Archive for the ‘Architecture’ Tag

Studying Hard   2 comments

Caught at the New York Public Library. ‘Nuff said.

NYPL Reading Room

Zeppelin Mooring   Leave a comment

Who knew that the top of the Empire State Building was designed to be an anchor for giant blimps, or dirigibles?

Empire State Top

However, it was tried only a few times, and when the Hindenburg burst into flames six years after the construction of the Empire State Building, dirigible traffic dwindled and the true purpose of the docking mast became obvious – it made the building the tallest building in the world at the time, beating the Chrysler Building. (Claiming that title was considered poor form – how refreshing, considering the incessant striving for superlatives these days!).

 

Old and New in New York   2 comments

I like the juxtaposition of old and new in New York. Here is the beaux-art facade of Grand Central Terminal from 1913 in front of the MetLife Building, built 50 years later in the International Style.

GCT Sculpture

By the way, the statue is called ‘Transportation’, weighs 1500 tons, is 48 feet (16m) high, took 7 years to build, and the Tiffany clock has a diameter of 13 feet (4m)!

Hartford Factory   Leave a comment

This one is located just south of downtown Hartford:

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Posted December 16, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, Connecticut

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Artist Colony in Old Factory   Leave a comment

I passed this old factory in Bristol that looked abandoned and decided to explore it, only to find out that it houses a variety of small artsy businesses:

Canon 7D, 28-70mm EFL f/2.8

Vermont Barn   2 comments

Spotted near Stowe, VT:

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Canon 5D Mark II, EFL 24-70mm f/2.8
ISO 200
f/4.5
1/640 sec

Posted November 28, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, US

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Old Connecticut Factory   1 comment

The J.H.Sessions factory building in Bristol, CT, caught my eye as I was driving by. Couldn’t get to the abandoned inside, but the outside provided plenty of photo opportunities. Click on any pic to see them in slideshow format:

Montana Barn   4 comments

Loved the texture on this old barn, near the Montana State University campus:

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Canon 7D, EFS 24mm f/2.8
ISO 100
f/5.6
1/160 sec

Scenes from Livingston, MT   3 comments

This scenic little town is in southern Montana, close to the North entrance of Yellowstone Park.

Posted October 14, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, US

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Grain Storage in Montana   2 comments

Found in Bozeman, MT:

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Tuscan Courtyard   Leave a comment

Captured in the town of San Giminiano.

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Olympus C3000Z
ISO 100
f/2.8
1/160 sec
edited with Nik Efex Analog Pro

 

 

Posted September 27, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, Europe, Travel

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Double Takes of Manhattan   3 comments

Played around with double exposures during a recent trip to New York (click on any picture to see them in slideshow mode):

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Winchester Rifle Factory   Leave a comment

Captured in New Haven. Abandoned Winchester Rifle Factory.

Winchester Rifle Factory

iphone, Hipstamatic

Posted September 12, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, US

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Vintage Movie Theatre   3 comments

I love old movie theatre signs – this one is near Carmel, CA:

Movie theater

 

 

 

Spanish Mission on Big Sur   Leave a comment

Traveling along highway 1 towards Big Sur, I captured this Spanish Mission along the way.

Spanish Mission

Flatiron with Daffodil   Leave a comment

Spring has arrived in New York:

Flatiron Daffodil

 

Canon Powershot G12
ISO 1600
f/3.2
1/8 sec

Night Sky over Gotham   3 comments

Seems utterly plausible that Batman could swoop through this scene, doesn’t it?

Gotham Night Sky

Canon Powershot G12
edited with Nik Silver Efex 2

New York is a Blur   Leave a comment

New York is nothing but a blur when arriving by train into Grand Central Terminal.Click on any picture to see large-format slideshow:

Canon Powershot G12
edited with Color Efex

 

Reflections of Manhattan   Leave a comment

Captured during a rainy evening in New York.

NY reflection 1

NY reflection2

NY reflection3

 

Canone Powershot G12
various long exposures

A Fantasy for the Man from La Mancha   1 comment

Don Quijote would have had fun here (or gone completely crazy). Captured outside of Palm Springs.

windmills in Palm Springs

 

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Posted April 11, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Landscapes, Panorama, US

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Old Walls   Leave a comment

Stone wall in Connecticut – who knows how old and what stories it could tell.

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Canon 7D
ISO 100
f/2.8
1/125 sec

Gillette Castle   4 comments

Named after the actor, not the razor company, this castle is located above the Connecticut River in Connecticut. I like the black&white version better, how about you?

Gillette Castle Color

 

Gillette Castle Blackandwhite

 

 

Canon 7D, 10-22mm EF
ISO 100
f/8
25 sec with ND filter

Posted December 13, 2014 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, Black&White, US

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Brooklyn Bridge   Leave a comment

Brooklyn Bridge with trees

 

iphone, edited with Snapseed

Posted December 12, 2014 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, New York

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Nobody is Burning the Midnight Oil…   1 comment

…in this empty, but impressive, office building in New York:

Empty Office Building

 

Canon Powershot G12
ISO 640
f/4.5
1/6 sec

Haunted House?   Leave a comment

Probably not, but I always wonder as I walk by this house in our neighborhood.

Haunted House

My Big Milestone: 1,000 Blog Followers!   3 comments

Marc Cooper just became my 1,000th follower on WordPress! Thank you, my fellow bloggers, for appreciating my images sufficiently to follow my photographic flights of fancy on a regular basis. Here is the photo that started it all,  the one that has turned out the be the most popular, and my personal favorite:

Sunrise over Palo Alto

 

Gotham City View

 

Puppy love

 

 

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Summer Cottage in Evening Light   3 comments

This cottage is on the beach in Clinton and a party was just getting started after the sun had set.

Cottage at night

Where in the World am I?   3 comments

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iphone, slight edits in Snapseed.

Posted August 4, 2014 by Lutz Braum in Travel, US

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Optical Illusion   1 comment

Apparently this street art installation has been in place in New Haven since 2010, but I just noticed it last week for the first time. The artist is Felice Varini and this is his first installation in the US. While it looks like someone just overlaid a geometric design onto this photograph of this alley, this is actually painted on the walls of the alley and the parking garage behind it.

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Bridge over Relatively Calm Waters   Leave a comment

Shot this bridge at sunset in New London, CT:

Bridge in New London

 

Canon 7D, EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
ISO 100
f/11
1/40 sec
Converted to B&W with Silver Efex Pro

The Guns of Fort Trumbull   Leave a comment

These cannons were put in place in the mid-1850s to protect the harbor of New London, CT, at the time the 3rd largest whaling harbor in the world.

Cannons at Fort Trumbull

 

Canon 7D, Ef 24-70mm f/2.8L
ISO 100
f/11
1/60 sec
Converted to B&W with Silver Efex Pro

Factory Windows   3 comments

I attended a photo shoot in an old factory – here are two shots I liked, featuring the windows.

Looking out of factory windows

 

Silhoutte in front of window

Spring Reflection in New York   4 comments

Finally a sunny day – and green buildings add to the feeling that Spring has finally arrived:

Spring Reflection in NY

 

Canon Powershot G12
HDR, ColorEfexPro

Posted April 6, 2014 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, US

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CT Tobacco Farm   4 comments

I had no idea that tobacco was grown this far north. Shot these tobacco barns this fall, but only now got around to editing the pictures.

Tobacco Barn Side

Tobacco Barn Front

Canon 7D, EF 24-70mm f/2.8L
ISO 500
f/20
HDR picture modified with Silver Efex Pro

The Tiny Streets of Bruges   7 comments

Bruges is full of small streets, unexpected views, and gorgeous canal scenes. It’s definitely my favorite small city in Europe. Plus, the chocolate and fries are to die for.

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Victorian Villa   3 comments

I drive by this house every day in our neighborhood – and I finally decided to take a shot of it while still decorated for the holidays.

Victorian Villa

Canon 7D, EF 24-70mm
HDR: f/2.8, ISO 640

Posted January 12, 2014 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, US

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Beautiful Curves   2 comments

Yes, there’s even beauty in freeway overpasses:

Freeway overpass CT

Freeway overpass NY

 

iphone, Hipstamatic
film: BlacKeys
lens: Lucifer VI

Windmills 250 Years Apart   1 comment

You come across all kinds of windmills in Belgium – old ones from the mid 1700s to new ones towering over the freeway.

Modern Windmill

Bruges Windmill

Morning in St. Charles   4 comments

On a recent business trip to St. Louis I took advantage of sunrise to take some pictures on historic St. Charles’ Main Street. Click on any picture to see them in slideshow format.

Posted November 24, 2013 by Lutz Braum in Travel, US

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Winchester Rifle Factory – Interior   11 comments

This is the second batch of photos I took at the abandoned Winchester Rifle factory in New Haven. A sunny day provided excellent lighting inside. Click on any picture to see them in slide show format.

Here is the previous post about the factory’s exterior.

Winchester Rifle Factory – Exterior   5 comments

I spent some time taking pictures at the old and abandoned Winchester Rifle factory in New Haven. Here’s the first batch – the outside. Click on any image to start a slide show.

Late Night Snack   1 comment

Found this Dunkin Donuts totally deserted at night, but still open. Seemed like a good location for a horror movie scene.

Dunkin Donuts at night

Canon 7D, EF 24-70mm
ISO 800
f/2.8
HDR

Posted September 6, 2013 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, US

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Goodbye Cashman’s   2 comments

Unfortunately this local hardware store in our town can’t compete with the big box stores and big chains. So sad.

Hardware store closing

This is the front of the store:

Clinton Hardware Store

Bruges at Night   5 comments

Bruges is even more scenic at night (especially after a rain shower, as all the tourists have retreated to their hotels):

Amsterdam in Black and White   3 comments

Even in black and white, the city of Amsterdam is beautiful. Especially at night. Click on any one picture to see them in slideshow format.

The Eye   4 comments

This film museum in Amsterdam opened in 2012, and is across the river from the Central Station. Great architecture!

Canon 7D
Google Location

Amsterdam at Night   9 comments

I had the pleasure of having a professional photographer named Tom show me around Amsterdam at night, and teach me about night photography. I arranged it through Photo tours of Amsterdam, and was extremely happy with the tour, which lasted from 10:15pm (when it was still light out) until 1:45am. I can highly recommend it. Here are some samples from that night’s work. Click on any one picture to see them in slideshow format.

Postcard from Bruges   2 comments

After a day of overcast skies, the sun finally managed to get through in the late afternoon, for a beautiful view of one of the many canals in this beautiful city.

Bruges Canal in Sunlight

Canon 7D
ISO 100
f/11
1/160 sec

Google Maps Location

Indoor Clouds, part 2   2 comments

A quick trip to Boston only provided one photo opportunity, of puffy clouds reflecting in the John Hancock Building. This is part 2 of a series, the first entry coming from Oregon and posted earlier here.

Clouds reflecting in skyscraper

iphone, Hipstamatic
lens: Lucifer IV
film: Black Keys B+W

Summer time is Here!   3 comments

When the Clam Castle in Madison, CT is open, it must be summer time:

Clam Castle in Clinton, CT

Canon 7D
ISO 200
f/4
1/1600 sec
Location (Google Maps)

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