Image List: Portfolio V: Sundial Flower
100 developed (N+1) in D-76; Mamiya RB67 Pro-S, 180mm lens + extension
2003 Seattle, WA. At Gasworks Park in Seattle there is a grassy knoll
at the west side of the park. I have never really used the term "knoll"
before to describe anything, but that's what this is, truly a knoll.
There are bike paths which wind their way to the top of this knoll and
on top there is a giant concrete sundial, where you use your own shadow
to tell the time. I checked it out and was quite accurate. The sundial
is a very intricate structure imbedded in concrete on the ground. Amongst
all the little details and forms of the sundial, I found this shot.
I was initially drawn to the beautiful contrast in forms of the nails
and sand. While studying this detail, the image began to immerge in
my mind's eye. The flower in this shot is probably only an inch or so
across, so I had to use an extension tube to get in this close. The
sun was setting, casting out long, dark shadows which I filled in gently
with a homemade tinfoil reflector. This shot is one of my personal favorites.
Traditional Fine Art, Black and White Photography, Limited Edition Framed Prints Available.
All images Copyright Todd Schoenbaum 2005