This weeks post…, Ok, so technically it’s last weeks post (I’ve been playing “catch-up” since my recent trip to Lake Placid, NY!), features an image captured on a fine late summer afternoon in Saratoga Springs, NY. (The City of Saratoga Springs, is home to a wide variety of interesting, educational, and entertaining venues including; Saratoga Race Course, Saratoga Spa State Park, The Canfield Casino, The National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame, and the Saratoga Auto Museum to name just a few!) Even a leisurely walk through the central business district, popping in and out of the many shops, storefronts and eateries lining both sides of Broadway (the main N-S spine through the City) proves to be a pleasant, and I think productive, way to spend a late Summer afternoon! The classic architecture of historic structures such as the Canfield Casino in Congress Park (Originally opened in 1870 as the Saratoga Club House, now the home of the Saratoga Springs History Museum!), and tastefully executed multi-use modern buildings such as 262 Broadway (where today’s featured image was captured) combined with the walk-able, “human scale” and relaxed pace of Saratoga Springs produces a very pleasant, visually stimulating and generally inviting environment which I would highly recommend!
Textures accentuated by soft, non-directional light, repetitive forms, patterns (organic and orthogonal) combine to create movement and drama in even the most obscure corners of remarkable places. All we need do is take the time to see!
This image created on one of several trips to Stockholm, Sweden was captured at Drottningholms slotts (Drottingholm Palace) the private residence of the Swedish royal family. A UNESCO Word Heritage Site, the palace was constructed in the 17th Century according to a French prototype by the architect Nicodemus Tessin the Elder. The palace featuring elaborate salons from the 17th, 18th and 19th Centuries is surrounded by a magnificent English Park and an imposing Baroque Garden.
Perhaps the Irish poet, William Butler Yeats said it best when he said, “The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”
This weeks post showcases one of my commissioned images from a recent architectural interiors shoot at the offices of Apprenda.com. This adaptive reuse project by First Columbia real estate/development company converted an entire floor, approximately 30,000 sf, of a former factory and warehouse building located at 433 River Street, Troy NY to support the office needs of a software firm, on the cutting edge of Enterprise Platform development. This 9 story former high bay manufacturing and warehouse facility, located on the banks of the Hudson River was once the headquarters of Cluett Peabody & Company, a longtime manufacturer of shirts, detachable shirt cuffs and collars. What was once a largely vacant eyesore and symbol of urban decay has been re-named (as Hedley Park Place, re-imagined (as a model of urban waterfront development), and re-purposed (as a multi-use business, technology, innovation and governmental center). As such it now represents what can be accomplished through creative development, and adaptive reuse of existing building stock.
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An example of architectural exteriors work recently commissioned by a property management firm located in the Capital Region of New York State. When photographing landscapes (natural or man made) the “rules” remain the same… compositions that lead the eye and invite the viewer to explore, even enter the image combined with directional lighting that serves to reveal the shape and form of the design will always produce the most successful images.
Utilizing Nikon cameras and lenses exclusively, and working in 35mm digital format, SCiraulo Photography is able to produce high quality, color and levels corrected digital images in a range of resolutions suitable for trade show displays, prints & wall décor, corporate publications, annual reports, press kits, advertisements, e-books, editorial & magazine publication, and web pages. To learn more about our specific services, and to view additional samples of my recent work, please click the services link above.