Previously, I thought I was done with posting images from my trip to Onondaga Lake but I this one of the Salt Museum caught my eye. When I first saw the museum, I was looking at it straight on and noticed the way the shadows were raking across the facade. I thought that was interesting so I slowly started to walk over to it in order to explore. I tried a number of different angles but decided I needed my wide-angle lens to get the details I wanted. The stone stairs in front were a neat feature so I tried a few positions to get them in frame with the building. This image is actually from about the half way point in my exploration of the front facade. I kept working in closer and closer ending up with the image of just the door handle.
In this I like how the various elements come together: the shadows, peeling paint, snow, stone, wood, blue sky, etc. They all seem to work together to keep the eye moving through the scene. I think without the stone stairs the image is much more mundane. They provide a needed element here. I debated about applying some perspective correction to keep the building from looking a bit like it is leaning over, but in the end, decided that if I did that I would cut off the stairs and so did not want to do it.
I wanted to say thanks to Jason Moore for his P & P Blogger Profile about me on his excellent blog. Welcome to any of you who may have come through from his site. I would encourage everyone to check his stuff out. And the other cool thing is that he is another local photographer I have gotten to know. Join us for a photowalk in Ithaca on April 18th.
Thanks for stopping by.