This last week we had a wild weather week, starting with snow that soon turned to warm spring like weather. With the sun setting later in the day, I had the opportunity of making images after work at the end of the day, without avoiding snow in the images. I made the following image just before the sun sank over the mountains. I shot down into the pond to get the reflection in the water of the building and the lone tree. Two minutes later and the orange glow of the building was gone.
Reflection, Tuscany Plaza And Tree At Sunset
Walking to work on the following morning, construction of the new AMG Bank building was lit up by the early morning sun. There were colorful construction vehicles working around the building. Stopping at the same pond as above, I made the following images of the construction reflections in the water. Some ducks and geese had made some ripples to the right that made interesting abstract shapes in the water.
Construction Reflection In Tuscany Plaza Pond
The next morning was clear blue skies again. Taking a walk through Samson Park, I was drawn to the contrast of the orange/brown branches reflecting in the blue of the water. Again, there were just enough ripples to break up the reflections into a more abstract image.
Reflection In Samson Park Pond
On Friday afternoon, I returned from work, taking a stroll through Tuscany Plaza. Leaving the building through the covered walkway, I noticed the leading lines created by the railings, also reflected in the windows. I setup a composition and made an image. Just then, a lady came walking her dog on the far side of the street. I made a few images, this last one when she turned to walk through Samson Park.
Tuscany Plaza Exit
Friday was First Friday Art Walk on Sante Fe. I am always inspired by the art on display in the various galleries, so I usually have a camera with me on the art walk. I headed down to the basement of one of the galleries to view the art work. On the way out, I turned around to make this image with leading lines going down to the basement. Around the corner below, there was mixture of various colors from different light sources that rendered as gaudy colors. So I converted this image to monochrome for less distraction.
Stairs, Down To Art Gallery Basement
After visiting several galleries, I noticed the warm colors in the empty store front. A street band had just finished playing and were packing up their gear. I made another composition with leading lines as they were busy.
Santa Fe Blvd Street Band, Packing Up Gear
After selecting some images for this week’s post, I noticed that I had two themes in the images — reflections and leading lines. I pruned my selection to just the images above.