And now it’s time for a photo safari! I went around campus, mainly around melchers, to find my pictures. The weather was perfectly cloudy and moody to set the tone; I’m just glad there wasn’t any rain! All the images were taken by me and edited in photoshop. Most of what I did was play around with the levels and curves, so nothing too drastic, but enough to make a difference (here’s a nifty little video I looked at to give me a refresher on using levels and curves) . I didn’t want to make them all black and white because I don’t feel like something has to be black and white to fit into noir. However, I did desaturate them pretty good so that they aren’t really colorful and cheery.

My first image I just happened to be there at the right moment and I think it fits forĀ ‘characters in an intense fraught moment’ in which the characters are birds.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/129846329@N05/16397157076/

Next is dramatic shadows. Although there’s so much shadow in this picture that it ended up showing more emphasis of the light which there is less of.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/129846329@N05/16236904839/in/photostream/

And I’m sensing some drama and moodiness from this gnome I spotted on the roof of melchers. He has sat up there, so lonely, for year after year. Poor little, moody, lonely gnome.

Photo Safari

Next I tried to go for urban grittiness of a built environment. With paint graffiti to the right and gray sky looking forward I think it fits.

Photo Safari

Then I have an odd/off kilter angle in which I look over the balcony and see a sculpture of a woman praying made by a student below.

Photo Safari

Then just for giggles I also took a picture of my leftover burrito with dramatic lighting from one side.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/129846329@N05/16236897899/in/photostream/