Thursday, May 20, 2010

Concrete & Rubber

I'm pretty sure I've stated previously that parking garages offer unique lighting opportunities and textures.  Because they're so public, the challenge is taking images without appearing slightly strange to others.  So far I've failed at that but I've met interesting people as a result.


  1. Oh I've always liked your garage photos Mike! One of these days I'll get more creative!

  2. Thanks Eve! You are very creative, I always enjoy your posts!

  3. Its OK Mike, its not an affliction.{:)
    Seriously, a photographer in London recently was taking some job related photos for architectural purposes of a building of no significance and almost got arrested for being a suspected Terrorist.

  4. Thanks Roy! It's good to know it's not an affliction. :) I think about that a lot these days taking photos. The thoughts are, "is someone watching?" And, "does this look suspicious?" Unfortunately, some situations can be awkward.

    A couple of months ago I was in the car crossing the interstate bridge between Oregon & Washington. Traffic slowed to a stop so I thought I would get some photos. The guy in the truck next to me looked like he didn't think that was a good idea. It suddenly occurred to me that he could call someone & report me. We have to be careful!

  5. Mysterious guy in armored gear shooting photographs of parking structures and bridges...what would be suspicious about that? And how is it that you can take said photos in and around these structures in a busy city without issue, and I stop on some secluded dam in the middle of the wilderness only to have the sheriff show up 8 seconds later? Tain't fair!! :)

    Looks good! I like the second one for the texture and light falling cross the concrete, but I like the first one because it has sunshine in it...and I need a sunshine fix this week!

  6. Kari,
    Yeah, when you put it that way it does sound suspicious. I didn't know dams were sensitive until that post you did. I took our daughter and daughter-in-law to the airport this morning. Another sensitive area!

    Hope your days are filled with sunshine!