The panorama I’m posting here has a handful of flaws apparent. The light drizzle hitting the lens is responsible for a couple of those but the stitching process via Photoshop combined with my lack of desire of spending an additional hour of tedious work ‘painting’ the problem until its not easily noticeable, can account for the rest. A larger [2315x640px] size is here.
The subject of the panorama is the new Uptown Project in University Circle, the Google Street-view image below is from mid 2011. Constantino’s Market, Barnes & Noble. Melt Bar & Grill and many other retail establishments are already open with others preparing for their opening. Apartments are also being readied for the floors above the retail establishment below.
Cleveland Lakefront Under A Full Moon. A larger version [2057x640px] is here.
The Cleveland Aquarium has a vertical stand-alone tank that has several different type of Angelfish. These are freshwater fish so I have surmised that they are of the species Pterophyllum which translates to ‘winged leaf’. These fish have a passion for darting around the tank in spirals and are a hassle to get your camera focused on. Angelfish are also monogamous and I’ve read that if their partner dies, the other will usually not seek out another companion. The more you shoot, the more you know..
The Cleveland Aquarium has quite a few Scorpaenidae but I’m not quite sure what species this one is despite browsing hundreds of photos of them on the internet. Scorpionfish can change colors and have algae growing on their back to blend into the surroundings as they lay-in-wait for a fish to wander by so they can suck it into their mouths. The animated Gif above was created from several frames of a second of movement that you may have to wait a few minutes to notice.
The Opistognathus aurifrons AKA Yellow-Headed Jawfish was probably the most enjoyable fish to watch while I was at the Cleveland Aquarium. The small fish burrows itself in sand that it has dug out using its mouth as a wet-vac of sorts and then spits it out [see above gif]. I observed these fish use that spitting method to fend off anything that comes near its burrow. One instance, one of these fish seemed to be spitting sand into one of its peers burrows as that fish was clearing sand from it. I’m not sure if it was to spite his neighbor or if he was just expressing his displeasure of the proximity that the fish was building their burrow.
I shot this photo on West 25th street in Cleveland about six years ago but I’m posting it here, not because it’s a great shot but for the comments from people that share parts of their life in the comment section below the photo.
Most comments are from former employees or customers of Gaylords and their experiences with the chain anywhere from Panama City Florida to New Kensington Pa. These comments relate to another time in the USA. I never heard of Gaylords or the Giant Tiger before I uploaded this but I now know a great deal more, not only of Gaylords but also the 20th century retail industry as well..
Six piece panorama of the ‘Music Saves’ vs ‘WCSB’ softball match at Gordon Park. The image links to the 4011x800px size.
I posted a large panorama encompasses nearly the entire Gordon park complex, that can be found here.