Greensboro, NC is but a brief drive from where we live in Virginia. It’s a great place to visit and to shop. I call it a “little big town” because it’s relatively easy to find your way around. There’s one place I’ve been to many times when I want to find some nice photo opportunities: The Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden, with adjacent Bog Garden. If I were to show some of the images I made to a stranger of Greensboro, they’d probably be surprised such natural beauty is located in a major city like this. Here are some very recent photos I made.
It’s enjoyable to make photos of scenes that show a different view, such as how large buildings are reflected in the widow glass of other large buildings, when viewed from a certain angle. The first image below, made recently in downtown Greensboro, NC, is really different because of the symmetry, colors and contrast along with the reflection on the door window, of a large building across the street.
Here are a couple of other images from Greensboro, which show how window reflections can give a completely new look to reality.
Photography is fun!
I especially enjoy wandering around large size cities with my camera, such as in downtown Winston-Salem and Greensboro, NC, when I typically find some very interesting photo opportunities. But, doing that always requires me to look closely, to see things others might miss. Here’s a few images I made a short time ago, on a nice sunny weekend. I love the colors in each.
I often like to go out with my camera with a single subject or theme in mind. When I walked around downtown Greensboro, NC recently I planned to focus on compositions that involved things “tall.” For me, Greensboro and it’s neighboring city Winston-Salem are perfect places to visit. Lots of available places to park on weekends, friendly people and inviting places to visit. So, have a look at what I saw. Looking up.
The absolute best time to visit cities is, for me, on a weekend when there are lots of parking spaces and just enough “folks” to make it interesting. I always find interesting things of which to point my camera; each time I’m there seeing it all in new perspectives. Telling a story with as few words through photography is typically my objective. Such as …
It’s a good idea when you find an interesting photographic subject, to try and find other similar subjects that together might form an interesting collection of compositions. When I saw the first scene at the main entrance to a large financial institution’s main entrance in Greensboro, NC, with the shiny brass doors with plate glass reflections on either side, I liked the uniqueness of the scene. I then looked for other similarly interesting building entrances as I walked about the streets. This collection is what resulted.
I took a new wide-angle camera lens with me to the central business district in Greensboro, NC to focus on several subjects, one being the high rise buildings located there. Compared to other mid-size cities, Greensboro may not have as many tall buildings, but one thing it does have is a fun city center with lots of friendly places to eat and drink, and to share with others a nice weekend day with close-by parking and acceptable crowds. In short, I like it! Share with me some of what I saw the day I visited over the July 4th weekend.