Posts tagged ‘Theme Day’

Out of Focus – 2

As a follow-up to yesterday’s Out of Focus theme, I have posted some more photos of local objects that look interesting. Above is a different view of the Rose Crystal Tower by artist Dale Chihuly, located in Harriett’s garden by Falls Park.

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A backlit tree, with leaves just starting to change color.

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The Liberty Bridge at night.

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The Courtyard Marriott hotel building – hard to say if this looks more like science fiction or a robot about to attack.

Ghostly Out of Focus – Theme Day

Photo by Mike Nice

Photo by Mike Nice

I’m a fan of photo realism, so when the monthly theme of ‘Out of Focus’ was announced, I nearly passed it up. But I experimented a bit to see which types of blurry photos I liked and was surprised that I got several and had a hard time deciding which to use. I decided to use this angel artwork today (Conventional view here). It is a bit ghostly in this format, appropriate for All Saints Day / Halloween week. I’ll post the runner-up shots tomorrow.

A curious characteristic of blurry photos is that the thumbnails are instantly recognizable, and I sometimes wondered if the thumbnail was of a conventional photo.

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Theme day: Greenville Skyline

Photo by Mike Nice

Photo by Mike Nice

Nestled among the rolling foothills of the Piedmont, Greenville doesn’t have wide sweeping views of buildings against the sky, but the 3 buildings in the distant upper right of this picture are somewhat distinct: the old Liberty Life building, now an office building, the historic Poinsett Hotel, and the TD Bank building.

This view from the Church Street bridge looks out over the new “North of Broad” district which is still under construction; the 2 buildings on the lower left were built in the last year.

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Pedal Chic Shop Window (Theme Day)

Photo by Mike Nice

Photo by Mike Nice

Robin Bylenga created the idea of the award-winning Pedal Chic in the historic West End of Greenville five years ago as a way to cater to all women who might be interested in riding bicycles, not just hard core road racing enthusiasts. In addition to typical bicycle shop services, Pedal Chic specializes in accessories with an eye to fashion, as well as “Bike Bling”. A sister Pedal Chic shop has opened in Nashville, TN earlier this year.

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Stylish – With a Man Cave Option

Photo by Mike NIce

Photo by Mike NIce

The recently opened J Britt Boutique in downtown Greenville not only offers style to clothing shoppers, but also a diversion for husbands while their wife shops. There is a ‘man cave’ in the back of the store with a TV, refrigerator, couch and magazines to make it feel like home. Warning – some guys don’t want to leave if they get involved in a game on TV!

Man cave with all the amenities

Man cave with all the amenities

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A Camera-Shy Self Portrait – Theme Day

Photo by Mike Nice

Photo by Mike Nice

For this theme day shot, I am hiding behind a curved white pillar, facing into the glass for the offices of the Greenville News, the local newspaper. There are many elements to help turn this into a "Where’s Waldo" moment.

  • The lower right shows the white pillar directly
  • To the left into the reflection of the pillar where the glass was shaded from the glare, the office inside is visible with a wooden cabinet and red support beam. See below for a direct view of profile of the pillar.
  • Continuing to the left is of me is a reflection of the Peace Center building across the street.
  • There is a very subtle Ghost of a “Classified Advertising” sign inside the newspaper office above my head.

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March Theme day: Aging

Photo by Mike Nice

Photo by Mike Nice

These barrels at the Quest Brewing Company are in the process of creating special aged beer. The aged beers are cultured and flavored by the previous barrel contents and take several months to reach the desired quality. Shown here are barrels previously used at the Dark Corner Distillery the Buffalo Trace Distillery. Quest also produces craft beer in much larger quantities in their brew room.

Quest Brewing Company is located on Airview Drive off Haywood Road in Greenville. The name Quest was chosen because Greenville is convenient to so many activities such as hiking, kayaking and biking – “Quests”. They have a taproom serving a variety of craft beers, as well as hosting special events on the grounds.

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