As a transplant from the Netherlands, I have a slightly different take on what those folks who grew up in the United States take as every day components of their environment. This does provide me the opportunity to capture some images that translate this alternate perspective. These are part of my series that I have loosely termed: Americana.
Today’s image is probably the one that started it all for this series. I happened upon this scene during a weekend that had me photographing a dog agility competition in Chester, Connecticut. The location is a small fairground, one of many around New England. Upon entering this bathroom, I was struck by both the light and the lines that were presented to me.
I did get an odd look from one of the fairground workers, who came to post some notices in the bathroom. It wasn’t every day that they saw a photographer with a camera on a tripod in their bathrooms…
This image was captured with a Canon EOS 1D MkIII using an EF 17-40mm f4/L lens. This was shot as a series of 5 exposures with exposure values at -2, -1, 0, +1, +2 EV around the metered exposure. The shots were combined and process using HDRSoft’s Photomatix Pro.