When I lived in Saline, Michigan and didn’t have direct access to the kind of outdoors that the U.P. had spoiled me with, I spent many evenings walking over to the Saline river with my camera. The fun challenge was trying to find new ways to see the same small area. In this case, it’s helped by shooting in low light and choosing the framing carefully. If the camera pulled back, you’d see the concrete surrounding the dam or the landscaped grass with park benches. Or directly behind me in this shot, the main road with lots of traffic. But instead, I was able to capture the feel of the kind of place I longed to actually be.
Exposure: 1/200 seconds
Focal Length: 55mm