No – your eyes do not deceive – I again bring you skylight shots.
Enjoying the winter sunshine and a relative heat wave – it was in the high twenties – I ventured downtown for a photo walk. After braving the elements until my fingers were numb, I decided to warm up in the lobby of the landmark hotel in the heart of our city.
I’ve made photographs here before, but was never quite satisfied with the results.
But on this day, the sun threw interesting shadows upon the walls below and I finally discovered how to bring you this scene, in the way I saw it in my head. Graphically rich, in stark black and white, a celebration of line and shape.
At the same time, I learned a lesson in not giving up on a scene. Sometimes you aren’t ready to see what is there, the first time. Or even the second or third. Sometimes you have to keep going back until you recognize the beauty you see and are able to bring it to life within the frame.