Monday, March 07, 2005

Alley at Night

"Building Vents" by Wes Aldridge

This is a vent in the side of a building downtown. I thought it would be fun to shoot at f/1.8 and let the patterns blend into nothing.

It was pretty dark in that alleyway, and kind of nerve racking. People kept walking by me and asking me if I had any money or wanted a sandwich. It was strange. Were they friend or foe? Did they think I was homeless? Was it nothing but taunting towards me? Was I out of my mind? Who cares.

I bumped the ISO up to 800 and shot at 1/60th of a second. I didn't do anything special. I just leaned against the side of the building, dodged the NES truck flying down the narrow alleyway and took a shot. I kinda like the backlighting in it.