December 29, 2015, 107 East 5th
This is the same location as yesterday’s photo. When I was there yesterday I noticed this piano sitting in the front room of the house but I could not get a good angle for a shot for fear of falling through the rotting floor. And aside from that, I already had a pretty good photo in the can for yesterday’s post.
But I had already made this picture in my mind’s eye and couldn’t stop seeing it. So today I went back to move the photo from my mind to film (Well not exactly film since I recorded the scene digitally, but film kinda’ sounds better than “from my mind to a digital sensor”. Call it poetic license.).
But I still wasn’t going to put my hefty frame on that floor. So I took a sturdy mono pod with me and, after setting the timer, used that to push the camera way into the room through a broken window pane. Since I couldn’t see what I was shooting as I was shooting I took wide shots so that I could adjust for level and crop as needed. It worked.
For the photo geeks: This picture as I envisioned it yesterday was to be presented in soft, muted colors. But when I arrived today I found a brilliant blue piece of plastic on the floor in front of the piano so muted colors became monochrome.