Fun with Architecture!

I’ve always been drawn to macro photography and the beautiful sunsets that Mother Nature creates nightly, but I never thought I’d love shooting architectural subjects. Lucky for me I live in Buffalo, NY and we have AMAZING architecture all around us!

I’ve had the opportunity to visit downtown Buffalo the last couple weekends and I’ve taken a few shots of my surroundings. What beauty in the artistic craftsmanship that many skilled laborers created in our downtown buildings. This seems to be a lost art which is so sad. Nowadays we opt for glass & metal structures, which definitely have it’s place in our history timeline but I have always been drawn to the more intricate designs in stone and wood.

I grew up in a house that’s well over one hundred years old now and always loved that it wasn’t a cookie cutter home. Arched doorways, glass knobs and skeleton keys to open the mahogoney doors within are my kind of beauty.

These are just a couple photos in my Downtown Buffalo collection. I love the negative space in this steeple photo and the gold dome on the second image reminds me of the Taj Mahal – Buffalo style of course. 🙂

Downtown Buffalo, NY

Downtown Buffalo, NY

I’m kicking around the idea of doing a collection of our incredible area churches. The amazing detail in these structures needs to be preserved because some day it may turn to rubble and then our future generations will miss out on all their beauty.

If you have any suggestions on specific churches you’d like to see me photograph, please comment below.

See you on the other side of the lens.

 

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About Missy Ray

I'm a 40-something, female CEAS I, Office Manager/Singer-in-a-band/Photographer/Crafter/Artist/Wanna-be-Entrepreneur who learns a little bit about myself with each passing day.
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One Response to Fun with Architecture!

  1. love old architecture ! Guess you take after mama. LOL

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