Leaves on a wooden bridge

Just a quick post today- been traveling a bit and trying to catch up!  This was a shot I took on the grounds of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, in Indianapolis (of course).  I was walking around and came across this nice little bridge - and I am a big fan of bridges as photographic subjects - but could not get in any sort of position for a photo of the bridge itself.  It was last Fall when I was there, and since we do not get much of a Fall season here in Austin, I was very happy to find all these leaves scattered about.  Plus, I just love the colors that time of year! Hope everyone is having a great day, and thanks for the visit!

Arches and marble

The inside of the Indiana Statehouse is very impressive.  I took a 30 minute detour through it when I was in Indy a while back and was glad that I did.  It just screams HDR.  There are 3 levels and all this marble, and all these columns and arches - it's worth a visit, camera in hand or not.  It is not a large structure - being from Austin I am used to a huge Capitol complex like ours - but it is beautiful and I am glad I squeezed in a few moments there, and doubly so that I had the camera!

Long and silky

As you may know from my previous posts, I am a big fan of shooting waterfalls in HDR.  They just come out so cool, especially with that one real long exposure in there.  This one was in Indianapolis, along the trail in their White River State Park.  Though it rained on me that day, I still got in a bunch of nice shots, so stay tuned for more!

Soldiers and Sailors

I took a trip to Indianapolis not too long ago, and was happy to return there for the first time in over a decade.  It’s a nice town.  I like it.  There are a lot of interesting places to shoot there, like Monument Circle for example.  It’s a huge circle in the center of town and in the middle of it sits this wondrous (and huge!) monument and fountain.  From the web: 

The Indiana Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument is a 284 ft 6 in tall neoclassical monument in the center of Indianapolis, Indiana that was designed by German architect Bruno Schmitz and completed in 1901.  The monument was erected to honor Hoosiers who were veterans of the American Revolution, territorial conflicts that partially led up to the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, the US Civil War, and the Spanish American War.

So, I took lots of shots from various spots, and could never get it all in one view, so I opted to piece it up and HDR it from a few different angles.  I will drop those in sometimes and hope you enjoy them!  Thanks for stopping by!

Top of the Statehouse

Downtown Indy is rather likable, at least to me.  There are a lot of fountains and memorials and some cool buildings to shoot.  If you get a chance, swing by their State Capitol building too.  It’s really nice, but of course I am partial to these sorts of things.  After snapping a bunch of shots of the interior, I turned around and fired off one more while walking away.  Unfortunately, it was late in the day and the sky was cloudless and colorless...but nevertheless I like the dome.  Domes are cool.

The porch at The Lilly House

I was walking around the grounds of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, which is a rather nice place (at least the grounds are nice - I didn’t make it into the actual museum).  At some point I ended up over by The Lilly House, which is a French-chateau inspired mansion once owned by the Lilly family, and which sits on the grounds of the museum.  The Lilly House is surrounded by beautiful gardens and gave me plenty of opportunity to take photos.  As I explored the area, I walked around to the back and made my way down behind the house, where I saw this awesome covered porch.  I had it all to myself and just stood there for a bit, enjoying the silence.

Monumental Indy

Indianapolis has a LOT of monuments and memorials.  I mean a lot.  All over downtown, there are monuments, memorials and fountains to WWI and other conflicts.  I am not sure why, really...does anyone know?  I do know however that it gives you a lot to photograph.  I was walking around late in the day - as you can see by the light, blue hour was approaching - and stopped to shoot around the WWI Memorial (that is the large building with the sun hitting it, in the center of the frame).  From up on that massive structure, I saw this fountain, and being a fountain guy I wandered over here to check it out.  I loved all the beautiful marble and how the color of it contrasted with the very turquoise color of the water.  And of course this fountain surrounded another monument...