Kolmanskop, Namibia. September 2008
Canon 1DsMkIII, 16-35mm, 1/20 sec @ f/8, ISO 100
I absolutely love photographing the deserted mining town of Kolmanskop, Namibia. It is an excellent location to exercise many different techniques: low light photography, reflected light studies, architecture and color. This is one of those unique locations where you can photograph at any hour of the day, as most of your shooting is done indoors. I had passed by this scene earlier in the morning, but there really wasn't much to photograph. I came back later, and as I was passing by the house I noticed the light coming through the wooden slats in the ceiling. Bravo! It was great seeing this room come into its own, with all of the light patterns reflecting off of the blue and yellow walls. It may not be noticable in this small representation on the blog, but I like how the sand dune is framed through the doorway. Cool light = foreground and warm light = background.