Saturday, February 02, 2008
I have been sitting on this one for a while because I wasn't sure how to handle the shadows. Consider this a first draft. This was taken late in the day on Sunday Jan 13th. The scene is on the west side of First Ave near Jackson street. I was shooting against the light with the 70-300ZD at 98mm f8 1/30th ISO 400 leaning against a wall for support and shooting across first ave against the light from the setting sun which was actually down behind the buildings by this time but the sky was still very bright. It was really a sort of desperate attempt to pull something out of a more or less hopeless situation.
The building is in an advanced state of deterioration and I suspect that it will be the subject of a wrecking operation sometime in the not distance future so I figured it was time to get a capture while it was still there. I have learned over and over again that buildings like this tend to disappear between the time I shoot them and the next time I go looking for them.