Photo of the Month

Gibson Cove Cannery

The lights of town as seen from the abanonded Gibson Cove Cannery. Kodiak Island, Alaska. Joseph Classen.

The general atmosphere, lighting, and drastic color pallet change of the night can make even the most uninteresting, rather ugly subjects, take on a whole new visual and emotional appeal. This image is of an old, abandoned fish cannery during a cold winter night. It is certainly not usually an attractive or popular place to be. During the day, it looks like nothing more than a group of decrepit buildings surrounded by piles of rusty junk and a rotten dock. At night, however, the dark blue ambiance of the sky and the ocean, as well as the lights of town in the background, make this composition one that evokes a sense of tranquility and peaceful solitude. It’s amazing how a change in light and color can so dramatically change a mood…which is an important lesson for photographers, but also an important lesson for one’s life.

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