Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Meet Gary, a homeless man on Broad & Chestnut

Gary was sitting bent over at the corner of Broad and Chestnut on this particular day that I decided to do street photography.

A young lady probably in her 20's squatted down to talk to Gary for a good 10 minutes. She then ran off crying...

I walked over to talk to the man. He told me his name is Gary and that he had been homeless for about 6 years. I asked how he was able to deal with the extreme cold we've had. He mentioned that a friend of him had, according to Gary "hit it big" and was able to get a hotel for a week. Gary then proudly showed me the green sports watch he had received from the woman who had stopped to talk to him.

I asked Gary if he needed to get help to get to the shelter which he denied because he's had bad experience with them. I gave him some money, shook his hand, and wished him well.

Enjoy the journey...

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Stitching together Panoramic Views

My first attempts of stitching photos together to create a panoramic shots.

\Enjoy the journey...

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Historic Rittenhouse Town

Historic RittenhouseTown is located in the Historic Northwest section of Philadelphia approximately 8 miles or 20 minutes from Philadelphia's City Hall.

William Rittenhouse, first Mennonite minister in America, erected here in 1690 the colonies' first paper fill. Successive generations of Rittenhouses built additional mills, establishing this region as the center of American paper making. By the 1850s, this village had over 40 buildings, and seven early buildings survive from this once prosperous industrial community. Scientist David Rittenhouse was born here in 1732.

Enjoy the journey...