I've been spending a lot of time behind my Mac this winter editing and organizing my photo library along with printing my portfolio project. I haven't been spending much time with my camera and doing what I love to do, taking photographs. I'm fortunate to live near my office, about a twenty to twenty five minute walk, but for most of the winter I take the subway and am fortunate to have a station literally outside of my apartment lobby door. This morning I was happy to wake up to a balmy one degree celsius outside and the sun was out, the low rays accenting the apartment towers west of my balcony (a rarity this winter). So, on a whim I decided to grab my Olympus E-5 and slapped on the Olympus 45mm f1.8 lens, a gem of a piece of glass, and take a few photos on my walk to work.
This time of the year the light is well above the horizon after 8:00am and, since I walk eastward, there is gorgeous backlighting coming from behind the tall buildings and reflective light deflecting easterly off the glass of the office towers. It's interesting to take advantage of the the play of light and shadow in these conditions with the most interesting scenes often happening in corners and doorways. And I feel energized when I get to the office, a bit like a workout.
Here are what I consider the best images from my walk :
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