One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.- C.G.Jung, The Philosophical Tree” (1945).
One of my photography collections, entitled “Light and Shadow”, is rather small and I have only shared one image here, actually, my fist blog post.
Spanning from 2018 and despite the fact that I like taking these types of photos, I have very few of them. This is not surprising since these images are more easily found in an urban environment, whereas I usually go out for photography in nature.
The other day, however, I decided to buy a dedicated lens for my “toy camera”, the Nikon Z50 mirrorless, and on the way back from the store I stopped at Sacramento’s Capital Mall to test it, since I could not wait the 20 min drive home to do so.
The lens, Nikon Z 50mm f/1.8, is surprisingly sharp. I took several pictures of flowers and other botanicals and was very pleased with them. On my way back to the car I saw this building.
The symmetrical lines called my attention, and the light was just right.
This is my second architectural photography post, the first one was a photograph of Fort Point.
Location: Capital East Complex, Sacramento, California, USA;
Equipment: Nikon Z50, Nikon Z 50mm f/1.8;
Settings: f/14, 1/125s, ISO 200;
Tips: Look for sunny days, early in the morning or late in the afternoon when the shadows are long. Weekends and early morning are best to avoid people.