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Category Archives: Adventures in Commuting
What do you do when the train is late and you’re bored?
Having basked in comic books and old movies my whole life, architectural details were what cities were supposed to be about. On a morning like the one above, the ornamentation would catch the light and look glorious. These details also … Continue reading
Beating up a boring photo with GIMP and Affinity Photo.
This was one of those Strathmore 400 Series Sketchbooks with the wire binding that I prefer. It laid flat; was easy to draw in and was a pleasure to sketch in. It measures 5.5 inches by 8.5 inches making it … Continue reading
Looking up in Center City Philadelphia
I came upon this fantastic memorial during a stroll through Fernwood Cemetery in Lansdowne, PA just outside of the Philadelphia city limits.
The Market-Frankford El had made an unscheduled stop along the rails due to one of those mysterious and omnipresent signal problems. Fortunately this delay afforded me the opportunity to shoot the three-dimensional cigarette sign I had always admired as the … Continue reading
My favorite tree on the way to work. The sun was hitting it just right so I pulled out my camera and took some texture shots. A little bit of this and that in a photo editor and there you … Continue reading
What more do you need?
The train sat on the tracks outside of 69th Street for reasons unknown so the combination of boredom and the availability of a camera are why I present you this vista today.
Off of my beaten track but it’s Philadelphia just the same. 7343 Elmwood Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19142
Ellsworth Stop on the Broad Street Line.