Friday, March 20, 2009
Walkabout New Rochelle
I feel so good!
I just took a walk around New Rochelle. I had to post something for the tall one, and I had an overdue library book to return.
Sometime after I was putting on my shoes and before I left the apartment/house, I decided to give myself an assignment. I brought my little digital camera and took photos of textures, patterns, and general New Rochelle.
I don't know why those were the categories I invented but it worked out quite well.
I think my assignment was an A+!
(The first photo above has the hideous Trump tower in it. Yes we have a Trump Tower in New Rochelle, NY)
Here are some examples:
A telephone on the corner of Huguenot and North Ave. I think it's from the 40's. I love it
The HSBC bank on the same corner. It has this beautiful/weird old style to it. I can only imagine how cool downtown New Roc looked when more of the buildings looked like this.
I couldn't help myself, I kept taking phone pictures after that first awesome yellow one.
Rust on the gates in the back of the post office.
A wall somewhere.
This weird bicycle shop has great polka dots all over it on Main street.
Rust on a post office box.
There are so many more, but I can't possibly post them all.
I mostly took the texture and pattern shots so when I poke around in Photoshop more I have an image library to pull from. I hate borrowing images online, even if they're listed as 'free', so whenever I can use my own photos I do. I might end up posting a bunch for free for other people to use if I ever can muster up some cash to actually get a real flickr account. Until then, this blog can house them.
I feel good! Usually I sit around the house all day when I don't have work. I make art, but I still sit in the house. My muscles are all jumpy and happy that I went for a walk. And it really feels nice outside even if it's only 42 degrees Fahrenheit outside.
PS: Can you tell from these photos that it was snowing really hard this morning? Neither can I.