I photograph this whirlpool/rapid often. It can be found below the bridge at the Roundhouse in Beacon, NY. I call it the creative/destructive center of the universe. It is one of my sprititual touchstones in the landscape here in Beacon. It seemed a good image to finish 2016 with.
Yesterday I posted a couple of images made with the on camera flash. Today I am posting a couple of images made with available light, in this case, a street light. I like the way streetlights pick out details in the dark, in a Magriute "Empire of Light" sort of way. I decided to put these up as a pairing, as opposed to posting them together one above the other, because if felt like they belonged together in this way. Almost as if the light is shining in from one frame to the other.
My experimentations with the camera flash continue. I like using it before the sun comes up. I like the way it flattens everything out. I like that the photographs have a quality of having caught something by surprise in the dark.
A little film noir action today. The upper image is one of a group of images I have gotten this Christmas season of humble decorations. The lower image is through the window of a new bridal shop in Beacon NY.
I am tempted to subtitle the second photograph "The Crack in Everything" or something like that after the Leonard Cohen lyric. I won't, but make no mistake, I took this picture because of the crack in the window. Something poetic about that.