Tim Kiser's photos with the North Carolina

A wall of appropriate length for this many newspaper boxes.

A wall of appropriate length for this many newspaper boxes.
And it's tall enough to shield you from the sights and sounds of that portable Ingersoll Rand 185 cubic-feet-per-minute air compressor over there, while you're helping yourself to free(!) real estate advertisements.

I don't know what all this constructio…
Added on June 25, 2014

Parkland setting for this sidewalk and these bulb ornaments, on what was a good afternoon for shadows of utility poles in the southeastern U.S.

Parkland setting for this sidewalk and these bulb ornaments, on what was a good afternoon for shadows of utility poles in the southeastern U.S.
In Wilmington, North Carolina, on December 30th, 2012, a view of Wallace Park from the north side of Metts Avenue, east of South 22nd Street.

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Library of Congress classification ideas:
GT4988 Christmas tree ornaments—Pictorial wor…
Added on October 10, 2013

Transformer box area.

Transformer box area.
There's a lot of interesting stuff to explore back in here, provided you're not scared. For instance that is an interesting stain on that white door back there, the closed one.

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In downtown Wilmington, North Carolina, on December…
Added on October  9, 2013

Ornamental entry.

Ornamental entry.
The vertical stripes of protrusions were intended to provide visual "resting places" as your eyes scan the large expanse of façade.

The awning or canopy extends out past the sidewalk; this will be useful for keeping your VIPs out of the rain when you're…
Added on October  8, 2013

Nice placement of distant conifers in this landscape in the southeastern U.S.

Nice placement of distant conifers in this landscape in the southeastern U.S.
Imagine the parking lot is filled with cars, and the occupants of all the cars are packed inside the small aluminum building at the left — and you're the building's receptionist!, facing that crowd all by yourself.

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In Wilmington,…
Added on October  7, 2013

Quick sketch of ideas for a department store window display on these painted wooden panels.

Quick sketch of ideas for a department store window display on these painted wooden panels.
I planned it out that I'd visit this at a time of year and time of day when the sun's rays would be hitting the artwork from the side, thereby emphasizing the roughness of the painted wooden surface. It was a lot of work!

The artist selected the mural's…
Added on October  6, 2013

A sidewalk at an intersection!

A sidewalk at an intersection!
Haven't these orange telecommunication utility markings opened up new possibilities for composition ideas to hobby photographers in this residential neighborhood.

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In Wilmington, North Carolina, on December 30th, 2012, at the nort…
Added on October  5, 2013

Wilmington, North Carolina, architectural thing in the golden light of evening.

Wilmington, North Carolina, architectural thing in the golden light of evening.
This was erected to some particular purpose?

It makes sense, I suppose, that there'd be more urban public facilities designed by self-taught architects in the South of the U.S. than in the North.

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In downtown Wilmington, North Ca…
Added on October  4, 2013

Lost age of this surface application idea for large civic juniper planters.

Lost age of this surface application idea for large civic juniper planters.
The designer of this is surely dead by now. Over time, this kind of surface application became known as "face-shredder pebbling." The planter's wet underside is a "mould harbour."

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In downtown Wilmington, North Carolina, on Dece…
Added on October  3, 2013

Shine a globular paper lantern onto these newspaper pages; these wrinkled sheets of kraftpaper; and these poly(methyl methacrylate) doorhandles.

Shine a globular paper lantern onto these newspaper pages; these wrinkled sheets of kraftpaper; and these poly(methyl methacrylate) doorhandles.
When I saw these lucite doorhandles my eyes rolled back into my head due to pleasure; I made a series of lipsmacking noises; and I levitated a few inches above the ground for several seconds while wiggling my fingers and toes. Because I love midcentury m…
Added on October  2, 2013

Downtown stick garden.

Downtown stick garden.
This garden protects the people on yon side of it from the view of the parking lot on hither side of the fence.

The sticks are pussywillow branches that were carefully arranged by a trained florist.

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In downtown Wilmington, North…
Added on October  1, 2013

Unusual doorway.

Unusual doorway.
I worked very hard to compose this carefully.

Walk under the dolphins -- past the old melted-down plastic ciggies disposal and the painting of the plant -- to your car!, or to the door of your house.

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In downtown Wilmington, Nort…
Added on September 30, 2013

A different corner.

A different corner.
This was a good corner of electric, and of water downspouting from up on the roof; high visual interest.

Unfortunately I think maybe men like to come back here and pee in the night.

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In downtown Wilmington, North Carolina, on Dec…
Added on September 29, 2013

Four fruit flavors of these beams of sunlight, in blue sky, with drifting clouds and a flying bird in front.

Four fruit flavors of these beams of sunlight, in blue sky, with drifting clouds and a flying bird in front.
I don't get excited about classic cars such as that LTD Crown Victoria from the 1980s over there with its windows rolled down, but I like what color it is.

I think I ought to try to get back here sometime when there are more cars in the parkinglot, I fee…
Added on September  1, 2013

Welcome to the retaining wall of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge Free and Accepted Masons of North Carolina and Jurisdictions, Inc.

Welcome to the retaining wall of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge Free and Accepted Masons of North Carolina and Jurisdictions, Inc.
This is the wall that stops all the "business" on the upper level from collapsing out onto the sidewalk.

Those lipstick smears are in fact utility location symbols, right?, right?

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In downtown Durham, North Carolina, on June 1st,…
Added on August 31, 2013

"...and startled there a shabby pioneer woman, crouching beneath a train trestle."

"...and startled there a shabby pioneer woman, crouching beneath a train trestle."
Have you long dismissed these kinds of ubiquitous free publications, regarding them merely as print versions of TV infomercials and/or content mills?, containing brief and untrustworthy articles of approximately the format:

"More and more _______s are…
Added on May 13, 2012

Urban subtropical winter morning.

Urban subtropical winter morning.
This seemed unusual and distinctive; I felt like I was in an unusual and distinctive area.

I don't know what in the hell kind of imagery typically enters into people's heads whenever they're told to think about North Carolina, but here might be a candi…
Added on January 29, 2013

Ophthalmologists dislike optometrists but for now let's set all that aside how about.

Ophthalmologists dislike optometrists but for now let's set all that aside how about.
This is True True True: If you travel around the U.S. a bit, you'll begin to notice that there was a wave of construction of standalone optometry-eyewear shoppes in the nation's smallish-sized cities in the years circa 1980. The ones of these that still…
Added on December 27, 2012