More Windows

These additional windows are more the star of the show than those from last Friday’s post. The first is from an alley in Jackson, Michigan. It is not colorized. The whole back wall of the building – including this window – is painted blue. Likewise, the blue caboose window was found this color, in this setting. Shifting to purple, the next window is a compliment to the purple door. The final window is a second-story window in Jackson’s train station. Both the window and the reflection capture the architectural beauty of this historical landmark. Happy reflections.

blue

caboose

purple

train station

Window Dressing

“Window dressing” refers to the practice of “dressing” storefront windows or, alternatively, adding something that is superfluous or over the top. Today I am focusing [pun alert] on the former definition. In each of these four pictures, a window or part of a window brings life and energy to what would otherwise be a rather boring photo. In the first, the small portion of window sill brings life and context to the simple beauty of a cobblestone wall. While mostly invisible, the windows in the second image add depth and contrast to this museum coffee shop. In the third image, the window plays a small, but important, role in giving interest and proprotion for the viewer. The last capture uses a bit of window from a downtown bordered up store to give meaning and heightened value to its surrounds. Let a window speak to you today. More windows on Monday.

cobblestone

coffee shop

roof

red

Snowscapes

With a mostly sunny day (a rare treat recently) and relatively balmy temperature (11 degrees F), I decided to venture out on the tundra and see what I could find. These shots are all from yesterday.

A Side Road

A Side Road

Tree in Field of Snow

Tree in Field of Snow

Stream

Stream

B & W of Same Stream

B & W of Same Stream

Dog-Friendly Plowing

Dog-Friendly Plowing

Quirky, the Sequel

Friday seems like a good day for quirky, so here is the second installment of some rather quirky pictures.

Two Bridges in the Early Morning

Two Bridges in the Early Morning

Church Bell Rope with Instructions

Church Bell Rope with Instructions

Cobblestone

Cobblestone

Weed (flower?) in Sunlight

Weed (flower?) in Sunlight

Jesus Saves, but apparently doesn't do barns

Jesus Saves, but apparently doesn’t do barns

Quirky

Those that know me, as well as those that have been following my photoblog, know that I can be quirky. In taking photographs I often look for the unusual within the usual. So today and Friday, I thought I would share some quirky photos of things that stuck my fancy. Hope at least some strike your fancy too.

Granite & Marble Swiss Church

Granite & Marble Swiss Church

Willie and Guitar

Willie and Guitar

Ticket Office

Ticket Office

Window

Window

Water Ripples

Water Ripples

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