This morning it rained pretty good, but by afternoon the clouds began parting and there was sunshine here and there. This is a shot of Front Street in downtown Ketchikan, Alaska, my home. Multiple exposures, processed as an HDR image.
Thanks so much, Drew! If I continue to get results like this (and encouragement from friends like you), I will probably put something together to sell in the local shops. I have an acquaintance here in town that makes darned good money selling books and calendars from his photos of the surrounding areas.
Thanks so much! Well, the last cruise ship for the day pulled out of port, so the shops were pretty much all closed. If I'd have shot this on a busy cruise ship day, you'd think it was a booming metropolis! We're a little town of about 12,000 people, and when the ships are in port, it can more than double the population for several hours... There are only a couple more days of ships, then many of the shops will be boarded up until next May. When I moved here a little over twenty years ago, there was only a couple of shops that catered to our visitors. All of these downtown buildings held clothing stores, insurance offices, five and dime stores, bars, shoe shops... Now, it's just about all tourist shops. Downtown is pretty quiet when the ships pull anchor.