Thursday, March 22, 2012

Sydney Hih will soon become a memory..

The City of Milwaukee will purchase the Sydney High building and will be demolishing it once the asbestos has been cleared.

The Sydney Hih building had been spruced up and several of the areas had been cleaned out and served as a gallery for art and photography during August, 2009. I have included a gallery of interior photographs from that time, as well as others from before and after the IN:SITE event.

 Gipfel Brewery was demolished several years ago
 Collage of posters
From the north side looking south with the new Moderne in the background.

I had a post regarding Sydney Hih during the IN:SITE Public Art Project in August of 2009.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Monches Farm, Colgate, Wisconsin

Charming, rustic, lots of chickens running around and a delightful gift shop for home decor. For March... it was a beautiful summer day!
Monches Farm is a nursery featuring more than 2,000 varieties of hardy field grown perennials. “We specialize in rare and unusual perennials and annuals, including native prairie plants and a collector’s selection of daylilies,” says horticulturist ZannahCrowe. “It’s well worth the trip when the daylily garden blooms in July,” she says. Visitors can also purchase locally grown pumpkins and heirloom squash in autumn, hand-made dried floral wreaths and arrangements, and one-of-a-kind garden art created by local artists. Free and open to the public March to December, the farm is closed Monday, but open 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m.-4p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

M Magazine March 2012

Friday, March 16, 2012

More with the iPhone ...

Another excursion with the iPhone, this time to a forgotten land within Kletzsch Park. This is an area beyond Picnic Area 4 (at the north end of the park) and past the soccer fields to the south, behind the maintenance building. It is like a peninsula formed by an oxbow of the Milwaukee River.

There is a shabby trail on the circumference lined with rather old and broken trees. While this area has not been maintained, there are nice homes on the opposite side of the Milwaukee River. The topography of course, is exposed at this time of year. There is a meadow of tall grasses at the center of this parcel, I plan to visit there during the summertime.

Currently, I process these images in Lightroom 2 to include the color effect and blur the edges in Photoshop® CS4. This tends to be the rave for iPhone photography, but done with iPhone aps. I did not use textures with this series.

iPhone 3Gs that is now an iPod - good by AT&T

Thursday, March 8, 2012

iPhoneography - a change of pace

This is a popular craze that has hit the streets running - accounting for the plethora of $2 & $3 ap sales. While I use my iPod (that used to be an iPhone), I transfer my images to a computer and finish things up in Lightroom 2 and Photoshop CS4. here are some results.

These were taken at Kletzsch Park with 20 to 30 mph winds and the temperature in the low 60"s.