They’re photographic clichés, but everyone I know seems to respond positively to silhouettes. On my last morning in Grinnell (4 Oct.) I decided to take a (slightly) different tack on an old idea: blend architecture and pictorial, but have architecture remain the subject, not the person walking through it. To achieve this, everything beyond a few “feet” in the image is soft.
Normally, in a situation like this, either a photographer would make everything in focus by stopping down to maximize the depth-of-field, or would focus on the place where people were moving in and out and let everything else fall out of the DOF. I wanted to try something a little different. Does it work for you?