Construction IX

Rick Womer rwomer1004 at
Wed Jul 14 21:49:26 EDT 2010

Christine, I like these.  My favorites are "duct and stud work" through "general overview" (where the red-orange flags add a lot).


--- On Wed, 7/14/10, Christine Aguila <caguila at> wrote:

> From: Christine Aguila <caguila at>
> Subject: Construction IX
> To: pdml at
> Date: Wednesday, July 14, 2010, 4:12 PM
> Hi Everyone:
> Well, yesterday marked the 1 year anniversary of the start
> of the construction on the parking garage and student
> services building at work. The construction workers are on
> strike right now, but they'll get that sorted soon, and work
> will resume.
> The photos are what they are, but I had so much fun
> shooting yesterday.  It was dead quiet on the
> site.  I had giggly conversation with Desmond, my
> escort, while shooting, and it was the day of the
> tripod.  Every picture was make on a tripod--except the
> stairway photo.  The walk around the sight was
> leisurely, as was the speed of my shutter, shooting a lot of
> 1/3 - 1/6th of a second at ISO 400 with f-stops mostly in
> the f 4 - f 7.1 range, and I bracketed virtually every shot,
> though I still had some tweaking to do in the shadow
> areas--a bump up here and there, and some recovery of blown
> highlights.  Because I used a tripod, my frames were A
> LOT more level than my usual frames resembling a stroke
> victim with pronounced sagging to the right.  I only
> shot the interior, so I was out of the sun, and a cool
> breeze followed us around like a good friend.  My
> construction boots were still a must, but I was allowed to
> abandon my hard hat and safety vest, so I could enjoy the
> breeze even more.
> It was just one of those shoots when it felt good to be
> both alive and a photographer.
> Comments welcome.
> Cheers, Christine
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