Spring at Night #2
So far I have an accumulation of twenty-six photographs (they vary in interest) of which I am sharing three below (no particular reason as to their selection). There were a handful of surprises in the negatives that I wasn’t aware of through the view finder (nor could have been in most cases), as well as some technical disappointments, specifically revolving around high grain. Based on what I have, I am undecided as to whether I should include ‘establishing shots’ — scenes which show the vegetation in an actual context; I am also still debating whether text should be included with the images, and if so what. In terms of size, I am considering somewhere around one foot on the longest side, though would still be open to printing them small, and having them presented in black, box-like frames which must be opened to reveal the image (and behind a layer of glass).
I’d appreciate any suggestions as to what direction I should take the project in, how you would like to see them presented, and your reactions to the ones I am providing so far.
I really enjoy the density of this image, and the monochromatic pink rising from the black. I also think the central strip of out of focus white lights further mystifies the sense of place.
This image has more of a context than the previous one, and a flatter depth (but still present). Again, there is a monochromatic effect occurring, and I enjoy the juxtaposition between the organic tree branches, and the rectangular windows.
I am not too enthusiastic about the flare at the top left, though do not think it destroys the image. I really like how the back lit white flowers pop against the purple night sky, as well as the inclusion of the antennae tower, which is depicted as 3 red dots.