The shoot was a fun collaboration, and the experience was seemingly blessed and approved when during the final poses a rainbow appeared in the morning sky. Amazing.
If anyone reading this blog has been to Chattanooga and visited the old railroad terminal station then they probably admired the spacious interior and beautiful ceiling. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Beaux-Arts style building was built in 1909, was featured in Glenn Miller’s song “Chattanooga Choo Choo” of 1941, and currently lives on as a tourist destination of antique trains, restaurants, and hotel.
Attracted by the grand visual field, I set up several photographs of the depot’s ceiling and tried to capture interesting elements of the huge area. Complimenting the frame were the curved lines and mix of old school lighting and natural lighting.
If ever in the area, this is an interesting stop for the photographer and tourist alike.
What conjures more imagery in an urban environment than a brightly lit theater at night? Notes Of Light Photography would like to submit these photos of the beautiful Tivoli Theater in Chattanooga for the weekly theme of street life.
Although the Tivoli Theater resides not only on a prominent spot on Broad Street but also in the hearts of generations of Chattanoogans, the scene depicted is easily recognizable from our own memories and could be from any city we imagine.
These shots were taken at 4/10 of a second at f7.1 for the image with the blurred car, and 1/50 of a second at f2.0 for the image with the pedestrians.
Taking an photo from a previous post, I turned it upside down, did a little editing, and now submit it for the weekly photo challenge for the theme of reflection. Now I see the image in a brand new way, heavy with symbolism, while before it had been more of a conceptual piece.
Besides having an M.C. Escher quality, to me the photograph is a reminder that man’s quest through life is not only a physical one, but also a spiritual one, as well.
With the normal image having been flipped vertically, the figure’s reflection becomes more prominent over the actual physical figure. A figure can’t exist without a producing a reflection, and a reflection can’t exist without a physical figure; although the figures are inherently the same, now the emphasis has been shifted in our minds to put the reflection foremost.
Perspective can make all of the difference in photography and that makes this week’s photo challenge so very appropriate.
If you are a photographer, what do you want the viewer to see? By cropping you control the emotional tone of the photo. Only showing particular elements can completely alter the story or lead the viewer to make assumptions that might not be true.
A photo of a violinist’s face grimacing without showing the instrument he’s playing is — a man in pain? A close-up of someone running, is he being chased or — at a track & field event? A detail shot of a horse’s rear-end is really — a girl shoeing a horse (scroll down to see the cropped and uncropped entry photos side-by-side)…