Monday, September 25, 2006

Toilet Light

Very strange title for a very strange image. I took this photo at the Eastern State Penitentiary, which is near the Art Museum in Philadelphia. It is basically a very old prison that has been left to fall apart (with only essential repairs and modifications). The building is open for tours and makes for some very interesting photographs.
In this photo you can see the crumbling and cracking of the original walls that reveals the decades of layers of paint. Originally the only light that came into the cells was from narrow slits in the roof like the one above.

Canon 5D, 24-70 f/2.8L
@35 mm, f/8.0, shutter-1/30 sec, ISO-100
[click photo to enlarge]

Monday, September 18, 2006

Orange Chicken

I saw this brightly colored chicken at the Hopewell Furnace State Park in Pennsylvania. I like the brigthness of the feathers and how you can make out the individual 'hairs' of each feather along the chicken's neck. Amazing how such a simple animal can be so colorful and complex.

Canon 5D, 70-200 f/4.0L
@200 mm, f/5.6, shutter-1/200 sec, ISO-50
[click photo to enlarge]

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Street Eye

It's been some time since my last post and the updates will probably be less frequent now that Law School has started up again (and since I'm still setting up my new website).
I took this shot while walking through Philadelphia. Near Chestnut street and 11th there was this old abandoned parking garage that was falling apart and completely covered in graffiti. I was drawn to how the face seems to peer out from the wall and how so many layers of paint and dirt have covered a once clean wall.

Canon 5D, 24-70 f/2.8L
@45 mm, f/4.5, shutter-1/80 sec, ISO-1000
[click photo to enlarge]