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.


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.


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

This third sculpture is framing the old Capitol Theater Marquee.

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


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




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


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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