No Place Like Home: Sense of Place
I shot this image for the Sense of Place assignment, and it was somewhat hard to choose. I had a few photos that I could use for the Sense of Place assignment, which illustrated each in their own way the ways of Edgecomb, Maine. I tried to print one before this of a covered boat with snow all around it, and a bicycle leaning up against the trailer, but it didn’t seem to be perfectly in focus, so I chose this one instead. This demonstrates a unique vantage point because the norm for looking at mailboxes is to be directly in front of it, when you are getting your mail on the way home. I went to the corner of the row, though, and shot it so that the row of mailboxes created a diagonal back into space. This could also have been used for the Vantage Point assignment because of this, and it may have also been used for the depth of field.
The printing for this photo went fairly well, but I had to be very careful because of the angle the sunlight was hitting the mailboxes. The front of the mailboxes were quite bright because of this, but the side where the sign is ended up very dark, and I had to dodge that area and the side of the mailbox. It went fairly well, although I might have, if I had more time, made it somewhat lighter on that side. Thankfully I didn’t have to use a filter for this one.
I really like how the final print turned out, and the contrast between the snow in the bottom left corner and the top right corner, creating a very nice dynamic balance. I called this photo “No Place Like Home” because it is something I pass every time I drive home, and it depicts the community feel of our small neighborhood.