Light Is My Friend: Hollywood Park Alley
This is part of my on-going photography studies of how light plays on familiar places where we live.
Almost every day, or at least every other day, I’ll walk the dogs either from the house or back to the house by way of this alley that runs behind Freeport Boulevard in Sacramento. The dogs love it for the smells — there are three Chinese restaurants in this one strip mall.
Photographically, I’m always drawn to the visual texture of the brick walls, the various shades of paint, or lack of, on them, the cracks, as well as the different types of bricks from various add-ons at different times. Whether the sun is hitting the brick walls straight on or the walls are in shadows, they always look different.
As a photographer, this is a series on how to look at the same places and see them in different ways.
At some point, as this series expands over time, I’ll put together a series of photos where they are all of the same place, the same door or bit of wall, to show how it can always look different.
Or perhaps I’m just suffering from short-term memory and can never remember what it looked like before.
These were shot with the Canon 7D with a Tamron 17-50mm lens on automatic. They were then adjusted in Apple’s Aperture.