This old Grinnell Automatic Sprinkler Fire Alarm can be found on the side of the Old Button Factory in Waterloo.
3 Exposure HDR, Photomatix, Lightroom, Photoshop, Topaz and OnOne filters.
April 7, 2013 | Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: architecture, Artifacts, button factory, Grinnell Automatic Sprinkler Fire Alarm, HDR, photography, Waterloo Ontario | Leave a comment
Numus @ the Button Factory
After the Uptown Waterloo Once Around The Block tour we had the privilege of experiencing Numus (New Music Now) in the Button Factory Studio. As quoted from their web site “NUMUS invites audiences to explore the bold sounds and ideas of a new generation of composers and performers while celebrating the innovators of the past.” For the day they called themselves The Button Factory Band. They were all excellent musicians and the compositions where playful, interesting, complicated, and artistic. It was a joy to watch and listen to them paint with sound. While taking these pictures I was more or less stuck in one spot and I feed off their creativity to come up with shots that focused on the interaction of their hands and the instruments.
April 2, 2013 | Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: art, button factory, Jazz, music, New Music, Numus, photography, uptown waterloo, waterloo | Leave a comment
On Saturday the Waterloo Community Arts Centre in the Button Factory on Regina St. Waterloo hosted Once Around The Block – Uptown Waterloo. Our tour guides consisted of 3 members of theBaden Storytellers’ Guild
The building that is now home to Marbles restaurant was originally built as a livery stable for the Alexander House, a hotel that once stood on the corner. The hotel was built in the mid 1870s by David Kuntz, the owner of the Kuntz brewery, which was on the diagonally opposite corner of King and William Streets. The hotel was torn down in the 1930s but the livery stable continued to be used as an automobile service station. Notice the wide entrance way to allow for a horse and buggy. Today it’s one of many excellent restaurants in Waterloo. (description from http://www.wpl.ca/walkingtour/MaryAllen/02-8William.html).
Tech Info: 3 exposure HDR in Photomatix then effects added in Photoshop, Topaz, OnOne
March 27, 2013 | Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: architecture, art, button factory, Marbles Resturant, photography, waterloo community arts centre, Waterloo Ontario | Leave a comment