Architecture

Church Street Station

Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.”
― Jane Austen,
Pride and Prejudice

“Church Street Station”, Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/8 at 1/100th sec., 50mm

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Contrasting Awareness

“It takes darkness to be aware of the light.”
― Treasure Tatum

"Warm Contrast",  Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/13 at 1/160th sec., 50mm

“Warm Contrast”, Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/13 at 1/160th sec., 50mm

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The Tower

“May you find your Tower, Roland, and breach it, and may you climb to the top!”
― Stephen King,
The Dark Tower

Today’s photo is another from my visit to Bok Tower Gardens this past Saturday. In post processing, I found myself thinking of the epic hero’s journey and battles and overcoming and… this happened.

"The Tower",  Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/9.0 at 1/200th sec., 70mm

“The Tower”, Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/9.0 at 1/200th sec., 70mm

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Chair

“Ah, love—it’s like a chair. It’s always sitting, yet standing on its legs.”
― Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not for Sale

I suppose being too busy to get a blog post completed last week is in some ways a good thing, right? Determined to get one done today, I’ve chosen to share a photo I captured on a recent walkabout downtown. Though I really liked the colors, lines and angles, it was the lone, exiled chair in the scene that initially caught my eye.

“Chair”, Nikon D800, ISO 500, f/11 at 1/1000 sec., 28mm

“Chair”, Nikon D800, ISO 500, f/11 at 1/1000 sec., 28mm

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throughout Central Florida.

Abstract in Architextures

The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.
— Pablo Picasso

"Glass Block Window", Nikon D800, ISO 500, f/5.3 at 1/30 sec., 92 mm

“Glass Block Window”, Nikon D800, ISO 500, f/5.3 at 1/30 sec., 92 mm

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Turning Tables: Columbia

“There is strong shadow where there is much light.”
― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
Götz von Berlichingen

The Columbia Restaurant is one of the premier and most popular dining destinations in Celebration. However, last Sunday afternoon, the World Cup match had people’s minds focused on things other than award-winning authentic Spanish/Cuban food. This shot is my favorite takeaway from my afternoon photo-walk around Celebration Town Center. I hope you like it, too.

"Turning Tables: Columbia", Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/10 at 1/250 sec., 28mm

“Turning Tables: Columbia”, Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/10 at 1/250 sec., 28mm

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Shapes and Lines

“…In Jack Nasar’s research on American’s taste in homes, only one group preferred the modernist house: architects.”
― Winifred Gallagher,
House Thinking: A Room-by-Room Look at How We Live

"Shapes and Lines", Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/13 at 1/400 sec., 16mm

“Shapes and Lines”, Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/13 at 1/400 sec., 16mm

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Unevolving

“The future is uncertain but the end is always near.”
― Jim Morrison

I have previously shared my observation that Time’s method of “healing all wounds” is most often through the obliteration of the wounded. Photographs are frequently intentional or unintentional markers and milestones of the obliteration of the wounds of the past. Nothing like Time can so effectively and completely take something that once had value and deep significance — like a home whose walls contained laughter and tears, birth and death, good times and bad, a family — and transform it into a nuisance, an eyesore, and a hindrance to progress. And what is progress but the infliction of new wounds and the ongoing assurance of job security for Time?

I hope you’ll dance.

"Unevolving", Nikon D800, ISO 800, f/11 at 1/640 sec., 28mm

“Unevolving”, Nikon D800, ISO 800, f/11 at 1/640 sec., 28mm

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Faith in the Shadows

“The story goes that a public sinner was excommunicated and forbidden entry to the church. He took his woes to God. ‘They won’t let me in, Lord, because I am a sinner.’
‘What are you complaining about?’ said God. ‘They won’t let Me in either.”

― Brennan Manning, “The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burnt Out”

I love old churches: their architecture is part of the appeal, but more often than not, I think of the countless pleas and prayers that have been uttered within their walls. At its core, faith is trust; trust in something that cannot be proved. Our faith — our beliefs, shape us and mold us and even dictate our interactions with the world around us. As psychiatrist Dr. Timothy R. Jennings puts it so eloquently in his book, Could It Be This Simple?, “We have power over what we believe, but what we believe has power over us.”

I hope you like the photo.

"First Presbyterian Church, Kissimmee", Nikon D800, ISO 320, f/16 at 1/125 sec., 50mm

“First Presbyterian Church, Kissimmee”, Nikon D800, ISO 320, f/16 at 1/125 sec., 50mm

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Forgotten Extras (a free HD desktop wallpaper)

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