Views down Morris Avenue

This week I’m continuing my trip down Morris Avenue in Birmingham, Alabama during the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk.  This set of images focuses more on city scenes, buildings, doorway, and windows.

 

wells fargo

wells fargo

 

city federal

city federal

 

 

There aren’t too many views of the city from Morris, since it is more of an old one way back alley than a major roadway. However, the beginning does offer a great view of the Wells Fargo building and later the old City Federal Building.

 

two

two

 

 

dock

dock

 

Most of the old have been changed to either clubs or law offices while others have recently been remodeled into lofts.  Several older warehouses used to have their loading facing Morris Avenue.

 

pealing

pealing

 

 

brick

brick

 

 

 

2311

2311

 

These building offered an interesting appeal. I also stopped at another business whose owners were remodeling and photographed a stack of lumber.

 

shadows

shadows

 

 

popcorn

popcorn

 

 

yellow wood

yellow wood

 

will not clear man on side of car

will not clear man on side of car

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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12 Comments

  1. Stephen Fortune October 23, 2012 at 7:38 pm #

    Phil, These are the kind of pictures I enjoy. I particularly appreciate the depth of color (perhaps the correct term might be saturation) which makes the bricks and buildings just pop right out at you. I also tend to shoot similar subjects as these; rusty, old things, dilapidated buildings, textures, and doors or windows with faded paint. They just are especially compelling as subjects for some strange reason. Great job!

    • Phillip October 24, 2012 at 9:52 pm #

      Thanks Stephen, I’m so glad that you let me know that you stopped by. I hope that it won’t be your last. I knew that Deb was a photographer, but I didn’t realize that you were interested in photography too. I’d love to see some of your work. Thanks again for the great comment.

  2. Jan Winther October 24, 2012 at 4:35 am #

    Great series, Phillip. Im especially digging the textures your shot. “Pealing” and the last shot with the withered sign are my favs.

    • Phillip October 24, 2012 at 9:41 pm #

      Thank you Jan. When I saw that paint pealing away I just had to stop. I’m glad that you like the sign too. I’m not very sure what it meant. I suspect that the road turning off of Morris used to be a much narrower alley that the road way is now.

  3. Len Saltiel October 24, 2012 at 5:31 am #

    Terrific images Phillip. I am with Jan. Those textures really rock.

    • Phillip October 24, 2012 at 9:43 pm #

      I appreciate the encouragement Len.

  4. Victoria October 26, 2012 at 7:43 am #

    Very very nice pictures!

    • Phillip October 26, 2012 at 11:11 am #

      I really appreciate it Victoria!

  5. Andrew Graeme Gould October 26, 2012 at 10:06 pm #

    Some richly coloured images with very attractive textures, Phillip.

    • Phillip October 28, 2012 at 3:47 pm #

      Thank you so much Andrew!

  6. Otto von Münchow December 16, 2012 at 6:50 am #

    These images are quite lovely. In particular I like the close-ups, they have so vivid colours and strong compositions. And as others have pointed out the textures are compelling.

    • Phillip December 16, 2012 at 6:42 pm #

      thank you so much Otto.

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