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Country Boy, Cityscape. February 13, 2012

Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature, Politics and Society.
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Today I had occasion to travel to Albany, New York – ostensibly a two hour drive, though reality intervened to make it three.  Chalk it up to emergency road closures and a lack of maps on my part (hey, I’m a guy!)

Anyway, I went to answer phones at a thrice-anual fund drive for my local favorite radio station, WAMC.

Yeah, I know – local, but three hours away.  What can I say?  They’re amazing enough to deserve the pilgrimage and several hours of my life answering phones and writing down the pertinent information.

But as this post’s title implies, this hunter of landscapes found himself in an altogether different environment, and after serving my term on the pledge phones, I hit the streets looking for visual statements which would do this humble Capitol City proud.

Now, it was really cold and windy, so the colorful and intimate stuff seemed unlikely (and unpleasant,) so I set my sights on cityscapes which I could snag from my driver’s seat, or some reasonably close platform.  I came up with these images of I know not what – the streets were sparsely labeled and the buildings more pronouncedly so, and I really had no idea what I was looking at!

An edifice of State government, judging by the county names inscribed on its face:

Someplace Important, judging by its columns:

A skyline of buildings which I believe are part of the University of Albany:

…and another shot of some artsy buildings which are probably associated with some institution of higher learning and lower practicality:

Sorry for the ambiguity, but I was mapless and wandering and a bit out of my element.

All of these are from Elliot, with a butt-load of shift, a little swing and no filters, hand-held and hoping.

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1. dianelmccracken - February 13, 2012

littlebangtheory – mind to mind, eye to eye, ear to ear, heart to heart! Thank you for sharing your heart! May I ask what the fund raising was for?

2. littlebangtheory - February 13, 2012

Thanks, Diane. It’s for WAMC Public Radio out of Albany. They’re the best station I’ve ever heard, anywhere!

3. lisahgolden - February 13, 2012

Superb, friend. The photos and the volunteering. You walk the talk and those photos are killer.

4. littlebangtheory - February 14, 2012

Lisa, Why, sometimes I do! 😉

5. susan - February 16, 2012

You might not have known what you were looking at but whatever they were the pictures are great. I particularly like the shades of blue in the skyline one.

6. littlebangtheory - February 16, 2012

Thanks Susan. Yeah, those sky colors are from the circular polarizer, and came out interestingly.


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