Another shot of downtown Baton Rouge. this was around 9:00 at night on a Saturday right in front of the State Capital and there was absolutely no one anywhere to be found. It was a bit freaky.
This is a shot that I took back in December of last year. It is another example of going back to look at photos that I have previously overlooked and trying my current workflow on them to see what I can get out of it. I think it turned out pretty well. Let me know what you think.
Baton Rouge (pronounced /ˌbætən ˈruːʒ/; French: Bâton-Rouge[bɑtɔ̃ ʁuʒ] ; Choctaw: Itta Homma; “red stick”) is the capital and second-largest city in Louisiana, United States. It is located in East Baton Rouge Parish, which has a population of 434,633 (as of the 2009 census). It owes its historical importance to its site uponIstrouma Bluff, the first bluff upriver from the Mississippi River Delta, which protects the city’s residents from flooding, hurricanes, and other natural disasters. In addition to this natural barrier, the city has built a levee system stretching from the bluff southward to protect the riverfront and low-lying agricultural areas. Baton Rouge is a major industrial, petrochemical, medical, and research center of the American South. The Port of Baton Rouge is the ninth largest in the United States in terms of tonnage shipped. from wikipedia.
One of my first HDR shots revisited with my current processing workflow. I actually climbed up on the bridge structure to get this shot and was quickly escorted off the bridge by the Delaware River Port Authority.
The Benjamin Franklin Bridge (also known as the Ben Franklin Bridge), originally named the Delaware River Bridge, is a suspension bridge across the Delaware River connecting Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Camden, New Jersey. Named for American statesman Benjamin Franklin, the bridge is owned and operated by the Delaware River Port Authority. At its completion on July 1, 1926, its 533-metre span made it the world’s longest suspension bridge span, a distinction it would hold until the opening of the Ambassador Bridge in 1929.
This was taken the day after the record snowfall in Dallas earlier this year. There was an incredible low hanging fog over the entire city that you can see makes the high rise behind the Cathedral seem to fade into the sky.
In 1869, Dallas’s first Catholic parish, Sacred Heart Church, was established by the Bishop of Galveston. The church was built in 1872 and was located at Bryan and Ervay Streets, near present-day St. Paul Station. The cornerstone for the Cathedral was laid 17 June 1898 and the church was formally dedicated on 26 October 1902. On 12 December 1977, Sacred Heart Cathedral was renamed Cathedral Santuario de Guadalupe — “the Cathedral Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe.” The Cathedral recently underwent a major multi-phase renovation project. As part of the project, a US$20 million bell tower housing a 49-bell carillon was constructed. The bell tower was planned by the original architect, Nicholas J. Clayton, but was never built. (from wikipedia)
I was posting to Flickr long before I created this blog. I am going back and posting some of my older images here when I do not have time to process any new images.
Dedicated to inspire and educate visitors about the rich and varied cultural, economic, political and social history of the Dallas County Area, the Old Red Museum of Dallas County History & Culture serves as a symbol of Dallas heritage. Built in 1892, the beautifully restored Old Red Courthouse contains some of Dallas County’s most fascinating historical artifacts. There is a special exhibit gallery located on the first floor, while the second floor of Old Red is filled with exhibits, 41-touch screen computers, an educational learning center and four mini theatres.
The Old Red Museum is located at a crossroads of activity in downtown Dallas – adjacent to the JFK Memorial and Dealey Plaza, a National Historic Landmark District, across the street from a replica of Dallas founder John Neely Bryan’s cabin and just a block from The Sixth Floor Museum and the historic West End of Dallas. (from www.oldred.org)