In the summer, Weston Fountain is illuminated by a brilliant ray of sunlight midmorning. It’s lovely to see.
I haven’t done selective color in a long time, but it seemed fitting for these two leaves after a freak hailstorm.
The interior of St. Joseph’s, just before the distribution of Holy Communion at High Mass in the Extraordinary Form, All Souls’ Day, 2018.
The spire of St. Joseph’s in Peoria in some nice late-afternoon light.
B&W digital offers the photographer all the control in the world, but to my eye it doesn’t quite meet the beauty of B&W film.
From 2015: a barn near Osman, IL, a bit moody on a gray day.
When I came back to work at the University of Illinois, I found that a local businessman was running a coffee shop with branches in the Siebel Center and the Mechanical Engineering Lab. In the spring of 2015 he decided to get out of the coffee business. The shop in MEL is now vacant, but the Siebel location was subsequently occupied by the Einstein Bros. bagel-and-beverage-and-pastry chain, which has set up this gauntlet of coffee and tea canisters for thirsty customers to fill their cups.
“Photography” comes from Greek roots meaning “to write with light,” but what makes a photograph compelling is often not light simpliciter but contrast: light against dark, dark against light, and the boundaries where they mix. The pattern in this photograph repeats itself every afternoon for a few days in late September in the building where I work, and one day I determined to capture the dappling of direct sun on the otherwise dark interior. I didn’t dare push the contrast much harder than this, though, because of the dark sign on the wall.