Tuesday, May 30, 2006

light is



"Ever since we crawled out of that primordial slime, that's been our unifying cry, "More light." Sunlight. Torchlight. Candlelight. Neon, incandescent lights that banish the darkness from our caves to illuminate our roads, the insides of our refrigerators. Big floods for the night games at Soldier's Field. Little tiny flashlights for those books we read under the covers when we're supposed to be asleep. Light is more than watts and footcandles. Light is metaphor. Light is knowledge, light is life, light is light."
~ Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider ~

5 comments:

Felicia said...

Beautiful photo, love the colors!

Denton said...

The shadows are what I like most about this photo. Where was the lighting at? Any advice on how mere mortals can attempt this sort of photo?

Anne said...

Yeah great night shot...it's a bit trickier to get these kinds of shots...i guess you need a tripod, and long exposures right?

jane said...

Superb - this is just so crisp!

dawn said...

This was taken inside in the university library. I didn't use a tripod or longer exposure. I did open up the aperture a bit, though.

Then I tweaked the contrast and brightness to get the final image.