1800 Block of Iseminger Street, South Philadelphia:
Odd empty spaces, Philly has many, especially between buildings; neglected accesses where time seems to stand still. Often, these spots appear drab and undistinguished. I like to think they are simply waiting ever-patiently for the right light and atmosphere so they can, at last, reveal their stories.
The day I shot this was a long, fantastic jaunt in the urban landscape yielding many images where the power of nature seemed to be smiling down on me. I revel in such good fortune but don’t count on such luck, making mental notes of places I need to check out again. This will definitely be a spot to revisit.
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2, Olympus Digital Micro 4/3 14-42 zoom.
Exp: ISO 200 @f14, shutter speed, not recorded, approximately 2 stops under meter.
File size: 11” x 16” @240 dpi
Proofed: Epson 3880 on Moab Lasal 235 Paper
Other: Slight perspective correction and cropping as well as contrast/value
adjustments and conversion to b&w in Photoshop; much masking done by hand.