Wednesday, June 1, 2011


I feel as if I'm just starting to figure out how to best utilize my rooftop for getting the shots that I want. The first image is the decrepit wall that gets blasted with greasy exhaust from the Chinese restaurant below. That makes for a great background! The exhaust starts blowing around 4-5pm, so I usually shoot before then. The light is typically best before then, anyway. I love the fire escape in the second shot, but the stuff behind it tends to be too busy. Blowing out the detail- which isn't difficult, since the bars are so graphic & silhouetted, looks wonderfully simple. On the third shot, blowing out detail that is busy but accentuating detail that is textured, seems to work well. Shooting out there with Heff doesn't hurt, either...