of home. This image was made a gigantic train yard that has seen its better days in Franfort, IN. This old abandoned train round house. I like this image as it kind of shows loneliness and the clouds and BW treatment add to the drama. More images will be coming form this train yard.
I have shot hundreds of fireworks shows and frankly I was getting kind of tired of the same old stuff. Then I started this project called Around Carmel and thought it would be cool to have the Perfroming Arts Center in the foreground of a picture with fireworks going off all over. A few phone calls later I found myself on the rooftop of the Tarkington building with one of the best locations in town to see the fireworks. It was a perfect place to shoot and I came out with a lot of good images. The one above is one of those.
I love what I call Sunday Photo Day. This past Sunday June 30th Debra and I headed to the Indiana Transportation Museum. I have been shooting there for year and there are all these old trains and some of them have the most beautiful rust and decay. Did I mention I like rust and decay? So here is the first of many I took that day. I hope in the coming weekends I can go out and shoot more there. I haven’t even begun to capture all of what is there. I’ll post more here over the coming weeks.
My series on Around Carmel continues. This si such a nice community. This image was made by the War Memorial looking toward the Performing Arts Center. Shot with a Nikon D800e and 16mm lens.
Once a year the Arts District where I live (Carmel, IN) holds a classic car show. It is a big draw and a lot of fun to see all the cool cars that are on display. Like all things in Carmel, it has a certain charm and small town feel. I love going to see what I can find to take pictures of. I look for different angles and views that are typical snapshots. Nothing new with that but I love cars with their curves and angles. So here is the first image. I’ll post more soon.
Creeping around a limestone quarry near Bloomington, In we found these buildings. Alls worn out with big warning signs on them. I peeked in the window of one of the operations and saw this machine. So, I shot an HDR sequence and then messed with the image some more in a few apps to create this image.
While visiting the state fair last week I walked past some horse stables. I kind of saw something in this shot with the decorations, golf cart and stuff that was there. Kind of a sur-real set up. So I shot it using the iPhone. I kind of like it.
I just loved the colors and everything about the side of this building. It was found at Olevetti quarry near Bloomington, IN.