Country Boy, Cityscape. February 13, 2012Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature, Politics and Society.
Tags: Albany NY, architecture, Canon 24mm f3.5L TS-E II lens, tilt-shift photography
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.