Penn Avenue Streetscape in the Rain Lit by Incandescence
This is the storefront of the International Children's Art Gallery on Penn Avenue in Garfield. The rain and the darkness created a beautiful scene and a technical challenge: How to shoot this without getting the gear wet and how to prevent myself from shaking (the camera) as I shivered in the cold.
Beyond that there's no story here, I just like the look of the wet, dark asphalt; warm, diffused lighting; cool, blue paint.
The photos look a little crooked to me. I thought about trying to make corrections. I then thought it's better to show the scene as I saw it. Neither the building nor the street is straight.
Update on 20140120:
Katy DeMent, the artist who created the lamps wrote to me:
Thanks for capturing the warmth my lamps create amongnst the cold wet winter notes on Penn ave. they are all handmade paper coated with raw local bees wax , come by and smell them in my studio space generally open on First Fridays during UNBLURRIED.
Katy is a professional paper maker. She also teaches classes at Phipp's, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and the Society for Contemporary Craft.