Shadowness - Rheazblaze An art sharing site where artists can create a free portfolio. Reach to thousands of graphic designers, photographers and art enthusiasts. en Moon, Stars, and Fog <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />A view over some forested land in Pennsylvania during a particularly foggy and starry night. The bright light you see is the moon setting over the horizon and, of course, the stars above. It gave the scene a rather surreal, but neat look. If you'd like to purchase and unwatermarked print, please go here: © 2012-2014. Mon, 03 Feb 2014 10:29:16 -0500 At the Corner of Park and 42nd <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />At the Corner of Park and 42nd in New York City you'll find this iconic building. Opened in 1871 and referred to then as Grand Central Depot it was renamed Grand Central Station between 1899 and 1900. When the building was completely torn down and replaced by this building it was renamed once again to Grand Central Terminal, but almost everyone still refers to it as a Station. It has a very long history of building built around it while it still remains the relatively squat building you see here. It also has a very interesting cleaning history. The exterior and interior was not always so clean and efforts back from the late 1990s impressed upon the world that the building must remain clean. The trains all leave from beneath the surface of the road where pedestrian and vehicular traffic are almost always a constant. © 2012-2014. If you'd like an unwatermarked print of this image, please go here: Or here: Tue, 28 Jan 2014 09:20:42 -0500 Bring it to Jeffery <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />A conveyor belt found in an abandoned factory that was part of an abandoned, isolated school system for the mentally challenged. This was established back when the thought process was that children who were slower than the average child should be restricted from contact with the more "advanced" children. Now, with the advent of inclusion, isolationism has been reduced greatly and this effectual town was part of that reduction. © 2011-2014. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 13:13:59 -0500 Breath of Life <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Water. Our source of life on this planet and the most corrosive substance in the world. It always amazes me what water can do, look like, and feel like. It is intrinsically a part of us and constantly effects our everyday life. This particular little waterfall is in Hocking Hills State park in Ohio. What a gem this place was! Simple, elegant beauty without the shocking deliberation that nature can oftentimes provide. It was calm and utterly serene. I will return there one day, most likely in autumn, to explore it once more. 2011-2013. Thu, 23 May 2013 10:26:45 -0400 Meetings and Departures <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />One of the coolest buildings in New York City is the well known Grand Central Terminal. Serving only trains coming in from, mainly, the north, it is a beautiful building seldom visited but recognizable by many. A couple decades ago a restoration project was conducted to remove the grime and dirt of years and years of train travel, smoke from cigarettes, and general city collective nasties and left the pristine building you see today. During rush hour, the floor is packed with people, but on off times it's quiet and serene. Regardless, the main concourse, shown here, is a lovely spot to watch people meeting up, arriving, or departing. 2012-2013. An unwatermarked print is available here: Wed, 22 May 2013 13:28:55 -0400 Light Shall Guide Me <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Southern Montana, right at the border of Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park. That mountain is, I believe, Electric Peak and the river is Gardner River which is a tributary of the Yellowstone River. The sun was shining perfectly at the moment I found this location, spreading its rays down on the peak and river. 2011-2013. Purchase a print without a watermark here, in various sizes: Mon, 13 May 2013 14:19:12 -0400 Behind Every Great Man <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br /> an uninterested lioness! Mr. Lion has such a big fayce! There is another photo that I have of the two of them standing side by side and the skull size is absolutely extraordinary. The difference is rather striking. Anyways, we were waiting for him to give us a yawn so instead of just standing there we snapped photos. :) 2011-2013. Fri, 29 Mar 2013 10:02:56 -0400 Monumental Road <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Despite the fact that I knew where I was headed on this roller coaster ride of a day, I never expected to bump into this!! That morning I was white knuckling the wheel of my Honda Civic as I traversed on roads that were not made for such cars while the skies let loose their fury in the form of a pretty nasty March snowstorm. That afternoon found me driving through Utah, attempting to find Arizona, through patches of the leftover storm. I crested a hill and nearly drove off the road when I saw the spread of Monument Valley beneath me. I had NO idea I was on that particular road or that I would get to see one of the most iconic places in the U.S. Monument Valley is located in Utah, right along the Arizona border, closer to the eastern end of the two states. When I arrived, a patch of leftover storm was dumping its remains to the east, the left hand side there. After passing Canyonlands and Arches National Parks, and then this, I knew that one day I'd have to return to those sections of Utah prepared for some desert photography. I still have to manage to do that one day, but I'm in no rush. At least I can take comfort in knowing that I got to see this, surprise though it was! Print available here: 2012-2013. Wed, 20 Mar 2013 11:04:58 -0400 Spotted Eel <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />A Spotted Eel doing its smile thing. Eels are quite cool and normally not as vicious as they seem. If their mouths are open, it simply means they are breathing; if you see an eel with its mouth shut it normally means that there's a problem or it's already dead. This guy was super big and healthy. Obviously. :) 2010-2012. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 12:29:45 -0400 Fresh Air <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Imagine the scene: Montana. Me, in my Honda Civic, dirty from 44 days on the road, complete with NY license plates. I pull off onto the side of the road, where it's slightly muddy from isolated rain showers that have occurred all day. I whip out my cell phone to call the hotel ahead to make sure I have a room booked for the night. Windows are rolled down since it's, at current, not raining. My hotel is, in fact, booked, they tell me so I hang up the phone and look up. To my left, right outside my window, is a horse and rider. Complete picture of a dusty cowboy with THIS as a backdrop. "Did ya break down?" he asks. Polite, willing to help the poor girl from NY in the middle of nowhere, Montana. "No," I answer, "but thanks for stopping to ask." He tips his hat, gives me a small smile and bids me a good day. In retrospect, at the time, I should have pulled wires out from under my feet and sliced them apart. :D He would have provided some tales for later, I set my watch and warrant on it. This is a tribute to you, nice Montana cowboy man. Thanks for being nice and doing the right thing by stopping. It's more than I can say anyone around these parts would ever do. 2011-2013. Tue, 26 Feb 2013 11:46:38 -0500