Thursday, January 13, 2005


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Blogger Alder said...

This image brings back memories. When I was taking a photo 101 (B&W) class, one of my favorite classes in college, I went out with my camera one day and took a bunch of shots up in the foothills of the Wasatch mountains. I then stopped with friends at a Dennys. Looking down the row of booths, I thought the line of hanging overhead lights and the door at the end made a nice single-point perspective arrangement, so I set my camera on the table, took off the lens cap, and snapped a picture. But I was tired, and I had left the F-stop and the shutter speed set for outdoors. The photo was way underexposed, completely black in the shadows, with this row of ghostly hanging lamps and the suggestion of reflections from the vinyl booth seat backs, leading to the rectangles of the door. It ended up being the centerpiece of my mid-term project, along with a close-up of a monkey skull from the natural history museum on campus. The theme of my midterm was to do a series of photos to illustrate T.S. Eliot's poem, "The Hollow Men."

It was Autumn, 1985. I was 18 years old. Thanks for a trip in the way back machine!

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