Showing posts with label Sculpture. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sculpture. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Dream Job

I started a new job on June 1st as Executive Director of the Slover Library. The building is so beautiful that I have to pinch myself each day to make sure I'm not dreaming. The is the Forum with the morning sun casting a strong shadow from the Kent Bloomer ornamentation on the amazing grand staircase designed by Newman Architects. iPhone 6, Camera+ app.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Focused - Day 91 #CY365

Today's picture is a new black and white conversion of a photo I took a few years ago at the Biltmore House in Ashville North Carolina. I have a large print of this photo in my office and I've often looked at the sharp detail that was captured by my point and shoot camera. It's hard to see on the scaled down resolution of a computer monitor, but there's a single cobweb stretched across the eye of lion. Canon G10, !/1000 sec @ f/4.5, ISO 80 converted to black and white using Silver Efex Pro 2.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


This a close up of a portion of the new sculpture entitled "Encore" by world famous sculptor Rodney Carroll. The art work was dedicated last month at the Main Street entrance to the Selden Arcade home to Norfolk Virginia's d'Art Center. Canon G15, 1/60 sec @ f/8.0, ISO 125.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Five Star

General of the Army Douglas MacArthur, one of the most colorful and controversial men in American history, is honored at the McArthur Memorial in Norfolk Virginia. On October 13th and 14th the new Memorial buildings will be dedicated and opened to the public. Canon G11, 1/160 sec @ f/8.0, ISO 200, fill flash used, converted to black and white in Lightroom 4 using the Silver Efex Pro 2 plug-in.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Say Hello to Mr. Chakra

The concept of chakra features in tantric and yogic traditions of Hinduism and Buddhism. Chakra are believed to be centers of the body from which a person can collect energy. They are connected to major organs or glands that govern other body parts. Its name derives from the Sanskrit word for "wheel" or "turning". Mr. Chakra is a wooden sculpture found in Aveda stores. iPhone 4, Camera+ App.

Monday, July 2, 2012


This is John Safer's sculpture, Ascent located at the entrance of the the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. It honors the human endeavor of flight. I was lucky enough to catch this dragonfly just as it flew by with the 70 foot tall airfoil shaped sculpture in the background. Canon 5D Mark II, 1/1250 sec @ f/11.0, ISO 200.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Guiding Angel

- Victorian Funerary Arts produced interesting and beautiful cemeteries during the 19th Century. Many of the customs of the day carried forward into the first half of the 20th century and some still influence how funerals are carried out today. The Victorian cemeteries of the 19th century were treated as parks are today with family outings and picnics often held on their carefully landscaped and maintained grounds. Norfolk has several historic cemeteries from this time period including Magnolia Cemetery in the Berkley neighborhood where this guiding angle can be found. The guiding angel points a finger heavenward to direct the deceased's soul. Canon G1x, 1/400 sec @ f/8.0, ISO 100, converted to black and white in Lightroom 4 using Silver Efex Pro 2.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Public Art

This public art is at Civic Plaza in Norfolk Virginia. It sits in front of the General District Court building. I was unable to find any information about it. Norfolk has a lot of great public art throughout the City. During the course of my 2012 365 project, I will try to document much of it. iPhone 4, 1/1000 sec @ f/2.8, ISO 80, Camera+ app.

Friday, November 25, 2011


- Man - an eight and half foot tall bronze sculpture by Gaston Lachaise an American sculptor is part of the permanent collection at the Chysler Museum in Norfolk Virginia. It was originally commissioned but never realized in 1935 by the City of Philadelphia for Fairmount Park. Walter P. Chysler, Jr. independently commission the casting of Man in 1938. Canon G11, 1/20 sec @ f/3.2, ISO 800, converted to black and white in Lightroom 3 using Silver Efex Pro 2.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Little Willie

- Meet Willie - a marble memorial to Willie Stewart who died in 1892 at 16 months old. The small statue was commissioned by Willie's mother and is said to be in his likeness. He's a rather famous occupant of the Victorian era Elmwood Cemetery in Norfolk Virginia. His mother must have loved him and missed him very much. A long inscription begins:

I cannot touch thy hand nor see thy face,
never more shall press my lips to thine,
sleep within thy lonely resting place.
Thou will not wake to any words of mine.
Farewell my son I leave you in God's keeping.
His will for thee at rest from all earth's care.
Farewell my Willie, farewell my darling.

iPhone 4, converted to black & white.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Couple in Arms

- This is a new 5 ton, 36-foot tall stainless steel sculpture entitled "Couple in Arms" by Maryland artist Rodney Carroll. It is located in Norfolk Virginia near the intersection of Ballentine and Virginia Beach Boulevards and is a part of the Broad Creek Linear Park. The setting sun cast a nice warm glow necessitating a need for me to stop and make a photo on my way home from work today. Canon G11, 1/200 sec @ f/8.0, ISO 200.