This is a follow-up post to a couple of prior posts I made a while back, though ironically it’s kind of a prequel as these images were taken earlier than the images in the older posts (Phipps Conservatory de Mono & Phipps Conservatory de Mono Due).
If you can’t tell already, we go to Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh, PA a fair bit. We have a family membership there and find it’s always an enjoyable way to relax when we have nothing better to do. In particular, it’s great when the weather’s terrible as it’s all indoors and naturally comfortable as a result. This is also helpful when I’m in Pittsburgh for one of my Ag Works meetings nearby and the weather sucks out.
It was on one of these days that I took the photos in this post (In this case it was sunny, but stupid hot). It’s also the reason I have such a number of B&W photos of the place, as at the time I only had B&W film with me, so I thought, “What the hell, lets give it a try and see how things come out!”. Once I developed and scanned the roll, I thought, “Not too bad.”, so I had no hesitations using B&W for future visits, which led to the images in the prior posts.
Film was Arista EDU 200, which is rebranded Foma 200, and the camera was one of the Canon A-1’s I own. The results are quite satisfying I feel, and I even used one to make myself an awesome t-shirt (“I’m not Dead . . . .”). Check them out and enjoy!
This was also taken the same day after I was finished and walking over to my meeting. I loved all the vertical cues in the scene and took this to try and capture the visual alliteration that I had stumbled across. I think it worked out quite well and it’s one of my favorite current photos.