In 2016 I was doing some advertising photography in Baltimore, Maryland and upstate New York (around Fishkill) for a client that was working on a large rebranding project. When the shoot days were over my wife met me and we took the train from Newburg, New York to the heart of New York City in Grand Central Terminal. We spent the next four and a half days exploring Manhatten. For most of the trip I left my expensive cameras and equipment behind and just enjoyed the trip as a normal person on vacation (while being completely present with my wife) rather that a professional photographer looking for the perfect shots all the time. The only time I brough out the big camera was when we went to see the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island. That's always something I had wanted to see and capture up close. This is one of the photos I took that day and one of my favorite photos from 2016. This is the old Union Depot train station (currently the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame) against Tulsa City Hall. When doing architectural photography I like to have fun with the lines to make an interesting image. In each of these images taken in downtown Tulsa, I composed each shot to have one line at a parrellel with one edge of the frame. In this photo taken from the Cincinnati Ave bridge in downtown Tulsa, you can see the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, Tulsa City Hall, the Williams Tower (Bank of Oklahoma), and the 320 S Boston Building. Tusla architectural photography at the BOK Tower and City Hall. I like to have fun with converging lines. In this photo of the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame and the BOK Tower, Instead of leveling the camera perfectly, I put a straight line at one edge of the frame for a distorted perspective. Photograph of an old bar sign in the Oklahoma panhandle. A herd of American Bison at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve near Pawhuska, Oklahoma. A peculiar scene in an abandoned neighborhod. I was killing time in Oklahoma City one day before a photo shoot and I ended up in a mostly abandoned neighborhood when I saw a crow land on top of this old house. The longer I looked the stranger the scene became. The crow on top, the cross in the doorway, then I noticed a Visa Mastercard sign to the right of the door. Weird! This photo of Downtown Tulsa was taken with the idea of blending the past with the present almost to say, that even the buildings and skyscrapers we build for ourselves are only monuments of things that won't last. A large American Bison (commonly known as Buffalo) stands under a stormy sky at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve near Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Downtown Tulsa is a great place for architectural photography. This is one of my favorite spots to photograph because of the contrast of old and new, Art-Deco, modern architecture, and more.