Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Lurking In The Shadows

I have always been interested in photography; if my memory is correct, I received my first camera in 1965. At the time, I was the proud owner of a Kodak Instamatic ; the thing was build as solid as a brick. That's a good thing because the camera got dropped a lot! The quality of the pictures it produced were also reasonably good considering there was nothing to adjust; just frame and shoot. It's been a long time since life was ever that simple!

I have always been interested in black and white images, especially those with have areas of shadows or reflections. To me, the shadows or reflections add a sense of mystery or intrigue to the photo. In a sense, they are like a bonus, adding an "economic stimulus" so to speak to the photo.

I was headed home last week when I spotted the shadow cast by a sign onto the side of a church in my neighborhood. Over the past twenty-five years I have passed by this church countless times but it never has appeared so intriguing as on this afternoon.

1 comment:

Amy said...

This is a beautiful photo, Steve! I love the shadows and the simplicity. Isn't it amazing how we can see something everyday and not notice the minute but often spectacular details? Good for you for taking this picture!

By the way, I was fascinated by those Kodak Instamatics. I loved having my photo take by my dad and watcing the bulb flash and rotate.