Lampposts

Oakland, CA, February, 2011

Oakland, CA, February, 2011

I left work tonight a little later than usual. It was the blue hour. As soon as I walked out the door I was struck by the contrast of the old fashioned street lights against the deep dark blue sky and charcoal gray buildings. And just beyond was the Tribune building peeking up like a playful old friend.

Despite the fact that I was in hurry to get home and get Theo to his Cub Scout den meeting, I pulled out the camera and took a few shots. As I walked out into the marble courtyard, I noticed the warm light falling on the few leaves clinging to the cold branches and tried to capture it.

Twilight Lamppost #1

Twilight Lamppost #1 / © neo serafimidis

After uploading a couple shots to flickr, I decided I really liked the black and white experiment I did with one of them. So, I’ve uploaded those here and linked back to the color versions on flickr.

Twilight Lamppost #3

Twilight Lamppost #3

None of this comes close to how interesting it all looked in person, but I thought I’d share anyway.