As I shared in a previous post, ever since my break from blogging over the summer, I seem to have reconnected with my creative muse. And lately, my creative channel has been through the use of my camera. Over the past month and a half, I’ve been experimenting with manual mode instead of relying on auto-pilot. These next photographs were shot in manual mode, which means I adjusted the settings (aperture, shutter speed, etc.). But that doesn’t mean I didn’t tweak them a bit (crop, sharpen, color adjust) in post-production. So, I guess you could call these photographs semi-manual.

As most of you guys and gals already know, I love architecture. And Philadelphia has some of the most gorgeous architecture, which is an amalgamation of historical fused with modern. However, it is primarily the rich, historical architecture that speaks to my heart. I guess you could say that I was born with an old soul because all my life I’ve been more attracted to old than new.

You will also notice from these photographs that I enjoy shooting buildings at an angle; looking up. And I particularly enjoy photographing the corners of buildings.

So please enjoy some Philadelphia urban architecture…

Philadelphia Post Office

Moon over Philadelphia

The Bellevue-Stratford

City Hall

I love this photo because it shows four different types of architecture

The Ritz-Carlton Condominiums
The Comcast Building

The Bourse Building 

Center City, Philadelphia

Night walk

Thomas Jefferson Memorial Hospital

Nighttime view from my apartment window

Have a superb week y’all!