Photo Finds: Philadelphia Photo Day
|Driving to Work: As seen from our car, at Broad and Spruce Streets|
I take photos nearly every day. On my wanders around Rittenhouse Square, on my way home from work and of course, as Liz calls it, my oBLOGatory Food Photos. Friday, October 26, was Philly Photo Day, sponsored by Phila Photo Arts - a non-profit group dedicated to bringing photography to everyone - especially to people who will not be likely to have access to cameras, photo studios or photography studies - the poor and disenfranchised. I've participated in the Philly Photo Day last year as well as in ADAY.ORG's photo day back in May. While I only submitted one photo, I spent my time outside taking photos everywhere I went. These are almost all of my photos taken on Friday, October 26, 2012, save for a few that were either blurry or just not as interesting as these.
|Bicycle Parking Coral - 19th and Chestnut Street|
|Old Skool Film Canisters - Photo Store at 19th and Chestnut|
|The Boyd Theater, aka The Sam Eric. One of the last of the Grand Old|
Movie Houses in Philadelphia
|The Boyd Theater - Boarded up with no hopes of a revival|
|Qdoba door way handle|
|Kiosk and Fresh Coffee|
|Next to Normal - A Girl and Her Dog|
The first of my "shooting from the hip" photos. Sneaking a photo of a girl.
|Crossing 19th Street|
Left of the Next to Normal photo - another shot from my hip photo.
|Father and his children|
|The grass is so green and the leaves have fallen.|
|Workman at the Rittenhouse Square House|
|Shoppers and Strollers|
|Metropolitan Market - a sweet oasis|
|Sprinkler Stand Pipe study in Black and White|
|Sprinkler Stand Pipe in Glorious Gold|
|Street Art/Graffiti Find on an AC Unit|
|Street Cross Walk - a study in lines|
|Self Portrait in a Bicycle Mirror|
|Vehicles, Wheels and Frames|
|Heading home on Patco - 15ht and Locust Street|
I ended my day like most, taking the High Speedline home to Collingwood. As I did on my photo walkabout back in May, I took pictures down in the PATCO Station. Trains are great subject matter. The lines, the signage, machines, etc, all make for great photo opportunities. You can make them seem industrial, romantic, gritty and urban, all at once.
Photos I've seen of New York's transportation hubs, all closed due to Hurricane/Storm Sandy, this past week made for some eerie images. Images of empty buildings that are normally bustling with commerce and activity remind me of scenes out of apocalyptic movies. These became a little too real this past week with the storms, flooding and power outages all over New Jersey and New York.