Wissahickon - New Digs by Kyle Dumont

Not sure I deserved the gifts that Santa bestowed this year, but I was chomping at the bit to take my new DSLR for a spin.

I'm loving the upgrade from my old point and shoot, both from a functionality (bracketing is the nice) and a picture quality standpoint (gonna need a bigger hd).

And what's more? Lightroom 5!! Not pirated!!

Lightroom 5 has gotten to the point where I pretty much don't need Photoshop anymore. 

The keen observer might notice that these shots are all from right around the Wissahickon station and that's because I had some time to kill till the train came. The real test drive for the new gear was Allegheny. But that's for another post. Thanks for the awesome equip Adams'. I'll put it to good use.

Girard - Series 2 by Kyle Dumont

For this series I wanted to pick some shots captured the architecture of the area. In these old neighborhoods, there's lots of brick and I love taking photos of brick buildings because or the rich contrast and texture.

Philly - Gerard - Right Off the Train Tracks

These old brick facades also make for really interesting shots because of the community history they speak to.

Philly - Girard - Fresh Meats

Furthermore, the buildings themselves are active, the old providing the substrate for the new.

 

Philly - Girard - Cables

Girard - Series 1 by Kyle Dumont

On my way to a meeting, I had the chance to spend some time in one of my favorite areas of the city, Girard Street.

 

Philly - Girard - The Man with the Iron Fists

Aside from hipsters, Girard doesn't get much credit, but a walk down Gerard is pure Philadelphia. 

 

Philly - Girard - Graffiti Sunset BW

This is the first of a few posts that I'll put up to illustrate what I'm talking about, but if you're impatient you can find em up in the gallery. 

Philly - Gerard - Fresh Prince

Up N Running by Kyle Dumont

Hot off a wild night of networking, I got the motivation to unshamble the new site.

 

Philly - Naval Yard - Docks

The squarespace site was a bit of an investment, but so far, the added functionality looks like it has been worth it. 

 

Philly - Spring Garden - Chipped Paint

Here's to a fresh coat of paint and a new iteration of ofthemountain.com

Philly - Broad St - D.V.