I learned from Joel Geffen at the Belle Isle outing that it’s OK to let images, or parts of them, be over exposed if it expresses an emotion or helps tell a story. I like how this image came out as it fades up into the light. It gives me a sense of mystery on a lonely humid day.
September 18, 2016 Belle Isle, Detroit, MI Nikon D90
This is the piece called “Orion” by sculptor Mark di Suvero on the campus of the University of Michigan. On this cool and rainy Saturday morning, most of the colors were muted to shades of gray. Even the striking reddish orange of Orion took a grayish quality that blended nicely into the sky. I found the view looking up into the clouds the most appealing on this morning. See more at U of M’s site for its public art.
September 17, 2016 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Nikon D90
A young girl working the field, turning over the hay to dry. Her field and farm are directly behind a large tourist complex that boasts a gift shop with Amish goods and crafts and a family seating restaurant featuring Amish style cooking. I wondered how this girl feels, if she is somehow on display or exploited here in the Amish countryside sprinkled with small towns and crowded with tourists. I admit feeling a bit guilty watching her and taking pictures as she worked the field.
July 20, 2015 Bird in Hand, PA Nikon D90