The lesson sent for day 12 of Photo 101 sent me to my portfolio instead of my iPhone 6.
See how far I’ve come under the direction of our instructions? Instead of calling it my iPad Air stash, I’ve decided I can call it my portfolio! In any case, reading Cheri’s directives about sharp lines and patterns incorporated into architecture, I knew that I’ve taken shots on my walks through downtown Syracuse perfect for conversion from the original color to monochrome.
I walked across from Oncenter during our very first lesson two weeks ago, but did not choose to use the photograph above. I appreciate the curves of the Onondaga County Convention Center. Earlier this month, I attended the Golf and Travel show there with my regular golfing buddies KP and Tater.
That’s Syracuse’s City Hall above. Yes, it looks like a castle. It’s where I go to play my quarterly property taxes for the Little Bitty my dear wife Karen and I won in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood. They are kind enough to collect the Onondaga County taxes at the same time at the same window.
That’s called Bank Alley, above, and it runs the length of three or four city blocks, between Salina and Warren streets, two of downtown’s major thoroughfares. Vehicles try to use it for safe passage, causing quite a problem every now and again. Karen’s company, SMG, backs to Bank Alley.
By the way, I posted all three photos medium-sized instead of the large size I prefer. You can click on any of them to see them in full. Yesterday, a new reader informed me that my post loaded extremely slowly, and said my data-intensive format was the culprit, starting with my background image. Not wanting to bog down any readers, if you’ve noticed, I’ve changed that to a solid color — green today, for St. Patrick’s Day. Others more technically savvy than I added that my images posted directly from my iPad needed to be run through an app for image optimization because they simply were too large. So I have reduced the raw date in these three by 50 percent through a new app. And I posted these medium instead of large, too.
Did you notice that this post loaded faster than my previous posts? Does the medium-sized photos bother your eye, and should I consider going back to large? Which of these three photos is your favorite, and why?