Category Archives: Film

It’s Always about the Light

Day 16 0f 30 Day Challenge

I did these two photos of the back side of a building in New Albany, Mississippi early one morning while out with my friend Lowry. In the first one I liked the raking shadows and how the light bounced off the right window onto the electrical circuit box in what should have been the shaded side of the box.

In the second one, I got closer, and filled the frame with what I cared most about. You can see the light came in hard from camera right. That light bounced of the window on the right onto the electrical box. It also bounced off the left window, onto the inside part of the window to the right. That right hand window should be all shaded without the bounce!

New Albany, Mississippi morning light
Morning light bouncing off window panes and creating shadows
You can almost always take better photos by getting closer.

Reflection in Water Valley Mississippi

Day 15 of 30 Day Challenge

While on the same trip last fall that all the Tupelo photos came from we stopped in Water Valley, and this reflection of a church steeple caught my eye. That and the old sign on the side of the building sealed the deal for me. I tried it with black and white and I wasn’t impressed.

Church Steeple reflected in warehouse window, Water Valley Mississippi