Tag Archives: Cedar Rapids

Alto sax and drums

I’ve been posting less for the past couple of weeks because of a heavy gigging schedule with the band. To emphasize the fact that I’ve been out and about playing music, here’s a shot I took a week ago after our last set of the first day at the Czech Fest in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Alto sax and drums

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 38mm. 1/6 second at f/5.6, ISO 800.

Canon T2i on stage after a gig.

Matyk 1893

This past weekend, I came upon this building while wandering around the flood damaged Czech Village in Cedar Rapids. The distressed look of the whitewashed brick immediately caught my eye, but getting a good angle from street level was difficult. I settled on this one.

Whitewashed brick building in Cedar Rapids

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 27mm. 1/80 second at f/11, ISO 200.

Canon T2i wandering the old Czech Village.

Rail perspective

While wandering around between sets during the late afternoon on Saturday in Cedar Rapids, I grabbed a batch of perspective shots. Why? Because Iowa is super flat so perspective centric vistas abound. Here’s a long shot of a rail line heading out towards a corn processing plant.

Train track perspective in Cedar Rapids

Lens: Canon EF-S 15x85mm at 15mm. 1/400 second at f/11, ISO 200.

Canon T2i looking for perspective.

The Cedar River

This past weekend we were in Cedar Rapids, Iowa playing music at a three day Czech Festival. To say we had fun would be an understatement–we had a BLAST! A big reason why we were there was because of a massive flood of the Cedar River in 2008 which devastated much of the city including most of the old Czech neighborhood. They’ve been rebuilding and are now pushing to revitalize the area. Here’s a shot of a very placid looking Cedar River taken in the late afternoon from the 16th Ave bridge just outside the Czech Village.

Cedar river view, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Lens: Canon 15-85mm at 15mm. 1/100 second at f/11, ISO 200.

Canon T2i on a river in Iowa.