Savannah – River Front

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Two views of the Savannah river front as seen from across the river.

Both pictures here, when clicked, open panorama views using “Zoom.it”.

Use the mouse wheel or the controls in the lower right to zoom in or out. Then drag the image to see other portions.

Both panoramas were made using Microsoft Image Composite Editor.

The panorama, linked to the photo on the right, consists of 17 individual exposures. The lens was set to 68mm (102mm 35mm-equiv.). The resulting pictures is 25,957 x 2,286 pixels, the file size is 23 MB.

The panorama linked to the photo below, consists of 18 exposures with the lens at 102mm ( 153mm 35mm-equiv.). Image size is 19,852 x 3,638 pixels and file size of 26 MB. The large images reside on SkyDrive.

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Savannah – Windows and Doors

It is said that when you look into someone’s eyes you can see the soul. It don’t know about that. But when you look at the windows and doors you can certainly tell the character of a city. Savannah is a fun place for looking at houses and buildings. LJK_2369-1600There is great variety of styles and age of architecture. The first photo here shows modern windows reflected in a older one.

From the glory days of Savannah, when the Cotton Exchange set the world price of cotton, there still remain the expressions of wealth and personalities. Whimsical designs abound. LJK_2218C-1200

 

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To see more of my collection of photos from Savannah, click on any of the images here. The last one here I titled “Exit ONLY”. Whimsy, indeed.

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Savannah–Bricks and Stones

Savannah is such a wonderful place – historic buildings, a really busy seaport, unusual shops, fun places to eat and drink. LJK_2063-1600The list just goes on and on.

The different “textures” of the city have always been one of my fascinations. I have quite a collection of photos, but selected just a few, from my last visit, for my album “Bricks and Stones”.

Here are three of the images. When you click on each, you will be taken to an online slide show of the photos.

Each photo connects to a different show, but the pictures are the same.

River Street, and the ramps leading to it, is paved with bricks and cobble stones. Many of the stones originated in Europe and came over as ballast on sailing ships. The ballast was unloaded to make the ships ready for cargos of cotton, rice, and the other products of the “colonies”.

Bricks were used for much of the construction of the city as it matured.

LJK_2280-1600Savannah is very conscious of its heritage and preservation is helping maintain this city’s historic charm.

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Enjoy my album. As I post this message, there are only ten photos there. I will continue to add to the collection, both new and older views.

The first link (railing topped wall) connects to my gallery at CafeLudwig.com. Click “PLAY SLIDE SHOW” at the top to start the show.

 

The “ghost house” brick wall shows a SkyDrive album. Click the “start” button, bottom center, to see the slide show.

The rails lead to a set of my photos on flickr. This show starts automatically.

So which is the most pleasant way of viewing them? Let me know with a comment below, I would love to learn your opinion.

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Morning walk in Savannah

In the days of sailing ships and cotton River Street in Savannah, Georgia was an area of warehouses and shipping facilities. Now the old buildings serve as bars, restaurants, and shops and are the destination of tourists from far and wide. The street runs north-west to south-east along the south bank of the Savannah river. The facades are thus in the shade most of the day. The idea was to photograph the street as the morning sun brushes over the street. Of course, it was cloudy.

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My friend Tom and I had the place to ourselves. Click on the image above for a large “zoom.it” view. LJK_2144-1280

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Sunrise was pretty. Even admired by a sea gull. The pigeon sought after other things.

Traffic on the river never rests. Large cargo ships come by going to or coming from the port up-river from Savannah.

Click on any of the pictures to see a small collection of photos from this morning walk.

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