Showing posts with label Ghent. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ghent. Show all posts

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Growth - Day 137 #CY365 #ShareNorfolk

This rubber ducky grew and grew and grew and then grew some more. The Duck by artist Florentijn Hofman at Norfolk Virginia's Hague for the grand reopening of the Chrysler Museum of Art. Olympus OM-D E-M1, 1/5 sec @ f/5.0, ISO 800.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Where I Stand - Day 86 #CY365

Today I stand over a 20lb slam ball out of breath and sweating hard. Got another 60 seconds of slams coming up as soon I can get this picture taken. My trainer Ryane and the crew at Fitness Together Ghent and I get together four early mornings every week. Canon G15 1/13 sec @ f/2.8, ISO 800.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Naro @ Night

The Naro Cinema is in the heart, same say it is the heart, of the Ghent Business District along Colley Ave in Norfolk Virginia. Opened as The Colley Theater on Feb 24, 1936, it was a modern suburban theater with the latest amenities, 500 seats including a balcony and an art deco design. Since 1977 it has been operated by Tench Phillips and Thom Vourlas as an independent theater featuring foreign, art and independent films. Recently converted to digital projection, the theater hosted tonight's sneak preview of episode 1 of Downton Abbey season 4 for local PBS station WHRO.

iPhone 5, Camera+ app.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Ghent @ Night

Christ and St. Luke's located at the corner of Onley Road and Stockley Gardens is a beacon of light in Norfolk Virginia's historic Ghent neighborhood. The 102 year old building was designed by the Philadelphia firm of Watson & Huskle. The church is a traditional gable roof basilica in the English Perpendicular Gothic Revival style. Canon G1X, 1 sec @ f/5.6, ISO 400.

Friday, September 28, 2012


From the neon marquee at a Norfolk Virginia landmark. Any guesses? Here's a hint - Rocky Horror. Canon G10, 1/400 sec @ f/4.5, ISO 400.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Winter Twilight

- Well it didn't feel like winter today but the sky was really cool at sunset tonight. This is looking south on Colonial Avenue at Onley Road in Norfolk, Virginia. It's great to be driving with the top down in January. iPhone 4, 1/50 sec @ f/2.8, ISO 100.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


- This is actually a really big spoon, about four foot long hung on the wall at the Skinny Dip Frozen Yogurt store on Colley Avenue in Norfolk Virginia's Ghent neighborhood. The sense of scale is completely lost with no visual reference point in the photo. Droid X using the Vignette app.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


- This stainless steel panel is located on the front of the Dog 'n' Burger on Manteo Avenue in Norfolk Virginia. Today's sunshine and blue sky help to make this reflective photo interesting. I bet most people just walk by the little architectural detail without a second glance. Canon G11, 1/400 sec @ f/5.6, ISO 100.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Festival Time

- Went to the Spring Stockley Gardens Arts Festival in Norfolk Virginia today. I love this time of year when there are festivals and outdoor activities every weekend. Canon G11, 1/1250 sec @ f/4.5, ISO 400 with a point and shoot prism adapter held in front of the lens.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

The "new" Luna Maya

- Had dinner tonight at the new Luna Maya on Colley Avenue in the Ghent section of Norfolk, Virginia. The new space is five times larger than the old location and it was still packed with a 30 minute wait at 8:00 PM. The Bolivian inspired food was great as always and the vibe was amazing. This is Norfolk's new "in place" to be. Canon G11, 1/10 sec @ f/7.1, ISO 800.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Ice Cold Tea

- A glass of ice cold tea a southern tradition. We had dinner tonight at the No Frill Grill in Norfolk, Virginia and sat on the open patio. It was a glorious evening and the late afternoon sun was nicely illuminating Cindy's ice tea. She was kind of enough to wait for me to take the picture, actually five, before having a drink. I really appreciate the way she suffers for my art. Droid X camera phone in macro mode, no flash.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Inside the "Double D"

- The Do-Nut Dinette on Colley Avenue in Norfolk Virginia is one of those local landmark establishments dating to 1947. The interior with bright red chairs and counter stools definitely brings back the old diner car feel. Canon G11, 1/400 sec @ f/5.0, ISO 400, exposed at -2/3.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Red Carpet

- Walked the "red carpet" tonight at an Oscar party as my cousin's house in Norfolk. It was great to see everyone dressed up like a star. Canon G11, 1/6 sec @ f/2.8, ISO 800.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Tudor at Night

- A clear winter night, snow, holiday decorations and a grand old tudor style house in Norfolk Virginia's historic Ghent neighborhood made for nice winter scene. Canon G11, 1 sec @ f/4.5, ISO 400, camera braced against a tree.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Five Star

From 2010 Blog
- This perennial has delicate white star-like blossoms with five points. The was in one of my favorite gardens on Mowbray Arch in the Ghent section of Norfolk. You can check out the sunset view from Mowbray Arch on my friend Jeff's "For Lack of a Better Photo" 365 project blog. Canon G11, 1/125 sec @ f/3.2, ISO 400 in macro mode.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Dog n Burger

From 2010 Blog
- The Dog n Burger Grill in the Ghent section of Norfolk Virginia is one of my regular lunch stops. My standard order is the #3 New York Hot Combo. Canon G11, 1/640 sec @ f/8.0, ISO 200.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Who Could Ask For Anything More?

From 2010 Blog
- Festival food vendors offer a gamut choices especially for meat lovers. This vendor at the Stockley Gardens Art Festival is appealing to many varied tastes. There were more a few turkey leg diners strolling the booths. I saw most of the usual festival offerings but no fried Snickers bars, what's up with that. So I had to make due with a $4 lemonade. Canon 7D, 1/320 sec @ f/6.3, ISO 200.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Lonely in a Crowd

From 2010 Blog
- These four benches at the Stockley Gardens park in the Ghent section of Norfolk have been retro fitted with center arm rests to discourage sleeping on the park benches by the homeless. Someone had left a Gideon's New Testament Bible encased in a plastic sandwich bag on the first bench. I wonder what Jesus would have thought about the anti bum bars? Canon 7D, 1/500 sec @ f/6.3, ISO 200.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Press 626

From 2010 Blog
This is a new photo for today. For the last several months we have been enjoying a new restaurant on West Olney Road in Norfolk called Press 626. I took this photo sitting back in the corner booth. These interesting glass jars sit on a shelf and lights from Colley Avenue traffic just bounce off them in a wonderful way. BTW - the food is great and Sue, Lindsay and Patrick always take great care of us. Canon 7D (and yes I lugged the DSLR with me to a restaurant) 1/10 sec @ f/2.0, ISO 800, 50mm prime lens.