Sunday, December 26, 2010

Untitled Series - Part Six

Winter Wait
© Larry Torno

I really, really like my new camera. I like that it gets me closer to realizing the visions that I have when I see a potential photograph. 
     Here in the Midwest, when a winter storm approaches, all the local weather forecasters start spreading panic and making their gloom and doom predictions, often a week in advance. The result is that we have plenty of time to stress out over the pending up-to-the-minute snowfall warnings and just enough time to run to the grocery store to buy milk, eggs and bread. 
     On this particular day, T minus 42 hours, I passed an empty park bench and considered this a more peaceful way to await the incoming weather. It seems like the ideal spot to catch a panoramic view of a white Christmas as it comes true.  

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays from St. Louis. The folk lore of this photo is a true holiday tale.
      In 1966, a group of architecture students from Washington University scaled the St. Louis Science Center's Planetarium and left the ribbon as a prank. They would have probably gone undetected, but they left a note tied to a handrail that read "Merry Christmas St. Louis, Washington University School of Architecture."
     No arrests were made, however, because the public's response was so overwhelmingly positive. Planetarium officials made the decision to add the ribbon to their holiday decorations ever since.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Trees - Part Four

In the Balance
© Larry Torno

In the Balance was yet another image found in my favorite location. In fact, just to the right of these trees, is the Dragonscape pole. A handicap parking sign has been added to the post, altering the landscape and making the previous composition obsolete.
     These two trees with three trunks, sit side-by-side in a simple, balanced manner. Although they exist separate of each other, in their current state of defoliation, they visually come together as one.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Untitled Series - Part Five

December 1
© Larry Torno

December 1 is the first serious image created with my new camera and I couldn't be happier with the results.
     True to its name, this photo was shot on December 1; a cold, ugly, brown day when the sun happened to be shining for a little while. I like the rhythmic pattern of the trees all lined up and barely visible over the crest of a small hill.
     As always, you can click on the photo for a larger view.