Wednesday, February 1, 2017

January 2017

Favorite photographs made in January 2017 that didn't necessarily have a place in a larger article or story: Cincinnati, transit, churches, gloomy days, a few nice weather days, interesting views, art, the river, a thank you, and delicious food.

Images made with a Canon 7DMKII and iPhone 7+

- Procter and Gamble towers as seen from a bus window on Gilbert Ave.

- The Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky's Southbank Shuttle pulling into a stop through some downtown Cincinnati steam.

- View from behind the operator glass of a Cincinnati Streetcar cab as it passes near Findlay Market through the snow.

- Family walking past the Federal Building in the snow.

- St. Louis Catholic Church in downtown Cincinnati.

- St. Louis Catholic Church in downtown Cincinnati.

- Parking garage sign destroyed by high winds and temporarily "fixed."

- Beneath Fort Washington Way between downtown and the ballpark.

- Cincinnati from below.

- A Cincinnati Streetcar passing by the entrance stairs to the Riverfront Transit Center.

- Covington, KY C and O Railroad bridge looking towards Cincinnati.

- Beneath the C and O approach in Covington, looking towards Cincinnati.

- Bacon double-cheese burger at the Red Fox Grill at 6 and Sycamore - the closest thing Cincinnati has to the diner on Seinfeld. Cash and lunch/breakfast only.

- Brunch at Sleepy Bee in Oakley.

- Alleyway between Sycamore and Broadway looking towards Mt. Adams.

- Cincinnati skyline as seen from the top floor of the Contemporary Arts Center.

- Cincinnati Streetcar being filmed for a Super Bowl commercial.

- Times-Star building as seen from below highway overpasses. This shot was featured in a quick post with several others here.

- "Not Guernica*2017" by Rick and Leslie Wolf, a response to the 2016 election, on display at Dick Waller's Art Place.

- Sun rising over the construction of the new Madtree Brewery from my apartment balcony.

- Barges passing on the Ohio River near the Brent Spence Bridge.

- Cincinnati, Ohio as viewed from Covington, KY.

On January 28, I had the opportunity to speak to a sold out crowd at the Taft Museum of Art about my work. All tickets to the event were claimed within 24 hours and it was an incredibly humbling experience. I'm very, very grateful to those who came out and to those who have read this site the past ten years. I'll never forget that day. Thanks to everyone and thanks to Ellen & the Taft for the opportunity to talk, make bad jokes, and to preach about Cincinnati and its history. A lot of people asked about future events and while I don't have any concrete details at this moment, a few things are in the works. Hopefully I'll have something to share soon.

Seriously, thank you. It means a lot.

*And pardon the grainy/warped quality of this photograph. It was a dark room with an image made at 8000 ISO and a super wide angle lens:

- Thank you.

- Cincinnati on a gloomy Sunday.

- Cincinnati skywalk at Fountain Square.

QC/D Updates this past month:

Aerial View of Kings Island Construction | Thanks to two readers submitting their aerial photographs: a unique look at the new roller coaster, "Mystic Timbers," under construction at nearby Kings Island Amusement Park.

From the Archives Part 1 - The Oakley Drive-In Theatre | The first in a series of stories that never made it to QC/D in the past ten years: a look at the history and abandonment of a former Eastside Cincinnati drive-in movie theatre.

Fading Advertisements: Obama on Liberty Street | Documenting another fading advertisement, although not in the "traditional" sense. A slowly fading mural of the 44th President of the United States created during his first campaign and photographed on the last day of his second term.

Unseasonably Warm | A collection of photos from the eastern edge of downtown Cincinnati on a January day that felt more like April.

From the Archives Part 2 - Shelter From the Weather or Nuclear Fallout? | A throwback story to 2008 when I came across an old shelter hidden on a hillside property. Was it protection against bad storms or there to survive a nuclear attack? If the bombs fell, would it even work?

Followup: The Oakley Drive-In When It Was Still Operating | A QC/D reader submits some photographs of the drive-in theatre from this month's first update. Instead of capturing the place in its abandoned state, he captured the place when it was still open.

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