Construction IX

Chris Mitchell chris.mitchell at
Thu Jul 15 14:19:06 EDT 2010

Christine Aguila wrote:
> 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
Christine, these are an excellent addition to your project. I like the way
the eye is drawn through the building. Can't wait to see the print
exhibition when it comes to Milton Keynes. Or Brum.


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