Saturday, June 6, 2009

Campus Reflections

I worked at Carteret Community College from 1996 through this past January, when I retired. It's a beautiful campus, right on the water, and I still enjoy going there for evening walks. As the sun sets in the west, the light is often reflected in the windows of some of the buildings. The building in the picture above is the Wayne West Building. Please note the windows at this end of the building. This next photo was the one I took, at sunset, right before the battery in my camera died, and picture came out so dark, I figured it was a loss.
But when I worked with it in Photoshop, and applied "auto levels" I was surprised to see this color pop out:
I cropped the image and played with it a bit more and here's the final result:

While that looks like a moon or sun in the picture, it's actually a light in the stairwell that shows from the inside of the building! (You can see the light in the picture of the building at the top of this post.)
What had originally gotten me going in this direction was the following picture I took on one of my walks of a rather spectacular sunset:

The building is the Center for Marine Sciences and Technology, and the windows are located on the right in the picture:

I took the sunset window and cropped and widened the image.

I loved the way this came out! And do you think I could resist popping Antares into this picture?? Not a chance! Here she be:

If you're new to my blog and to Antares, and would like to see the earlier posts, here they are: first, second, and third post. Happy sailing!

4 comments:

Rosa-Munda said...

Hi Jean,
Interesting experiments with light! I enjoyed that. Ros

Jean Baardsen said...

Thanks, Ros!

self taught artist said...

your such a geek
and an artist :)

Jean Baardsen said...

I live happily in my geekdom.