Thursday, October 31, 2013

BOO!


Stop by my home tonight, Meeps will be doling out the candy. It IS her day you know!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Feeling the Connection



Several weeks ago I revisited The Four Spirits memorial at Kelly Ingram Park to take a few more photos for the sculptor, Elizabeth MacQueen.  While I was there, this fine looking school group, who had traveled all the way from Kentucky was kind enough to pose for me.  I love visiting this memorial.  It seems everyone that sees it is drawn to put their hands on the pieces.  A wonderful connection.


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Monday, October 28, 2013

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Balustrades


Last Sunday, after our last Samford After Sundown photography class, some of my students joined me in a little walk about on Samford University's beautiful campus.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Watching


During the Revive Birmingham street party, this gentlemen just seemed to be sitting back and enjoying the fun.  The chalk wall and piano were part of the Revive installation.  What a great idea. 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Humans of Birmingham - Today in Microfashion


While Brandon Stanton is out photographing and chatting it up with New Yorkers right and left for his Humans of New York blog, he also photographs really cute kids who are dressed in delightfully diverse ways and calls it Today In Microfashion.  Today I share my first TIM photo.

Monday, October 21, 2013

HUMANS OF BIRMINGHAM I - Samford University

If you follow me on Facebook , you know that I have fallen in love with Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind the wildly successful HUMANS OF NEW  YORK. He started out doing street in several cities but when he landed in NYC, he stayed and now his FB page and blog have blown off the charts. His book by the same name came out this week and when I got mine in the mail I read it from cover to cover. He has that fabulous way of connecting to strangers and I'll tell you, it's contagious. I'm not starting a new blog, heaven knows I can't keep up the two I have, but I"m up for a good challenge and Brandon's inspired me. I love his way of asking questions and interacting so......yesterday at Samford University I was out shooting with some students and found my first HOB ( Humans of Birmingham). I will never be as good as my new friend Brandon Stanton, but he is my new inspiration and I will share from time to time right here for you!



"What are you majoring in "
"Religion"
"What will you do with that degree?"
"I hope to do counseling or social work."

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Happy Fall Ya'll, Part I


The view of downtown Birmingham from atop Red Mountain.  I love my city in the fall!
Stay tuned for more in this series when fall actually arrives in the Magic City.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Send In the Clowns


I had the great job of photographing Art In Avondale Park last weekend.  I do the usually documentary shots but really love that I get to find the special moments that I love so much. This beautiful girl was busy painting but I was lucky enough to capture her in a pensive moment.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

50 Shades of Grey??


Well not really but I find the new breed of pumpkins that are offered at the Finley Avenue Farmer's Market pretty amazing. These were too good to pass up, dirt and all.

Monday, October 14, 2013

100+ Strangers Challenge - Man With Blue Umbrella


It's been a long time since I shared one of my 100+ Strangers.  This gentleman was sitting at the Finley Avenue Flea Market, selling used goods from his car.  We stopped and I asked if I could take his picture.  He was happy to oblige.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Love At First Sight?


Yesterday I had the privilege of shooting another Adopt A Golden Birmingham event at Hollywood Feed.  This is the most heartwarming time when Goldens in foster care get to meet potential humans that will be their "furrever" family.  I think Polly wanted to be this sweet girl's new best friend.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

ART IN AVONDALE PARK........TODAY!!!!


I hope everyone in the Birmingham area will come to the newly renovated Avondale Park for Art In Avondale Park.  There will be many, many fun activities for the kiddos plus lots of affordable art.  I hope to see you there and maybe take your picture!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Think Pink


Light Rails is a fabulous permanent installation by artist Bill FitzGibbons, funded by the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham.  It illuminates the underpass at the 18th Street viaduct near Railroad Park. The LED lights change colors,  and it's a photographer's delight.  What a fabulous addition to our downtown area.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Boules Rules


Out back at Chez Fonfon, on Birmingham's Five Points neighborhood, you'll find a boules court.  The rules were too good to pass up as I had a delightful lunch outside with friends last week.

Boules is a game played on France, similar to pétanque and bocce, which is played in Italy.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Playing With FIre


There were belly dancers and break dancers last Friday in the streets of Birmingham to celebrate Revive Birmingham and the Lighting of the Lyric.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Three Men In a Truck


Shindigs is one of Birmingham's most popular food trucks. They were doing a booming business Friday night on 3rd Avenue for Revive Birmingham and the lighting of the Lyric event.  I can't imagine how hard that must be to be turning out great food,  fast and furious in that hot, tight space.  

Monday, October 7, 2013

Whack!!!!


This week,  right here in Birmingham,  the USGA Mid-Amateur Championship Golf Tournament is in full swing at The Country Club of Birmingham, Oct. 5-10.  Admission is free, so you golf lovers out there need to make plans to stop by.  I was there Saturday for the opening, and the course looks great.  Please check the links for more information.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Night Moves


I shot this on Friday night as we all celebrated the lighting of the Lyric downtown with a grand street party!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

We Lit The Lyric


The façade and new signage for the Lyric is completed and last night Birmingham turned out to watch the lights go on this almost 100 year old beauty.  1.9 million dollars are still needed to reach the goal so please go to Light the Lyric.com to make a donation or just learn more about the restoration of this historical landmark!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Thursday, October 3, 2013

View From the Falls



I use the term "falls" loosely of course, but it's rather nice at Railroad Park and if you work your way behind it, a nice view.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Alley Art


A lot of you may wonder why I wander down Birmingham's alleys.  I'm not a fan of grafitti but this drawing made me stop and snap!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

City Daily Photo Theme Day - Details



Birmingham sculptor, Elizabeth MacQueen's powerful sculpture The Four Spirits, was unveiled on the 50th anniversary of the bombing at the 16th Street Baptist Church taking the lives of four innocent little girls in 1963. Pictured here is Cynthia Wesley sitting on the bench with an open book in her lap.  Look closely and you see it's an excerpt from Y.B.Yeat's poem, The Stolen Child.

Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world's more full of weeping than you can understand.


Today my City Daily Photoblog friends around the world are sharing their take on this month's theme......details. Click here to see them all!