Thursday, February 26, 2009

Fitzgerald Tire - Belmont ( Black and White )

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This is in what seems like a town center in downtown Belmont. The house that was the original Belmont Mansion is on the hill behind this location (right behind the church). Fitzgerald Tire's building has that look of late 50's ice cream stands. Hinton and Monticello roads come together in a nice little wedge, and that's Fitzgerald. Taken with a Plaubel Makina Proshift, 6X9cm image on 120 film.
I didn't show the sign at the front of the lot, which implies the original site was a gas station. The sign towers over La Taza.

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Monday, February 23, 2009

The Big Guy at Eloise

It’s been years since Eloise had this buff dude doing their security. I had forgotten I’d taken this until I happened to read an article about the shop in one of the Charlottesville weekly magazines.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Another Light Painted Still Life

This is another painted-with-light time exposure still life, similar to the one in the post preceding this.

Where this one is a bit different; the lighting of the subject added some “features” to the left side of the picture. First, the shutter is open and remains so for the entire duration of the light-painting. As before, I used a small flashlight, in constant motion, using my hand to modulate the light coming from the lens of the flashlight. I generally try to avoid having the light show in the image, but in this case there is a sense of fluidity in the streaks which I kind of like.

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