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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A new place....

Pretty much everytime I work at the University I go past this place on the train, or driving. I usually pass by with a "I'd like to shoot that someday." in passing but never stopping in.

This day was different, figuring I had missed my bus I decided to take a few minutes and try some initial shots to see what I have to work with. Then wander and catch the last bus. For those of you who care I did end up making the bus I wanted it was running late and I saw it as I was walking up the street to find other things to shoot.

So here it is, The Salt Lake City Library. (As always click on the photo and it will link you to a larger version, which is usually much more enjoyable.)

The first thing that strikes you is the open and airy lobby, jutting stairways, and glassed in elevators.

While this is more disturbing to look at, I like the confusion that the tilt added, and the pronouncement of the bulbous stairways jutting into the space.

From above the curves become more apparent and the openness invites enjoyment of the space.


To me, the most elemental design piece of the building is the juxtaposition of gentle curves and rigid lines and angles. It speaks to me the most in these stairs. Going back to the first shot, they seem to burst into your awareness with a sensous curve pushing out into the openness above you. But upon closer examination you see that they are truly more hard edged than originally perceived. This photo speaks to me of this dichotomy that exists in this building, and in all of life and nature too. Nothing is truly straight and simple or purely for ornamentation, it all has a purpouse of some kind.

Technical stuff. K200d, ISO 400, SMC - K 24mm f2.8, at unremembered aperture.

3 comments:

Cynthia Farr-Weinfeld said...

Very cool shots, Lloyd! Why do you guys have so much cool architecture? Sheesh! Cindy

Lloyd said...

Because we are special??? It is not like you don't have some cool stuff to shoot back in Maine ya know!!!

Thanks! ;-)

Lloyd

LaRee Brownell said...

I love these Lloyd. Great eye on composition and exposure too.