Downtown Christmas Walkabout

I had an hour to kill and spent it shooting up 3 blocks of Cleveland Street in downtown Clearwater.  I made 150 exposures, 3 for each image. They were combined in Trey Ratcliff’s new software, Aurora HDR.  This helped ameliorate the harsh early afternoon shadows.  When I was all done, I had harvested these 12 images to share.  Click any image to enlarge.

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Tucked between the office buildings in the 600 block, this little pocket park is a great place to have lunch or, if you’re so inclined, take a nap in the December sunshine.

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The Cleveland street median is decorated with some Avante Garde sculptures. I love the eye candy.

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This third sculpture is framing the old Capitol Theater Marquee.

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This iteration of the ubiquitous Starbucks chain blends nicely with the early 20th-century Wiseman Building …

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… however, most of the restaurant offerings are local, many with sidewalk seating.

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I love this handsome old brick building at Cleveland and Fort Harrison, built after the great 1910 fire destroyed much of downtown.

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Notwithstanding the holiday decorations, it didn’t feel much like Christmas in the 80º weather, but it was a fine day for a stroll.

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2 Responses to Downtown Christmas Walkabout

  1. Alba Marie says:

    Well, we have the cold weather but France has considerably less Christmas decorations than the US, so sometimes it doesn’t feel that much like Christmas here either!

  2. Joan says:

    HI Jack, enjoyed all the photos of downtown Clearwater. You have a good eye on just where to point the camera. Really liked seeing what downtown looks like now…….Joan

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