Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Shadow Handle

At Onondaga Lake Park there is the Salt Museum, which is in an old building down by the lake. As we wandered around the Park, we headed over to the museum. The light was raking across the front of the building. I was drawn to the interplay of light and shadow. This shot is the result of slowing working in on a scene. I started further back with a wide angle lens and took in the whole facade and an interesting set of stone steps. Then I moved in closer just to get the front of the building. Then I moved in on the whole door. Finally, I ended up here with the handle. I liked the curve of the shadow and the contrast between the white peeling paint and the smooth dark shadow. As for processing, this is again a HDR image with some boosts to the contrast.

Thanks for stopping by.

6 comments:

Light and Voices said...

I love the peeling paint, the rust, the shadow how it curves and the door handle. Good job Beau!
Joyce

Beau A.C. Harbin said...

Thanks very much Joyce. I appreciate it.

365photosin2009 said...

Hi Beau,

I found you through LIDF and think I will be returning for visits to your blog often. Your work is beautiful and I appreciate your commentary on your shooting and processing. I like your part of NY too...

Anita Jesse said...

Shadows hold great appeal for me and this one work splendidly.

Beau A.C. Harbin said...

Julie and Anita - thank you both very much. I appreciate it.

Jason D. Moore said...

Very Cool Beau!

I used to live in Liverpool and have spent a good deal of time at Onondaga Lake Park. I actually first met my wife in person not far from the Salt Museum and my parents still live about 10mins from there.

See you in Ithaca!
Jason