Urban Macroscapes

Candela Sofa with Martian 020515

Candela Sofa with Martian 020515

What is urban landscape photography when the landscape context isn’t evident? It’s not necessarily Architectural Photography, because the image is not always paying homage to the architect’s vision. It’s not Street Photography, because Street Photography generally features candid images of the people that live in the urban setting. Maybe, if the image is a subset of the urban landscape, and somewhat abstract, it’s an Urban Macroscape.

Candela Skylight 020515

Candela Skylight 020515

ArtWorks Skylight 020515

ArtWorks Skylight 020515

Modlin Center for the Arts Courtyard 011615

Modlin Center for the Arts Courtyard 011615

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Gateway Fortress

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A substantial portion of Richmond’s newest high-rise office building utilizes a handsome, albeit intimidating skin of aluminum. The “expressed vertical mullion fins… provide shading from the sun and further enhance the many energy benefits of the building”, according to builder Clayco. Handsome, artsy and cold. Okay, these photos were taken in early February, but the sun can only shine on one side of the building at a time. The architect’s renderings illustrate a bright, reflective facade.
Sited at the north end of the Manchester Bridge, it’s an interesting paradox that the building is named “Gateway Plaza” – as in gateway to downtown Richmond. Welcome to our fortress.

Gateway 3

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The Next Holiday

It’s almost the end of January. February can be challenging, but positive thoughts forecast pleasant holidays to come.

Valentines Easter

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2014 Holiday Sparkle Wrap Up

Holiday Sparkle Cover 2014
The 2014 holiday season produced two additions to the Holiday Sparkle songlist. A little dark, a little gritty, but with sparks of color here and there.
These will join the set posted on the Holiday Sparkle page. (See Music tab in the header above.)

All songs written, performed* & produced by Albert Brian Vick. Copyright 2014. All rights reserved.

* Percussion sourced from Apple Loops – GarageBand. GarageBand is a trademark of Apple, Inc.

Oh Star So Bright

Neighborhood Christmas

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Eyes to the Sky

Reindeer 2014

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Blessing of the Animals

It’s been noted in some versions of the Genesis story that Dog was created as a companion for humans, to provide love, and Cat was created to foster humility in humans. Like stepping in doggie poop doesn’t foster humility? Anyhow, in that case smaller dogs foster a reduction in humbling episodes – with no reduction in love. Yey!

Binky (left) and Pancho

Binky (left) and Pancho

Lovely boys, albeit a little prickly at times.

Lovely boys, albeit a little prickly at times.

Pancho n Binky 3

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Golly Gee Geminid

In honor of the Geminid meteor showers expected December 13, 2014 in the Northern Hemisphere sky.

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Geminid 1 121314

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Geminid 2 121314

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