Thirty Days – Day Five

Thirty Days - Day Five - Intersection of Broadway and Sixth Street
Intersection of Broadway and Sixth Street | Canon 5D Mk. II and 24-70mm f/2.8L lens @ 70mm; exposed 1/25 sec. @ f/2.8, ISO 3200

As I was headed over to pick up a pizza (only a 20 minute wait time on a Superbowl Sunday…go figure) I walked past the intersection pictured above.  Precipitation in the form of snow flurries had only started, so I was carrying my 5D Mark II instead of the better-sealed 7D; the image quality from the 5D is superior, but I don’t want a $2,500 camera to get fried in the snow!

Normally, I might pass a scene like this by.  But the monochromatic color palette appealed to me, especially with the reflection of the red traffic light breaking that color palette in the sign for Broadway.  This is also significant because my Picture Story & Photographic Essay course, taught by David Rees, just elected to pursue a group project that will tell various stories from Broadway, one of the principal arteries of Columbia.  Here’s hoping it will be a good one!

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