iPhone Photos

Tropical Colored Houses

It's iPhone Friday! Of course, any Friday is a good day since it's the opening of the weekend. :-)

Once again we return to the islands where I just love all of those tropical colored houses. It's one of the things that contributes to the festive atmosphere of places like this. On the way back from the Harbor Village Marina the rear of this particular building called upon me to photograph it.

Tropical Colored Houses
Tropical Colored Houses

It's just a plain and simple structure but the combination of the colors, the palm trees and the storm windows compelled me to raise the iphone and frame the moment.

Storm Window
Storm Window

Windows always invoke a bit of mystery and wonderment, particularly when you cannot see what's on the other side.

I cropped off the roof line and gutters, leaving the eave and soffit area as a top frame element and the shadows to frame the sides.

iPhoneography is a lot of fun!

Have a great weekend and thank you for stopping by.

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Just Hanging Out

Just outside of the Atlantis Hotel in the Bahamas is a quaint little village along the edge of the harbor. It's a great place for just hanging out. There are all sorts of shops and cafe's there, which draws a decent crowd daily. It's paradise for many tourist, just what most are looking for while traveling and enjoying life. Here in the village you can find everything from ice cream cones and beach sandals to 5-carat diamond rings and Cartier watches.

As mentioned in this previous post, I have joined in on the "iPhone Friday" fun so I provide you with this iPhone image below.

Just Hanging Out
Just Hanging Out

One of the things I have always loved about the tropics is the wonderful colors used for buildings. They just make everything seem so festive. But since this is a street scene of sorts, I though a monochrome conversion was in order as well.

Just Hanging Out
Just Hanging Out

Have a great weekend everyone and thanks for stopping by.

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The Jazz Corner

Happy Friday! Today we share a few iPhone images from a wonderful jazz and super club we visited on Hilton Head Island recently. It's a quaint place called The Jazz Corner, featuring upscale culinary treats and outstanding entertainment. The name fits perfectly as the club sits back in a corner of a modern commercial development.

Upon entry, you are welcomed by a host or hostess and your immediate impression will be how professional the staff is. After taking a few steps inside the place, you just know this is a high quality establishment and you will anticipate nothing but the best of everything. You will also not be disappointed.

We visited on a Wednesday evening (do make a reservation, the place fills quickly) and was seated at a front row table with the stage just a few feet away.

The Jazz Corner Stage
The Jazz Corner Stage

The shots in this post were all taken while seated at our table. One may wonder if sitting this close to the stage would be too close. Will the music be too loud and annoying?

Not a chance, this place has excellent acoustics and sound quality.

After ordering wine and dinner, which was a five-star affair, we were entertained by The Earl Williams Quartet. What a great show and experience. Earl Williams is a very funny and talented gentleman who interacted very nicely with the sold-out crowd. It was truly a night to remember.

Earl Williams
Earl Williams

Mr. Williams plays several instruments and provides comedic relief, often reminding you of Fred Sanford (Red Foxx). Yes, he is truly an all-around entertainer and great song and dance man.

Clarence Williams
Clarence Williams

Clarence Williams, son of Earl, performs a solo on his bass guitar.

In the background is Jimmy Charles on drums, quite a talent and the man that keeps everything in time and on beat. Unfortunately, I was unable to get a better shot of Jimmy without rudely blocking someone's view.

Lavon Stevens
Lavon Stevens

Lavon Stevens, an excellent pianist, was quite impressive with his ability to sing as well as play piano.

Earl Williams sings the Blues
Earl Williams sings the Blues

Lastly, we have Earl Williams, looking somewhat Hip-Hop, singing the blues. What an entertainer, he sings, dances, plays harmonica, saxophone, clarinet and provides comedy.

Bravo sir!

Overall, I rate The Jazz Corner as a 5-star experience and the owner and President, Bob, should be most proud of this wonderful establishment. If you are ever in Hilton Head, make this a place to visit for a memorable evening. Here is a list of the talent you can see there.

Thanks for visiting, and I wish you all a great weekend. :-)

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At The Movies

Welcome to the weekend! We all love to reach this point in the week as it provides a little free time to hang out with family and friends. It's also a time when many check online listings to see what's at the movies and head out to see that must see production. Movies are the great escape and I have always enjoyed the experience.

Today we have a series of iPhone shots (with the exception of the very first image) taken on my last trip to the theater. It's my first offering of them here, but I thought I would join a couple of my photography friends, Edith Levy and Jim Nix, who also post iPhone images regularly.

So off to the movies we go!

Photo of a theater marquee
Photo of a theater marquee

The movie marquee is a common site around the world, although this particular style is a bit retro.

Photo of The Great Escape Movie Theater lobby.
Photo of The Great Escape Movie Theater lobby.

I told you movies were the great escape, so what better name for a huge theater house with 15 cinemas?

Let's head on inside.

Photo of a movie theater lobby.
Photo of a movie theater lobby.

Now just a minute here!

That image on the wall to the left is one of my creations, From Out of the Darkness. I always thought that would make a nice movie title but no one has talked to me about this. I have to see the management on this, they owe me at least a free popcorn. :-)

Photo of a Les Miserables poster board
Photo of a Les Miserables poster board

Any Les Mis fans in the house? That's a pretty cool poster board and would make a great collectible. Haven't seen it yet? You just past some videos.

Photo of "Now Playing" at the movies lightboxes
Photo of "Now Playing" at the movies lightboxes

Movie lightboxes which show "Coming Soon" or "Now Showing" productions can be very interesting and make nice art work.

Speaking of which, I spoke to the management about my art work in the lobby. I gave them an ear full too!

So after paying full price for my tickets and the popcorn... it's time to go have a seat and enjoy the show. :-)

Photo of a theater corridor that leads to each cinema
Photo of a theater corridor that leads to each cinema

Hey! Les Mis is here on the left in #3.

Enjoy the show and have a great weekend, everyone!

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