My first stop was, naturally, the Milwaukee Art Museum. I've shot the Calatrava addition so many times that I find it difficult to come up with anything new. First are a few "traditional" shots.
The second shot was taken a little later when the evening sun was nicely warming up the brise soleil. And here's a shot in which I was trying to be a little less orthodox.
I also took a couple of shots of the pavilion that fronts the Calatrava addition, again trying for something a little different.
The couple helped a bit, I thought.
On Thursdays the museum stays open until 8 p.m. and I wandered into the atrium. The museum entrance is available to visitors without obligating them to pay for admission to the exhibits. The atrium is an architectural goldmine, and each time I go I find myself taking similar shots, including the following.
I would really like a lens that provided a wider angled view. I just couldn't quite include both the floor and the peak in the same shot.
It was late in the evening and there were few patrons. While I was there I had the opportunity to make virtually the same shot with no one present in the shot.
Not as effective. It's missing something: perspective.
One thing I've learned is that if I am attempting to get a truly symmetrical shot, the camera needs to be very close to the axis line of symmetry. I mean within an inch or two. I still like the symmetrical shots best, but I also tried to capture some asymmetrical ones.
A little difficult to interpret, but it does hold some interest. I also took a shot from the lower level looking up toward the Calder mobile.
Discovery World is a science and technology center on the Lakefront south of the Milwaukee Art Museum. In some ways its architecture complements the museum's Calatrava addition. I strolled around the center to get a few shots.
And here's one looking up that seemed to work.
On the lake side of the center is a handsome amphitheater area constructed of unpainted lumber. Here is an abstract shot of that area.
Finally, I noticed that the lakefront's resident three-masted schooner, the Denis Sullivan, was sailing into port and waited to catch a few shots of it.
I didn't notice any passengers disembarking, so it may have been simply a practice cruise for the crew, who spent some time securing the rigging after the docking.
This last is not much of a shot, but I did like the combination of elements that it incorporated: the dock, the water, the reflections, and the line.