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Cincinnati, part 2

Union Terminal.

Union Terminal.

West End.

West End abandoned home, closeup.


Cincinnati Music Hall.

Cincinnati Music Hall, completed in 1878. 

Businesses across from Findlay Street. 

Abandoned store, Ridge Road, Cincinnati.

Empty store, Ridge Road. 

Over the Rhine, downtown Cincinnati.

Abandoned buildings, Over-the-Rhine.

Ohio River from Eden Park in Cincinnati.

View of Ohio River and Northern Kentucky from Eden Park. 

Abandoned Krogers store, Cincinnati.

Abandoned Krogers grocery, Kennedy Heights. 

New office park, Blue Ash, outside Cincinnati.

New suburban office building, Blue Ash. 

Pleasant Ridge Chili

I've been in Cincinnati the past week on some family business that's not exactly super fun. I haven't had much time to take photos of my hometown but have managed to squeeze in a few minutes here and there while running around town.

Up in the air over Lake Powell

Processed with VSCOcam

Processed with VSCOcam

Processed with VSCOcam

Top photo is Lake Powell, middle photo is touching down in Denver, bottom photo was taken somewhere over eastern Colorado or maybe Kansas.

All taken with VSCO app on my iPhone 5 but I imported the photos into Lightroom on my laptop in order to process.

Unrelated: I paid $25 to United Airlines to bring a piece of baggage with me. I'm in Cincinnati tonight, my bag never left LAX despite the fact I checked in 75 minutes before going aloft. Way to go, United! Rob me of $25 I could have spent on more camera gear! (UPDATE: still waiting for my bag, but I got my 25 boxes of ziti refunded). 

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More beeography

Playing around with macro lens in the yard over the weekend. I like this one best: get a taste of the scale of a bee's world.

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, downtown Los Angeles.

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, downtown Los Angeles (black & white).

Took these at lunchtime recently at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown L.A. It's a pretty striking building -- built to replace the old cathedral damaged in an earthquake. 

New lens purchase: Nikon 50mm 1.8

I didn't really need it. But I wanted it and Nikon was offering a $20 rebate. So I plopped down $200 and picked up the Nikon 50mm 1.8g lens recently to use on my Nikon D5100 (and possibly a future camera!). The above are a few of my initial efforts with the lens featuring Sammy the Dog as my involuntary model.

Cheeseboro & Palo Comado Canyons

Went for a nice loop hike in Cheeseboro and Palo Comado Canyons on Sunday afternoon -- a big chunk of land preserved between the San Fernando Valley and Agoura Hills here in So Cal. The canyons include a series of trails criss-cross the rolling Simi Hills, which are now green (but probably not for long) due to some recent rains.