Glennwood Cemetery

In the spirit of the end of the month, I submit this last entry to my Five Day Black and White Photography Challenge. I have to thank my friend, Andy Crawford for the challenge, as it helped me to revisit some images and look at them in a different light. This scene at Glenwood Cemetery in Houston was actually taking during the afternoon, but just seemed perfect for a night time effect. Glenwood was the  first cemetery in Houston to be professionally designed and opened in 1871.

 

This scene at Glenwood Cemetery in Houston was actually taking during the afternoon, but just seemed perfect for a night time effect.  Photo by Tim Stanley Photography.

Gazebo in the Trees

Vargo’s, a Houston restaurant, was famous for its scenic, lake-front property featuring a white gazebo where many a couple has said “I do.” The wooded site was also known for the peacocks and the wooded pathways were visitors would stroll after dinner. I proposed to my wife there a few years back (okay, more than a few) and have enjoyed several fine meals there since. Today, the restaurant is gone, but the memories for many people live on.

 

Vargo’s, a famous Houston restaurant, is gone, but the memories for many people live on. This gazebo was the setting for many weddings. Photo by Tim Stanley Photography.

All That Jazz

In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve posted a few black and white photos this week. You can blame my friend Andy Crawford for that. Andy is a photographer that joined us in New Orleans last spring and is just a super guy. Earlier this week, he challenged me to a Five Day Black-and-White Photo Challenge. I’m not the biggest black-and-white photographer, so I had to come up with a couple of examples that might work. So for day three, I present this image of some street performers in the Bourbon Street area of the French Quarter in New Orleans. These young guys put on quite a show, and didn’t blink an eye when our group of photographers swarmed all around their “stage.”

 

Some street performers in the Bourbon Street area of the French Quarter in New Orleans. These young guys put on quite a show, and didn't blink an eye when our group of photographers swarmed all around their stage.

 

Bad Habits

What use to be socially acceptable years ago, is not any more. Watch any old black and white movie and you most likely will see someone lighting up with a smoke in one hand with an adult beverage in the other. These days, you might still find it, but most likely in an establishment just for that purpose. Some would state though that a bad habit is only bad if taken to extreme, so proceed with caution. This was taken at Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop in the French Quarter in New Orleans.

 

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Stepping Up in Downtown Houston

It was almost a year ago when I went walking through Sam Houston Park, by downtown Houston. I liked the lines of these stairs as if they were leading up to a path towards downtown.

 

Stepping Up in Downtown Houston

Fall Flowers

We’ve all heard the phrase about making lemonade when life gives you lemons. So when you go to the zoo and the animals are all sleeping or hiding, then you make lemonade. You enjoy the other surroundings, such as the beautiful flowers and plants. These fall flowers were found at the Houston Zoo in early October.

I thought the cooler temperatures might have the animals moving about, but not on this afternoon. So instead, I directed the camera in the other direction for a peek at the colorful petals of these flowers.

 

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Classic Lines

The classic lines of beautiful classic cars are timeless. Add to that the bright colors of these and you have a winning combination. I don’t think Henry Ford or any other early car manufacturer ever imagined their vehicles could look so impressive.

These are more selections from the Longhorn Rod Run in Old Town Spring a few weeks ago.

 

These are more selections from the Longhorn Rod Run in Old Town Spring a few weeks ago. Photo by Tim Stanley Photography