Monday, August 7, 2017
Photo 2: Fire Extinguisher
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I visited one of Lansing's Fire Stations last Friday and got to walk around and take photos. There was dim-lighting throughout the building. Apart from getting to explore the place, this offered a fun opportunity to take photos in a place that asked for some adaptation in manual mode. I wasn't trying to brighten anything up, as I thought the heavy glow of industrial luminescence throughout was much more fitting. Trying to convey the heavy low lighting feel was new to me. This was what came from it.
This photo is from the kitchen, which actually did have more light in it than any other part of the station. The reason I like it so much is the contrast the window's illumination provides against the wall. While the fire extinguisher is the subject of the photo, it also serves as a good frame of reference for how people will observe the scenery.
The direction of the lighting, the shadow and the parallel lines all pull you to the left. While the main source of lighting is heavy on the right, the composition of the photo counterbalances it with white space that reflects that same light.
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