This photo was not actually what I intended to capture tonight, but foggy conditions made getting traditional night shots less than ideal. The effect of one side being more exposed than the other was achieved by holding a piece of cardboard in front of half the lens during the first 1.5 seconds of a 2 second exposure. The lights/damp are making some weird reflections on the lens, but that gives it an interesting vibe.
Rachel did a cider tasting for the food magazine she writes for. I photographed the contenders. I’ll update with a link when her article get’s published.
So… midterms happened. Pictures didn’t. Oops.
So, to make up for it, I went on a photo-walk and snapped some pictures of back-alley Evanston, which I will post here to make up for the missing photos.
It rained this evening and I happened to be out with my camera and tripod shortly after, just as the sun was setting. I got some really neat long-exposure photographs at one of the prettiest buildings on campus. This one stood out to me because it had so many interesting elements in it. I like the way the building frames the top, and then there are the silhouetted tree leaves, and you can also see the reflections from the wet pavement.
Tonight I painted with light. I turned all the lights in the apartment off and got out my handy-dandy flashlight. The exposure and rate of movement had a lot to do with creating different effects. I tried highlighting only one object at a time, lighting up strange paths, but ultimately chose this picture, which was one of the first I took, as my photo of the day.
In this photo I basically just waved the flashlight around randomly, from lots of different angles. I love the way you can’t tell where the light is coming from. It feels very other-worldly.