Bloomington Daily Photo

A daily photo of Bloomington, Indiana by M.K. Flem$ta, drahcir, AlexB, and Joe Near.

Thursday, July 20, 2006


Brightly-colored umbrellas at the local public pool compliment the cool water to drive away the incredible humidity and heat we have had lately. During pool hours, it's packed; this photo was taken just after closing. It's supposed to rain today, and then start cooling off somewhat. I'm looking forward to that.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Evening Playground

While the humidity has dropped somewhat in the past couple of days, it remains very hot here in Bloomington. I try to stay indoors until the temperature drops in the evenings. Interestingly, others seem to stay indoors completely; I was surprised to find this playground at Bryan Park totally empty on a beautiful evening.

Monday, July 17, 2006


This is my experimental attempt at taking star photos. I had seen those photos capturing the trails made by the moving stars, and so I wanted to try it myself. I think it turned out reasonably well. This exposure was about 20 minutes, if I remember correctly. Taken the same night as yesterday's sunset picture, and also near Lake Lemon.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Sunset on the Lake

I captured this beautiful sunset last night on Lake Lemon.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Practicing in the Park

Another photo from Bryan Park; martial artists practicing in the cooler environment of the evening.

Friday, July 14, 2006

More Clouds

The sunny (and hot!) weather recently has presented many opportunities for photos of white, puffy clouds. I find it difficult not to take advantage of them. Shot near Woodlawn Ave.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Lonely Picnic Table

A single picnic table near the tennis courts at Bryan Park, made interesting by the evening light.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Showalter Fountain

Here's a shot looking across Showalter Fountain (shown earlier) up close, featuring one of the famous "fish" that have spawned so many IU urban legends.

It's good to be back.

Sunday, July 09, 2006


I liked the reflections of the trees off this car's hood, though the driver probably didn't appreciate me leaning on his car to get the shot. Heck with him, he probably doesn't even know what a bicycle is.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Fire escape

Fire in the disco!

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Time keeps on slippin'

This clock is over on Pete Ellis drive near the shop where I get all my olde school film photo junk done.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Danger danger!

High voltage!

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Bikes on the Square

Here are a couple of bikes chained to a tree on the square in downtown Bloomington. Lots of people who live close to town use bikes instead of cars. Parking downtown is not a lot of fun, and many are happy to avoid high gas prices and to help preserve our environment. Plus, bikes are a lot more fun than cars.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Roof Work

I have always admired this interesting house, and so I figured I should shoot a few pictures when they decided to begin doing some work on it.