Third and a Half Avenue

Third and a Half Avenue
Virginia Software
Image by kuyman
After a long time spent making pretty realistic images on film and digital, I’ve decided I want to try some more visually adventurous photography.

When I started with HDR photography in 2007, Photomatix was the only usable software for making reasonably good images. Since then, HDR photography has exploded around the Internet and the real world. There are new methods, new software, and new cameras.

One of those new programs is Nik’s HDR Efex Pro… and it’s a really excellent program. I’ve also started using Aperture instead of Lightroom. It’s not as navigable as LIghtroom after the three years I’ve spent with Adobe, but after a couple weeks, I’ve been able to make images that are every bit as good as those done in Lightroom, but in half the time.

This is a 3 shot HDR image assembled in HDR Efex Pro with final touchups done in Apple’s Aperture.

1070 Virginia Avenue in Grandview Heights, 1919

1070 Virginia Avenue in Grandview Heights, 1919
Virginia Homes For Sale
Image by UA Archives | Upper Arlington History
This stucco home, located at 1070 Virginia Avenue in the Northwest Boulevard area of Grandview Heights, was advertised for sale in the January 1919 issue of the Norwester magazine. The advertisement mentioned that it was up in the knolls with a great view, that it had a large living room with a fireplace, a well-lit dining and breakfast room, a kitchen with built-in cupboards, a hall and lavatory on the first floor, four bedrooms and a tiled bathroom on the second floor, plus a two-car garage. The house was for sale by the Northwest Boulevard Company, and F.A. Shawaker was the sales manager.

This image available online at the UA Archives >>

Read the related "Norwester" magazine article at the UA Archives >>

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Identifier: hinw15p00bi01
Date (yyyy-mm-dd): c. 1919-01
Original Dimensions: 10.2 cm x 6.0 cm
Format: Black and White Halftone Photograph
Source: Norwester, January 1919, Front Inside Cover
Original Publisher: Upper Arlington Community (Ohio)
Location/s: Grandview Heights (USA, Ohio, Franklin County)
Repository: Upper Arlington Historical Society
Digital Publisher: Upper Arlington Public Library, UA Archives

Credit: UA Archives – Upper Arlington Public Library (Repository: UA Historical Society)

308-312 Virginia Avenue, Hotel Gilliland

308-312 Virginia Avenue, Hotel Gilliland
Virginia Hotels
Image by Universal Pops
Take in Clarksville, Virginia. This was the Hotel Gilliland, built in 1898. I don’t know the date of the hotel’s demise; but today an antique store and a beauty salon occupy the ground level. The old hotel is 3 stories high and 6 bays wide. The decorative metal cornice has been partially removed. The 1898 date of construction is at top center. The brick frieze is soldier course, and decorative brick panels are above the 3rd story windows. These upper story windows have pressed-metal hoods. An entrance to upper levels is located in the center bay of 1st story. At one time the hotel had an open 2-story porch across street façade; this explains the 2nd story “door-to-nowhere” and the marks on the front. VDHR ID: 192-0121-0008 [Virginia Department of Historic Resources}

Major source: Two Mecklenburg Towns—Boydton and Clarksville, ed. by John G. Zimmer, published by Virginia Department of Historic Resources in cooperation with the Southside Planning District Commission, Richmond 2003

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314 Virginia Avenue

314 Virginia Avenue
Virginia Lawyers
Image by Universal Pops (getting back into it)
Taken in Clarksville, Virginia–this group ends the series. This brick pre-1902 structure was a drugstore between the turn of the 20th century and 1930. It now houses offices for a lawyer and an accountant. Later the building was remodeled in Colonial Revival style. The 2nd story windows have wood lintels. VDHR ID: 192-0121-0009

Major source: Two Mecklenburg Towns—Boydton and Clarksville, ed. by John G. Zimmer, published by Virginia Department of Historic Resources in cooperation with the Southside Planning District Commission, Richmond 2003

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