Put it Back

Why can’t people leave things the way they found them?  It seems to be common courtesy if nothing else. My photo today is a case in point. Whoever painted the lines for this parking space, by necessity, had to overlay the manhole cover. It appears that a workman required access to the space underneath said […]

Light Cover

I saw this metal plate on the sidewalk the other day. The oblong cut-out covered a light bulb. I didn’t look closely, but there must have been a reflector or a lens to focus or direct the light to its intended target. I must make a point to go back at night, when it is […]

Parking Lot Lines at Night

Light at night is not natural. Photographing incandescent, fluorescent, mercury vapor, neon and other kinds of lamps at night, leave a multitude of different colors on film. The subject of today’s photo is illuminated by artificial lights of the night. The night lighting reflected off the subject result in a flat, dull uniformly lit pattern. The […]

Tilt

I spend a lot of time framing a photo in my viewfinder (or on my screen, as is the case when I shoot with my phone).  Sometimes it is difficult to know what to align parallel with the sides of the frame. Today’s photo contains a white line at an angle and a horizontal blue […]

Ramp and Tread

I like this color combination and the arrangement of the rectangles that comprise the visual elements of this photo. Through the lens of my camera, I’ve been editing the views of pavement for a long time. I realize that some of my photos could be blueprints for wonderful abstract paintings. Looking at the photo below, […]

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 […]

A Little Off

This is the fresh-water version of my sewer picture from the other day (Sewer Askew). In that post I rued the misalignment of the entitled sewer cover with the its surrounding concrete in which it was mounted. Today I saw this water line access cap. As with the sewer cap title, it is also not […]

Fire Suppression Infrastructure

Nestled between a fence and the building it protects, is this elaborate array of fire suppression infrastructure. I like fire suppression equipment (see Colorful Fireplugs, Street and Parking Lot Hydrants, Open Hydrant, On the Road Again – and Fireplugs, Fire Plugs, Yellow Hydrant Sculpture).