Green Tour

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Solar Arrays

Solar Arrays

This is a picture taken through the window of a portion of the photovoltaic arrays on the mansarde roof of the North Adams Public Library.

"Portrait in Sepia" >;)

"Portrait in Sepia" >;)

The original work is of course better, but I couldn't resist playing about and punning around.

Group Shot in Colour

Group Shot in Colour

Sometimes you catch a break :)

My battery died just after this shot. Someone else on the tour had stepped right into my shot to take his own picture. I was able to crop him on out.

It was hard to fixerate all of the colours and such, so I actually prefer the sepia version of this photo. The chaos of the group appeals to me more each time I take a second look.

My heartfelt apologies to Rosie. I had intentionally kept her out of the shot when she was on the right side of the porch. I was surprised to see her in this!

A Children's Room

A Children's Room

As much as some folks complained about the piecemeal nature and complicated sight lines of the different rooms in the North Adams Public Library, I am enamoured of the unconventional layout. (Probably since I don't have to work there :) ) It really feels like home, because it functioned as such for a person of some means before it was a Library.

This was my favourite shot from yesterday. I admit it's a low bar.

Solar Photovoltaic Inverter Panel with Digital Display

Solar Photovoltaic Inverter Panel with Digital Display

*drool* I want one of these bad boys in me house. These are in the basement of the North Adams Public Library.

Anne and Mary

Anne and Mary

I really get to agonise over the line up of things when I make an effort out of doors. I can sit on the forest floor and wait for hours for the lighting conditions to be precisely what I want. This strike while the iron is hot approach is daunting and interesting at once.

Anne

Anne

Again, this is not nearly as flattering as it would have been a split second before, not to mention my extreme deficiency in experience with human subjects.

Mary

Mary

There were flowers everywhere in the Library yesterday. I can't hope to capture the atmosphere that leant to the already resonant space. I curse the loss of one in particular. I had shot the rear window through yet another bouquet. The alignment was perfect!

I hope I'll be forgiven for my ineptitude with the personal images. In general I take stills and sometimes macros of nice solid still objects. I take poor pictures of landscapes, flowers, architecture. I'm not used to subjects that move rapidly, so my candids are abysmal.

Skylight

Skylight

This is one of the skylights at the Wendell Free Library. There were no lights turned on, and there was plenty of light on an overcast day - so much so that I had to perpetually mess with the brightness, contrast, and exposure on me pictures. These reminded me terribly of the lustral basins at Knossos.

Wendell

Wendell

The beautiful new Wendell Free Library. You'll have to rotate this, and I'm not sure why.

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