I was very taken with this home when I first saw it in the tiny hamlet of Perledo. Like virtually every town in Italy, there is a church, and this home is literally in the square in front of the church.
It spoke to me more than virtually any other structure I had seen on my trip, and that is a lot of structures! I wanted to come back when there was some nice afternoon light and blue sky over the lake. Alas, that was not to be, as we had overcast and light rain most of the time.
But I went back anyway, of course. There was a big crane behind the home, I hadn't noticed the first time. It was putting up an apartment building. Ah... progress? That limited the angles I could utilize.
I was by myself, but found myself thinking of some of my shooting buddies. What would Dan, or John, or Tony do here? Doors and windows were open, I really didn't want to disturb the occupants. As usual, I worked quickly.
This particular composition is my favorite, and I gave it a treatment that I feel harkens to the timeless quality of the scene. I'd like to think I did my buddies proud with this image.
Okay, going to close out this series with a shot I'm pretty sure you couldn't have ever seen before. While it looks basically like the building, the form on the right is actually the front of the monorail that travels through the building.
I would say that this shot wouldn't be possible with any of my Canon bodies (except perhaps the good old 1D Mark III) because it wouldn't have autofocused in time to capture the monorail "right there."
I like this one a lot because it blends my appreciation for the building with my street shooter skills! Hope you enjoyed, please comment if so.
We were fortunate enough to have a ton of visitors over this summer. And I really appreciated my friends Dan Sniffin and John Barclay coming after their Palouse workshop. They really wanted to spend some quality time at EMP and we did just that.
Which was lucky for me because Dan introduced me to a technique I would have never thought of on my own - using a polarizer! The polarizer brings out amazing colors that you don't see with your eye.
There is a bit of (Lightroom) de-Clarity in this image, so that we can focus on the shapes and colors.
New series! About the Experience Music Project building in Seattle. Like I tried to accomplish with the recent Palouse series, I plan to show a different look, hopefully some images you have never seen before of this building.
In today's image, I like how the building is interacting with the cloud.