Tag: Wheeling

Finding color on Mount Wood with my X-Pro2

I know, I have been a lazy poster. I do have to thank my own self for not even remembering I even have this blog. As I have noted in the past, job one for owning a blog is content, content, content. Without continuing content you cannot expect to get readers. Heck, my own motto in the past was, “If…

Here’s (over)looking at you, Wheeling

The last time I visited Mount Wood Overlook in Wheeling, WV was in 2011 in the middle of my 365 photo project. I was working in the area at the time and during a rainy day break from work I remembered the overlook from visiting in my teenage years back in the early 80’s and wondered what it looked like. I…

Hello my ragtime gal

I was in Wheeling the other evening and was heading out of town as night fell. The colorful neon lights of the Victoria, enhanced by the snowfall, caught my eye and I thought I would grab a quick pic. Fortunately there weren’t any vehicles parked in front of the theater, as there normally is, and I had a clear shot.…

Bricks, lots of bricks

I find most red brick buildings uninteresting as far as photography is concerned. The color and small consistent patterns usually makes for a dull photo. If I can find something of interest where a brick building is concerned I usually convert to black and white which takes away the distracting color and makes you concentrate on the lines instead. But today…

I can’t explain

I can’t explain much about this photo other than I took it through the window of an old storefront in Wheeling. It was in a large building and touted itself as an antiques store but it just looked like a bunch of useless junk sitting in an old warehouse. I think it was still in business, or at least recently…

Off to Seville?

I’m just getting over a nasty fever from last night, so I’ll keep it short. Just one of my pics from the past week. I don’t have much else to add today other than I wish I had paid a little more attention when I shot this. The shutter speed was a little low and it’s not as sharp as…

Backlight

I came across an empty city townhouse in Wheeling and I couldn’t help but to peer into the large window and see what it looked like inside. I love old interiors and I’m always searching for ways to look inside places, especially if they are abandoned. This one wasn’t abandoned, just empty, and looked rather nice inside. The building was…

Numbers game

I got to walk around some old Victorian townhouses today in one of my favorite cities to explore – Wheeling, West Virginia. I’ve posted a number of architectural shots here on my blog in the past that were taken in or around Wheeling as I find it a fascinating and approachable city. It has a rich history and there are a…

Plant life

It’s the weekend and viewership is usually down, so I’ll keep the chit-chat to a minimum. This shot is simply of two large leaves, taken near sunset at a nearby park. I kind of like the color contrasts between them and the warm lighting. My one regret though was that I didn’t drag out the tripod and shoot it at a lower…

Buildings and angles in black and white

While walking around in Wheeling, West Virginia the other day, I snapped a number of photos of the local architecture. Most of my shots were from ground level while looking up. Not exactly the best way to do architectural studies. Be that as it may, I wasn’t equipped with a telephoto to zoom in on the details from afar or…