Monday Window – April 25, 2022

Windows making a statement

In the prior post I teased about the windows hidden behind the glass brick wall in the featured photo. Well, to tell the truth, this week’s windows were hidden even deeper.

Here is what the photos looked like in the archive.

As you can see, the photos are sadly underexposed. When glancing through the images there was nothing here to catch the eye, just bad photography. I was careless and let the bright blue sky confuse the camera. Something I am well aware of and normally avoid, but this was more than eight years ago.

Any post-processing photo editor can dig the detail out of these shadows, but that also makes the noise very dominant. Currently a number of companies are vying for the top slot in noise reduction. I still find the offering from Topaz Labs to do a very effective job. Let me show you.

You may see the window on the right in last week’s photo.

You can also see why I titled this “windows making a statement”. The shabby, deteriorating brick facade is clearly intentional. The fake palm trees tell you that.

I wondered how that building looks today. Running over to Athens didn’t fit into my schedule, so I decided to look and see how it might appear in Google Street View. My camera does not have GPS, so the images don’t contain location information. I like to recommend taking a photo with a smartphone to log the place information. Of course, I didn’t do that. However, the context of the other photos from that day pretty much told me that this was on Clayton Street. Here is how it shows in Google Maps. Not much has changed …

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Monday Window – April 18, 2022

Glass Block Window

Some eight years ago on a visit to Athens, Georgia, we stopped in a small cafe. Part of the front wall was done with glass bricks. A somewhat unusual use, glass bricks don’t allow looking through, but they are great for letting in light and for privacy.

The photo was taken from the inside. That way the neat texture shows nicely.

This is not the first time that glass bricks made it into Monday Window. Here is a link to another post with glass brick windows, “A simple window“.

As you look at this photo you will notice a window across the street. A bit distorted, but a plain, utilitarian window. The glass blocks obscure other windows that are actually much more interesting. I will end with this teaser – come back next Monday to see what was behind the glass bricks.


100

One hundred! That is the number of followers of Monday Window. A proud achievement even if it is a very modest sum. Some of our Monday Window bloggers have thousands, even tens of thousands, of followers. Good for them! Good for all of us.

Our statistics are modest to say the least, but it is not all about this blog, it really is about the dedicated photographers and bloggers who keep their eyes open, see the world around them, and the little things, including windows. Who create beautiful photographs, captivating stories, and share with us a little bit of their lives. It is about this little group of friends who enrich our lives, who bring us a little spark, a little cheer. Thank you! Thank you all! And many thanks to our followers!

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