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1st Outside Photowalk of the Summer

1st Outside Photowalk of the Summer

On the river in Des Moines, Iowa

801 Grand

801 Grand - The roof is made out of copper sheeting that was designed to form a green coating of verdigris over time, much like the Statue of Liberty. However, unlike New York City, the air salt content in Des Moines was so low that the desired oxidation process failed. The result was the copper turned a dark brown. Discussions on possible removal of the top layer of copper that would allow crews to purposely cause the oxidation process to create verdigris resulted in the decision to leave the roof as is in its current state. - wikipedia

A Review from The Des Moines Egotist

A Review from The Des Moines Egotist

The Des Moines Egotist recently reviewed my photos of Des Moines and picked their top 5.

What makes Mr. Briggs’ portfolio successful:

Good presentation. Good introduction. We know what we’re looking at and why the photos are there.

Studied angles. It’s clear he is wandering around and around these familiar-to-most-of-us buildings, and finding new ways to see them.

An experimental theme. Riley, your eye for geometry is strong. The snaps you’ve enhanced with subtle patterns and linear highlights are among your strongest.
— thedesmoinesegotist.com

30 Instagram Photos that Will Make You Fall in Love with Des Moines

30 Instagram Photos that Will Make You Fall in Love with Des Moines

Two of my recent photos were just used in this blog on movoto.com with a post titled 30 Instagram Photos that Will Make You Fall in Love with Des Moines. So I am reposting these again and giving everyone a reminder to follow me on Instagram @rileyjbriggs and check out rileyb.me/dsm for a deeper exploration of the greatest city in the world. Also subscribe to my newsletter to see all my latest blog posts.

My Lil Cactus

My Lil Cactus
This is one of my cacti on my tv stand. I have had her for a year now.

Enabling Garden

These are some highlights from another photo walk to the garden down the street from me in Altoona. 

URAFIREWORK

These are photos from July 4th in 2008. I used my Canon 30D and shot some fireworks directly above me. These are all re-edits for my instragram