Architecture

     As long as there has been a human history, humans have built things in which to work and live. A building may be little more than a box,
     designed for function while making no strong statement about design and art, or it may attempt such a strong statement of design and art
     as to compromise its own use. The best designs, of course, find an ideal balance of both. The gallery images below are a sample of
     some interesting things I have photographed during my wanderings.

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
   The Old Homestead (Lakewood, CO)    Spaghetti Western (Pasadena, CA)    Get to Work (Lakewood, CO)    Air Supply (Lakewood, CO))    Retail Revelation (Lakewood, CO)    Medical Marvels (Lakewood, CO)    Sky & Skyscraper (Denver, CO)    Miracle of Flight (Fargo, ND)    Ominosity (Golden, CO)    Blue Shift (Lakewood, CO)
  The Wilson's White Fence Farm uniquely offers
  family-style southern chicken dinners served in a series
  of dining areas trimmed in ruffled curtains and antiques.
  A petting zoo, gift shop, and activity barn complete
  the "old homestead" atmosphere.
      (October 30, 2011)
Body type:  Canon EOS 40D
Lens type:  Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 DiII Focal Lng.:  17mm
Aperture:  f/4.0
Exposure:  1/1000 sec
ISO Speed:  800
Other h/w:  None

 

 

  The city hall of Pasadena, California, was built
  in the late 1920s and draws from themes of both a
  conventional fortress and Renaissance decoration.
  Here, afternoon sun illuminates a corner tower.
      (April 3, 2012)
Body type:  Canon EOS 40D
Lens type:  Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 DiII
Focal Lng.:  19mm
Aperture:  f/5.6
Exposure:  1/3200 sec
ISO Speed:  800
Other h/w:  Circular Polarizer

 

 

  Viewed from a nearby park, this rather pedestrian
  office tower does little to distinguish itself other than
  rise up against the afternoon sky. However, capacity
  for 50-75 workers per floor, multiplied by ten floors,
  ensures that the buildings remains very busy.
      (April 25, 2011)
Body type:  Canon EOS 7D
Lens type:  Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 DiII
Focal Lng.:  35mm
Aperture:  f/5.6
Exposure:  1/3200 sec
ISO Speed:  800
Other h/w:  Circular Polarizer

 

 

  Architecture is the most visible aspect of a large
  building, but architectural engineering makes it
  habitable. The first-floor primary air-handling
  unit lurks behind an ordinary-looking door,
  its massive trunk extending into the ceiling.
      (April 25, 2011)
Body type:  Canon EOS 7D
Lens type:  Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 DiII
Focal Lng.:  17mm
Aperture:  f/5.6
Exposure:  1/30 sec
ISO Speed:  3200
Other h/w:  None

 

 

  An artistic motif at the Colorado Mills
  mall illuminates at night, suggesting that
  the necessary supplies for action and
  adventure are still available for sale.
      (May 10, 2011)
Body type:  Canon EOS 7D
Lens type:  Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 DiII
Focal Lng.:  17mm
Aperture:  f/3.2
Exposure:  1/40 sec
ISO Speed:  3200
Other h/w:  None

 

 

  The Red Rocks Medical Center at 6th Avenue
  and Indiana Street, here less than a year old,
  rises with strong angles and curves against the
  Denver skyglow one cool and cloudy May eve.
      (May 16, 2011)
Body type:  Canon EOS 7D
Lens type:  Tokina 12-24mm f/4 (IF) DX
Focal Lng.:  12mm
Aperture:  f/7.1
Exposure:  4 sec
ISO Speed:  800
Other h/w:  Tripod

 

 

  A daytime shot out the main lobby windows of
  the Colorado Convetion Center reveals a portion of
  the Denver skyline set against the mixed curves
  and angle that define the lobby interior.
      (April 2, 2011)
Body type:  Canon EOS 7D
Lens type:  Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 DiII
Focal Lng.:  32mm
Aperture:  f/5.6
Exposure:  1/4000 sec
ISO Speed:  1600
Other h/w:  None

 

 

  A blizzard of strongly-defined shapes and a burnt
  sienna-inspired color palette tastefully combine to
  define the terminal of Hector Field, the main airport
  at Fargo, North Dakota. A replica Wright Brothers flyer
  lilts gracefully above the escalators.
      (August 9, 2010)
Body type:  Canon EOS Rebel XS
Lens type:  Canaon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM
Focal Lng.:  28mm
Aperture:  f/2.5
Exposure:  1/60 sec
ISO Speed:  800
Other h/w:  None

 

 

  The late summer storm proves to have more moisture
  but less energy than first expected. Even so, it seems
  quite ready to devour this hapless office building.
      (August 19, 2010)
Body type:  Canon EOS Rebel XS
Lens type:  Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 DiII
Focal Lng.:  17mm
Aperture:  f/4.0
Exposure:  1/13 sec
ISO Speed:  800
Other h/w:  None

 

 

  Another office building, locatd near 6th Avenue and
  Indiana Street, rizes steeply against an azure night
  sky. The building is actually a dark red brick and lit at
  night by sodium lights, but a deliberate post-processing
  effect shifts the orange to blue.
      (May 17, 2011)
Body type:  Canon EOS 7D
Lens type:  Tokina 12-24mm f/4 (IF) DX
Focal Lng.:  15mm
Aperture:  f/7.1
Exposure:  1/800 sec
ISO Speed:  1600
Other h/w:  Tripod

 

 

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