Tuesday, May 20, 2008
BLACK AND WHITE
So often when I search for a rainy day photo I can't seem to see past all the gray. What I like about this photo is how the repetition of the black and white in the crosswalk and the twin umbrellas comes to life because light is reflected from the wet pavement. Even the red stop light and the man's blue jeans are reflected in the crosswalk. I like the anonymity of the pedestrians. The softness of light on a rainy day makes me see in a different way. Rainy days make me look harder for color to punctuate my pictures and at the same time remind me of the days I shot black and white film almost exclusively. At the end of the day, it's still all about the light.