Line Design

Some parking lots have double lines that delimit parking spaces. This gives a properly-parked driver comfort that his (or her) door will not be bashed by another parker who pays attention to lines. The white line with the hairpin turn in the photo below, lies on two different substrates: asphalt and concrete.  The composition is […]

Iron Works in Dappled Sun

Another street-level photograph. I caught this manhole cover just as the sun was coming through the trees. The matrix of squares that adorns the central portion of this large round plate made it easier to quickly line up a perfectly centered photo (before I got run over).  I like the way the blue reflected light […]

Brand New Paint Job

I have been photographing parking lot paint jobs for a while (see Parking Lot Photography, Derelict Parking Lot, Aging Parking Lot Segment, Parking Lot Impasto). I always thought that the black color of the parking lot was due to the natural color of asphalt. But the streaks of black on the yellow rubber bumpy pad appear […]

Iron Plate

Among the objects I seek out when walking are manhole covers and other iron plates that cover accessways to public utilities. I’ve encountered many interesting sewer covers, manhole covers, grates, etc. I don’t know what the plate below was protecting, but I do know who made it. I love the lettering that identifies the foundry.

Stone Treads

I remember tripping on pavement squares that have been raised by tree roots expanding underneath them. Some time later the offending edges were spray painted bright red; shortly thereafter the edges were ground smooth with each other. No more tripping hazard. Below is an intersection between several sidewalk sections. Something about the arrangement must have […]