I love a deceptively simple-looking architectural photo. John Griffiths worked some magic with the exposure of Eastern Market’s ceiling, managing to fill the darker walls and market stalls under the overhangs, without overexposing the rafters near the skylight. The soft light gives the large warehouse the aura of a cathedral.
It’s Friday, so it’s time for most of us to finish up work and try to relax – which I’ll try not to say in every single Friday In Frame, though it’s likely to continue influencing my choices. It’s been a particularly long week, so I was searching the pool for something soothing. Some lovely flora will sometimes do the trick, or perhaps a sunset over the water, and there’s always the cute doggie route. But then you run across this and have to start all over again. I kept coming back to this incredible street portrait by Lynford Morton. The lines are just perfect, with the trumpet parallel to the framing arch. The blue cast, that’s surely coming from the vibrant displays on the Verizon Center, makes it look as though our musician, who is somehow mastering the look of easy intensity, is standing on a club stage rather than the sidewalk. As Lynford noted on Flickr, “A guy in the crowd requested some New Orleans themed song, and when they got going, you couldn’t tell you weren’t on Bourbon Street.” And indeed, the entire image radiates that feeling.
The title of Jano Silva‘s photo sums this one up nicely. Sure the heat index is over 100 degrees, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look your finest and go enjoy an American pastime. (Oh sure, you say, this was taken in April. Something tells me this guy is busting out the full seersucker even today.)
If you’re going to have just one photo on your stream, it might as well be a snappy one. Actually hownowknowhow just joined Flickr — and we encourage you all to join up and add your photos to our Exposed DC pool. If you like taking pictures, it doesn’t matter if you’re just an Instagram-aholic or a pro with gear worth more than your car, we take all kinds here.
I saw a bunch of photos pop up on my feeds after Squarepusher played at the Black Cat last week, most taking advantage of the blazing light display. Here, instead, hownowknowhow dialed back the in-your-face LEDs and used them more as a canvas for his composition: the crowd in silhouette seemingly mesmerized by the man on stage.
While browsing our Flickr pool, this underwater image by Noe Todorovich stuck out among the summer pictures. Not just because we’d all love to be out of the office, gliding in a pool, but because even when we’re not, of course, walking through the humid D.C. air feels pretty much the same. The contrast of the cool blue with the tight expression helps fuel the opposing emotions.
Noe told us about taking the photo:
We decided to go to the pool on Sunday and just after I jumped in, I remembered the waterproof iPhone case that I bought Patrick for Christmas in 2011. We hadn’t really used it much yet, so I figured this was a perfect opportunity. I used it with my iPhone4S to take some pictures under the water, and Patrick had the idea to swim towards me while I took the picture… I liked the way this shot showed him reaching forward, the bubbles ascending into the reflection on the top of the frame (bottom of the top of the water).