The lights at Starbucks, on a long exposure, while moving my camera from right to left at a downward thirty degree angle.
The placement of these lights is what made this unusual for me. They are placed on the underside of a concrete stairwell at Simon Fraser University. They, sort of, light a number of study carrels that are also situated under the stairs, but do not provide enough light to make much of a difference. As a style choice, it’s like a bunch of little halogen UFO’s hanging over one’s head.
Oh, and Happy St. Patrick’s Day.
This is a leftover shot from Christmas. It’s a simple shot of the very utilitarian lighting in the basement of my in-laws unfinished basement. Its simplicity belies, however, its ability to tap into my memory. Every single family gathering I attended as a child was lit in a similar way. Family gatherings were relegated, by necessity, to the unfinished basements of both sides of my family. We were too many people, or gathering in too small houses to fit into formal dining rooms. This kind of light fixture has become a fixture in my mind that automatically denotes “family”.
Another example of our painting with light experiment from last night. The dog tag he’s wearing is one of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation dog tags. The money from the sale of these dog tags goes toward spinal cord injury research.
This lantern was hanging over my head as I ate some very good salmon rolls, smothered in wasabi, dipped in soy sauce, washed down with tea and ice water. I suddenly want sushi.
Pentax K20D; Pentax M SMC 28mm; f2.8; ISO 400; 1/320 sec.
Can’t think. Stupid daylight savings. Must sleep. Must post. Post photo of open duct work and crystal chandelier. Okay. Good. Done.
Pentax K20D; Pentax DA 18-55mm AL II; f4.5; ISO 400; 1/200 sec.