Tuesday, September 26, 2006

More from Waterbury


When the weather forecast is partly cloudy with a 50% chance of rain, it's a good time to go looking for pictures. I don't like clear sunlight and blue skies, to look at or to photograh. But when the sky is stormy and it's about to rain, almost anything can take on a wonderful glowing presence. Cutting it close can get you drenched or rained out—though wonderful pictures can be made in the rain—but I find my success rate working right at the edge of the rain is better than when I try to find something in "fine weather."




Waterbury, Connecticut, 9/24/06

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Carl:
Are we looking at a deserted GI Police Station in Baghdad or all Waterbury's policemen (policeperson, please, where is my PC) have been recruited to Baghdad? (It seems that after all war takes its toll.)
Alejandro

John Sarsgard said...

Beautiful. Nice, rich color without pesky shadows and unwanted specular highlights. The same light Cartier-Bresson preferred most of the time. He liked to "stalk" his subjects without worrying about the location of the sun.

Carl said...

Alejandro, I think the precinct station simply moved to another storefront. But it strikes me as very strange not to remove the police markings from the windows after moving out. I can imagine a scenario where that could actually endanger a citizen looking for help from the police.

ben said...

hi carl. i know this place. i've walked around here at times...

http://www.proofofbeing.com/?p=437

great to see the place through someone else's eyes.

Carl said...

Hi Ben, thanks for the link. That grouping at the cemetary entry is really something. I keep meaning to take a long walk around the place to see what else turns up.