Architecture and Lines

I have always been drawn to architectural styles with clean and repeating lines. The symmetry of patterns created from such designs just exudes a peaceful harmony for me. Throw in a few arches and some earth-tone colors and I will happily create a photo or three. :-) Such was the case on a visit to the Maryland Capital city of Annapolis on an early Spring day.

Lines and Architecture
Lines and Architecture

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I had spotted this courtyard in the distance and was heading to photo it when I stopped briefly to shoot this Free Ride trolley. Once I arrived I found a nice bench to relax and balance out the shot.

This 5-shot HDR was processed in Nik's HDR Efex Pro 2.  Afterward a dash of Topaz Clarity and a slight S-curve completed the task.

As always, I appreciate the visit and your comments.

4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM